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    Flight Timbers Ltd operate a sawmill and re-manufacturing plant in Blenheim producing 45-55,000m3 of sawn timber per year on a single shift basis. Emphasis is on grade cutting of pruned and small knot logs complemented by kiln drying, machining, finger jointing, laminating, and CCA and LOSP timber treatment. High value radiata timbers are exported to Australia, Asia and Europe as well as sold in New Zealand.

    The Nelson Forests Ltd Kaituna Mill has an annual log input capacity, on a single shift, of 75,000m3, producing 45,500m3 of sawn timber per year. The mill’s production is focused on pruned logs from forests in Nelson and Marlborough. The mill exports most of its products, including F7 into Australia, appearance grade to the USA and Europe, with the balance being sold into the important domestic market.

    The smaller, lower quality logs and wood-chips derived from sawmill offcuts can be processed at Nelson Pine Industries MDF plant in Nelson. This plant comprises three MDF lines and a Laminated Veneer Lumber plant.

    Post and pole material can be processed at the Goldpine plant at Golden Downs Forest, 120 kilometres west of Blenheim. Goldpine has grown into one of New Zealand's largest producers of posts and poles utilising state of the art equipment and technology.

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