Owned and operated by John Wainwright and Co Ltd the company have been supplying premium aggregates to the construction industry since 1891. Now as then, Wainwright's are proud to be an independent business, renowned for its innovation, environmental and ecological awareness and strong local roots and community responsibilities. This independence and those shared values set them apart in their sector.
Wainwright's have maintained their market share through the expansion of the company's core capabilities, major inward investment and the professionalism of its extremely experienced staff at all levels and ultimately the quality of its major asset, the basalt upon which the company was founded. This basalt extrusion is the only example of hard stone in the Mendips and was formed in the Silurian period, approximately 425 million years ago.
Last year saw Wainwright’s most significant investment in recent years, spending £3.5 million on new quarry processing plant. This has taken the form of a secondary-stage aggregate production plant, replacing equipment, some of which had been in use since 1963. This involved bringing up to current standards the secondary and tertiary processing sections linking them all up with appropriate conveyors to the existing primary and final screening section.
Foundation works began in the Autumn of 2012, with the project completed and commissioned in October 2013. The twenty metre high new plant, constructed by Devon based Centristic is up to 60% more productive than the old facility.
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