New Woodchip Factory Breaks Ground In Hull
People responsible for getting hold of the best concrete reinforcement Wakefield has to offer should be pleased to hear that the Yorkshire building industry has had another recent boost.
The woodchip factory due to be built in Hull has entered its first phase, as ground has now been broken at the Tricoya Technologies Ltd’s wood chip acetylation plant at Saltend Chemicals Park.
The new facility is notable as the factory will specialise in the production of MDF chip board that is both non-toxic, and can be used outside as it is weather durable, unlike normal MDF.
A clever new technique will allow wood chip to be acetylated, which means that it will be changed at a molecular level making it impervious to water and microbes.
Paul Clegg, chief executive of Accsys Technologies PLC, told the Hull Daily Mail that “This is very much a global product that is being produced in Hull. We hope to expand further in Hull in the future.
“That expansion could be two or three times the initial size. It is a long way down the road, but if all goes to plan there will undoubtedly be the potential for more jobs.”
It is hoped that the new factory will open in 2019 and create up to 130 new jobs for the area.
The company is already attending trade fairs to show the product to prospective buyers and is looking at recruiting a plant manager to be involved in project management and the initial stages of recruitment for the company.
Foregale Ltd was established in 1981 operating from premises on Shillbank Lane, Mirfield. Following rapid expansion, the company not only relocated to the current premises on Union Road, Liversedge but also opened a second depot in Hessle, Hull in 1986.