Tarmac has been associated with Wolverhampton for many years.
Despite the fact that the company’s HQ is no longer in the city, Tarmac still has its testing laboratory on the site at Ettingshall, where new road surfaces and construction materials are tested. I visited recently and was told how there is a constant search for processes to cover our roads which will use less energy, be more durable and lessen the environmental impact and timescale involved in work like this. For example, if the temperature at which the surface is laid can be lowered it uses less energy and takes less time to cool off before using. That can mean more surface covered per shift and ease the blockages and delays made by roadworks. It is all part of the rich variety of work done in our constituency.