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Warm welcome for WI

Posted: 20th May 2016

A&J Scott were pleased to extend a warm welcome to members of the local Eglingham WI this week for a tour of the newly upgraded sawmill facilities in Mill 7 as well as the recently completed Mill 9 bandmill. 

Weclomed by Chairman, Andrew Scott and Managing Director, Robert Scott, the group of 23 toured the company's 15 acre site, viewing the enhanced production facilities which are now producing the company's range of fencing products and railway sleepers at maximum capacity to keep up with demand through the busy spring season.  

As well as touring the two main sawmills the group visited the on-site saw doctors' workshop, finding out how the team maintain the critical equipment to perform at optimum level, allowing the mills to produce the volume of quality products required by the company's customers nationwide. The group also visited the extended timber treatment facilities providing enhanced protection to the timber products. 

At the end of the visit the group returned to the boardroom for refreshments. Jean Findlay of Eglingham WI said, "We've really enjoyed a memorable and informative visit. We've been able to see more than we imagined and understand much better what is entailed in producing the wood products which we all use". 

Having completed an upgrade to its main production facility in Mill 7 early this year and completed the installation of its new bandmill in 2014, A&J Scott is now gearing up for the companys next phase of growth in the coming years, expanding its supply of treated fencing timbers and railway sleepers to distributors and timber merchants across the UK.

This continues the record of growth which recently saw the company named in the London Stock Exchange list of 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain in 2016 and maintains the family owned company's position as one of the UK's leading independent home grown sawmills. 


Andrew Scott (centre) welcomes Eglingham WI     The group visit the saw doctors