As raw materials for cement manufacture are extracted from the ground, cement tends to be an industry of the countryside.
Cement manufacturing plants are large scale which, even with planned landscaping, are usually prominent within the local scene.
The industry tends to be a major employer in the rural areas in which it operates as well as supporting many other jobs and local services.
Cement manufacturing ranges from quarrying through to final delivery of the material by lorry or train. In our process section you will find more detailed information.