Topping-out ceremony for cross-laminated timber plant
“Glück auf” – Good luck! Mayr-Melnhof Holz is expanding its sawmill site in Leoben with a state-of-the-art cross-laminated timber plant, a high-performance re-sorting and planning mill, and a fully automated high-bay warehouse for the storage of sawn timber.
The 170-million-euro investment will be built directly subsequently to the sawmill. All elements for the load-bearing timber construction, the roof structure, walls and ceiling elements made of wood are manufactured from PEFC-certified wood in Mayr-Melnhof Holz' own timber processing plants.
Only ten months after the groundbreaking ceremony, the shell of the building is now complete. The occasion to celebrate the traditional topping-out ceremony. Representatives and employees of all the companies involved in the construction were there:
- Warnecke Engineering GmbH
- Arinco planungs + consulting gmbH
- TGA Engineering GmbH
- pde Integrale Planung GmbH
- SYNALP GmbH
- Ingenieurbüro Rudlof GmbH
- sblumer ZT GmbH
- HT & Generalunternehmer & Industriebau GmbH
- Strobl Holzbau GmbH
- Bacon Gebäudetechnik GMBH
- Elin GmbH
- Bmstr. DI (FH) Andreas Walter Mitteregger
Board member Richard Stralz and owner Franz Mayr-Melnhof-Saurau thanked the project team and employees of Mayr-Melnhof Holz, the planners, architects, all companies involved in the construction and their employees for their efforts. The youngest apprentice of the timber construction company Strobl solemnly gave the topping-out speech (“Gleichenspruch”) and threw a glass onto the floor. This tradition is supposed to bring good luck for the further course of construction. Very impressively burned onto a large cross-laminated timber board from the Gaishorn site, the “Gleichenspruch” will find a lasting place in the cross-laminated timber plant after its completion.
Construction is in full swing and commissioning is planned for December 2022.