British Lime Association (BLA) part of the Mineral Products Association (MPA)


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June 2010

His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester opens new production plants

His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester has officially opened two new production plants at Lhoist UK's Buxton quarry.

The plants give Lhoist a British manufacturing capability for the UK market and export.  The Duke expressed his delight at being invited to perform the opening ceremony.  As an architect, a farmer and an environmentalist, the whole range of lime products stimulated his interest.

The Duke is pictured at the opening ceremony with Lhoist UK's managing director, Francois Bardout.


Notes to Editors

The BLA is a constituent body of the Mineral Products Association (MPA), which is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, lime, mortar and silica sand industries. The BLA represents the interests of three member companies, responsible for producing 75% of the lime sold in the UK. The BLA members are Lhoist UK, Singleton Birch Ltd and Tarmac.

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