Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen cut the ribbon at James Burrell’s opening ceremony for its brand-new branch following a £4.5m investment.
The purpose-built four-acre site is the company’s 11th branch and its second in the Teesside area. The Billingham branch will work alongside the already existing branch in Stockton, bringing a fleet of 11 vehicles and a stock-value of an estimated £2.25million to the trade in the region.
Kevin Dawson, regional sales manager, said: “We are delighted to officially open our Billingham site in an excellent location to further support the Teesside trade.
“We have an unrivalled range of readily available building products and an experienced team with extensive knowledge of the Teesside area.
“This site is our largest investment to date and we are immensely thankful of all the hard work and dedication from the James Burrell team to get site ready for our customers.
“We are really proud of this impressive site and are thrilled to be opening it up to the Teesside trade. We look forward to welcoming customers, both new and old.”
Ben Houchen added: “We’ve got spades in the ground right across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool, whether it be on multi-million redevelopments of our train stations, construction on the Teesworks site continuing or great local businesses like James Burrell expanding and building new facilities – all of this creates more demand for firms and more jobs for local people.
“This £4.5m investment in a new Billingham branch will sit alongside their Stockton site to meet the demand for all the work we’ve got going on to transform the region.”
To mark the official opening, for the rest of this week there will be trade suppliers offering special deals along with free food, giveaways and prizes.