New asphalt plant at Furnace quarry
A NEW asphalt plant at Furnace has been opened by Michael Russell, MSP for Argyll and Bute.
Furnace quarry is owned by Breedon Group plc, which has operated there for more than 15 years.
The firm produces material for the local construction industry, employing more than 50 people.
The replacement asphalt plant is in re- sponse to demand from regional road and construction schemes.
It replaces an old and increasingly inefficient plant which had reached the end of its useful life.
Alan Mackenzie, chief executive of Breedon Northern, explained: ‘We all appreciate the need to keep our roads in good condition, especially in a rural area like Argyll and Bute. We’re pleased to have been supporting the local community in this way for many years and this investment will enable us to continue doing so for many to come.’
Mr Russell added: ‘It’s great to see the investment, not only in this facility, but also from the local contractors who are all investing in the road network, which is a long-term commitment in Argyll and Bute.’
Breedon area general manager Kenny Stewart, left, with Michael Russell MSP.