Hyne Timber received official recognition from the Queensland Government, winning an award in the ‘Employer of the Year’ category for their in-house training programme. Hyne Timber was recently a finalist at the NSW training awards.

Hyne Timber CEO Mr Jon Kleinschmidt, who attended the Queensland Government training awards ceremony last week in Brisbane, expressed his happiness about the company’s recognition twice in only two weeks across two different states.

He explained that most Hyne employees spend a significant amount of their lives contributing to the growing success of Hyne Timber. The company ensures high employee retention rates by continuously training and developing their people to have a successful, long and personally satisfying career.

According to Mr Kleinschmidt, the recognition in both NSW and QLD reaffirms Hyne Timber’s commitment to, and delivery of the highest standard in its training.

Employing over 500 people across its operations, the Hyne Timber footprint extends from Cairns to Melbourne with six of the 11 sites situated in Queensland including the headquarters in Maryborough.

James Hyne, Operations Manager at the Tuan Mill near Maryborough said training in the timber industry has come a long way with safety being prioritised across all operations. He explains that almost every Hyne Timber mill employee at Tuan has, or is currently undertaking, a Certificate III or IV in Sawmilling and Processing.

He adds that safety is a priority and a recurring theme throughout the training.