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Rugby, the cement manufacturer, is to seek permission to extend its Southam quarry in Warwickshire, which will secure work at the site for the next 30 years.
Rugby Cement has won government approval to build a 14MW gas-fired combined heat and power station at its South Ferriby plant in North Lincolnshire.
Rugby Group is to merge its US building materials supplies business with Huttig, a subsidiary of Crane, and the new company will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Rugby Group is to sell its joinery operations in the UK and Australia to Jeld-Wen of the US for £86m, and the proceeds will be used to reduce debt and expand its cement business.
Rugby Group has sold its Abbseal glass business to a management team for £11m.
Rugby Group is selling Pioneer Plastics, its US laminates business, to Panolam Industries for £105m.
Rugby has sold Rom, its metal products division, to management for £14m.
Rugby Group is acquiring Boulton & Paul, the windows and doors company, for £15.5m, thus increasing Rugby's share of the doors market from 24 to 32%.
Kingspan, the building materials group, is to buy Ward Building Systems from Rugby for £26m.
Rugby Group has appointed Amec to start work on the building of its £100m cement plant in Warwickshire, and Amec expects to create 200 new jobs from its involvement.