Russell Roof Tiles takes heavy duty plant delivery at Halleaths site

Russell Roof Tiles takes heavy duty plant delivery at Halleaths site

Colin Stevensen, yard supervisor at RRT, (right) taking delivery from Craig Roberston of James Gordon

Following the unveiling of its £2 million upgraded utility plant at its 11-acre site in Halleaths, roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles (RRT) has invested a further £250,000 in equipment.

The firm has just taken delivery of new state-of-the-art heavy duty vehicles to help improve efficiencies. This includes a brand-new Doosan DL280 wheel loader supplied by James Gordon Ltd Castle Douglas, featuring the latest innovations as well as ensuring cab comfort for operators. James Gordon was established in 1865 and is the premier distributor of agricultural and construction equipment in south west Scotland.

Bruce Laidlaw, operations director, said: “It’s important that we continue to make new investments to boost productivity and support our team. Using new machinery also helps strengthen our aim to reduce our carbon footprint and become carbon neutral by 2040. We’re working with independent body Planet Mark who are verifying and measuring carbon data to reduce emissions across our whole business.”

He added: “This is an important milestone at Russell Roof Tiles in Lochmaben to further enhance quality across the business, utilising the latest innovations in manufacturing.”

Russell Roof Tiles started its sustainability journey over 10 years ago and Russell Roof Tiles’ long-term ambition has always been to reduce emissions that damage the environment and improve its operational efficiency, whilst strengthening its wider communities.

In the last five years, the company has reduced its environmental impact already by investing significantly in terms of both time and money in changing policies and adopting new technologies as part of its sustainability commitment to reducing its carbon footprint.

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