Australian Forest Products Association announced the finalists of the 2017 national Forest Industry Innovation Awards

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) announced the finalists of the 2017 national Forest Industry Innovation Awards. The finalists list includes six companies of the three categories:

  • Hume Forests and the OneSafeGroup for their contributions to Innovation in Safety;
  • SFM (Hydrowood) and AKD Softwoods for their achievements in Innovation in Business;
  • Timber Communities Australia and the Timber and Building Materials Association (TABMA) for their work in Innovation in Training.

Ross Hampton, Chief Executive Officer of AFPA, commented:

“I would like to thank everyone who entered the 2017 Forest Industry Innovation Awards and extend my congratulations to the six outstanding finalists of the three categories. Finalists include Hume Forests and the OneSafeGroup for their contributions to Innovation in Safety (sponsored by Forest Corp NSW); SFM (Hydrowood) and AKD Softwoods for their achievements in Innovation in Business (sponsored by Visy); and Timber Communities Australia and the Timber and Building Materials Association (TABMA) for their work in Innovation in Training (sponsored by Forestworks).

We want to reward our industries for striving to be the very best they can be in areas of business, safety and training. Our people and companies are working in the most sustainable of businesses dealing with totally renewable and biodegradable resources. Embracing new technologies, safety practices and training in this modern environment is paramount.
Our forest product industries are incredibly modern and innovative. On a global scale, they are leading the way in adapting leading-edge technology to ensure sustainability and competitiveness. These are achievements that should be recognised and celebrated.

As an industry at the forefront of innovation, it is fitting that we would want to recognise and celebrate these leaders at the biennial Industry Gala Dinner which attracts about 500 industry representatives and many Members of Parliament.”

Earlier AFPA appointed John Stokes as its new South Australian Manager

Source: Woodbizforum