Tasmania’s Mechanised Logging Wins Two National Industry Awards

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

These awards recognise excellence in environmentally responsible forestry and were presented at a gala event attended by more than 500 guests, on Friday November 1 in Mount Gambier, South Australia.

MechLog’s Chief Executive Officer, Jillian Aylett Brown, said that the company was both proud and surprised to win two of the main awards.

“This is the second time we have entered the Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards,” she said.

“We entered to participate and to show support for the industry. To 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 nationally.

“We are immensely proud of our Green Triangle Manager, Ben Rosenthal, who won the ‘GTTIA 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,” said Jillian.

“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.”

MechLog also received the prestigious 2019 ‘Safety Excellence Award’, sponsored by OneFortyOne.

Jillian Aylett Brown thanked the GTTIA and sponsors for hosting an exceptional night of celebration.

“MechLog is proud to be part of such a vibrant industry, which is ‘the ultimate renewable’,” she said.

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 forestry, 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 softwood 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.

Photo Credit: Kinship Productions.

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OneFortyOne Executive General Manager, Cameron MacDonald, presenting MechLog’s CEO, Jillian Aylett Brown with the GTIIA 2019 Safety Excellence Award.

Qube Ports Portland Operations Manager, David Bothe, presenting MechLog’s Green Triangle Manager, Ben Rosenthal with his award for GTIIA 2019 Most Outstanding Contribution to the Timber Industry (Male).