Wairarapa News : February 8th 2012
28 WAIRARAPA NEWS, FEBRUARY 8, 2012 CELEBRATING 1992 - 2012 JNL YEARS 4345721AA PROCESSED QUARRY ROCK Screened sizes from 0-100m Quarry rock binds easy for farm races and forestry roads • River Protection Rock • Roading Material • Raceway Metal • Crushed Rocks • Landscape Rocks Diggers for Farm & Forestry work All on supply and cartage basis Congratulations JNL Always proud to supply forestry rehab work and metaling to JNL Dairy farmers get your raceways in top condition before winter to avoid pugging and lame stock WESTERN QUARRY & EARTHMOVING Ph Murray on 377 1987 4360676AA Congratulations JNL for the past 20 years of forestry involvement in the Wairarapa and for all the benefits you provide to our local community • Farm & Foresty Excavations • Retaining Walls • Pile Driving We are pleased to be wearing out our 5th excavator while working for JNL DARLINGTON DRILLING & PILING Phone Nigel (06) 377 0645 or 027 544 3917 LVL Process Flow Manager enjoys challenging tasks KarlBurling: Manager of the Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) line. CONTINUED Page 29 ' It's a huge job, but I love it. I wouldn't be here if I didn't. ' Karl Burling Karl Burling is the manager of the very important Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) line. The LVL process takes raw logs and turns them into the finest product ready for housing in Japan. Karl is in charge of production, staff management, budgeting and accounts for the LVL line. As manager, he has two supervisors and six team leaders in his team, all of whom oversee 180 staff. Each person is individually responsible for a part of the production process. Karl says he finds the job challenging and says JNL is a great company to work for. ''It's a huge job, but I love it. I wouldn't be here if I didn't.'' He feels like he has grown up with JNL. He started with the company in 1991, when he was originally employed for six weeks to set up a German veneer dryer. Twenty years later, he has progressed through the company to be one of JNL's management team. Karl has also been at the forefront in the design, manufacture and marketing of new domestic products such as J Frame -- a laminated veneer lumber framing timber. ''We needed to diversify our product base because our Japanese orders fluctuate dependent upon the economy. Developing a domestic market has allowed us to maintain full production capacity and keep all of our staff,'' says Karl. Laminated Veneer Lumber LVL is a product created by gluing together several thin sheets of wood veneer to create an extremely hardy hybrid plywood, with more long grain than cross grain sheets. One of the most important strengthening features of LVL is the balancing of cross grains on the board.
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