April 2017 and the future looked bleak for a fire-engulfed net repair factory on the small island of Scalpay. Fire crews from Scalpay, Tarbert, Leverburgh and Stornaway rushed to the scene, as the massive blaze took hold of the facility and the roof looked in danger of collapse. They deployed high pressure hoses to douse the conflagration.
Opened in 2008, the factory employed 14 staff and had been used to clean, repair and apply treatment to salmon farming nets. The Norwegian owned operators of the Net Services Scotland site faced an uphill struggle to get the site back up and running again. Hampered by the remote location of the Outer Hebrides and its distance from the mainland.
Twelve months on and a new facility has risen from the ashes of the old. Strongdor got involved with the project through the Inverness based A J Engineering and Construction Services. Subsequently being asked to supply single and double steel door-sets for the new build.
Powder coated in a very noticeable tomato red, the single and double Steeldors’ have been used both internally and externally. Some contain louvres to increase airflow, while others have been fitted with circular vision panels, reminiscent of a ship’s porthole. All bespoke, the doors were supplied with hardware, plus the fixing kits and adjust-2-fit frames, which are standard for the range.
The doors should be right at home here on Scalpay, an island with history, industry, character and community. They are as rugged as the local scenery and as tough as the fishermen that use the nets to trawl the Scottish waters, like them our doors are made to perform regardless of the elements. Securing and protecting this new factory for the future.