Marking the completion of commissioning, Hyne Timber welcomed Queensland Minister for State Development, the Hon. Kate Jones and Member for Maryborough, Bruce Saunders to the unveiling of the new Glue Laminated Timber Plant in Maryborough.
The $23 million investment generating 80 jobs during construction and over 40 jobs once fully operational included the engagement of 40 local contractors worth over $5 million to the local economy.
The 4000m2 facility also showcases 1374 of Hyne’s own timber beams in the structure, already capturing the attention of the new Rheinmetall Nioa Munitions facility being constructed around the corner using the Hyne Group’s products.
Hyne Timber CEO, Jon Kleinschmidt said the support of the Queensland Government’s Jobs and Regional Growth Fund has not only enabled the establishment of the new plant, but has secured regional jobs for years to come,
“Hyne Timber has 138 years of experience in manufacturing timber on the Fraser Coast with 40 of those years including specialising in glue laminated timber.
“The new plant couldn’t come at a better time as attention increasingly turns to renewable, Australian building materials within a secure supply chain that create and support local jobs.
“This new plant delivers a 400% expansion on existing capability with all the feedstock coming from our own secure supply being our own Mill in the Tuan Forest near Maryborough which employs a further 200 people.
“Hyne also has a proud history of innovating and this plant with new product lines represents another innovation milestone for our growing history book.
“This is testament to the people of Hyne who have worked tirelessly on this project, in some cases for several years. They should feel very proud of this milestone today which is yet again, another game changer for the business.” Mr Kleinschmidt said.
During his speech at the CoVid restricted unveiling event, CEO Jon Kleinschmidt thanked the many Queensland contractors who worked on the project including Hervey Bay Architects Bloc Design, the Sunshine Coast branch of BADGE Construction and Brisbane based project management company, MCD.
He also acknowledged the 40 Wide Bay businesses who shared this journey of expansion, supplying quality services, praising the standard of work which demonstrates local capability.The company already supplies Glue Laminated Timber to over 300 customer sites such as wholesale distributors for the building sector, timber merchants, frame and truss plants, bespoke building projects as well as exporting to a distributor in New Zealand.