A leading Scottish timber frame manufacturer has dug deep in an ambitious attempt to target growth in the English housing market.
Oregon Timber Frame has invested over £600,000 in a new 18,000 square foot factory in Selkirk.
Oregon’s chairman Rod Lawson (pictured above showing Michael Moore MP around the site) is confident the development will bring a job boost to the local area. “This expansion marks an important step in Oregon’s development as a company, and we have worked hard to weather the downturn in new build housing and to be ready to respond to recovery,” he said.
“The new facility is a vital part of our plans and together with our Burton factory it represents a 50 per cent increase in our manufacturing potential.
“This also heralds the prospect of more jobs locally.”
Former Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore, the local MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk, officially opened the factory.
Mr Moore said, “I have great pleasure in declaring this excellent new facility open.
“This represents a significant investment on Oregon’s part and I commend the company for continuing to build its business in the Scottish borders.”