Now’s Not the Time to Drop Your Pants

There is no doubt we are in unchartered times and I honestly couldn’t think of a harder time to run a small business.  The stress of keeping work flowing, whilst keeping people employed and a roof over your own head is continuing to build for many fabricators as they...

Warning: Rant in Progress

The other day when I was voicing my opinion on the terrible policy announcement by Victorian Premier Dan Andrews, someone asked me why.  They wanted to know what this had to do with the frame and truss industry, so I explained. My heritage and my passion are key...

Rant Response

Following on from my Rant in the last edition of FTMA News titled Stop Leap Frogging the Fabricator, I had a lot of feedback.  Some feedback was extremely supportive of my comments, whereas some of the timber companies felt I was a tad harsh and they believe their...

Rant Warranted – Stop the Leap Frogging!

It is important that FTMA Australia listens to their fabricators and when you begin to hear the same message from a number of fabricators you know the issue is becoming serious. One of these issues is the fact that fabricators are not being treated as the key player...

Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental Health is an issue that I am sure we have all been affected by, whether personally or with someone you know.  Mental Health does not discriminate, it affects everyone, no matter what the demographic is. High profile people such as Kate Spade and Anthony...

Timber Shortage – Where Are We At?

With exception of family and friends I have two other strong passions which most people know about.  One is Melbourne Storm, for that winning feeling and two is the timber industry, as I’ve grown up with sawdust in the boots. Luckily, this weekend Melbourne showed me...