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Ian Runs to Beat Pancreatic Cancer

30 July 2018

Our very own Ian Blewitt will be running the Dublin Half Marathon on Sunday 12th August 2018. Ian's run will take him across 13.1 miles of the Irish capital, and he hopes to run it in under 2 hours! Ian has previously run in 4 half marathons, so is practically a professional at this point!

As this endeavour is all for a good cause, Ian would greatly appreciate your help in sponsoring to help the fantastic team at the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.

Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund is the national charity dedicated exclusively to supporting research to improve diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund has three main objectives:

  1. To raise funds for research into early detection, new treatments and ultimately a cure for pancreatic cancer
  2. To encourage more of the research community to get involved in pancreatic cancer research
  3. To promote the need for more research funding by the major cancer research funding organisations

To date, Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund has supported 52 research projects with grants totalling £8.1 million - all through fundraising and donations.

To play your part and help Ian raise money for this fantastic charity, please visit Ian's Just Giving Page

Thank you for reading and an even bigger thank you if you are able to donate!

We're Hiring!

19 July 2018

We're expanding our team and looking for talented individuals to join us!

Business Development Manager – field based role, North West, Midlands and Yorkshire.  R. Plevin & Sons is looking for an opportunist to procure and source waste wood to expand our significant raw material customer base. Candidates must have a keen commercial awareness with excellent relationship building and negotiating skills.  This role will ideally suit someone who enjoys a challenge.

Experience in waste procurement (ideally wood waste), project management, business development or supply chain management will all be of benefit to this role.

To apply please send your CV for the attention of Melanie Rigby to

Closing date 3rd August 2018

Loading Shovel Operative -  R. Plevin & Sons is looking to recruit a machine driver at our busy wood recycling yard based at Elkesley, Nr Retford.

This is a 4 on 4 off shift permanent position (6a.m. to 6 p.m.). Duties will include receiving, moving and loading bulk wood on site.  Loading vehicles, feeding the plant hoppers and carrying out housekeeping and other site duties as required.

Candidates must be comfortable working outdoors and with minimum supervision.  It is essential to have a valid loading shovel licence and experience of working on a loading shovel.

To apply please send your CV for the attention of Melanie Rigby to

Closing date 3rd August 2018

6 Months On - Haas Tyron 2500 Pre-Shredder from Matpro

19 July 2018


Image Credit: Matpro Machinery Ltd.

Six months ago our friends over at Matpro Machinery installed a brand new Tyron 2500 Pre-Crusher at our Sheffield site, now they're back to see how it handled our fast paced operations and to catch up with our Managing Director, Jamie Plevin.

Why did Plevin Sheffield require a new shredder?

“The Hammel shredder that we had previously was nearing 10,000 hours and had the potential to start to become a costly machine to keep running.”

What drew you to the Haas Tyron 2500?

“We were drawn to the Haas Tyron as we needed a minimum throughput of 60 tph which the 2500 was easily able to achieve.”

Are there any particular features that were important to you?

“The large infeed hopper of the Haas Tyron 2500 was of particular importance to fit with our operational processes. The engine telematics data was also important, as this can build a clearer picture of not only machine performance but also our process efficiencies.”

How has the Haas Tyron 2500 helped improve your processes?

“The Haas produces a consistent particle size. This is very important when feeding into our Vecoplan line to produce our end products.”

Would you recommend Matpro, and why?

“Yes, they are very helpful and have a great deal of operational knowledge due to them running Haas shredders in the CRJ hire fleet. “

(CRJ Services are the hiring side of the CRJ/Matpro partnership

Would you recommend the Haas Tyron 2500, and why?

“Yes, I would definitely recommend the Haas Tyron 2500, it’s a reliable heavy-duty shredder with a large throughput capacity.”

If you would like further information about the Haas Tyron range of machines, please click here.

Interested in hiring the Haas Tyron 2500? Contact CRJ Services on 01565 723886 or email

Interested in purchasing the Haas Tyron 2500? Contact Matpro Machinery on 01565 723886 or email

For more information, contact


Telephone: 0870 7500805