When we first spoke to Greg King in late 2014, we quickly realised our companies shared values of quality and integrity – a great foundation for any business relationship.

We also saw that TTN has all the essential ingredients of a successful and enduring publication – a highly engaged readership; a committed group of advertisers; an industry at a critical time of its evolution; and last but not least, a Publisher who had put his heart and soul into understanding the people who make this industry so unique.

So, it was with great excitement that in January 2015, we welcomed Greg and his unrivalled TTN to the Great Southern Press stable. This new partnership ensures you, our loyal readers, get the great stories, news and features you have come to expect and enjoy over the last 30 years, while also getting to share in an exciting period of development.

Established in 1972, Great Southern Press is a family-owned business-to-business publishing and events company with eight magazines in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Our reputation for quality saw us named “˜Business Publishing Company of the Year’ finalist at the Publishers Australia Excellence Awards 2014.

We are truly grateful for the warm welcome we’ve received from our readers and supporters, and from the wider timber industry. Your support has resulted in the launch of a comprehensive digital offering for the magazine, with regular updates on the latest developments relevant to the timber industry on the re-vamped website, and a fortnightly e-newsletter to deliver the latest industry news straight to your email inbox.

Our plans to grow the TTN readership are also taking shape, alongside the launch of some exciting new publications for the timber industry.

Greg has placed his trust in us to continue his work on TTN. As you’ve seen in the pages of this landmark edition, the magazine has an incredibly rich history, and we are looking forward to working with Greg to bring some of his new ideas to life and really build on what he has achieved over the last 30 years.

Here’s to another 30! Look back at the events of 2014 or read founding publisher Greg King’s introduction to the 30th Anniversary Landmark Edition.