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Glulam operation in Tasmania expands

All is not bad news in Tasmania; growth is coming with the opening of a new facility in North Motton to produce glulam. Source: Timberbiz

Barry Hill Timbers, Barry Hill Trusses and Bazam Beams are all part of the one company, with Bazam Beams the glulam business.

“[It was] seven years ago when we started a glue lamination plant. Now we are building an additional new factory,” said owner Barry Hill.

The company started off employing three people and now employs 10 and is working towards 13 with the new plant, which should be finished in early April.

All up the new facility will have taken around about six months from building start to finish.

It will double the capacity for glulam beams. Currently the company can produce 70m of glulam a day and Hill is hoping for at least 140m of glulam a day with the new plant and equipment.