A significant investment in the Tuan Mill is guaranteeing softwood supplies.

Tuan Mill, located near Maryborough in Queensland, is a key manufacturing site for Hyne Timber, employing 200 people directly and providing a significant economic boost to the entire area. Current upgrades on key saw line components are designed to increase structural timber production volumes and process efficiencies.

Tuan Mill Operations Manager and Executive Director, James Hyne said smart investment in operations is simply a cost of doing business, “Remaining competitive in a global market includes having the right people and the right equipment.

“We have to continuously assess and look at how we can improve the business, prioritising investment accordingly to ensure our long-term future as a quality product supplier and large regional employer.”

Planning for the upgrades has included employees working to build stock, minimising the impact to customers while the installation occurs.

“The equipment upgrades include technology to more accurately scan the logs, maximising the mill’s potential and in turn, increasing our volumes and efficiency,” says Hyne.

“We may have a higher log reject rate when they don’t have the right properties, but they certainly don’t go to waste. There is no waste. They are simply processed in different ways for other customers.

“This means that only the best logs will be sawn, dried and treated, to increase our structural grade recovery.”

Logs that are rejected from the Hyne stock are processed for customers including Laminex, where they are incorporated into interiors products, and Altus Renewables, a timber biofuel energy production company, which is beside and directly connected to the Tuan Mill.

The equipment supplier, Linck, a German sawmill technology company, has a long-term relationship with the Tuan Mill and a reputation for top-quality machinery and technology, guaranteeing a state-of-the-art solution that will keep the mill on the cutting edge – excuse the pun – for years.

For more, visit www.hyne.com.au

Image left to right: David Skennerton, Gary Sutton, James Hyne, Marco Ruh, Marc Wandler, Paul Ryan and Ken Davey at Tuan Mill.