Ridgeons Forest Products has increased its storage capacity with an additional building at its 12-acre Herringswell timber plant.

Ridgeons Forest Products increases storage at its Herringswell site

Published:  19 July, 2013

Ridgeons Forest Products (RFP), the timber division of the Ridgeons Group has increased its storage capacity with the recent construction of an additional building at its 12-acre Herringswell timber plant.

The single storey building measures 59m by 42m, and reaches up to 9m at its highest point. It has the capacity to hold over 600 full packs of timber across 1,720 cantilevered arms, or 2,400 cubic meters of finished prepared stock.

This new facility enables RFP to store product using a silo approach. Ensuring that as finished material is taken out for delivery, the space is replenished using raw material, which is then turned into the customers’ end product and returned to the same area, providing maximum use of available undercover storage space at any one time.

RFP has also invested in a number of high reach loaders, which have the ability to work at a height of 6m, as opposed to the standard 5.4m. Featuring three built in cameras positioned to cover the back, the offside area and the fork carriage of the truck, these vehicles enable the team to maximise work within the storage area to its full potential.

Commenting on the extension Jem Slee, general manager, said: “This new storage facility, coupled with the re-organising of stock around the site means we will be able to provide a linear supply of selected product. This in turn will increase the timber range at some of our smaller branches, while reducing the amount of slower moving stock at others across the Group.”

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