A local MP has honoured the ‘vital role’ Aggregate Industries’ Hertford Express Asphalt Plant has played in improving and maintaining the road network.
The Rt Hon Sir Oliver Heald QC , MP for North East Hertfordshire since 1997, visited the site in Bayfordbury to meet the asphalt production team and learn about the company’s innovative Express Asphalt service.
Intending to make the process of asphalt supply far easier and faster, the offering includes a ‘click and collect’ service, with an assured turnaround of half an hour for single loads of standard products, enabling busy customers to order asphalt, or tools and equipment, which can be collected from any of the business’ 41 Express Asphalt depots across the UK.
Sir Oliver was given an exclusive tour of the Hertford site, which is soon set to expand its product offering to include SuperColour®, a range of distinctly coloured asphalts, used by local authorities for bus lanes, cycle lanes, sports landscaping and parks and natural areas.
An engaging discussion between Sir Oliver and key Aggregate Industries’ staff including Gary Walsh, Express Asphalt South East Area Manager followed, where crucial issues such as Hertfordshire’s waste plan and Aggregate’s recent work on the region’s road infrastructure were spoken about.
Gary Walsh, Express Asphalt South East Area Manager, spoke about the visit being a ‘fantastic opportunity’ to show Sir Oliver first-hand how the innovative Express Asphalt offering is leading the way in providing high-quality and efficient asphalt supply.
“We hope it also demonstrates the importance of having a comprehensive policy for managing the supply of asphalt both locally and nationally,” Gary said.
Sir Oliver heaped praise on the work of Aggregate: “Having a robust, first-class local road network is essential to the local community and surrounding businesses alike, especially when it comes to boosting economic activity and tackling congestion.
“As such, I’d like to say thank you to Aggregate Industries for inviting me to visit their Hertford Express Asphalt site, which clearly plays a vital role in helping to deliver the government’s ambitious targets to improve and maintain our local roads.
“This is where contractors and the Council can obtain the asphalt they need to mend and improve our roads.”
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