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OWEN PUGH CEMENTS DEAL WITH DUEL

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Owen Pugh and Perfect Image have formalised a strategic partnership in an unusual way, by taking part in a fencing duel at Newcastle Fencing Centre. Both companies took part in a team building afternoon at the flagship sporting venue to mark the beginning of an exciting new partnership. The collaboration will see North East-based Perfect […]

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JCB HYDRADIG – A FIRST FOR THE NORTH EAST

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Owen Pugh recently purchased the new JCB Hydradig, the first to arrive in the North East of England. By moving the engine and tanks to the chassis this enables the operator to see all four wheels from their driving position.  The machine’s extra stability is as a result of its low centre of gravity which […]

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TUTHILL QUARRY PLANNING SUBMISSION

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Owen Pugh Aggregates Ltd has submitted a planning application to Durham County Council in early February for the recommencement of works at Tuthill quarry, a dormant quarry near Haswell in County Durham. The site is a former limestone quarry that was partially filled with colliery spoil by the NCB, between the early 1980’s and 1990’s, in […]

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NEW PLANT ACQUISITION

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Following the success of last year’s plant acquisition with local dealer Marubeni Komatsu, Owen Pugh and Co have embarked on another mass acquisition exercise. This time purchasing 10 new excavators. The equipment ranges in size from 13T-30T and is spec’d to meet the requirements of the Highways England “Raising the Bar” standard. Changing the profile […]

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SENIOR APPOINTMENT FOR OWEN PUGH

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The Owen Pugh Group has welcomed Graeme Cochrane as Managing Director of Civil Engineering in a role which sees him head up the division following the implementation of a new business structure designed to position the company for further growth. The reorganisation is designed to streamline and more effectively communicate the full scope of Owen […]

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FUTURE CIVIL ENGINEERS PROVE THEIR WORTH AT CONSTRUCTIONARIUM NORTH EAST

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20 construction students have had a first-hand insight into their future career in the sector having taken part in the region’s first ever Constructionarium North East project. Students from Newcastle University, Newcastle College and TyneMet College teamed up to construct scaled down versions of the distinctive arched Millennium Gallery in Sheffield, as part of the […]

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OWEN PUGH IS FIRED UP TO DELIVER £3MILLION POWER PLANT WORK

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Owen Pugh has secured a £3million contract to support the construction of a biomass combined heat-and-power plant (CHP) located in Cramlington, Northumberland. We have been appointed by Danish principal contractor Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC) to undertake the bulk earthworks on the 8 hectare site, which will be home to the new Cramlington […]

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OWEN PUGH INVESTS IN NEXT GENERATION MANAGERS

Owen Pugh is preparing the foundations for its own future by choosing the next generation of managers to take the business forward. Our chairman, John Dickson has personally selected a number of staff working at all levels across the group to receive tailored training to help them develop as decision-makers. “We have a proud record […]

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CONSTRUCTIONARIUM PILOT LINKS CLASSROOM TO CONSTRUCTION SITE

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The civil engineering sector and academia have joined forces to launch an ambitious North East project designed to provide students with a hands-on construction experience. The Constructionarium North East pilot is set to launch at the Owen Pugh Group’s Marsden Quarry site in South Tyneside on June 27th and will see 24 students from Newcastle […]

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