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  • 30 Years Service for George!

    25 March 2022
    30 Years Service for George! 30 Years Service for George!!George Irwin started at North Down Quarry in 1989, working for a subcontractor, hauling blacktop. The opportunity arose to join the company, and on 29th March 1992, he became a Tipper Driver.The first job George drew...
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  • Croaghan Quarry Trees Planted

    24 March 2022
    Croaghan Quarry Trees Planted The trees are in 6,750, to be exact!If youve been in and around the Coleraine area these past few weeks, you may have been lucky enough to spot the start of our tree planting venture at Croaghan Quarry!With the help of Tony and his team at NI F...
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  • A New MAN for Stephen

    17 February 2022
    A New MAN for Stephen Its a new Man for StephenOwner Driver Stephen Watton has taken delivery of a brand-new MAN 8x4 block off loader fitted with an atlas crane to work out of our Croaghan depot.Stephen joined Northstone some 25 years ago, and he then drove one of ou...
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  • Apprentice Story From Odhran Canning

    12 February 2022
    Apprentice Story From Odhran Canning I have been working at Northstone for 6 months, enjoying every moment. Stephen and the contracting engineering team helped me settle in very easily and put me at ease during my first few days. The team at Northstone were a great help in settlin...
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  • Apprentice Story From Rebecca Simpson

    11 February 2022
    Apprentice Story From Rebecca Simpson I have gained a lot of experience within my first 6 months in different parts of the business (estimating, roofing, site visits etc.) and I still have a lot to learn. I feel supported as an apprenticeand although there is a lot of uni work to co...
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  • Apprentice Story From Aaron O’Neill

    10 February 2022
    Apprentice Story From Aaron O’Neill My first six months at Northstone has been nothing but fantastic! I knew from the first week that we were going to be part of something special and my mind hasnt changed. From starting in Craigantlet where I was trained up by James Harrison to n...
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  • Resin Bound Installation at the HQ for Alternative Heat

    21 January 2022
    Resin Bound Installation at the HQ for Alternative Heat At the end of the 2021 resin-bound season, Northstone Materials overcame challenging weather deadlines to complete this Scheme for the new HQ for Alternative Heat in Banbridge. Tight windows of opportunities were maximised in partnership with M...
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  • Christmas Foodbank Appeal

    19 January 2022
    Christmas Foodbank Appeal Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Christmas Appeal for the Trussell Trust Causeway Foodbank.Along with the 500 donated by the company, our employees gathered an impressive 258 worth of food.In total, we donated 430kgs of food, enough ...
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  • Concreting in Cold Weather Guide

    06 January 2022
    Concreting in Cold Weather Guide The coldest months are still ahead of us!The MPANI has released some valuable guidelines for concreting in cold weather.Read through the information below, which may prove invaluable during the colder months....
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  • George Anderson Retires

    22 December 2021
    George Anderson Retires After a working career spanning 49 years, George Anderson has decided to retire and finishes today, 22nd December 2021. He says, I wont miss the 4:30 am starts!George looks forward to spending time with the family and taking the dog on long beac...
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  • Lagan Dragons Official Opening

    17 December 2021
    Lagan Dragons Official Opening Lagan Dragons had the official opening of their new premises at the Stranmillis Embankment on Sunday 28th November. Nichola Mallon, DfI Minister did the honours in the sunshine.The Lagan Dragon ladies took over a derelict property and set about ...
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  • Brian McGuigan Named BBC NI Sports Personality of the Year's Unsung Hero 2021!

    30 November 2021
    Brian McGuigan Named BBC NI Sports Personality of the Year's Unsung Hero 2021! Our very own Brian McGuigan was named as winner of BBC NI Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero 2021!!A massive congratulations from all at Northstone.Watch Brians award and interview here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/northern-ireland/59464...
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  • Peter's 35 Year Service Award

    26 November 2021
    Peter's 35 Year Service Award Congratulations to Peter on reaching his 35-year milestone!Peter started his concrete career as a mixer driver in Carrickfergus in 1986. He drove a truck for 4 years until making the switch from delivering concrete to producing concrete, and in ...
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  • Julie and Ben's Wedding

    15 November 2021
    Julie and Ben's Wedding Congratulations to Julie and Ben, who tied the knot on 22nd October 2021!The new Mr Mrs McKendry celebrated with their family and friends at Orange Tree House, Greyabbey.Julie started with us as Miss Kernohan on 6th September 2021 as our Gradua...
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  • Laurence Fay's 25 Year Service Award

    13 November 2021
    Laurence Fay's 25 Year Service Award Congratulations to Laurence Fay who recently achieved his 25 Years service award.Laurence started his career as a mixer driver at Carryduff Concrete Plant in March 1996. He is now based in Ballynahinch and is a familiar face in the Down area, de...
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  • Davy Gets The Big Job!

    12 November 2021
    Davy Gets The Big Job! Davy gets the big job!We celebrate the success of one of our HGV drivers, Davy McCartney. On Saturday 6th November Davy was elected as chairman of the Motorcycle Union of Ireland UC.Davy has had a lifelong involvement in all aspects of motorcycl...
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  • Anti-Skid Installation at Coolmore Stud

    10 November 2021
    Anti-Skid Installation at Coolmore Stud Northstone Jockey Into Position!Coolmore Stud is headquarters of the renowned worlds largest breeding operation of thoroughbred racehorses.We were delighted to recently install anti-skid surfacing material within their 7,000 acre network of farm...
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  • Old Faithful Retires

    27 October 2021
    Old Faithful Retires Old faithful retires.After 21 years of service, the oldest truck in the fleet, EKZ 2694, finally hangs up the chutes. This old trucks life span and the condition is an absolute credit to its long-term driver Iain McFetridge.Today is a mix of emo...
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  • Greg Joins our Busy Mixer Team

    26 October 2021
    Greg Joins our Busy Mixer Team Greg joins our busy team of mixer drivers dedicated to providing an essential service to the construction industry. He moves from hauling stone from the quarry face to the primary crusher to delivering ready mixed concrete to our customers sites...
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  • Northstone Welcomes William McLaughlin

    12 October 2021
    Northstone Welcomes William McLaughlin Northstone welcomes William McLaughlin to our fleet of owner-drivers. The ready- mixed concrete industry is nothing new to William as he is the son of our respected owner-driver, Samuel McLaughlin.William will work alongside his father in the we...
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