Hard work is certainly paying dividends
WE ARE very pleased with the amazing progress being made in Queensland with trainee and apprentice placements at record highs and an above budget financial result being achieved for the 2014/15 fiscal year . These results are totally due to the efforts of Qld manager Alicia Oelkers, field officer Brian Cook and office administrator Brooke Caracciolo. Their hard work is certainly paying dividends.
The first meeting of the new Fitec Australia board was held in Brisbane on July 31. The board members are Andrew Bone (Bone Timber SA), Ian Halliday (ex Harper Timber NSW), Mark Lourigan (Hyne Timber Qld), Jim Burgess (DAF Qld) and Danny Lake (Wesbeam Qld). Under the leadership of general manager June Dunleavy, a Fitec strategy meeting was held in Sydney in May and a strategy to move forward nationally was implemented.
TABMA South Australia
State Manager Alicia Oelkers has announced the appointment of Tony Scarinci to the position of senior field officer. Tony commenced with TABMA on July 6.
South Australia Forum
As previously announced TABMA has been working closely with the SA government and is now the conduit between our industry and government in SA. To this end a forum was held in Adelaide on May 27 and attended by 35 persons representing a cross section of industry and government. Pertinent industry matters were discussed and many issues resolved.
TABMA National Awards and Industry Dinner
Led by Ian Halliday and Alicia Oelkers, judging for the 2015 TABMA national awards commenced on August 5. The award categories are Best Frame & Truss Fabricator, Best Timber Merchant, Best Building Materials Centre, Wholesaler of the Year, Most Innovative Member, Sales Representative of the Year, Host Employer of the Year, Trainee of the Year, Apprentice of the Year and Member of the Year.
This year the Awards Dinner will be held in Sydney at Dockside, Cockle Bay on Friday November 6. We are extremely grateful for the financial support being shown by major sponsors: Gunnersen Meyer Timber ITI Swan Le Messurier John Cook & Sons ATS Timber Without the support of these companies the Dinner would not be possible.
Head Office Premises
TABMA has renegotiated the lease on our premises at 486 Pacific Highway, St Leonards, NSW for another 2 years at a very competitive rate. Our offices are very centrally located on the lower North Shore and are only 15 minutes from the Sydney CBD.