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Jubliee at the Green Triangle Timber industry Awards

OneFortyOne’s Jubilee Sawmill has been recognised for its commitment to the timber industry with the Supreme Timber Industry Award at the Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards (GTTIA). Source: Timberbiz

In front of a sell-out 500-plus audience on Friday night Jubilee Sawmill – OneFortyOne proved to have excelled in several ways.

Not only did they achieve excellence, they also completed the build of a new sorter stacker employing a team of local contractors. It also shows the commitment of the company to invest in timber processing in this region which has provided a significant boost in confidence about the longevity and future of the industry.

Jubilee Sawmill is the largest in South Australia and the second largest in Australia with more than 300 employees and more than 1000 people employed indirectly, it processes 750,000m3 of timber each year on its 65ha site.

The sorter stacker project was completed while the sawmill remained operational and led to significant efficiencies on the site. The build project was one of the first capital investment projects that OneFortyOne committed to when it first took ownership of the sawmill.

The Jubilee Highway Sawmill also takes its environmental responsibility seriously having installed boiler emissions cyclonic technology worth $4.2 million to ensure the mill complies with the new air emissions standards introduced into South Australia.

Jubilee Sawmill – OneFortyOne also took out the Timber Sawmilling & Processing Excellence award. The overall results for OneFortyOne’s employees was outstanding with Andrew White taking out the Innovation Award, Sam VonDuve was awarded Trainee of the Year and Chris Atkinson took out the Forest Operations (Silviculture, Harvesting & Chipping) Award.

Dual winners Sue Shaw, HVP Plantations and Tammy Auld, Timberlands Pacific won the Outstanding Contribution to the Timber Industry (female) and a special award was celebrated with a Lifetime Service Award presented to David Quill.

With 37 years in the industry and multiple leadership roles, Mr Quill has been a leader in terms of introducing modern equipment to the industry, being an advocate for regional forestry industry and those that feel they don’t have a voice.

This is the second year the awards have been run and continue to meet their original goals which were to celebrate and reward those involved with the timber industry and cover all facets of it from nursery to silviculture, harvesting to haulage, logistics, processing and everything in between.

GTTIA chair Adrian Flowers said the committee was very happy with nominations.

“This event celebrates and recognises the people that are part of our fantastic industry,” he said.

“The night has been a reflection on the back of the overwhelming success of last year’s inaugural event of all the passionate people and organisations that have contributed to putting it together.

“The ticket sales and nominations exceeded last year which is evidence that the future growth of our industry and this event is looking good.”