Tasmania’s MechLog wins two national industry awards

November 4, 2019 Tasmania’s leading environmentally responsible forestry company, MechLog, has picked up two awards at the 2019 Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards. The awards that recognise excellence in the forestry industry were presented at a gala event attended by more than 500 guests on Friday November 1 in Mount Gambier, South Australia. MechLog’s CEO, […]

November 4, 2019

Tasmania’s leading environmentally responsible forestry company, MechLog, has picked up two awards at the 2019 Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards.

The awards that recognise excellence in the forestry industry were presented at a gala event attended by more than 500 guests on Friday November 1 in Mount Gambier, South Australia.

MechLog’s CEO, Jillian Aylett Brown, said that her company was very proud and surprised to win two of the main awards.

“This is the second time we have entered the Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards. We entered to participate and to show support for the industry. To actually win two of the main awards was a fantastic surprise. Most of our team attended the awards, so we were so pleased they could see their hard work and commitment to MechLog recognised by the forestry industry,” Jillian said.

“We are immensely proud of our Green Triangle Manager, Ben Rosenthal, who won the ‘GTIIA 2019 Most Outstanding Contribution to the Timber Industry (Male) Award’, sponsored by Qube Ports.

“Ben is an outstanding member of the MechLog team and deserves his award. It is fitting recognition of Ben’s contribution to the industry and commitment to his career. The whole MechLog team is proud of Ben’s achievement,” Jillian added.

MechLog also received the prestigious 2019 Safety Excellence Award, sponsored by OneFortyOne, at the Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards.

“We are immensely proud of MechLog’s safety record, which is well above national average for the industry. Our commitment to the welfare and safety of every one of our 35 valued employees is based on exceeding what is expected of the forestry industry in a way that does not impact on productivity. The Safety Excellence Award is recognition of MechLog’s commitment to prioritising our staff and their wellbeing,” Jillian said.

Jillian Aylett Brown thanked the GTTIA and sponsors for hosting an exceptional night of celebration; and added that “MechLog is proud to be part of such a vibrant industry, which is ‘the ultimate renewable’”.

MechLog has been operating in Tasmania since 1994 and expanded its operations to the Green Triangle on the South Australian-Victorian border in 2014. MechLog is committed to environmentally responsible, best-practice forestry. Over the years, MechLog has built a strong reputation for building robust, long-term relationships with their clients. MechLog has adopted an innovative approach to the forestry industry, based on utilising the latest equipment and technology; and a commitment to safety and ongoing training at the core of its operations across Australia.

The Green Triangle region is recognised as Australia’s largest collective plantation and timber processing industry, with more than 355,000 hectares of soft and hardwood plantations. It produces timber for local manufacturing as well as national and export markets. The industry provides employment for around 8,500 people.

MEDIA NOTES: Mechanised Logging Pty Limited (MechLog) is an Australian forestry services company that commenced operations in 1994. Since that time, the company has established its brand and its ‘Forestry with Care’ approach to industry practices as a respected services provider to the sector. Over the years, MechLog has kept pace with the latest technology and forestry practices. By embracing the changes within the industry, adopting new technologies, and maintaining a fleet of modern equipment, MechLog has built a successful sustainable business, and created greater efficiencies and productivity to meet the requirements of their clients and the demands of the end-users.

Media contact: Mark Wells +61 414 015 966

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