In 2014 Hefler started rebuilding the saw mill, preserving 50 plus local jobs. Construction also started on a new Biomass Energy Plant, which was completed in June 2015. We will continue to manufacture premium quality lumber with upgraded equipment which also enables us to produce enough biomass to fuel the power plant.
Our new energy plant can produce enough energy to power thousands of homes and the waste energy is used to replace over 240,000 litres of fossil fuels annually that currently heat the kiln. Every ton of logs delivered to our facility is converted to lumber, energy and ash (mineral), which is used in agriculture.