More than 500 people attended two open days at EGGER’s Barony site in Auchinleck, Scotland.
EGGER Barony opened its doors for the local community on the 16th and 17th June to find out more about its operations - and to celebrate 20 years of production at the site.
The free family-friendly open days were organised with health and safety as a top priority at the plant.
Visitors were able to chat to employees and a land train also provided the opportunity to go behind the scenes and find out how the company’s chipboard is made. Colleagues from EGGER’s Hexham plant were also there, including those working in the company’s forestry and wood recycling subsidiaries.
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A range of family friendly activities were on offer, including the chance to learn about excavators and have a go in a digger, provided by the award-winning ‘Dig-a-Day Experience’. Alongside a wide range of children’s activities, visitors were also able to try out a John Deere harvesting simulator to understand more about working life in a forest.
“We were delighted to welcome the local community to our Auchinleck site to find out more about what we do, and enjoy a host of family activities,” said Heiko Lichtblau, EGGER Barony production/technical director.
“Our Saturday event welcomed EGGER employees, stakeholders and customers along with their families and on the Sunday we welcomed the general public. The event was extremely popular and we have received so many positive comments from our visitors who really enjoyed the day.”
EGGER Hexham will also be holding open days in September 2018.