South Australian Government visits Tarpeena mill
Friday 6 Mar 2020
Last week Timberlink completed work on one of its signature pieces of the upgrade project, the second Contra Flow Kiln (CFK). The minister was impressed by the high-tech machinery that will cut down waiting times for drying timber and increase product quality whilst decreasing heat power usage by 30%. “This is the kind of world class technology that we want to see in Australia to help ensure that we are keeping our value-add manufacturing jobs here”, said Mr Ridgway.
The minister was also impressed with the high-speed scanning systems for grading structural timber, “this is a great example of Australian manufacturing in the 21st century, delivering quality, literally home-grown products to Australian businesses every day”, Minister Ridgway said.
The three also discussed the potential new Timberlink Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) & Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) plant. Timberlink will be constructing a new CLT & GLT manufacturing facility, to be opened in SA or Victoria in 2023. The significant investment will see the creation of Australasia’s first combined CLT & GLT manufacturing facility on an approximately 14,000sq m site, employing up to 50 people full time when complete.
Photo: (left to right), Nick McBride, Marcus Kuller, Roy Dias (Site Manager), David Oliver (GM of Sales, Marketing & Corporate Affairs) and Minister David Ridgway
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