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Paslode Nail Gun Training

Another productive morning here at TJL’s 30,000 sq.ft factory as our team took part in a training course for Paslode Nail Guns to provide safe operating skills and knowledge to those who will be working with the guns.

The Paslode Nail Gun course consists of both theory and practical sessions which include the legal responsibilities and requirements, hazards and identification of causes, misfire procedure, safe work area requirements and the correct tool and accessories to use when working with the guns (including Personal Protective Equipment). All attendees from our factory thoroughly enjoyed learning the purpose and effectiveness of this tool which they will now safely utilise on future projects.

Many thanks to Brandon Hire Station
for the delivery of the training.



Launch of Bo & Birdy Restaurant

After much anticipation we are thrilled to announce the opening of Bo & Birdy, the new dining and drinking sensation located in the Blythswood Square Hotel, Glasgow. Under the culinary guidance of Scotland’s first female 5-star hotel Executive Head Chef, Gillian Matthews, Bo & Birdy is a modern brasserie with traditional Scottish influence. The phrase “Farm to Fabulous” defines this immersive drinking and dining experience and Thomas Johnstone Ltd was privileged to undertake the fit out of this new hospitality haven.

From the feature lighting in the main dining area to the individually hand crafted terracotta fish scale tiles which envelop the bar, the intricate details and attention to detail on this project, like every other, is what makes Bo & Birdy a true dining experience in the most sensational setting.

Having a long standing relationship with this iconic hotel, we are delighted to further deepen our association with Bo & Birdy and we are certain it is going to be Glasgow’s most sought after dinner reservation.

Introducing our Small Works Division!

Our latest One Vision Newsletter shines a spotlight on our Small Works Division and the people and projects which define this excellent department. The formalisation of our Small Works division took place some 20 years ago and the team manage projects up to the value of £500,000, offering a planned or reactive maintenance service.

To find out more about the Small Works Team, who between them have more than 60 years combined experience in the division, the excellent projects they have undertaken and the strong and long lasting relationships which have been forged with the clients, then click on May's Newsletter to continue reading!

Plus you have the chance to win £50 of Marks & Spencer Vouchers! 

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First Year Joinery Apprentice Attends SkillBuild 2019

A massive well done to our first year Joinery apprentice Jack Green who was nominated by his college to take part in this year’s UK-wide SkillBuild competition hosted at City of Glasgow College, a project in which we undertook general, bespoke and specialist joinery in 2017 (as seen in the image below).

Jack was one of two students nominated by New College Lanarkshire to attend yesterday’s event in which 17 trainee joiners had their skills put to the test. All of us at TJL are extremely proud of Jack and await the same success for him again next year when he returns to the competition!

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Drew, Our Newest Joinery Apprentice

Thanks to our established relationship with TIGERS it is with great pleasure that after 8 excellent weeks of work experience we are able to offer Drew a full time Joinery Apprenticeship here at TJL. Drew was introduced to TJL through TIGERS - a Scottish Training Provider who specialise in preparing young people aged 16-24 for entry into industries such as construction.

From the outset Drew had shown great promise and spent time soaking up all the information he could from the team, creating a great impression with our Workshop Manager Ross MacLeod - “We are delighted to welcome Drew on board, and know he will be a brilliant asset to the team. This is the start of the journey for him, and with TJL, he has a bright future ahead. Once again, I would like to thank Derek and the team at TIGERS for the part they have played.”

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Drew has been extremely well supported throughout his work experience by Ross our Workshop Manager, Michael Hillman our Manufacturing Manager, Derek Johnstone from TIGERS and all of the TJL team in the factory. This support system and hands on mentoring will continue as Drew begins his apprenticeship and continues to develop his skillset. Well done Drew!

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