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Timberlink Australia and New Zealand chief executive Ian Tyson, left, with Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman and sawmill general manager Romon Spiers in front of where the two new kilns will go.
Work has started on a $10 million investment programme at a Blenheim sawmill, which will create up to 50 jobs over the next five years.
The sawmill, off Battys Rd, was taken over by Australian company Timberlink last September, after they bought the site from Flight Timbers.
Timberlink Australia and New Zealand chief executive Ian Tyson, who visited the site on Wednesday, said the upgrade would make the sawmill internationally competitive.
"The improvements are being rolled out end-to-end across the whole site," he said.