Category: No. 350 // September 2015

Efficiency is universal

When Canberra’s Universal Trusses last featured in TimberTrader News, the company was in the process of purchasing an Auto Eye Truss System from Randek. It was going to be the first one in Australia, and only the second one operating in the world. We recently caught up with Arthur Potter, curious to find out if the family’s big risk – and investment – had paid off.

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Where are they now? Charlie Henry

In our 1995 September issue (20 years ago now!) we had the pleasure of featuring Charlie Henry, from Charlie Henry Timbers, and his speech on the importance of family-owned businesses in the timber industry. I recently caught up with Charlie to see what happened next, as we move closer to our 30th anniversary edition this October.

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It’s a state of mind

A recognisable name within Tasmania’s fragile timber industry, McKay Timber is a strong entity in the island state. Sawmiller, merchant, and prefabricated truss manufacturer, I caught up with the man behind the business, Bernard McKay, to chat about the local industry he holds dear – and why he is concerned for its future.

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