Tasmania’s timber industry recognises MechLog at inaugural awards.

August 9, 2019

The Tasmanian forestry sector has recognised MechLog’s outstanding contribution to the industry at the inaugural Tasmanian Timber Awards. MechLog collected four awards, including the prestigious Trainee of the Year for Adam Faulkner.

Overall, MechLog won four of the 13 categories, including awards for harvesting excellence, Skill Development & Training Excellence, Workplace Health & Safety Excellence, and Trainee of the Year.

MechLog’s Managing Director, Mr Anthony Brown, said that he was proud of the MechLog team for their efforts over the years and their commitment to excellence.

“MechLog’s culture is one of focusing on exceeding the expectations of our clients in a safe and positive manner. We encourage all of our staff to go the extra mile. We always share the company’s successes and the accolades it receives with everyone; and winning these awards is no exception,” Mr Brown said.

“We are particularly pleased for Adam who won the 2019 Tasmanian Timber Awards’ Trainee of the Year Award. His award is well deserved. Adam is an outstanding ambassador for success in changing careers and acquiring new skills. He is a fine young man who enjoys learning new skills, and is always open to guidance and coaching,” he added.

“The inaugural Tasmanian Timber Awards attracted 40 exceptional finalists across 13 categories, which makes MechLog’s achievement all the more gratifying. The Tasmanian timber industry has best practice as its foundations, so to be recognised by our forestry industry peers for our contribution, is very pleasing.” Mr Brown said.

Hosted by the Tasmanian Forest and Forest Products Network, in Launceston on August 9, 2019, 300 industry representatives attended the award ceremony that saw winners from across the sector recognised for their commitment to excellence and quality.

The winners represented forestry companies from across Tasmania and from all sectors of the industry. In particular, the Tasmanian Timber Awards, recognised the contribution made by so many individuals and companies to the economy of Tasmania. This sector remains vital to the State; contributing around $1.2 billion to the economy and supporting 5700 Tasmanians and their families, through the direct and indirect jobs it creates.

A full list of the 2019 Tasmanian Timber Awards finalists and winners follows:

  1. Distribution & Logistics Excellence: Neville Smith Forest Products
  2. Environmental Excellence: Forico
  3. Forest Growing & Management Excellence: Forico
  4. Harvesting Excellence: Mechanised Logging
  5. Innovation: Warren French Architect and Valley Workshop
  6. Regional & Community Development: Neville Smith Forest Products
  7. Skill Development & Training Excellence: Mechanised Logging
  8. Timber Processing Excellence: TimberLink
  9. Workplace Health & Safety Excellence: Mechanised Logging
  10. Trainee of the Year: Mechanised Logging
  11. Tree Farmer of the Year: Sue and Owen Smith
  12. Outstanding Contribution to the Timber Industry (female): Penny Wells (Private Forests Tasmania)
  13. Outstanding contribution to the Timber Industry (male): Craig Patmore (Sustainable Timber

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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