‘Celebrating timber in all its grains’

It was a night of glitz, glamour and good old fashioned razzmatazz as industry suppliers, merchants, retailers and fabricators mingled at the TABMA National Timber Industry Dinner in Sydney on Friday October 26, 2018.

Set before the backdrop of Darling Harbour, the dinner was hosted in Hyatt Regency Ballroom with laughs provided by the lively Three Waiters ® trio.

The Three Waiters had the crowd in raptures

Attending on behalf of Responsible Wood, a bronze sponsor of the event, Jason Ross said that TABMA members remain strong supporters of Responsible Wood certification scheme.

“The Responsible Wood logo is the only mark ensuring that timber meets Australian standards for environmental certification, hundreds of TABMA merchants are involved in the Responsible Wood scheme through our Chain of Custody scheme.

Chain of Custody ensures that timber managed in the forest meets environmental and social checks through the supply chain. If you want to ensure that your timber comes from a sustainable source, in Australia, Responsible Wood is a must”.

TABMA CEO Colin Fitzpatrick addresses the crowd

TABMA CEO Colin Fitzpatrick, a longstanding  director of Responsible Wood, stood down as a director after 6 years of service at the Responsible Wood AGM held in Brisbane on Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Onto the festivities where Queensland based Langs Building Supplies was awarded the inaugural Andrew Bones Award for the TABMA member who has supported, over the past year, the services and benefits TABMA provides to members.

According to TABMA CEO, Colin Fitzpatrick the award is named in honour of Andrew Bones, who passed away suddenly in March 2018, to the TABMA Member of the Year in perpetuity.

Located in the South East Queensland corner, Langs Building Supplies have distribution outlets at Yatala and Caloundra and provide Home Hardware, Timber Roof Trusses, Wall Frames and can assist with DIY projects.

Lang Building Supplies presented with the Chris Bone Award

Lang Building Supplies are one of hundreds of building suppliers that stock Responsible Wood certified timbers.

Look out for the Responsible Wood stamp of approval next time you visit your building supplier outlet.

TABMA is a nation-wide industry association providing services to timber & building material merchants, suppliers, frame and truss fabricators, manufacturers, wholesalers & timber importers across Australia. Servicing industry members across New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania, TABMA supports timber and building material merchants, suppliers, manufacturers, wholesalers and timber importers through the provision of recruitment services, training and industrial relations. TABMA is a strong supporter of the Responsible Wood certification scheme with many TABMA members participating in the Responsible Wood Chain of Custody certification scheme.