M&M Timber faces temporary reduced output after fire

14 January 2019

M&M Timber is facing 2-3 weeks of reduced output following a fire at its Clow’s Top production site near Kidderminster.

But parent company Forest Garden has put contingency plans in place to ensure customer deliveries are not impacted.

The fire (ttjonline Jan 11) on January 10 affected a 40m by 20m area of the single storey wood processing plant.

In a statement, M&M Timber’s parent company Forest Garden said the cause of the fire had yet to be determined.

“Early indications suggest that M&M Timber’s main production line hasn’t physically been affected by the fire itself, although electrical control systems and parts of one building have been,” it said.

The stockyard was not impacted.

“At this early stage we believe the division could face up to 2-3 weeks of reduced output whilst contingency plans on the site are implemented.”

“Supplies to customers should not be impacted as M&M Timber has adequate finished stocks on the ground. Additionally, as part of the Group’s disaster recovery planning, we had replicated machine rounded production capacity at our Lockerbie Sawmill, these plans will now come into effect as Lockerbie moves to actively support M&M Timber in the short term.

“We would like to thank the emergency services for their prompt attendance and also the M&M Timber employees who are actively engaged in the clear up and in bringing the site back to full operation.”

M&M timber is a leading producer of external machine rounded timber products.