Barker visits British Gypsum

Plaster and plasterboard manufacturer British Gypsum welcomed energy and climate change Minister Greg Barker MP to its site in Robertsbridge, Sussex, to show the importance of local employers in sustaining a greener economy.

Barker visits British Gypsum

Along with British Gypsum managing director Mike Chaldecott, and plant manager Mike Emson, Barker was given a guided tour of the plant, providing an insight into the processes involved in plasterboard manufacture.

Barker said: “The UK needs manufacturing businesses that create growth and jobs as well as contributing to a cleaner environment through the development of energy efficient products and systems. Companies such as British Gypsum will play a key role in the transition to a greener economy and we are keen to ensure the industry recevies the support it needs to remain competitive.”

Chaldecott added “Saint-Gobain’s manufacturing businesses in the UK are committed not only to developing products and solutions for a greener future but also to ensuring that their own operations are as sustainable as possible. British Gypsum is a prime example, last year becoming the first plaster and plasterboard manufacturer in the UK to achieve zero production waste to landfill.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

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