Introduction Tarmac was formed in 1903 as TarMacadam Syndicate Limited. The original name came from the developer of the modern road construction system John MacAdam. It is now part of Anglo American plc. In 2005 the Anglo American group had sales of around £21 billion worldwide and 195,000 employees in 50 countries. Tarmac forms 90% of Anglo American’s Industrial Minerals division. Its sales in 2005 were around £210 million and it employed 13,000 staff. A mistaken belief is that Tarmac only mends our roads. Tarmac’s…

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