Former workers at Darlington conservatory company Amdega who lost their jobs when it collapsed, have been given new jobs at NY Timber.
Eighteen of the 200 people made redundant from Amdega have been employed by indepdent timber merchant and importer NY Timber to work at its manufacturing centre at Brompton On Swale, North Yorkshire.
NY Timber managing director Nick Kershaw said: “The decline of such a well-known company as Amdega was a real blow to this area. Despite the difficulties it had as a business, we knew that some very skilled and experienced people worked there which is an excellent fit for our plans to further develop our truss plant, panelised roof systems and timber leisure buildings.”
As well as its Brompton manufacturing centre, NY Timber – which was established in 1979 and now employs more than 150 people – has seven branches across Yorkshire and the North East. It has also set up a separate division for hardwood flooring and feature doors, with a new web store, FlooringAndDoors.co.uk and a dedicated showroom at NY Timber’s Northallerton head office.