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CONTENTS April-June 2020

About us The store listed on the front of this magazine is a member of the Construction Supply Specialist Group. While the majority of your work will be conducted with your local CSS Member, this store is part of a national network of stores that can provide you with exceptional service and support wherever you may be working in Australia. For more store locations, visit www.constructionsupply.com.au.

COVER STORY

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Born to drive

Meet Molly Taylor, Australia’s first female rally champion who has racing in her blood.

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04. Welcome Small businesses are big

business in Australia. Here’s how to help those who have been impacted by fire.

05. News Unprecedented demand has put

huge pressure on manufacturers of P2 dust masks; plus much more…

12. After the fire As the horror bushfire season recedes, a bunch of Aussie tradies are quietly helping survivors.

16. Cybersecurity Here’s what you can do to keep your business safe online.

18. High and dry Waterproofing is critical to

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the construction process. Here’s how to get it right.

22. Members in Action Shared values have built a strong alliance between CPE Construction and Ultimate Fasteners.

24. Supplier profile The fascinating story behind WD-40.

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36. F.A.T.MAG fun The monster crossword, sudoku and more…

PLUS Supplier editorials

Advice, new products and more from a selection of CSS suppliers.

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Small business is really big business We are already a couple of months into this new year and the recollections of a somewhat interrupted vacation period are already distant memories as the hustle and bustle of daily work life have become the norm again. Appointments lined up, phone and text messages to check, emails from all over and people seeking advice, answers or they just need an ear to listen to them, becoming a regular occurrence throughout the day. Fortunately for us, most of the Members of the CSS Group were spared much of the heartbreak that the bushfires, floods and cyclones brought down upon so much of this great country over the first month and a bit of 2020. We are thankful for that blessing and extend our combined thoughts and good wishes to all of those that were less fortunate than us. God’s speed in your collective recoveries. Knowing that so many small businesses have been affected both directly and indirectly by the torment of the first six weeks or so of 2020, I thought it important to provide a little detail on what small business means to Australia and the importance of everyone getting behind them to get them back on their feet and back in the game. The figures below stand as a testament to why we all need to get behind those small businesses and their hard-working staff who have been impacted.  It is reported that in 2019 more

than 220,000 new businesses were registered with The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) here in Australia. That’s more than 600 businesses per day starting up and looking to make a quid and many, many of those would be regarded as small businesses. Some pretty big numbers when you think about it.  According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 98 per cent of Australian organisations are defined as small businesses (having fewer than 20 employees and revenues of less than $10,000,000 per annum). Another set of figures that equate to another significant set of big numbers.  Small business in Australia makes up around 35 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and that is an overall contribution to the economy in excess of $650 billion dollars based on last year’s figures. Obviously, our intimate involvement with the members of the CSS Group (all small businesses in their own right) and having considerable knowledge of other such groups, we are aware that businesses come in a vast array of structures, shapes, sizes and market focus and all face unique circumstances, challenges and potentials as they develop and grow. Using our industry segment as a template, there is no denying small business is a very big part of the future of this country.

Australians, as a whole, have already shown their ability to stand by their mates and to dig deep financially, personally and emotionally in times of trouble and strife and it just makes you proud to be part of the great Australian spirit. As stated above, I am one of those that had an interrupted break that resulted in me coming home early with money in my pocket that I would have normally spent in the shops, restaurants, pubs, clubs and other small businesses where I was to be holidaying. It is my aim to get back up the coast and spend some, if not all, that money in support of the companies, people and communities in and around the area. I know many others will be doing the same and I reckon this is one way we can make a difference and get some of the cashflow back into the hands of the people and communities who need it. Small business is really big business that is spread around a little and this country needs small business doing plenty of business to ensure it stays fluid and strong going forward. Just look at the figures above and let’s help those affected, get back to doing the business of doing business in all areas and this will help build their communities. Thanks for taking the time to have a look through this edition of The F.A.T. Mag and as always, if you like what you see and read, tell others but if you don’t, tell me. (jeff@cssgroup.com.au) 

New cancer support for parents Thanks to the support of CSS and other generous Aussies, youth cancer charity Canteen has now expanded its support to parents dealing with a cancer diagnosis who have young children in their family. Every year, another 21,000 young people aged 12-25 find out their parent has cancer. Canteen’s research shows that young people who are kept up to date about their parent’s cancer have lower levels of anxiety than those who are kept in the dark. That’s why a new online support platform—Canteen Connect for Parents— was developed to provide a community for parents who are navigating their own individual cancer journey or have a loved one impacted by a cancer diagnosis. By connecting with other parents who are experiencing similar challenges 4 CSS F.A.T. MAG

through blogs, direct messaging and live discussion boards, Canteen aims to decrease the levels of distress and anxiety felt by everyone in the family, especially young people. One recent discussion board touched on the challenges of having a spouse with terminal cancer and dealing with the stresses this brings to a family. “We are 18 months into a terminal diagnosis. Our kids are a bit older so we took the ‘let’s be honest’ route about the disease. We’re also going to pack much of what we’d planned for the next 50 years into the next two years. This journey is going to be so hard.” Through the online platform, this parent was supported by others who understood exactly what they were going through plus professional counselling sessions.

If you or someone you know needs support to deal with a family cancer diagnosis, please check out parents.canteenconnect.org.au or Google ‘Canteen Connect’. 


NEWS Breathing space

Unprecedented public and international demand has put huge pressure on manufacturers of P2 dust masks. The combination of bushfires, coronavirus (COVID-19) and the lunar new year holiday has created a perfect storm for manufacturers of P2 dust masks this year, with the surge in demand far outstripping manufacturers’ expectations. And while heavy rain douses the fires and health authorities make progress on managing the COVID-19 epidemic, manufacturers of the masks are warning of an economic flow-on effect that we’re yet to see. “I wouldn’t say we’re out of stock, but we’re really right on that knife edge, and any containers that are coming in are going straight out,” explains Brad Rodgers, R&D manager for Paramount Safety Products. “We’re not able to get ahead of the game, and it’s just managing stock very closely to ensure that our regular customers and the people that use them to continue their working life in Australia are satisfied as well.” Paramount Safety manufactures Pro Choice Safety respiratory gear including disposable face masks and half-mask respirators. Rodgers says the supply challenges have come from two factors; a spike in demand from the general public, and a surge of orders from inside China. It’s complicated by the Chinese government’s restrictions on exporting, and the extended shutdown of manufacturing plants beyond the normal lunar new year break. “Paramount’s been importing and wholesaling since 1992,” he explains. “Every year during Chinese New Year, from the end of January to February, we increase our order volume significantly just to counteract that time off from production. “The pressure was already on because

$207 billion Australia’s road industry contributes nearly $207 billion of value to the economy each year and supports almost 1.3 million jobs, according to new analysis released by Roads

the bushfires— when enquiries for masks started coming in from the general public, that’s where the economies of scale are well beyond what any business can plan with their stock forecasting. Stock levels were already at a low, and the virus made it a significant challenge. We managed that daily and our current communications at the moment is that some factories are back but on limited production. Some factories are not back. We’ve heard the Chinese government is staggering the start of working hours depending on factory type and what they produce. More of the essential products are coming back first, and some of the others will come back later. That’s challenging too, not knowing when production’s going to start again.” Paramount has manufacturing plants in China and Vietnam, but it isn’t an option to switch production to another country. “I don’t believe there’s enough factory or

capacity outside of China around the world to satisfy this demand,” Rodgers explains. “And any factories that are outside of China are reliant on raw material from China.” Nonetheless, he says Paramount are committed to looking after local regular customers. “But the knock-on effect through the economy is probably yet to be understood,” he adds. “There will be issues because there’s definitely been stock going to back to China and not satisfying the local demand. And stock that is being sold here in Australia could be getting sold at higher prices, but we just encourage our distributors to keep a cool, calm head. Your customers have been with you for a long time and you want to support them and ensure you can get them through this tough time. Because if they can’t work, that means the short spike in sales are short term gain, long term pain.” 

Australia (RA). At more than 877,000 kilometres in length, Australia’s national road network is one of the longest in the world. The BIS Oxford Economics paper indicates these benefits will

continue to flow over the next decade, pointing to a road infrastructure pipeline worth $22.7 billion over the years to 2022/23 and $25.4 billion over the following five years.  CSS F.A.T. MAG 5


NEWS

Work stress demolishes mental health A new Bond University study involving almost 500 participants has revealed work pressures were the main source of stress for construction project managers and affected their ability to perform their jobs. In contrast, workers across business at large said non-work issues were the greatest contributors to stress. Report author Professor Alan Patching is calling for systemic change in the Australian construction industry to protect workers’ mental health. The consequences of failing to act included suicide, he said. Professor Patching, who was project director for construction of the Sydney

Olympic Stadium, said a cut-throat approach to tendering and wafer-thin profit margins were driving the stress epidemic. “The current most commonly used contracting system effectively often requires tenderers to bid with low or no margin prices and/or to offer reduced construction time in order to win work,” Professor Patching said. “That, in turn, requires appointing more experienced and usually already over-committed construction project managers to manage the project in a way that drives some level of profit from it. Professor Patching said construction

industry culture was a key stumbling block to taking action. Research from 2009 showed absenteeism due to stress-related illness increased dramatically in every area of business except construction, despite concerning suicide rates among construction workers over the period of the study. “It was not that construction people were not experiencing stress-related illness, they simply did not report it for fear of appearing weak in an industry reputed for its tough image,” Professor Patching said. “My research confirmed that this attitude is still very much alive and kicking. It needs to be eradicated.” 

Lending for new homes grows The ABS has released the monthly data tracking lending for construction and purchases of new homes, lending for home renovations, and purchasing established homes for December 2019. “Lending to first home buyers increased by 6.2 per cent in the month of December 2019 to be up by 3.6 per cent for the quarter. This is the highest number of first home buyer loans since December 2009,” said Angela Lillicrap, HIA Economist. “House price growth and lower interest rates are supporting market confidence leading to an increase in lending to owner 6 CSS F.A.T. MAG

occupiers for the purchase of a new home which increased by 4.9 per cent in the December quarter,” added Ms Lillicrap. “This positive lending data is consistent with other leading indicators, including new home sales and building approvals, showing that the housing market reached a turning point midway through 2019. This confirms our expectations that the market reached a new, relatively shallow trough, in 2019.” Lending to owner-occupiers for new dwellings increased in the quarter for all states and territories except for Tasmania which declined by 12.2 per cent. 


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COVER STORY

Born to drive

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n a home crammed with reminders of what her mum and dad did for work and ‘play’, an infant Molly Taylor played with toy horses, not dolls—or cars. That is surprising, given Molly is the daughter of four-time Australian rally champion co-driver Coral Taylor, who calls the corners for Canberra’s Neal Bates and the Toyota Australia rally team. Father Mark was a regular competitor at state and national level and also owned a rally school for a while. Hold that thought ... Both parents remember Molly’s passion as a toddler. Neither of them have any interest or background in single horsepower, but it was there from the beginning in their daughter. “Mum tells the story of us going to the Bega Rally one year as a family, when I was very little,” Molly laughs. “We stayed with Neal Bates’ parentsin-law and they lived on a farm. We must have been talking about it on the way because mum said I immediately asked if there would be horses. Jane’s dad Richard put me on a pony and apparently I refused to watch the rally—I just wanted to ride the pony all weekend, and that is pretty much what I did!”

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From there it was weekly riding lessons. Eventually her parents succumbed to the begging and she got her first horse at 10. She honed her skills and the years went by. More horses, more training, more serious—she even went to a school where it was BYO-horse and riding on the curriculum. By now she was competing at national level and some form of

Despite growing up with two parents who rallied, motorsport wasn’t the first love for our first-ever female Australian Rally Champion. By Liz Swanton equestrian future looked certain—until Molly turned 16 and was learning to drive. Remember how her dad owned the rally school? She was hooked. “I still had a horse, and I still loved competing but mum drove me to a show one weekend and I didn’t do very well. While we were driving home, she said I had chosen two very timeconsuming interests and, if I was serious, I would have to give one up.” Much to everyone’s surprise, Molly sold her horse to buy a car and started her motorsport career. There were clublevel events, then state rounds and eventually the national series. In 2006 she won her class in the state series; in 2007 and 2008, she repeated the achievement at national level.

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What to do next? With dual citizenship in Australia and the UK, the answer was obvious. Molly headed for England in 2009 to tackle the British Rally Championship—that year she became the British Ladies Rally Champion, the first driver from outside the UK to take the title, and against some very stiff competition. She backed it up the following year before taking part in an international shoot-out against 16 young rally drivers from across the world—and won one of six scholarships to compete at junior level (FIA Academy) in six events of the 2011 World Rally Championship. “It was the most amazing opportunity but a massive learning curve and a real case of jumping in at the deep end,” Molly says. “They were the toughest events to do, and obviously even stronger competition and more pressure when CSS F.A.T. MAG 9


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Taylor and Bill Hayes celebrate their 2016 rally championships.

LIKE A LEGEND

The national series called again, as did the opportunity—finally—to become a professional factory driver: Subaru Australia offered her the chance to spearhead the company’s return to the local rally scene. A year later, and the 2016 title was hers—the youngest driver (at the time) to take the crown and the first female. 10 CSS F.A.T. MAG

“So very special. A long-held dream and something that I thought was further away in my career, so it taught me a lot about what is possible when you get all the right ingredients together. I will be forever grateful to Subaru, to the Les Walkden Rally Team, and to my then co-driver Bill Hayes, and it was simply amazing to share that with them.” She went into the year on a high, having been presented with one of the most prestigious awards in Australian motorsport—the Peter Brock Medal. It’s awarded to the driver who has demonstrated similar characteristics to the legendary driver, including outstanding ability, a fair and sportsman-like attitude and a willingness and capacity to promote the sport in the wider community. “What an honour. Just incredible. It’s hard to see myself as someone with their name on an accolade like that. I was overwhelmed to be selected. I think I read the letter 10 times before I believed it wasn’t a mistake! “People ask why do you love motor sport, why do you sacrifice everything else? For people who haven’t experienced the sport in any way, it’s difficult to explain without them thinking

you’re completely crazy, which they usually do anyway! That’s something Peter was good at, to translate that passion and energy he had for the sport and inspire so many people with it.”

RACING DREAMS

Molly has managed to follow in those very large footsteps, and inspire many others in the process—especially young women—but the last two years have been challenging. She describes the 2018 season as a shocker, and finished last year in third, on a points countback. Then, just before Christmas, Subaru announced its withdrawal from the sport in Australia—and Molly began looking for the next opportunity. “I still have a contract with Subaru Australia so I work with them on car launches, customer ride days and other events, so there is a lot going on with the brand but no rally team. That is sad, but I can’t just sit and feel sad. My plan is to do some driving this year, racing and rallying, so I’m working on a budget and talking to people to see what I can put together, for here and overseas if I can make it happen.” Given what she has achieved so far, you wouldn’t want to bet against her making those dreams come true. 

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they’re international events. Generally that was the theme of all my years overseas but stepping up to WRC was another level. “Through all of those years, I had to grow up fast and learn how to be independent. Plus I had to find sponsors, put together a program and compete at the same time as being on the other side of the world from my family and normal comfort zone.” She hustled as hard as she could, putting time, money and effort into the European Rally Championship (she was the ERC Ladies Rally Champion in 2013) as well as the WRC. In the end— like so many talented young Australian drivers trying to compete overseas—the inability to find large sums of money put a halt to her international dreams. Molly came back to Australia in 2015.


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As the debate rages about the delay in getting bushfire donations to where they’re needed, a bunch of Aussie tradies are quietly stepping up to the plate. By Rachel Smith

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Above: Piers Smart, founder of Tradies for Fire Affected Communities. Right: Rob Johnstone, who is helping his local community recover from the bushfires.

movement started by Melbourne-based carpenter Piers Smart. “I thought it was a great initiative and they’ve been an asset to us,” he says. At first, Smart admits his Facebook group was just “a pub idea that grew legs. I wanted to help with the bushfire recovery but I knew I’d just be a drop in the ocean,” he says, “so I put out a call on Facebook to see if anyone else wanted to join me—I expected to get just 20 or 30 tradies!” That group exploded. It has 14,000+ members, while the registration website,

tffac.com.au, has 6000 registered tradies on its list. The challenge, says Smart, is trying to get help to where it’s needed and to manage the legal side of things, to protect trades and homeowners. “I’ve personally never done anything like this and I’m learning on the fly— luckily I have a team working with me that have gone above and beyond to help bring this whole thing to life,” he says, adding that the current website is soon to be replaced by a more sophisticated one that’ll be a bit like ‘AirTasker for fire relief’, where you can ask for help, or register

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hen carpenter Rob Johnstone pulled into the Victorian town of Buchan soon after the bushfires had blazed through, he remembers thinking it looked like a nuclear blast had gone off. “Imagine God had a gigantic bucket of liquid fire and upturned it over the landscape,” he says. “The mountains went up, trees were scorched, houses were levelled, fences were burned to a crisp, animals were lying everywhere dead on the ground. It was absolutely horrendous.” Johnstone, who’s ex-military, used his skills to jump into relief efforts early. He kicked off East Gippsland Community Support, a Facebook fundraiser that’s amassed $25,000. Weekdays, he’s on the tools; his weekends are spent mobilising hundreds of tradies to do everything from building kilometres of fencing to ferrying supplies to towns in need. “I’ve heard so many stories,” he says. “I’ve had the hardest men I’ve ever met break down in front of me. I met a guy who was returning bottled water because he felt other people needed it more; he’d been pouring it into troughs for his livestock. That guy stayed to defend and the fire took everything he had—and it threw him 20 feet in the air and burned the clothes off his back. They’re the kinds of people I want to help.”


“Imagine God had a gigantic bucket of liquid fire and upturned it over the landscape. The mountains went up, trees were scorched, houses were levelled, fences were burned to a crisp, animals were lying everywhere dead on the ground. It was absolutely horrendous.” Rob Johnstone

to help out. Smart stresses that his group and the tradies registering aren’t interested in taking work away from local trades in fire-affected regions. “We hope our group will be a longterm service that could be rolled out in any disaster,” he explains, “and we see ourselves as free support to local trades, to help get those affected back up and running a lot quicker.”

GETTING INVOLVED

Some tradies who’ve been in the epicentre themselves are returning to

help too. Shane Williams, who has 20 years’ construction experience, is one of them—he outran the New Year’s Eve fires in Merimbula in order to get home to Canberra. “We were on our way home but when we arrived in Cooma that afternoon, it was like midnight,” he remembers. “It was pitch black, there was sideways lightning bolts, it was raining ash. I hoped if we got to the Monaro Highway we’d be okay but we were doing 20kms an hour, wipers on, no visibility and fires building on both sides of the road.”

Williams, who had his partner Rachel in the passenger seat and his three kids in the back, tried to stay calm but says at the time, he thought it was game over. “It’s probably the most scared I’ve ever been,” he admits. The family made it home, but the experience affected Williams deeply. He joined Bushfires Emergency Accommodation to offer up his spare room, and now splits his time between work and helping with the recovery effort. “I’ve set up water stations for evacuees, I’ve helped a woman near CSS F.A.T. MAG 13


Cobargo move house; that area is like a bomb site,” he says. “I’ve been in Bredbo rebuilding fences and I’m going to Cobargo to do the same. My phone pings constantly with messages from people who need help.” Government relief and donation money isn’t getting to those in need fast enough, he adds. “I’ve seen a family with a nine-month old baby living in a tent who think they’ll be in it for the next six months,” he says. “And I’ve talked to people waiting on insurance from last year. That’s not okay.”

THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE All three tradies we talked to agree the grassroots tradie movement is yet another example of our never-say-die Aussie spirit. “We’re not affiliated with anyone and we’re not bound by red tape, so we’re able to act fast and get help to where it’s needed,” says Johnstone, who’s hoping for more donated supplies from construction companies. Smart’s priority is letting people know they can ask for help and that teams of tradies are ready to hit the ground

running. “A lot of affected people aren’t online-savvy so our next challenge is to let them know we’re there, and how they can engage with us,” he says. Williams just hopes other Aussies heed the call to head to fire-affected regions. “So many people won’t take handouts, but they’ve been through a lot and they need to talk,” he says. “Visit. Have a coffee. Give them a hug and let them know there are lots of Aussies looking out for them.”  Find out more online at https:// tradiesforfireaffectedcommunities.com/

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YOUR BUSINESS

Cyber crime has become a huge issue for companies, and small businesses are especially vulnerable. Here’s what you can do to stay safe online. By Angela Tufvesson

Cyber crime prevention

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simply use email and internet banking— cyber criminals are becoming smarter and better resourced. Susie Jones, CEO of Cynch Security, which provides cyber security services to small businesses, says the number of hackers that go after small companies is increasing every year as such businesses become more reliant on technology. “Small businesses are more and more adopting new technology,” she says. “It obviously helps with efficiencies and it can really help you keep your costs low, but it also means that there’s more things for a cyber criminal to go after in order to access your data or money.” And as big businesses adopt more stringent cyber security measures, cyber criminals are increasingly using the small businesses that work with them—such as subcontractors and suppliers—as a way in. “It’s a very common attack chain where hackers leverage low-hanging fruit—small organisations that are more vulnerable and can be a pivot point into a larger organisation,” says Zoaib

Nafar, security sales manager at IT consultancy The Missing Link.

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So how exactly do cyber criminals steal from small businesses? Nafar estimates 80 to 90 per cent of cyber breaches start with a dodgy email or ‘phish’—a fake message that tricks the receiver into giving out private, personal, commercial or financial details. Online banking logins, credit card details, business login credentials and passwords are common targets. “One of the reasons these emails can be so effective is we are trustworthy by default—we often don’t question when we get an email from someone we know,” says Nafar. “Your natural instinct is to trust the person and open it.” It’s easy to get duped because the emails often look very real. They may use company logos and branding, and link to authentic-looking websites. “They’ll often try to convince you to transfer money to the wrong place,” says Adam Selwood, chief technology officer at Cynch Security.

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t might sound like the stuff of science fiction, or at least a problem for big corporations, but cyber crime is a serious and growing challenge for small businesses. It costs Australian companies a whopping $29 billion each year and small businesses are the target of almost half of all cyber attacks—up from just 18 per cent in 2011. So what can you do to protect your business from cyber crime? Clue: there’s a lot more to it than installing antivirus software. Cyber criminals use computers and the internet to break the law. They steal information, money and disrupt businesses through identity scams and fraud, online scams and attacks on computer systems and websites. There’s a lot at stake: everything from customer records and personal information to email records, business plans and employee records can be at risk. Worryingly, as more companies go online—to sell goods or services through a website, store client data or


“They might send you a dodgy invoice or an email pretending to be one of your clients and encourage you to change your account details.” Ransomware—when dodgy software, often spread through phishing emails, locks your computer’s content—is another common form of cyber crime that affects small businesses, says Selwood. “Once they’ve destroyed the information on your computer, they’ll send you a message along the lines of, ‘We destroyed everything or locked it up. If you want to get it back, you’ll need to pay us a whole bunch of money’,” he says.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Cyber crime might sound techy and overwhelming, but the good news is there are lots of simple, practical cyber security measures you can implement that won’t break the bank. First, protect your data by installing anti-virus, anti-spy ware and anti-spam filters and firewall security on your computers and devices—and set them

to update automatically. The same goes for software like Microsoft, Chrome and the like—make sure you always run the latest versions. Regular back-ups will help you recover anything that’s lost in the event of a cyber attack. “Make sure you’re backing up all of your systems and critical data on a regular basis, at least daily or you might want to do it hourly if you have high-volume transactions,” says Jones. An estimated 80 per cent of hackingrelated data breaches involve weak or stolen passwords and the most effective way to protect your business is with long, strong passwords. Enabling two-factor authentication, when there’s an extra check in place to prove your identity like a code sent to your phone, wherever possible provides an extra layer of protection. Before transferring large sums of money, check the invoice is legit before you pay. “If someone sends you an invoice through email, don’t just take it at face value—contact the person to verify the email and check the account

“It’s a very common attack chain where hackers leverage lowhanging fruit—small organisations that are more vulnerable and can be a pivot point into a larger organisation.” Zoaib Nafar, The Missing Link

numbers,” says Selwood. And always, always keep an eye out for dodgy emails, says Nafar. “Some of these phishing emails are not very well crafted in terms of language and grammar. As a general rule: if it sounds dodgy, it’s best not to click on it.”  CSS F.A.T. MAG 17


Waterproofing is a process critical to prevent the destruction of building elements, but when it comes to the workmanship behind the process, there’s still much room for improvement, writes Tracey Porter.

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o-one really knows just how big the issue of waterproofing failures is but it’s safe to say it’s closer to a tidal wave than a trickle. If a waterproofer fails to do his or her job properly, water ingress can cause the destruction of building elements including rotting of timbers, concrete cancer and rusting of steel components. While its main purpose is to resist hydrostatic pressure exerted by moisture in the liquid state, if the level of waterproofing is inadequate, mould spores may develop. In all area of dampness where there is a lack of adequate ventilation and spores are allowed to multiply, there is a very real chance of chronic health problems— such as reduced lung function and asthma—developing in all those living or working nearby. Paul Evans, the president of voluntary

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industry group Australian Institute of Waterproofing (AIW), admits the “stats are slim” in regards to the magnitude of waterproofing failures and can vary greatly depending on their source. “We have a rough appraisal based on [Australian developers] insurance claims for waterproofing defects (prior to the recent bushfires, floods and storms) and they represent around 75 to 80 per cent of claims made.”

GET IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME

Fosroc waterproofing and sealant segment manager, Colin Picton, agrees with the figures quoted by Evans and says the reasons for this are varied but are typically caused by poor planning, selection, preparation, application, time allowed and aftercare. “Right first time may seem costly up front, however it is significantly cheaper

than retro solutions after the fact,” Picton says. Evans, whose membership group is drawn from waterproofing contractors, manufactures and re-sellers of waterproofing products, engineers, architects, builders and other trades around Australia, says preparation is a critical element of waterproofing and often short-changed or overlooked in the urgency to get a project’s timeline to “work with a Gantt chart” or to push a stage of works forward to enable a progressive payment to a builder. “Some will say ‘it looks dry enough— go ahead and waterproof fit mate’ when in reality the concrete substrate may hold a substantial amount of water,” Evans says. “When a membrane system is applied over this, the water vapour tries to escape through the membrane and will create bubbling or pin holing which

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“Insurance claims for waterproofing defects represent around 75 to 80 per cent of claims made.” Paul Evans, president, Australian Institute of Waterproofing (AIW)

can (in some cases) compromise the membrane.”

ALL ON THE SURFACE

A surface for waterproofing needs to be dry and free of surface defects such as holes or cracks. The usual way to prepare a surface is to fill all deviations first with a suitable filler (compatible with the membrane) and allow the fillers to cure—then apply primers or a first coat of membrane, he says. But any waterproofing membrane is only as good as the surface to which it is applied or installed, and good

tradespeople know there are a number of checks that must be made first. Picton agrees substrate preparation is a key element of the success of a waterproofing. “It goes without saying that surfaces must be clean, sound, stable and free of loose foreign material, existing coatings, laitance, release agents, curing compounds and oil/grease residues,” he says. Before any membrane can be applied, the surface must be adequately primed. Priming can be used to alleviate moisture

Preparation of the substrate is crucial in getting waterproofing right, says Colin Picton of Fosroc.

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from pushing through a new membrane (usually a two part epoxy primer) or some primers are for keying into the surface of a substrate to enhance the bond of the membrane system being installed.

PRODUCT SELECTION

Picton says correct product selection is also a critical part of ensuring successful waterproofing. A good membrane should provide resistance to methane, carbon dioxide and radon gases as well as providing enhanced durability of the structure against chlorides and sulphates, found in many parts of Australia, he says. Both agree that when done by a suitably qualified tradesman, a typical waterproofing job should last between 20 to 30 years before requiring further maintenance. However, a significant cause of the issues with waterproofing is that each

method of preparation will differ from project to project and the judgment is left to individuals who do not have enough knowledge of the process, Evans says. The Australian Standards used in waterproofing are mainly governed by AS-3740-2010 (domestic wet areas), AS-4654-2010 (external above ground waterproofing), AS-4858 (wet area membrane selection/performance/ preparation) and AS-3598.2-2007 (guide to selection of tiling materials). There is currently no below ground standard for waterproofing in Australia however the AIW is actively writing a guide for this that it hopes will be adopted by Standards Australia in the future. Evans says the AIW is doing all it can to encourage its members to go well beyond these standards and ensure the systems being installed are suitable

for the purpose and will be a long-term solution to preventing water ingress to a building. Evans says he regrets that AIW is something of a “toothless tiger” when it comes to policing poor waterproofing workmanship as it does not have any way of reprimanding a member, aside from cancelling the membership, a move he admits would only be taken “in an extreme case”.  Despite this, the industry body is doing all it can to help improve the overall standards of waterproofers nationally and recently teamed with the Master Builders of Victoria to develop a waterproofing course for the likes of supervisors, builders, specifiers, engineers, architects, and designers to hone their skills in “real life” waterproofing including what they need to be looking for when having works carried out correctly. 

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MEMBERS IN ACTION

Shared values and an ironclad commitment to service have been the foundations of a strong alliance between CPE Construction and Ultimate Fasteners. By Cameron Cooper

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s the finishing touches were put to the Ballarat rail upgrade recently, two regional Victorian companies took pride in their part in the half-billion-dollar project. Cobram structural steel firm CPE Construction and Shepparton ‘nuts and bolts’ business Ultimate Fasteners made significant contributions to the assignment, which was led by Coleman Rail and Lendlease Engineering. The upgrade involved the design and construction of track duplications and passing loops, station upgrades at Rockbank, Bacchus Marsh, Ballan and Wendouree; a new train station at Toolern, train storage facilities, access roads and signalling upgrades. Damien Guthrie, senior project manager at CPE Construction, says in many respects the rail job explains the company’s success during the past 17 years. Initially providing much

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On track to success

of the structural steel for construction work and overhead gantries, CPE Construction went on to pick up roofing and architectural cladding work across the various stations. “We’ve gone out there and provided a good service, and we’ve grown the scope of the job five or six times on our initial contract,” Guthrie says. The job also led to a contract on Metro Tunnel, a metropolitan rail infrastructure project under construction in Melbourne, including work on a training centre in Chadstone that will educate workers about underground construction and tunnelling. At CPE Construction’s side during the Ballarat and Melbourne projects, and many more, has been Ultimate Fasteners, a provider of industrial fasteners, fixings, abrasives and tools. The company benefits from more than 50 years of combined experience in the fastening industry from directors Dean

Jones and Mark Shanahan. With a team of 14, it primarily services Shepparton up to Deniliquin, across to Finley, down to Benalla and through to Yooralla and Seymour. After accidently joining the industry a quarter of a century ago—“I just thought I’d do this for a while until I worked out what I wanted to do, and I’ve never left”—Jones now relishes each day on the job. “I love it,” he says.

Service counts

For about 12 years, CPE Construction and CSS member Ultimate Fasteners have worked together on a string of projects, culminating in the Ballarat and Melbourne jobs. They sing from the same hymn sheet when it comes to the key to business success—great service. Jones says Ultimate Fasteners has been built on the back of its customer service ethic. “Everything else happens from there. If you give them good customer service,


“We use Ultimate Fasteners because of the level of service they provide to us. And they align with our goals and what we try to provide to our customers.” Damien Guthrie, senior project manager, CPE Construction

they’ll keep coming back.” Such a philosophy has been critical on the Ballarat and Chadstone jobs. Even though he is an industry veteran, Jones says the rail project exposed him to some new product requests, including the supply of different coloured fasteners to the norm—sable bass, sable brilliance and sable silver. “I’d never heard of those colours before. It was a challenge, but it was a good project.” Jones is especially grateful for the chance to have worked on multiple projects over the years with CPE Construction. “They’ve been a very good customer of ours for 12 years. They are really good guys to work with. It’s been a really great partnership and to see their business grow helps us as well.” The admiration is mutual, with Guthrie praising Jones and his staff. “We’ve just been getting closer and closer in terms of ties with them,” he comments. “We

use them because of the level of service they provide to us. And they align with our goals and what we try to provide to our customers.”

Exciting journey

CPE Construction has come a long way since Damion O’Callaghan took over the business 17 years ago and later acquired sole ownership rights. Starting as a business that mainly built sheds, it has since expanded into a respected company that is known for its production of precision-fitted steel. It also offers a roof-plumbing service that streamlines construction jobs and saves time for customers. Guthrie says in addition to work in the broader Cobram and Shepparton area, CPE Construction’s team of about 35 people, plus an army of subcontractors, has won a steady flow of work courtesy of infrastructure projects in and around regional Victoria and Melbourne.

“So the business is going very strongly,” he says. Guthrie believes the company’s ability to value-add by handling a multitude of jobs has been instrumental to CPE Construction’s ongoing growth. “There’s an element of understanding from customers that we know what we’re doing and, if we don’t know, we will find out.” Mirroring Ultimate Fasteners’ focus, the other key factor for CPE Construction has been high service standards, with most work coming on to its books courtesy of repeat customers. Guthrie says customers have reasonably simple and understandable expectations—they want to be treated fairly, they want their contractual time frames to be met, and they want clear communication in the rare event that there are any delays or setbacks with a job. “Get those things right and the outlook will be positive.”  CSS F.A.T. MAG 23


SUPPLIER PROFILE

One product, thousands of uses

WD-40 is found everywhere in our workshops, toolboxes and homes. Take a look at the fascinating story behind the humble blue and yellow can with the little red top.

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sing WD-40 is a simple, tried and tested solution that works every time. A longstanding staple in our lives, nine out of ten Australians know what WD-40 is. Reaching for a can of this product is synonymous with getting the job done. From its name to its many purposes, take a look at the story of this remarkable product. Many people believe WD-40 got its name because that’s how many uses it has. If this were the case, it would more aptly be called WD-2000+. The real story is that back in 1953, a team of chemical engineers at the Rocket Chemical Company in San Diego, California set out to create a line of rustprevention solvents and degreasers. Perfecting a water displacing formula that worked the way it was supposed to took 40 attempts. WD-40 stands for

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Water Displacement, 40th formula. The name we are now so familiar with is straight out of the lab book used by the chemists who developed the product. WD-40’s original use was to protect the outer skins of the atlas missile fuel tanks from rust. A few years after it was created, Rocket Chemical Company founder and president Norm Larsen experimented with putting WD-40 into aerosol cans. His thinking was that consumers might find a use for the product in their home workshops and garages. In 1961 the first full truckload order for WD-40® was filled when employees came in on a Saturday to produce additional concentrate to meet the disaster needs of the victims of Hurricane Carla along the U.S. Gulf coast. WD40® was used to recondition flood and rain damaged vehicles and equipment. In Australia, it is produced locally, using

what remains a highly guarded, top-secret formula.

There’s always another use

Tradies around the world grab a blue and yellow can of WD-40 to loosen rusty nuts and bolts, to protect machinery and to remove rust, among other things. Its official functions are to lubricate, clean, penetrate, protect and displace moisture. Some of the lesser-known WD-40 capabilities include removing crayon from walls, getting chewing gum off footpaths (or out of hair), fixing a stuck zipper and even getting rid of bugs and debris from your car bonnet after an outback car trip. For heavy trade and industrial users, the product has so many uses, including helping lubricate cutting blades, drive moisture from drills, clean and protect tools, penetrating frozen parts and removing rust from concrete or tiles.


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As WD-40 Australia’s National Key Account Manager Brad Ray explains, “If you want something to stay put, you use duct tape. If you want it to move, WD-40 is the answer.”

WD-40 and friends

While WD-40 itself needs no introduction and is one of the most recognised products around the world, a lot of people don’t realise that there is a range of taskspecific products also available under the WD-40 Specialist brand. The WD-40 Specialist range of products are specially formulated to make the toughest jobs easy and designed for heavy industrial users. This range includes a HighPerformance White Lithium Grease, Anti Friction Dry PTFE Lubricant and a HighPerformance Silicone Lubricant. There is also a Fast Acting Degreaser

which works immediately on contact, plus a Fast Drying Contact Cleaner for cleaning electrical equipment. WD-40 have recently launched a number of new and unique WD-40 Multipurpose products developed with the end-user in mind. Anyone trying to reach hard-to-access areas can grab a WD-40 EZ-Reach can with a flexible 20cm straw. This helpful attachment makes it easy to spray underneath sinks, around pipes or in other tricky spots. In addition, if you are using WD-40 in public places and don’t want to leave its distinctive smell lingering, the new WD-40 Low-Odour product is the answer. This has the same product functions and benefits—just with less smell. With so many uses, the main goal of the team at WD-40 is to help people understand what the product can do. If

you’re looking for inspiration, check the WD-40 website or reach out to your local CSS Member.

WD-40 and CSS

Brad Ray explains that WD-40 and CSS have been in partnership since 2013. “We formed our partnership to make accessing WD-40 easier for CSS Members and their customers.” he says. “All CSS members can order WD40 products. We try to make things as convenient as possible for the people who use our products the most.” One of the final points to remember about WD-40, and perhaps another reason why it is so recognisable is that it lasts almost indefinitely. If you have a can laying around the garage says Brad, give it a shake and you’re good to go.  CSS F.A.T. MAG 25


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e all know Australia is a big country, but many will not know the scale of the rail infrastructure. Australia has approximately 33,000km of rail track. This includes both commuter and freight rail lines. More than half is used to freight consumer goods from sea ports to major cities and natural resources from many mining operations back to the seaports for export. The Australian federal government over the next 5 years is committing up to $A20bn in current and forward investment in rail projects that will cut congestion in cities, provide growth in regional areas and create new employment opportunities. This is the largest ever commitment to rail infrastructure by an Australian federal government. Half of the available funding will go towards a $A10bn National Rail Programme for new and planned urban rail projects in Australia’s major cities, as well as providing for better connections between cities and regional centres. $A 8.4bn will be made available for the Melbourne–Brisbane Inland Rail project, a dedicated high-productivity rail freight corridor that will provide countless jobs for many years to come. 30 CSS F.A.T. MAG

Rail applications require the highest safety standards where abrasives are used in the toughest environments and under increasingly demanding time-pressure. Worker safety is one of Saint-Gobain’s top priorities. As a major supplier to the rail industry both Flexovit & Norton products comply with all local & international safety and operating standards. Saint-Gobain has a proud history of providing abrasive solutions to the rail industry for over 40 years in Australia. In that time rail manufacturing, sourcing and along with rail aging has required product to evolve to meet these changing demands. Rail hardness determines the performance of abrasive solutions. Through innovation, SaintGobain offers a range of products that cover these specific requirements while ensuring maintenance performance is optimised. Key to this support is Saint-Gobain’s close relationship with rail contractors and those supporting the industry. Saint-Gobain’s Industrial Sales team and experienced application engineers provide national support to customers and end users. This includes on site product evaluation and training. Central to Saint-Gobain’s involvement

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t Bostik, we understand that meeting fire safety standards is essential to all areas of industry. We strive to uphold the highest levels of fire safety through our cutting-edge sealant technologies. Our fireproofing solutions are ideal for residential and commercial applications, possessing fire resistant properties with exceptional performance and longevity. Bostik Fireban® is a select range of passive fire protection solutions formulated and rigorously tested to the latest Australian Standards (AS1530.4 tests conducted in February 2020) to achieve and surpass the requirements outlined in the Building Code of Australia. When subjected to intense heat, our smart sealants swell in order to support in the filling of potentially hazardous voids and gaps. This forms an insulating char that helps prevent the permeation of smoke and flame,

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enabling your installation to withstand extreme temperatures for up to four hours under certain conditions while maintaining structural integrity. Bostik Fireban® is suitable for all forms of ventilation, piping, expansion and construction joints, and can bond to an impressive range of substrates from wood, metal and glass to masonry, concrete and timber.

Introducing the Bostik Fireban® range of fire-rated sealant and foam products: l Bostik Fireban® One – Fire Resistance up to 4 hours as per AS1530.4 l Bostik Fireban® Acrylic – Fire Resistance up to 4 hours as per AS1530.4 l Bostik Fireban® Hybrid – Fire Resistance up to 4 hours as per AS1530.4 l Bostik Fireban® Expanda Foam

- Fire Resistance up to 2 hours as per AS1530.4, can be increased in combination with other Fireban® products.

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EDIQ First Aid “The smart choice in First Aid” is your premier source of First Aid kits and products. We are committed in providing best in class First Aid kit solutions with a focus on quality and reliability offering peace of mind in case of injury. MEDIQ First Aid belongs to the Paramount safety products group and are proudly Australian owned and operated. Paramount has an enviable service record supplying quality safety product into the Australian and New Zealand markets. MEDIQ First Aid kits are stocked and available from CSS member stores nationally. They are specifically

produced to cater for all workplace applications and industry segments including construction, education, electrical, farms, homes, hospitals, manufacturing, mining, transport, utilities and warehousing. MEDIQ has a wide range of traditional First aid kits including wall mounted metal, plastic tackle box and soft case carry kits. We have also introduced a new Modular “Incident ready” system that takes away the guess work during stressful Injury situations by having labelled modules specific to key injury areas including; Burns, Eye, Haemorrhage, Outdoor and Minor wounds. These modules can be purchased individually to cater for specific workplace and daily

requirements. With ease in mind, there are refill packs available as well for commonly used items within the First aid kits eliminating the need to hold countless First aid consumables. The refill packs are presented in Ziplock bags with easily identified labels and include: Instruments, Protection, Fracture/Sprain, Cleaning/Eye/Burn, Cuts and Wound care. In addition, we have Eyewash stations suited for various industry segments. We are a true dedicated wholesaler providing unrivalled customer experience to all our valued distributors. When reviewing your First aid requirements or seeking a solution for your safety requirements please consider MEDIQ First Aid. .  CSS F.A.T. MAG 33


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utton Tools is pleased to announce a new partnership with Kelly Racing, as the team’s official supplier of power tool accessories and industrial highperformance cutting tools. With the high-level of craftsmanship and the strict timeframes required to build and service the Kelly Racing Supercars and their components, high quality, reliable tools are essential to the Kelly Racing business. Sutton Tools’ technicians understand the team’s requirements and the intensity of competition in Supercars which make this partnership extremely valuable. Like Kelly Racing, Sutton Tools is an Australian-owned family business that has grown to be at the cutting edge of its industry with state of the art facilities dedicated to producing the highest quality tools for manufacturers, tradies and DIY-ers. While Kelly Racing pushes the

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boundaries of performance on track with its Supercars, Sutton Tools pushes the boundaries of performance with high quality products for its customers at an affordable price. The Sutton Tools branding will be positioned on the front bumper of both Kelly Racing Ford Mustangs driven by Rick Kelly and André Heimgartner, directly below the iconic pony badge in the car’s front grille. Robert Sutton, Commercial Director Sutton Tools is pleased to partner with Kelly Racing, “Both organisations share a common passion in the field of engineering, the opportunity to work together in 2020 should bring about exciting results on and off the track!” Todd Kelly, Director Kelly Racing is

excited by the new partnership “It’s great to partner with Sutton Tools who understand our requirements as a race team with the unique parts that we produce in our machine shop and throughout the whole business. We look forward to putting their high quality industrial-grade machine tools to good use with the production of plenty of new parts which will find their way onto our two new Ford Performance Mustangs.” Visit suttontools.com to learn more about our tapping tools for automotive manufacturing, or contact 1800 335 350, email cservice@suttontools.com to request a catalogue of the range..


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safe anchoring and building practices, the Blue-Tip 2 is designed to resist structural and non-structural loading in cracked and uncracked concrete and is available today in a wide variety of head types.

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CSS STORE LOCATIONS These stores might all be independent traders, but due to their alliance with the CSS group, they work as a collective and can offer a national distribution opportunity for customers who require it.

CSS member stores are recognised by their ‘Proud Member of CSS sign’ displayed on their building. Be rest assured that the business displaying the sign is a trusted distributor of quality products that are backed by exceptional knowledge, service and support.

If you need a national supply arrangement for your business, contact your nearest CSS member store. WA QLD AG & Trade

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Broome Bolt Supplies

Urenco Supplies

Banks Bolts & Fasteners

The Bolt Place Bundaberg

C & L Tool Centre

Flexistrut

Centenary Power Tools

Fraser Coast Bolts

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CFI

VIP Industrial Supplies

Jim’s First

WA Bolts

L&T Venables

Warren Electrical Service

CQ Fasteners

Dalby General Steel

DJ’s Steel & Concrete

Minewarehouse.com Tradefix Fasteners

Mount Isa Mining Supplies

Bearcon

Mandurah Bolt Supplies

Wasps Industrial Supplies

NSW Mid Coast Fasteners

No.1 Roofing and Building Supplies

Building Component Sales

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Brands Building & Industrial Supplies

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Pilbara Tools & Fasteners

Omer Tools Pty Ltd

Sullivans Mining and Hardware

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Concrete Product Technology

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MD Steel Fabrication

LM Trade Supplies

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Able Air & Power Tools

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Ferntree Gully Bolts

Bayswater Bolts

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Switched On Electrical Supplies

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