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News round-up 22/9

JCB to cut 400 jobs; AMCS wins bid with Amey; Jobs fair for Viridor plant; Human skull found at Devon plant

JCB to cut 400 jobs

JCB has started consultation with the GMB union after announcing that it is to cut 400 jobs over the next few weeks following a “dramatic” slow-down in world markets.

The Staffordshire-based firm said the equipment market in Brazil, China , Russia and India was down 43% on the same period in 2014. Chief executive Graeme Macdonald described the world markets as experiencing a “perfect storm”.


AMCS wins bid with Amey

Amey has selected AMCS ERP software to support operations at its 400 acre waste management park at Waterbeach in Cambridgeshire.

The new system will ensure on-site functions are integrated and provide information on waste movements, identify areas for efficiency and help optimize the amount of material that can be recycled or recovered for reuse.

Press release

Jobs fair for Viridor plant

Technology and construction partners on Viridor’s new £177m energy recovery facility (ERF) have announced details of their jobs fair and meet the buyer events on 29 and 30 September.

The ERF will be based at the firm’s existing rail-linked Oxwellmains waste treatment hub in Dunbar. The facility is due for completion in 2017.

Press release

Human skull found at Devon plant

Devon County Council are urging the public to think about the waste that they are taking to local recycling sites, after police were called into examine a human skull.

The skull was discovered in the general waste skip at Sutton Barton Recycling Centre near Honiton on 17 September.

The centre was closed for a few hours as police examined the skull which, on closer inspection, was found to have been used for educational purposes.

Western Morning News

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