Covers Timber and Builders Merchants in Chichester celebrated the launch of its renewed timber mill on 16 September.
The opening of the improved mill completes the multi-million pound investment Covers has made during the past two years to the company’s timber services, which includes expanding the range of hardwood timber stocks in a new hardwood shed and extended timber treatment facilities, including the Tanalith green and Protim clear treatment plants.
Covers’ considerable investment in two Weinig planing and moulding machines, new production line and building extension comes at a time when demand for machined timber remains strong. The updates will provide their customers with a unique on-site service including faster production, as well as a vast amount of different types of planed-all-round skirting, architraves, TGV boards, shiplaps and mouldings, which can be machined to order as and when customers require.
As part of the launch, the depot welcomed the leader of Chichester District Council, Tony Dignum, who officially unveiled the timber mill in front of other special guests before they were treated to celebratory drinks and lunch, and were given a guided tour of all the new facilities.
Rupert Green, chairman of Covers in Chichester, said: “Our new facilities demonstrate Covers’ commitment to timber as a leading merchant in the South. We are absolutely delighted with the additions to the timber mill, which will offer faster service to both trade and internal customers of our high quality products with more choice and convenience. We are already producing over 150 kilometres of timber a week, which would have been inconceivable before.”