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Queensland Timber Industry Awards showcases industry talent


On 13 October, TABMA hosted the 2018 Queensland Timber Industry Awards in Brisbane held in the Podium Room of the Rydges Hotel. More than 260 people attended the event. Source: Timberbiz

Guests were welcomed by TABMA Queensland chairman Michael Gaske and general manager Alicia Oelkers.

The awards presentation recognised and showcased excellence in the industry.

To be recognised for an award is a great achievement and all finalists are to be commended for their hard work and dedication.

TABMA CEO Colin Fitzpatrick had the honour of presenting an award to long-standing patron and industry leader Rod McInnes for his individual contributions to the industry.

“When you see how much everyone enjoys the evening, you know the hard work in preparing the night is all worth it,” Ms Oelkers said.

Event sponsors included ITI Australia, Dindas, Woodhouse, T-PAC, AKD Softwoods, Gunnersen, Ozline Timbers, Parkside Timber, VTW Australia, Wesbeam and Belle’s Monteville.

Events such as these cannot take place without the generosity and support of the industry.

The 2018 award winners were:

Best Timber Merchant – Tradeware Building Supplies

Best Building Materials Centre – BMS Mitre 10

Best Timber Wholesale Operation – Dindas Australia

Best Frame and Truss Operation – Langs Building Supplies

Best Timber Manufacturing Operation – Parkside Group – Wondai Dry Mill

Best Sawmilling Operation – Hyne Timber

Most Innovative Operation – Langs Building Supplies

Best Host Employer – Williams Group Australia

Apprentice of the Year – Riley Cassels – Project Shopfit

Trainee of the Year – La-lani Clemett – Versace Timbers

Best Wholesale Representative – Michael Branton – I.T.I Australia

Recognising an individual’s contribution to the Forest and Timber Industry – Rod McInnes