West Fraser to sell its kitchen assembly business in South Molton, England

By Anita Merritt
September 7, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: International

SOUTH MOLTON, England — West Fraser has confirmed it is looking to close its factory in South Molton which employs around 170 people. West Fraser – formerly known as Norbord – has said the decision has been made due to the current economy which has had a ‘significant impact’ on the housebuilding and kitchen sector. …The plant hasn’t been in production for some time now. However, West Fraser has said the plant is operating depending on market conditions which means production varies according to demand. The kitchen assembly and associated business is being sold to Benchmarx Kitchens and Joinery who will continue it. A spokesperson for West Fraser said, “Options for the remaining parts of the South Molton site continue to be considered, however, we anticipate that a phased closure of the residual business will need to take place over the coming months.”

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