QUARRYING IS A TRADITION IN THE TOURNAI AND SOIGNIES AREAS. SINCE TIME IMMEMORIAL THIS ECONOMIC ACTIVITY HAS PROVIDED WORK FOR THOUSANDS OF MEN AND WOMEN.
This activity, well over a hundred years old, was made possible due to the high limestone content in the soil. CCB has 2 quarries in the region: Gaurain quarry and Clypot quarry. It also has a quarry in Barry that is as yet not worked.