Whiteland Milling was established in 1981 as a sheoak sawmill producing furniture grade timber and roofing shingles on a 4 person manual bench.
In 1984 we secured a third grade jarrah licence from Forest Products Commission. We began cutting sleepers for Bunnings who had the main contract for railway sleepers.
In 1997 a ‘Grey’ automatic bench was installed followed by a second ‘Grey’ bench in 2002 and a third in 2010. A ‘Grey’ break-down twin saw, cuts the logs down by section with all re-sawing being done on the 3 Grey benches.
These automatic benches help minimise labour costs and maximise recovery.
Further upgrades have included the construction of 13 drying kilns and a value adding processing facility producing timber flooring, decking and mouldings.