We believe high grade Macrocarpa has a significant and growing contribution to offer the home building industry both in NZ and overseas.
Murray Grant began the business in Whangarei in 1993 with a specially imported horizontal bandsaw. We soon realised the commercial potential for Macrocarpa when it was graded and sawn to a consistent standard. With demand increasing rapidly, a larger sawmill was purchased in Patumahoe, Franklin in 2003. Today MacDirect would be the largest supplier of building grade Macrocarpa in the North Island.
Additional to the sawmill, we also have onsite; dry sheds, a dehumidifier/kiln, and a modern molder/4 sider. We are proud that 90% of MacDirect logs are sourced from plantation grown Cypress, which enables production of the highest quality graded timber.
MacDirect has a dedicated team of workers and the key personal have been with Murray for several years.
Office Manager Cindy Hickmott, who handles accounting, administration and sales will often be the first contact you have through email or phone.
Operations Manager, Chris Sutherland (CJ) has vast experience in the industry and is also available for any enquiries you have.
Our Expert Machinist Operater for our Molder 4 Sider is Reddy Wagendra.