Scottish sawmiller James Jones and Sons looks to expand timber systems division site at Forres, Scotland; Moray Council accepts company's offer for adjacent premises at Greshop Industrial Estate

LOS ANGELES , August 16, 2013 () – One of Scotland’s leading sawmilling companies, James Jones and Sons Ltd., is looking to expand its timber systems division site in Forres, Scotland, The Northern Scot reported on Aug. 13.

James Jones and Sons, incorporated in 1905, has grown to become Scotland’s largest independent sawmiller. The company’s timber systems division is the U.K.’s largest manufacturer of FSC certified I-Joists, branded as JJI-Joists, according to its website.

The division produces more than six million linear meters of JJI-Joists each year, supplying all the UK’s major housebuilders as well as timber frame manufacturing companies, the website states.

Moray Council, which has been in discussions with the company over a vacant premises next to its existing one at the Greshop Industrial Estate, accepted an offer for the site on Aug. 13, according to the newspaper.

The decision taken at a meeting of the council’s Policy and Resources committee was welcomed by John Cowe, chair of the council’s Economic Development and Infrastructure committee.

Noting that economic development in Moray was a major priority, Cowe said James Jones’s expansion plans include creating new jobs, as well as investing in new building and state-of-the-art production lines, and that the council was delighted to be able to support the growth of this major Moray employer.

The primary source of this article is The Northern Scot, Elgin, Scotland, on Aug. 13, 2013.

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