Category: No. 344 // March 2015

A life well grown

Last month our Founding Publisher Greg King caught up with Peter Duncan, of Peter Duncan’s Timber, in Sydney’s North Shore suburb of Turramurra. Joined by his lovely family, comprising of his wife Evelyn Duncan and sons Nicholas and David Duncan, all of which today operate the family business, Peter and Greg sat down to chat about the Duncan name and its part in the timber industry.

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Introducing: Natalie Kimber, Victorian Association of Forest Industries

Recently, I’ve been getting to know the diverse and down-to-earth timber industry as the new Associate Editor of TimberTrader News. What has struck me most is the passion and enthusiasm among members of this industry, including young professionals committed to its longevity. This month’s interview subject, Natalie Kimber, is no exception and, recently joined the Victorian Association of Forest Industries as their new Media and Communications Officer. Natalie was kind enough to let TimberTrader News quiz her on her new role and provide us with her industry insights.

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FTMA Newsletter

In a perfect example of effective industry collaboration, FTMA Australia was joined by ForestWorks, TABMA and the TTIA in hosting forums in Canberra, Illawarra and West Sydney during the last week of February to discuss the all-important issue of timber waste with fabricators and suppliers to the industry.

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Quality control

Which way the toilet roll should sit in the holder? Does the paper hang against the wall or on the outside? Should the clothes pegs stay on the line or be taken off? Is it the responsibility of the wearer or washer to check pockets of clothes before they go in the washing machine?

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