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New timber treatment facility for Mosstodloch
James Jones & Sons is supplying the pallets for distribution of millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines across the UK. The company is sole supplier of EPAL pallets to the manufacturer of one of the three new vaccines, which are currently being rolled out across the country.
James Jones & Sons Ltd has announced that it has funded the acquisition of the UK’s first subsidy-free windfarm, Inverclyde Windfarm Ltd, from BayWa r.e., in tandem with London-based specialist asset manager, Gresham House Asset Management.
A four acre extension to Lockerbie Mill 1 log yard is well underway, with phase one of the project on schedule to be completed by Christmas.
James Jones & Sons Ltd has won the ‘Treated Wood Trader of the Year’ award at The Wood Protection Association’s annual event, which was held online this year due to the current restrictions.
Volunteers have made a local beauty spot even more appealing with three new features.
Ben and Robert recently delivered timber to the Armed Forces Charity in Dumfries.
Late last year James Jones was successful in a tender process to run LPR’s brand new flagship European depot in Coventry.
The lobby follows the Timber Packaging & Pallet Confederations (TIMCON) achieving key worker status in the initial stages of lockdown, whereby the government stated that the pallet and packaging industry is essential to the provision of food, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment – and that critical workers in this industry are classed as key workers.
A pilot of the Timber Trade Federation’s new regional and educational engagement strategy is underway, organised by TRADA’s University Engagement Manager Tabitha Binding, the North West Timber Trade Association (NWTTA) and the University of Liverpool.
James Jones & Sons is pleased to announce that it has successfully teamed up with the UK’s leading downlighter manufacturers to offer 30-minute downlighter fire resistance tests.
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Andrew was recognised as an individual with outstanding skills, who has the potential to be a leader in the forestry and timber sector – showing initiative, passion and making a real difference.
Jonathan Ritchie, Area Wood Supply and Transport Manager, won the Innovation and Research award at the Confor Awards Dinner held last week.
Many congratulations to Team O. Carson who, after a long hard season, became Scottish U17 Curling Championships last weekend.
Tests at Edinburgh Napier University have confirmed that new patented guards fitted to Euro size wooden pallets dramatically extend their lifespan.
From September 2019, all James Jones & Sons strainer and turner posts will come supplied with a protective strainer cap as standard.
James Jones & Sons Ltd recently helped stage a Land Based Sector Day organised through DYW Moray, the local organisation that works to develop the young workforce in the Moray area.
LPR has taken delivery of 1,200 UPALL® protected wooden pallets, as the company begins a ‘real world’ trial of the innovative new UPALL® pallet guard system, developed by James Jones & Sons (Pallets & Packaging) Ltd.
James Jones & Sons Ltd's Timber Systems Division, the leading supplier of JJI-Joists, Glulam and LVL to the UK’s construction sector, has published the fifth edition of its UK Technical Manual, which has been fully updated to Eurocode 5.
Pallet industry trade body Timcon has issued a statement detailing the new requirements that would apply to all wood packaging material (WPM) should the UK leave the EU without a deal in March 2019.
James Jones & Sons (Pallets & Packaging) Ltd has taken over operations at a new £2.5m automated pallet inspection and repair site at Coalville in Leicestershire after signing an agreement with IPP Logipal.
Structural work is now complete and installation is underway on what will become the most advanced I-Joist manufacturing facility in the world once it is compmissioned at James Jones & Sons Ltd's site in Forres later this year.
James Jones & Sons (Pallets & Packaging) Ltd has today announced the acquisition of one of the country’s leading pallet collar manufacturers, Billington International Ltd, for an undisclosed sum to further expand its product portfolio.
The Member of Parliament for Moray, Douglas Ross, visited James Jones and Sons Ltd’s Mosstodloch sawmill this week to find out how the company is investing in new technology and creating new jobs in the local area.
Around 80 school students visited Dipple Farm, close to James Jones & Sons Ltd’s sawmill in Mosstodloch, last week to find out what career opportunities exist on their doorstep in land-based industry across Moray.
James Jones and Sons Ltd has won the New Commercial Wood award for its Rig of Airie planting scheme at the Scottish Finest Wood Awards 2018, which was held last week as part of the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh.
A four-strong team of hot shots from Scottish Woodlands collected the coveted James Jones' Quaich at the annual Timber Trade Benevolent Society (Scotland) clay pigeon shoot held at Cluny Clays last week.
James Jones & Sons has announced a major upgrade at the company’s Aboyne sawmill. The £5m improvement plan includes enhancements to the sawline, control systems, material handling and re-saw facilities.
James Jones has today announced a major new £8.5 Million investment at its JJI-Joist assembly line in Forres that will create a world-leading I-Joist production line in Forres, Scotland and more than double capacity.
James Jones and Sons has helped architectural students from Central Saint Martins with a project to build an information kiosk and community bread oven in the grounds of the Ruskin Museum in Coniston.
James Jones & Sons' Pallets division has revealed a new venture it says will dramatically improve the quality, length of life and environmental benefits of wooden pallets, and significantly reduce their whole life cost.
Congratulations to Abel Munoz and Connor McGlade who both recently achieved outstanding academic success, which will bring increased knowledge and skills to the Timber Systems Division in Forres.
The Jerah planting scheme in the Ochil Hills, on the borders of Stirlingshire, Perthshire and Clackmannanshire, has won the James Jones & Sons trophy for best new commercial forest scheme in Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards.
Stella-Jones Inc., the company created through the joint venture between James Jones and Stella SpA of Italy recently held its AGM in Montreal and figures showed that the company continues to perform strongly in the North American market.
Our new development at Hangingshaw, three miles north of our Lockerbie site, is well into the final stages of construction with the building almost complete and machinery being installed, including a treatment tank and MHS line.
Once again James Jones & Sons has topped the charts to be awarded the accolade of Shaw Pallet's Supplier of the Year Award for an amazing ninth year.
Work is underway on a new 18 acre development at Hangingshaw, three miles north of the existing James Jones facilities at Stevens Croft.
APF 2016 was again held at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire and this year James Jones showed off a brand new Volvo FH 500 tractor and trailer unit.
Having invested £4.5 Million in a new finger-jointing line and general site upgrades at our JJI-Joist manufacturing plant at Forres,
Carrick Estate in Cowal has won the James Jones Trophy for Best New Commercial Planting, presented at the Royal Highland Show.
2016 sees the Festival of Architecture take place all over Scotland and as part of the Festival there is an innovative Pop-up City Expo.
James Jones & Sons Ltd. has today announced the acquisition of TWP Packaging, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of wooden pallets and packing cases
The video shows just how important forestry and timber are in all our lives
Stella-Jones Inc., the company created through the joint venture between James Jones and Sons Ltd and Stella SpA of Italy has announced a record performance for its 2015 Q4 trading
Unit Pallets remarkable achievement of no days lost through accidents at any of its three operating sites during the whole of 2015.
Scotland celebrated the success of forestry in Scotland which now contributes almost £1 billion a year to the Scottish economy.
Our Forests, Our People shows how the forestry sector works and its economic, social and environmental importance to rural communities and the UK as a whole.
James Jones and Sons Ltd and Stella SpA of Italy, has completed the purchase of RAM Forest Group in Ontario for a total purchase price of CAD $60 Million.
Gil was delighted for Unit Pallets to receive such a prestigious award from CHEP Europe.
Stella-jones Inc. has just reported its second quarter results with sales of CAD$428.1Million, up 24.2% against the same period last year
Unit Pallets Limited was honoured to have its efforts recognised by Faber Halbertsma Group Pooling Partners
In the last 12 months Larch has invested considerable resource working towards meeting the ISO standard and the project success is a direct result of this commitment.
Warroch Hill, near Milnathort in Kinross-shire has won the coveted James Jones Trophy for the best new commercial woodland planting in Scotland
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Forestry (APPGF) has been launched in order to highlight the pressing need for more investment in forestry and timber processing,
The new incising line at our Aboyne sawmill, which complements the incising line installed at Lockerbie in 2013, is now up and running
A group of Swedish sawmillers visited James Jones & Sons' Lockerbie site on 19th March to see how sawmilling in the UK compares with its Swedish counterpart.
James Jones’ subsidiary, Unit Pallets, is the first pallet business in the UK to be accredited to the new Timcon ‘premium’ drying standard for timber pallets.
James Jones and Sons Ltd has again donated timber to students at Kingston University to help them explore the processes of designing and building with wood.
James Jones and Sons Ltd has started work on a major investment programme totalling more than £4 Million at its Timber Systems Division plant at Forres,
James Jones and Sons’ Timber Systems Division recently held a two day distributor training course at the JJI-Joist manufacturing plant in Forres.
The crane, which would have been working in the quarry in the late 19th century, has been lovingly restored by volunteers from the Ballater Local History Group.
The Timber Accord, an affiliation of all the timber industry trade associations in UK, has launched a manifesto that sets out the role timber can play in creating a low-carbon built environment.
The Grand Designs programme scheduled for transmission on Wednesday 17th September features The Roundhouse, an exciting circular home built by the owner
James Jones & Sons was delighted to become part of the Supply Chain Sustainability School, having recently been awarded silver status.
A group of pupils from Aboyne Academy recently visited the James Jones sawmill at Aboyne to learn more about the timber industry.
Jupiter Artland, the renowned sculpture garden close to Edinburgh has unveiled a new piece which features a large amount of James Jones carcassing timber.
James Jones & Sons Ltd’s Timber Systems Division is undertaking a major new capital investment programme at its JJI-Joist manufacturing plant in Forres, Morayshire.
The James Jones Trophy for 'New Commercial Woodland' at the Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards has been won by the new planting at Glen Orchy,
Stella-Jones Inc. has completed the acquisition of the wood treating facilities of Boatright Railroad Products, Inc., located in Montevallo and Clanton, Alabama, for a purchase price of approximately US$60.0 million
As part of our ongoing investment programme, we have installed two new Mahild kilns at Mosstodloch, bringing the site total up to six.
The Canadian Senior Curling team, over in Scotland to take part in the World Championships in Dumfries, paid a visit to the James Jones' Lockerbie Mill yesterday.
A study commissioned by Confor demontrates the economic value generated through forestry in comparison with upland sheep farming.
11 delegates from companies including National Hickman, North Yorkshire Timber, Scotframe and Springfield Properties recently attended a product training course at James Jones’ Timber Systems Division headquarters in Forres.
James Jones and Sons Ltd has once again been awarded the Shaw Pallet’s prestigious ‘Supplier of the Year Award’, after a rigorous assessment by the Shaw Pallet purchasing team,
Once again James Jones is sponsoring the ‘Best new commercial woodland’ category in this years’ Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards.
This new technical bulletin (TB 51) provides a summary of the new JJI-Joists solutions for category C1 and C2 structures covered under the STA (Structural Timber Association) guidelines for separating distances during construction.
Stella-Jones has purchased the operating assets of The Pacific Wood Preserving Companies, made up of Arizona Pacific Wood Preserving, Inc., Nevada Wood Preserving, Inc. and Pacific Wood Preserving of Oregon, Inc.
Last October saw the annual FEFPEB* Conference in Bordeaux take place, to review developments in timber packaging and pallets in Europe.
James Jones and Sons’ Timber Systems Division has launched the latest version of its technical manual, covering all aspects of design and installation of the best-selling JJI-Joist.
A group of 26 delegates to the International Softwood Conference visited our Lockerbie site in October to see first hand a state-of-the-art UK sawmilling operation.
James Jones and Sons Ltd has supplied the timber for the viewing platform in the grounds of the Forth Valley Royal Hospital, near Larbert.
The UK government acknowledges that the construction industry has an important role to play in the reduction of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) to mitigate Climate Change as it could influence 47% of all GHG emissions in the UK.
The Timber Systems Division of James Jones and Sons Ltd this week confirmed the purchase, from the local council, of additional land next to its existing JJI-Joist manufacturing plant in Forres,
Suitable for roof, wall and floor applications, the new I-Joists provide a full portfolio of joist widths; 47mm (A+), 63mm (B+), 72mm (C) & 97mm (D), for I-Joist depths ranging from 350mm to 450mm.
Manufactured in the UK, FSC certified and EUTR compliant, JJIs are therefore making a real contribution to sustainable construction and to achieving required levels of Code for Sustainable Homes.
James Jones & Sons Ltd, leading processors of British timber and engineered timber products, is now supporting the Get Britain Building campaign.
The summer 2013 release of FloorMaster will have an option enabling it to export to IFC format files, allowing a 3D BIM model of the fully engineered James Jones structure to be picked up by anyone using Revit,
Based in the Vendee region in western France, France Poutres is a family run business, which manufactures and distributes its own all-timber I-joist.
The project, located at Dundee’s Botanic Gardens, is creating one of the first full scale, fully autonomous, net zero carbon timber structures in the UK.
The joint winner in the ‘Best Product' Category, the RoofSpace I-RoofTM, incorporates JJI-Joists and BJ Beam glulam in the roof scheme; and the winner of the ‘Best Regeneration Project' Category,
The preservative treated JJI-Joist is the only UK manufactured I-Joist which is low pressure treated for use in projects that require protection to UC1 and UC2, in compliance with BS EN 331-5.
The company has added the campaign logo to its emails, website and new literature and is encouraging customers, our customers' customers' and our partners in the timber and allied trades to follow suit and join the campaign.
The James Jones technical sales team will be at Timber Expo to welcome visitors throughout the two days and provide information on the range of James Jones products.
The approach from Boards Cottingham was to fabricate the roof structure in six sections and to supply the structural and other timbers to site with every joist cut and numbered, to ease the construction process.
James Jones & Sons Ltd, Timber Systems Division are already established exporters to Continental Europe, in partnership with leading Belgian timber merchants VC Wood,
On Saturday April 16 2011, the Walking With The Wounded North Pole Expedition Team skied into the record books, as they became the first team of unsupported war-wounded amputees to reach the Geographical North Pole.
The company’s stand will be built using the IntelliRoof which will incorporate a solar panel and a cabrio Velux window.