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Irrewarra Restart Announcement

18 September 2020

AKD yesterday confirmed that they will recommence operations at their Irrewarra Sawmilling Site to provide more Australian produced timber for their customers and employment opportunities in the Colac region.

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Caboolture Restart & Growth Announcement

4 September 2020

AKD has today confirmed that the Caboolture Sawmill will recommence operations on the 14th of September 2020, after a brief closure period due to a storage shed fire in June. This recommencement is possible due to the rebuilding of the fuel handling system which will make for a safer and more sustainable business in the long term.

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NSW Sawmilling Acquisitions

31 October 2018

AKD Softwoods today finalised the purchase of Carter Holt Harvey’s (CHH) New South Wales sawmilling business.

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AKD to acquire NSW sawmills

25 July 2018

AKD is pleased to confirm that it has signed an agreement to acquire sawmilling assets in NSW...

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Caboolture Sawmill Expansion

24 July 2018

With a joint (AKD/federal government) investment of over $50 million, the project will add 100 fulltime positions...

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Yarram joins AKD

27 March 2018

AKD Proudly announces the acquisition of the Yarram Sawmill in Victoria.

The Yarram operation...

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Caboolture Acquisition

8 March 2018

AKD Proudly announces the acquisition of the Caboolture Sawmill in Queensland.

The Caboolture operation...

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AKD Breaking News

28 November 2017

AKD and CHH are in advanced negotiations regarding the potential purchase of the Yarram (Vic) and Caboolture (Qld) sawmills.

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Local Business Award

18 October 2017

An AKD Softwoods leader says the cornerstones of the Colac timber company’s plans are safety, quality and efficiency.

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National Innovation Award

15 September 2017

AKD Softwoods has claimed a national forestry award for its innovation efforts and cutting-edge technology, which will make its Colac sawmill the most modern in Australia.

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Women impressing in male-dominated field

30 November 2016

Colac timber processorAKD and its staff have featured in a national timber industry magazine, highlighting the opportunities for women in a traditionally male-dominated workplace. 

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Workers' cancer fundraiser exceeds $20,000

18 March 2015

AKD's involvement in the World's Greatest Shave was featured in the Colac Herald

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$6-million upgrade for AKD Softwoods

16 February 2015

AKD's $6 million upgrade of the Irrewarra Mill was featured in the Colac Herald

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$6.2-million upgrade for Colac timber company

24 October 2014

AKD's Continuous Kilns upgrade was featured in the Colac Herald

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Driver vies for national crown

26 September 2014

AKD truck driver Ross Maw will compete for the crown of Australia’s best truck driver - Colac Herald

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Featured News

AKD Get Pink'd Up

AKD turns pink for the month of October, proudly supporting and raising awareness for breast cancer. 

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AKD Attends Futures Day

AKD travels to Gundagai High School to attend Futures Day. 

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RM Advancer Awards

On the 24th of October 2019, at a presentation function in Sydney, AKD was announced as a winner at the RM Advancer Awards.

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