Joinery factory closes doors for last time

The former Boulton & Paul joinery factory in Lowestoft has finally closed, a victim of the recession.
The factory – now part of the American joinery giant Jeld-Wen once employed more than 350 people and was the most modern and technologically-advanced site in Europe when it opened in the early 1960s.

Boulton & Paul was bought by Rugby Joinery in 1997 which was in turn purchased by Jeld-Wen in 1999.

The factory closure was announced just before Christmas, with the likely loss of 190 jobs.

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