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Timberlink Media Release: First CLT Panel

17 October 2023

NeXTimber by Timberlink Presses First CLT Panel, Begins Taking Orders

Timberlink’s NeXTimber facility has pressed its very first Cross Laminated Timber
(CLT) panel, marking another significant milestone in the construction of Australia’s
only combined CLT and GLT (Cross Laminated and Glue Laminated Timber) radiata
pine mass timber facility. The commissioning of this CLT line follows production of
the facility’s very first GLT beam in August 2023.

David Oliver, Timberlink Chief Marketing, Sales & Corporate Affairs Officer said
“The entire team has been working towards this moment since we announced
construction of the facility in 2020. To see the hard work of so many come to fruition
is very rewarding.”

Patrick Dark, Timberlink CLT/GLT Operations Manager, said “There was such an air
of positivity when the panel came off the line. Everybody who has been involved in
the installation, testing and commissioning of our NeXTimber equipment should be
proud of what we’ve accomplished.”

The newly commissioned CLT line, co-located at Timberlink’s Tarpeena, SA,
manufacturing facility, can produce panels up to 16M long and 3.5M wide and will
unlock significant capability to manufacture mass timber building products in
Australia. Mass timber products like CLT and GLT offer an exciting alternative to
traditional construction materials and can help to reduce the embodied carbon of a
project.

The NeXTimber by Timberlink team are now accepting orders for CLT and GLT as
the facility is scheduled for full production by the end of this month.

To learn more visit www.nextimber.com.au.

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