Maryborough company Hyne Timber has moved a step closer to creating new jobs and taking on the global market.
Hyne Timber has turned the first sod on the company’s advanced manufacturing glue laminated timber plant, which is being built with support from the Palaszczuk Government.
Acting Premier and Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Cameron Dick, said the company was on track to become one of the largest glue laminated timber manufacturers in the southern hemisphere.
“Our government sees the global potential of Hyne Timber, which is why we’re supporting the development of their new $20 million facility through our $150 million Jobs and Regional Growth Fund,” Mr Dick said.
“Hyne is delivering a completely renewable product with zero waste in the manufacturing process, and the business’ sustainable credentials are generating interest from around the world.
“Maryborough and district residents will reap the benefits of this plant, with up to 80 construction jobs expected to be created, and 42 long-term jobs sustained once operational.”
Hyne Timber chief executive officer, Jon Kleinschmidt, said glue laminated timber was the talk of the design and construction industry.
“A lack of competitive Australian supply options has prevented many projects from using glue laminated timber,” Mr Kleinschmidt said.
“Increased capability here in Australia will be a game-changer for the construction sector and a very positive area of growth for Maryborough.
“And as a show of trust in our product, the internal columns, purlins, girts and rafters of the new plant will be constructed on site utilising Hyne’s own glue laminated beams.”