Timber importer RH Wilson (Lakes) has added hardwoods to its range, having set up a new hardwoods department.
The company moved to new, bigger premises at Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria last year and is currently installing a second band-saw to cope with demand for its grade 1 centre free redwood.
R H Wilson (Lakes) specialises in producing specific grades of redwood for bespoke joinery, distributing it nationally in volumnes of volumes of 2 cu m to full loads. The extra space afforded by the move has meant the company can answer customer’s requests for hardwoods to be delivered alongside the redwood.
The offer now includes hardwoods from Africa, America and Europe, with laminated blanks in Sapele and European Oak to follow.
Andrew Stanworth has joined the company to set up the new hardwood department. He brings with him over 25 years of timber sales experience and has spent time working in Africa. He says: “I am very excited to have joined an independently owned company, that despite the recent recession has grown stronger and stronger.”
The company has also installed a new data base to their computer system to help process and monitor the progress of orders. The computer will collate orders and make them into lorry loads ready for despatch, with all the information displayed on a screen and updated automatically, showing the progress of each order.
Chairman Richard Wilson, said, besides the holiday month of August, and despite the tough economic times the company has been kept busy. “The demand for joinery redwood has been good, albeit the size of the orders have become smaller.”