SCA inaugurates Melton plant

Published:  24 March, 2014

Ulf Larsson, president of SCA Forest Products, recently inaugurated SCA Timber Supply’s new plant at Melton on Humberside.

Mr Larsson launched the plant on Tuesday 18 March in the company of guests and senior management from SCA Timber AB and SCA Timber Supply UK. Some 32 new jobs have been created at the site so far, with the potential for more to come this summer.

A commemorative tree was planted and a plaque presented to site manager Paul Westgarth. Mr Larsson said: “SCA is pleased to put down further roots here on Humberside, creating an efficient flow from our importing base through to manufacturing wood products. We’re also pleased to be recruiting employees from the local area who will no doubt use their skills to help us develop our business.”

SCA’s Melton wood processing plant receives its timber from SCA’s importing hub on the King George Dock at Hull, which the company opened in 2005. Approximately 50,000m3 of wood will be processed annually through SCA Melton, going into the supply chains of the company’s builders’ merchant and joinery production customers.

SCA Melton is one of three UK locations operated by SCA Timber Supply UK, the others being its Welshpool, Powys plant, which also services the builders’ merchant sector, and its headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent, from which it services the DIY sector with wood products. SCA Timber Supply has 220 employees across its three sites in the UK.

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