At the beginning of 2012 our management team created a mill development plan which was based on our goal of constructing a world class timber processing facility. This plan outlined management’s commitment to continuously invest in the future of our organisation.
Stage 1 of this plan was for the redevelopment of our resaw facility which is now operational. This project represented an investment in our business of over $2 million and has given our business a significant boost in operational capacity.
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The logs are debarked in runs from the various suppliers and sorted into various diameter classes. This is an important part of the operation as cutting patterns are created from this operation to ensure the best recovery is made from each log.
The heart of the primary breakdown is the HewSaw R250. This is a state of the art machine specialising in the processing of small diameter log in a single pass. After this the various products are scanned docked and in some case sent directly to dispatch or sent for reprocessing.
Some flitch produced at the primary breakdown process require further processing into thin boards down to 10mm. This again is carried out with modern equipment specifically designed for high throughput and accuracy.
Any timber destined for overseas markets is dipped in a water based solution to prevent fungal growth particularly during transport. Chemicals used in this process are largely vegetable based. Details (MSDS) sheets can be provided upon request.
Our company specialises in suppling green sawn products to the packaging, fencing and landscaping markets. All of our products are cut from small diameter (12-30cm) Radiata logs. We specialise in suppling “cut to size” products for our customers, working closely with them to ensure there is minimal waste, no need for reprocessing costs and improved efficiency.
Our ability to work with our customers to produce non-standard sizes is one of our strengths, supporting our customers in this manner has helped build long lasting partnerships.
We are a major supplier to the Australian market of green sawn timber, dimensionally cut for specific purposes, for use in pallets, packaging, boxing and crates.
Our entire export range is treated to prevent mould and stain from developing in our products. By offering customers stable volumes and custom cutting, excess wastage is avoided providing customers with greater value.
NF McDonnell and Sons produce a range of Fencing and Landscaping products having developed long term relationships in the domestic wholesale market, ongoing supply arrangements, and products packaged specifically to meet the customers value adding needs.