Logie Timber, located in the town of Forres, Moray County, Scotland, is a full-cycle timber business. The company carries out milling and finishing and makes products including cladding, decking posts, and beams.
Logie has embarked on a £1.2 million expansion that will lead to the creation of four new jobs as well as increasing its turnover and cutting its carbon footprint. The expansion project, which started recently, has been given backing of up to £140,000 by development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).
A new sawmilling line and associated equipment will be installed in an enlarged working area. Roof-mounted solar PV panels will also be fitted to offset some of the electricity used by the mill, which is based on Logie Estate. The company also provides professional advice on the use of various timbers and undertakes hardwood tree planting.
In regard to the expansion, Alec Laing, Logie Timber director said: “Logie Timber is excited about this next stage in our development.” “We are looking forward to being able to play a bigger role in the timber market while keeping to our quality and environmentally aware values. We would not have been able to expand at this scale without the funding from HIE. It will have a positive impact on the local area that we will push forward into the future.”
HIE’s funding will go towards the £700,000 costs of purchasing new equipment and fitting out the sawmill, including the installation of the solar panels. The expansion is expected to add around £600,000 to the company’s annual sales.
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Moray sawmill creating jobs and cutting carbon footprint with £1.2m expansion