In January, as I recovered from pre-Christmas injuries I was given some Irish cheer in the form of an invitation to the opening of CombiLift’s new €40 million production facility in IRELAND.

I was so excited, until, I suffered a Fibro Flare and realised it wouldn’t be fair to FTMA or CombiLift if I went and couldn’t handle the travel.  CombiLift were understanding, especially when I asked if I could send a roving reporter for FTMA News to represent the Association.

In short, given the quick turn-around required in time I asked Jamie Dahlsen from the FTMA Board if he would be our first roving reporter for FTMA News and report back with blogs and images of the tour. The tour will be held in the first week of May and we look forward to reading more about it.

This is an excellent way for fabricators to get to know certain products and/or services available to the industry from the eyes of a fabricator. If you can think of other areas you would like to see us follow up on, or if you have any other suggestions please let us know by sending an email to