West Yorkshire timber firm CR Taylor Timber has restructured.
Sales director Charles Taylor was appointed as chairman last year, the third generation of the Taylors to head up the family firm. It was established by his grandfather, Charles Raymond Taylor, in 1960. His father, Peter Taylor, has retired after 40 years at the helm.
Taylor said: “Like many others in our industry sector, we had little option but to take critical action to help offset the impact of the continuing recession. We have taken steps to both streamline and strengthen the company to ensure we are fully equipped to respond to future challenges as the economic climate improves.
“We are already seeing the benefits of these actions. Performance and trading levels are improving at both our main yard in Denholme and our established Thornton Road depot in Bradford, which continues to play a keynote role in the overall success of the business.”
The engineered timber products arm of the business has seen spiralling demand for I-Joist flooring systems and roof trusses from the private and social housing sectors, and construction companies.
Taylor continued: “We have a healthy order book and are quietly confident about our future prospects. This new-found optimism also means our expansion strategy, on hold since the recession hit, is back on the agenda.”