Glennon Brothers Finalists for 2 TTJ Awards
The Softwood Trader of the Year Award, is one of the TTJ’s most coveted awards, open to companies across Ireland and the UK to nominate their choice of ‘Best in Class’ timber supplier. Customers were given the opportunity to use an online voting system, to vote from a range of timber suppliers within the entire industry. Glennon Brothers are the only home grown timber supplier to be nominated.
The Smart Manufacturing Award recognises companies in the UK or globally who have completed investment projects in machinery & technology that have led to a significant improvement in production efficiency in the timber trade industry. The award is open to all companies in the timber products supply chain, from sawmills and wood-based panel producers right down to components producers and furniture manufacturers, and Glennon Brothers are one of only three finalists selected.
Glennon Brothers ‘Smart Manufacturing Award’ submission, detailed a £14 million biomass Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Plant project in their Troon facility in Scotland. Completed in 2018, the plant produces 2.5MW of electrical power, sufficient to supply the entire site, with surplus energy being exported to the UK national grid. A new Progressive Kiln was also installed, that increased their timber drying capacity to 110,000m3 per annum. The state of the art low emission plant, uses renewables such as wood chip, buttchip and bark to generate heat to dry timber, replacing gas which was previously used, thereby conserving fossil fuels and reducing the carbon footprint. The use of renewables onsite, has also resulted in reducing road haulage by 50%, again helping the reduction of CO2 emissions.
Mike Glennon stated: “This is the first time Glennon Brothers entered the TTJ Awards. We are delighted to be nominated for the ‘Softwood trader of the Year’ Award, as providing excellent customer support and reliability to our customers is key. It’s a great reflection of the hard work and effort everyone in Glennon Brothers puts in, as we strive to deliver high quality products and excellent customer service, from forest to front door.”
Pat Glennon also stated; “Being nominated for the ‘Smart Manufacturing’ Award is a recognition of the focus we put on pushing the boundaries of innovation and quality of home grown timber, through the early adoption of new technology and state of the art equipment. The biomass Combined Heat & Power Plant (CHP) completed in the Troon facility is a great example of where we endeavour to improve our efficiency and product quality.”
Published in the UK for nearly 140 years, the Timber Trades Journal (TTJ) is one of the most widely respected magazines in the timber sector. With a core readership of timber importers and distributors, the TTJ coverage ranges from forestry, production, distribution and end user markets. As a result of this, organisations and businesses sponsor the prestigious annual TTJ Awards, recognising the achievements of the timber trade industry.
The 23rd TTJ Awards will take place on 13th September 2019 at Hilton Bankside Hotel, London with Comedian Zoe Lyons, one of the UK’s foremost female stand-up comedians, hosting the event.