Nationwide Sticks


Name: Nationwide Sticks
Location: Derrynoose, Keady
County: Armagh
Total Cost: £ 42,100.00
Axis: AXIS 3 : SOAR


Purchase of equipment and some site works to further develop and expand Nationwide Sticks, a windfall timber processing business


Nationwide Sticks is involved in processing windfall timber into various forms of firewood for resale.  This business began as a hobby 4 years ago, after the promoter, John Fox, purchased a solid fuel burner for his home. They researched into splitters etc at this time but due to them being so expensive, John made one to enable them to cut sticks for their own use. Due to the success of this and the growing numbers of households installing solid fuel burners, his orders for sticks from neighbours, friends and family took off and he recognized a real gap in the market for this.


Funded under Axis 3, through SOAR, modern machinery was purchased to replace the old equipment which was not up to standard.  Items funded included:

  • Firewood Processor 
  • Autosplit Kindling Machine with Short Kindling Bolt on 
  • Heavy Duty Log Deck with Cross Conveyor 
  • Splitmaster 
  • Concrete of yard