Niagara

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Niagara is a family-owned timber company, which proudly celebrated 80 years of sawmilling in 2015. Since their humble beginnings in the small town of Niagara in the Catlins, they have come a long way and today have been settled at their Kennington site for over 51 years.

Niagara concentrates solely on radiata pine, sourcing logs from Southland and neighbouring Otago. 

Their Kennington operation includes a modern sawmill running on two shifts, supported by a kiln drying complex that includes four continuous and three batch kilns. At this site the remanufacturing plant runs a Woodeye optimising saw, plus a Linares and Lakeland finger jointer to produce finger jointed blanks. The sawmill produces 120,000m3 of timber annually, half of which is consumed by its growing remanufacturing business.

In 2005, Niagara purchased the Ashburton-based remanufacturing operation of Pacific Timber. At Niagara Ashburton the finger jointed blanks from Invercargill are processed into quality-engineered timber products for both domestic and international markets. The range of products produced here is large and varied, and includes door jambs, window reveals (liners), mouldings, laminated posts and beams, fascia, trim boards and edge glued wide boards.

Niagara Ashburton also produces the Envira Timber Cladding brand which offers a complete timber weatherboard system, including box corners, scribers, sills and facing boards, fully supported with technical installation drawings and instructions.

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