In a move that probably comes as little surprise to those in the industry, Woolworths and Lowe’s have announced ‘Masters’ as the brand name for their entry into the Australian home improvement sector.
The Hardware Association of Victoria (HAV) staged its annual Corporate Golf Day at The Yarra Yarra Golf Club on April 18. HAV members, hardware suppliers and key industry participants enjoyed a gloriously sunny day of Ambrose play on one of Melbourne’s finest sand belt golf courses.
In April, the Hardware Association of New South Wales (HANSW) reclaimed its identity as an independent and autonomous industry association. The formation of the HANSW followed the winding up of the same organisation in 2001 under an agreement reached with the Australian Retailers Association.
Errol and Zea Mymin mixed their original batch of Timbermate Woodfiller using an old Mixmaster in the family kitchen. Today, Timbermate products are exported to 15 countries around the world.
Traditional style wood screws (requiring pre-drill for shank and thread) and self-tapping screws (requiring pre-drill for thread) require more work to install. For that reason, they are being overlooked, with consumers preferring easier self-drilling varieties such as chipboard, hinge/long threads, type 17 and needlepoint screws.
Growth in developed and emerging markets is driving production and consumption for plywood and OSB, according to a recent analyst’s report.
Bill Sutton started his working career as an Engineering Cadet with General Motors Holden at Fishermans Bend after leaving secondary School in 1952. During his cadetship Bill attended RMIT to study for an Engineering Diploma.