THE MAMAKU SAWMILL.
OPENING CEREMONY. [TIT. TELEGRAM— COBKESFONDENT.I AERO A, Wednesday. The opening of the new sawmill recency erected by the Mountain Rimu Timber Company (Limited), which has been looked forward to with interest by the building public of tho Auckland, Thames, Rotorua, and Waikato districts, has just taken place M Mamakii. Mr, J. S. Hope and Mr, Krcutzcr, representing the directors, Mr. Diss, of the Railway Department, and several leading gentlemen interested in the timber trade, were also present. Mr. Hopo performed the usual ceremony of breaking a bottle of wine over tho first log as it entered the vortical saw, and on the completion of the first cut, ho addressed thoso present. Ho thanked tho employees and all who had so faithfully carried out their duties connected with the erection of the mill. Success to tho new company and sawmill was drunk, and several complimentary speeches wero made and replied to by the directors, manager, and employees. The machinery worked smoothly and effectively, and reflects great credit upon Messrs. C. E. and A. B. Kusabs (general manager and managing director), who designed and supervised the whole of the work.
The new mill building, which covers an area of half-an-acre, is built entirely of heart of rimu, and is roofed with iron. Tho machinery throughout is in every respect new, and contains all the latest modern improvements ; in fact, no expense has been spared in providing the mill with labour-saving and effective machinery. Extensive skidways, capable of holding 200,000 ft of logs have been erected, where logs of any ordinary length are placed. These skidways are, erected in such a manner that a log of any length may be quickly and with ease placed upon the breaking-down bench, and then carried on to the different circular benches, or gang-frames to be cut into any desired dimension; indeed, every facility that 's possible to expedite the rapid tatting out of a large quantity of timber, well and Wily cut, at the least amount of labour, has en effected, and, with the large quantity ci standing rimu owned by the company, a long and prosperous career is confidently assured.
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THE MAMAKU SAWMILL., New Zealand Herald, Volume XXXV, Issue 10787, 23 June 1898
THE MAMAKU SAWMILL. New Zealand Herald, Volume XXXV, Issue 10787, 23 June 1898
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