Wade Sawmill is situated just north of Maryborough, Queensland in the Moonaboola Industrial Estate and manufactures a large range of timber products to cater for all applications in the outdoor timber industry.
The founders, Robin and Marian Wade, purchased their first sawmill licence in 1981. Robin has been in the timber industry since 1966.
In the beginning, hardwood railway sleepers were the main product, then branching out to include hardwood landscape sleepers.
Customers became conscious of beautifying their homes and gardens, so landscape sleepers and fencing became very popular, and still are today.
We built a new mill in 1984 to enable us to cut sawn hardwood and fencing timbers. These two new products proved very popular with our customers.
We again outgrew our surroundings, and so built a new mill at the present site in 1989. To cater for our customer's needs, a CCA treatment plant has been installed.
The Wade Domestic Product Range for home and garden includes, fencing timbers, fencing palings, rails, posts and sleepers, and also Wade Tru-Log.
In 2010 a major upgrade was untaken comprising of a weigh bridge, a state of the art computerised treatment system and a docking and stacking system for the pine mill, making an investment of well over 1 million dollars.
In 2012 we added a pine debarker and an automatic docking system costing 1.1 million dollars.
In 2020, for the cost of over 3 million dollars a pine log rounding plant was built in Maryborough to replace the outdated machinery in Gympie.
Wade Sawmill is proud to support the local Maryborough and Queensland populations with millions of dollars injected into the economy each year though preferential local hiring practices and donations. We employ over 30 full time local workers, helping support them and their families. At three generations now, the Wade family is part of the community and is proud to support the area we belong to.
We attribute our success to the fact that our customers are very important to us, and we always strive to offer a quality product at a competitive price!
From humble beginnings the mill has grown over the years and has become one of the area's most efficient and progressive mills. Wade Sawmill is situated just north of Maryborough.