Factories Direction Ltd, of Pine End Works, Harbour Road, Lydney, Gloucestershire.
1940 Company incorporated with the aim of establishing and operating a Government-run Shadow Factory to manufacture plywood for the aircraft industry.
Post-WWII The works were producing 40 percent of all the plywood made in Britain; after the end of hostilities, production was redirected to plywood for housing, railway carriages, cars, shipbuilding, flooring and furniture. Started making veneers. Developed Hydroboard for use in the nuclear industry as shielding.
1976 became Mallinson-Denny (Lydney) Ltd.
c.1990 Pine End Works closed.
Sources of Information
- Companies House filing
- "Lydney Docks", by Neil Parkhouse, Black Dwarf Publications (2001)
- Gloucestershire Echo 23 Sept 2021.