TABMA con­tin­ues to go from strength to strength

Australasian Timber - - ASSOCIATIONS - By Colin Fitz­patrick Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Tim­ber & Build­ing Ma­te­ri­als As­so­ci­a­tion (Aust.) Ltd

THE 2016 Tim­ber In­dus­try Din­ner, at­tended by 220 guests rep­re­sent­ing all States as well as spe­cial overseas guests, was held in Syd­ney on Oc­to­ber 7. En­ter­tain­ment was pro­vided by il­lu­sion­ist Matt Hol­ly­wood and a DJ play­ing ev­ery­body’s favourite mu­sic. The an­nual TABMA Mem­ber of the Year Award was pre­sented to ITI Aus­tralia and ac­cepted by Craig Davies.

Queens­land Awards Din­ner

The Queens­land Tim­ber Awards Din­ner was held on Oc­to­ber 15 at Ry­dges, South­bank. Trainee of the Year Bren­nan Turner – Hud­son Home Hard­ware, Nerang Best Tim­ber Whole­sale Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Melonie Con­duit, Park­side Tim­bers Host Em­ployer of the Year Wood­house Tim­ber Com­pany Best Tim­ber Man­u­fac­tur­ing Com­pany Tim­beck Ar­chi­tec­tural Most In­no­va­tive Op­er­a­tion Park­side Wondai, Dry Mill Best Build­ing Ma­te­ri­als Cen­tre Bretts Home Tim­ber & Hard­ware Best Frame & Truss Fabri­ca­tor Langs Build­ing Sup­plies Best Sawmilling Op­er­a­tion Hyne Tim­ber Best Tim­ber Whole­sale Op­er­a­tion ITI Queens­land Best Tim­ber Mer­chant Gowan Lea Tim­bers John Gill

TABMA Vic­to­ria

We are pleased to ad­vise of the ap­point­ment of Sam Sam­mour to the po­si­tion of State Man­ager, TABMA Vic­to­ria. Sam took up his role on Oc­to­ber 24.

TABMA Group An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing

The 2016 AGM of the TABMA Group was held in Syd­ney at the Ho­tel Ur­ban on Novem­ber 3.

At the meet­ing Peter Hutchi­son (MiTek) was elected un­op­posed as Pres­i­dent for the 2016/17 year. Bren­ton Christo­pher (John Cook & Sons) and David Lit­tle (Hard­ware & Gen­eral) were elected Vice Pres­i­dents. The fol­low­ing com­prise the Board of Di­rec­tors for 2016/17: Andrew Bone (Bone Tim­ber SA) Roy Ed­wards (Hey­den Frame & Truss NSW) Michael Gaske (Oz­line Tim­ber Qld) Danny Gat­tone (Swadlings Tim­ber & Hard­ware NSW) Glenn John­ston (Stock­wells Join­ery NSW) Brett McKay (McKay Tim­bers Tas­ma­nia) John Ste­wart (Sim­monds Lum­ber NSW) Gary Walker (Bel­mont Tim­ber NSW)

The 2016 Year

2016 was a very good year for the TABMA Group with rev­enue up over 40% on the pre­vi­ous year and our to­tal em­ployee num­bers now nudg­ing 300. All di­vi­sions are pro­gress­ing well es­pe­cially our GTO - TABMA Ap­pren­tices & Trainees and our RTO – TABMA Training.

Seasons Greet­ings

We at TABMA wish all our mem­bers and all in the tim­ber in­dus­try a very Merry Christ­mas and hope that 2017 brings pros­per­ity to all.

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