Conservative MP, Royston Smith, recently visited Aggregate Industries‘ Eastleigh depot to praise the company for its ‘invaluable contribution’ to building and maintenance of roads, schools and hospitals.
Mr Smith visited the depot to meet with the concrete and aggregate production team, tour the site and engage in a roundtable discussion with key Aggregate Industries’ staff to better understand how the operational side of building materials industry works.
The discussion also covered a range of important issues including the intelligent management of the aggregate supply system and its rising importance in the construction and upkeep of the national infrastructure network of roads, schools, hospitals.
Ben Greet, regional operations manager for concrete at Aggregate Industries, said: “We were delighted that Mr Smith was able to join us at our Eastleigh site and see first-hand how the aggregates and concrete we supply has helped to build and maintain much of region’s vital infrastructure including roads, schools and hospitals.
“Crucial to the success of these projects is investing in intelligent management systems to help us innovate in this area. As one of the topics discuss during our roundtable, Mr Smith understood the importance of having a comprehensive policy for managing the supply of aggregate locally and nationally.”
Royston Smith MP, added: “I am grateful to Aggregate Industries for inviting me to tour their Eastleigh site and its incredible facilities. Their work is absolutely vital for delivering the many national infrastructure projects underway across the country. I particularly welcomed the roundtable discussion which outlined the importance of the aggregate industry to the local economy where demand for aggregates is growing and also how innovations are helping to speed up the process of supplying building materials.”
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