Clifford Jones Timber are the UK’s biggest manufacturer of wooden fence posts, producing over two and a half million a year, and processing 100,000 tons of timber annually.
The Denbighshire-based company’s proud boast is that nothing leaves their Brickfield Lane premises in Ruthin without a bill as they use the wood, bark and all, to make not just fence posts but laminated timber for the construction and leisure industries, gates and dried logs and they provide the residue to make over 25,000 tonnes of pellets and briquettes.
The business was founded by Clifford Jones in 1948 and is now run by the third generation of the family with chairman Richard Jones and his sister, Sarah Jones Smith, taking over from their father, Alan, at the head of the company last year.
Clifford Jones Timber employs 84 staff, 64 at Ruthin and a further 20 at their plant at Gretna in the Scottish borders.
They work closely with their customers and with Bangor University in a constant search to diversify and have launched a new brand of long-lasting fence post with a guaranteed life of up to 35 years.
They send shipments of their fence posts as far afield as the Falkland Islands while other clients for their timber products have included Center Parcs, a luxury treehouse builder, award-winning vineyards and a deck-chair company.
They recently hosted a special seminar on sustainability for the Welsh Government which attracted business leaders from all over Wales and even their timber waste goes to the biomass fuel industry.
Clwyd West MP David Jones, on a visit to the company, said: “It’s a fabulous operation. This is a business that’s grown to what can only be regarded as a state of the art manufacturing facility.
“It’s incredibly efficient. Almost nothing here goes to waste and it is operating in the most environmentally friendly manner possible.”
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