TABMA continues to go from strength to strength
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
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.
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.