Dana Skelley Launches Newest Asphalt Plant
FM Conway’s £10 million Heathrow Asphalt plant was officially opened by Transport for London (TfL) director of asset management Dana Skelley on Friday 3 October in front of a crowd of over 200 industry leaders from the construction and transport sectors.
The plant was built by market-leading German asphalt plant manufacturer Benninghoven, and is one of the most advanced of its kind in Europe. It has a production capacity of around 300 tonnes per hour, with the capability to use over 90 per cent recycled materials, making it the UK’s most carbon-efficient asphalt plant.
In her speech to open the plant, Dana Skelley called the plant an ‘insightful investment’ by FM Conway, and “an asset fit for the future” that will bring major benefits to London including environmental benefits and jobs.
“FM Conway’s Heathrow Asphalt plant will help us continue to meet London’s needs for well-maintained highways,” said Ms Skelley. “It is helping London’s economic growth, supporting 65 new local jobs; it ensures efficiency in delivery and therefore value for local authorities across London; and it demonstrates a commitment to lowering the carbon footprint of our roads through effective planning and recycling.
FM Conway wins logistics award for commitment to road safety
FM Conway won the ‘Vulnerable Road Users Safety’ category at this year’s Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Annual Awards for Excellence held on 2nd October 2014. The award seeks to recognise a company with a large commercial vehicle fleet that has made an extraordinary commitment to road safety. This year’s award was sponsored by Transport for London and presented to FM Conway chief executive Michael Conway at the Lancaster London Hotel in front of over 500 leading professionals from across the transport sector.
Michael Conway said:
“We are pleased to have been given this award in recognition of the hard work we’ve done to make London’s roads a safer place to be, but the work doesn’t stop here. We are continuing to invest in the safety of our fleet and we urge all other businesses that operate commercial vehicles, in construction and in other sectors, to do the same.”
Conway Aecom hosts Apprentice Forum
The most recent LoHAC apprentice forum was hosted on Thursday 9th October 2014 at a hotel near Heathrow depot with 80 attendees. Garrett Emmerson opened the event with a brief welcome speech and introduction to his role as Chief Operating Officer, surface transport of TFL.
The forum, held every 6 months is an opportunity for apprentices to discuss their careers, sharing experiences in an open and honest environment. Designed to build confidence, develop support networks and showcase skills to employers. Senior managers, Michael Conway, London Highways Alliance Contractors and Apprentices from Conway Aecom, CVU, EM Highways, TFL, Ringway Jacobs and TFL took to the stage to shed light on their journey so far, providing budding apprentices with a taste of what to expect on the job within their respective field.
After lunch and networking, apprentices were provided the opportunity to visit the Asphalt plant to learn more about its recycling capacity and have a guided tour to view its state of the art facilities. The feedback from the event was positive and attendees found it a great way to learn more about the future of their careers and network with other industry professionals.
FM Conway Meets gold level requirement after assessment for Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS)
Conway Aecom raises money for charity.
In a bid to raise money for the Macmillan cancer research charity, the staff at Acton rallied together to bake some homemade cakes for a 'bake off'.
In total staff raised a whopping £140 in donations.
LoHAC internal employee of the quarter
“Lee Criminale is an electrical apprentice while he normally works out on the road learning about street lighting, we had admin issues with a great deal of jobs failing, causing SPI's to go into amber and then red especially SPI10 which was causing problems. Lee came into the office and took control of the night scout and caught on in no time, within a few weeks we were back in amber with the right jobs getting closed in the correct time frame, eventually we came back down into green.
Lee stayed in the office for a bit longer as we were conducting interviews to hire new admin, he then showed and trained our new admin staff how to instruct and shut down complete jobs in the right manner. He is now back out on the road carrying on with the electrical work and going to college. Lee came through when we needed to get ahead and is a true asset to the lighting division here on Lohac"