GP Wood starts plans to rebuild fire hit Lissarda mill

3 August 2018

Irish sawmiller GP Wood has initiated plans to rebuild its plant in Lissarda, which was badly damaged by a major fire on July 13.

At the height of the fire 12 units from the Cork county and city fire service attended the fire. “Although the fire was a major one, the fire fighters did an excellent job in containing the fire,” said GP Wood MD Niall Grainger.

“Thankfully there were no injuries to our employees or the emergency services personnel.”

He said production in GP Wood’s Enniskeane plant was unaffected by the incident and it continued to produce construction, packaging and fencing products mainly destined for the Irish and the UK markets.

“One our main priorities was to meet our customers and look at their requirements and reduce any supply disruptions and we have been successful in reorganising our existing production facilities.

“Even though it’s only been three weeks since the incident and we are in the middle of the holiday season we have engaged with equipment suppliers to draw up a technical specification for a replacement plant and site visits have either taken place or are planned for the near future.

“We have been in business for over 40 years and we remain very committed to our loyal customer base, workforce and sawmilling industry.”