2018 Queensland Timber Industry Awards
Friday 2 Nov 2018On the 13th of October, TABMA hosted the 2018 Queensland Timber Industry Awards in Brisbane. Held in the Podium Room of the Rydges Hotel, more than 260 people donned their finest cocktail attire to attend the event. The guests were welcomed by TABMA QLD’s Chairman Michael Gaske and General Manager Alicia Oelkers, followed by the awards presentation that recognised and showcased excellence in the industry. All in all, the evening was a great success.
It would not be possible to discuss the successes of the evening, without mentioning the industry’s many outstanding winners. To be recognised for an award is a great achievement and all finalists must be commended on their hard work and dedication.
The 2018 award winners are as follows:
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
TABMA CEO Colin Fitzpatrick had the honour of presenting the award to long-standing patron and industry leader Rod McInnes, for his individual contributions to the industry. Retiring from his role as CEO of Timber Queensland in 2016, his involvement and insights into the industry are not unrecognised.
Once the evening’s official proceedings had concluded, it was great to see all attendees up and enjoying the dance floor, making for a night filled with drinks, dance and laughter. Alicia Oelkers would like to once again thank all those who attended and congratulate all winners on their amazing contributions. “When you see how much everyone enjoys the evening, you know the hard work in preparing the night is all worth it!”.
A final thank you goes to the evenings event sponsors, who include 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 kind generosity and support of the industry.
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