Maryborough manufacturer Hyne Timber has invested $20 million building a new facility to manufacture glue laminated structural timber for the construction sector.
The company, which also received Queensland Government support, will employ 42 new staff including engineers and designers to enhance its services offerings. Hyne currently employs 300.
“Hyne Timber is now set to become one of the largest glue laminated timber manufacturers in the Southern Hemisphere, allowing the company to expand their product offering to target larger scale, national construction projects,” said state manufacturing minister, Cameron Dick.
Laminated timber is seen as a competitor to steel framing.
Hyne is a 100 year old, sixth generation family owned business.
Government support came from Queensland’s $150 million Jobs and Regional Growth Fund.
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