Work is underway on a new 18 acre development at Hangingshaw, three miles north of the existing James Jones facilities at Stevens Croft.
The new facility, which will be operational in summer 2017, will
incorporate additional secondary processing and treatment
facilities targeted primarily at increasing production of fencing
products, including incised posts which have grown in popularity
since James Jones launched them in 2013.
The centrepiece of the facility will be a 20,000+m2
storage shed, as big as three full size football pitches.
This provides covered storage protecting finished stock from the
elements, thereby maintaining stock integrity and consistency prior
to despatch. The storage area will also enhance the company's
ability to build stocks in a range of key fencing specifications
ahead of seasonal demand and, more importantly, maintain stock
availability and lead-times during peak periods.
Speaking about the development, James Jones' Joint Managing
Director, Ian Pirie, commented:
"This new facility will allow us to greatly increase our
ability to meet the demand for a wide range of fencing products.
Forecasting demand is notoriously difficult but this facility
allows us to react to fluctuations in customer demand and enable us
to service the market more efficiently. The additional land
acquired is the latest stage in the development of the existing
Lockerbie site which, in turn, will mean an even better service for
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