The 200m2 facility will include a five-head Stenner resaw, a vertical twin resaw, and an outfeed conveyor with automated strapping and bearer placement.

“This investment will enhance Glennon Brothers’ resawing and cross-cutting operations, improve product quality, and improve product availability for our customers,” the company said.

Since 1997, Glennon Brothers has invested nearly €60m in the Irish sawmilling sector.

This year at its Fermoy mill it commissioned a stress grading and planing facility featuring a state-of-the-art USNR lineal high grader and Ledinek planer. The company says the €13m price tag is the single biggest investment in Irish sawmilling in the past five or six years.

Last month, in partnership with UPM Tilhill and the Troon Tug Company, Glennon Brothers launched the first landing craft timber transport service to the west coast of Scotland. The Red Princess, formerly a passenger vessel in Corfu, will transport logs from the Scottish coast and islands for Glennon Brothers’ site in Troon.