Macildowie have been ‘Building Great Futures’ in Rugby since 1993. Rugby is a market town in eastern Warwickshire, England and is close to the River Avon. In 2020 its population was estimated at 77,285, meaning it is the second-largest town in Warwickshire. Along with this Rugby is famous for inventing rugby, which is now a known sport played across the world.
Rugby is recognised for being the birthplace of the jet engine, which was built in April 1937 by Frank Whittle at the British Thomson-Houston works in Rugby. However, above all else, Rugby is perhaps most famous for the invention of rugby, a sport played around the world. William Webb Ellis is said to have invented the game whilst breaking the existing rules of a football match played in 1823 at Rugby School.
In terms of Rugby's economy, for most of the 20th Century, manufacturing was the largest employer in Rugby, which reached a peak in the 1950s. Today, Rugby remains an engineering centre and has a long history of producing gas and steam turbines and electrical equipment. Notable companies that operate in Ruby include; GE Power Conversion and Rolls-Royce.
Another major industry in Rugby is cement making. This industry began on a large scale in the 1860s when the Rugby Cement company was founded. Rugby is credited as having the largest cement kiln in the UK, which is capable of producing 1.8 million tonnes of cement a year.
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