Glennon Brothers welcome Sarah Boyack MSP to Windymains Timber site

Glennon Brothers’ company, Windymains Timber, in East Lothian, welcomed Sarah Boyack, MSP for Edinburgh Central to its site near Humbie this week (1st Nov) as part of a trip to discuss important issues affecting the timber industry and the environment at large. During her visit, the MSP who served as Transport, Planning and Environment Minister under Donald Dewar’s leadership in the first Scottish Cabinet, was given a tour of the Windymains site before sitting down with Glennon Brothers joint managing directors Mike and Pat Glennon, and ConFor (Confederation of Forest Industries)Chief Executive, Stuart Goodall, to discuss issues such as the importance of forestry and wood businesses to Scotland, wood supply, new planting, and ways of increasing the use of wood in construction. Mike Glennon, joint managing director, Glennon Brothers, said: “We’re very happy to be involved in the Scottish timber processing sector and are pleased to be contributing to the growth of the industry and the Scottish economy with the success of Windymains Timber.” He continued: “We’re delighted to welcome MSP for Edinburgh Central, Sarah Boyack to visit Windymains Timber.” Commenting on her trip to the site, Sarah Boyack MSP said: “Windymains is a perfect example of a forward-thinking company that is not only contributing vastly to the timber industry in Scotland but is at the same time active in reducing its impact on the environment through its use of sustainably managed forests.” Windymains Timber is part of the Glennon Brothers Group which since 1913, has been manufacturing high-quality timber products and is now the premier name in the Irish and UK timber processing industry. Through Glennon Brothers plants in Ireland, and Windymains Timber and Adam Wilsons in Scotland, the firm offers a one-stop-shop solution, supplying both the Irish and UK markets with volume products for the construction, pallet wood and fencing industries. This one-stop-shop approach ensures the firm continues to push the boundaries of machinery and technology to produce home grown timber to the highest international standards. The Glennon Brothers Group is also a leading provider of quality timber frame homes and engineered roof trusses in the UK and Ireland through Alexander Timber Design based in Troon, and Dempsey Timber Engineering (DTE) based in Arklow. The Group is committed to reducing its impact on the environment and has gained Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for its products across all timber processing sites that they are sourced from sustainably managed forests. www.glennonbrothers.ie Image Left – right: Mike Glennon, Sarah Boyack MSP and Pat Glennon. Ends This information and further details from Steph Jones at Denvir T: 01786 448 160 E: steph@denvirmarketing.com

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