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CONTENTS October-December 2019

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.

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Cladding: the hot topic

Calls have become more urgent to solve the problem of combustible cladding.

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04. Welcome What it means to be the name behind the local name.

05. News NSW appoints a Building Commissioner, and Tom Drane’s latest USA adventure.

09. Power up High-capacity batteries are making work safer and more efficient.

16. The sand castle Armand Lizee’s Margaret River home has picked up multiple awards.

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22. Supplier profile Alemlube has grown from a small player to a category winning market leader.

24. Driving success Milwaukee Racing is back for its sophomore season.

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Flying in the face of convention The owner of the store, whose name appears on the front of this magazine, along with many other similar store owners, is continually being told by marketing gurus, corporate soothsayers and advertising whiz kids that they need to abandon their local identities and ‘brand up’ under a corporate banner. According to these guys, there is no way the true independent store owner can survive, unless they change their ways, change their identities and basically become something different than what they are and need to be. Apparently, this lot believe: “There is no place in industry for individual thought.” “You must pledge your allegiance to a collective and become part of THE ONE to exist.” “It is the only way forward as there is no place for singular, independent action, reaction or interaction here.” At CSS, our unshakable belief is that this is the stuff of Corporates, MultiNationals, Franchise Operations and those that are described as Big Boxes. This is where the almighty dollar counts above all else and the need to be understanding, 4 CSS F.A.T. MAG

interactive, assertive, caring and involved with those that you do business with, are traits seen as unnecessary and unimportant. Not so around here. CSS and its members continually fly in the face of convention and absolutely believe that the true independently owned and operated company knows its community better than anyone else and is best placed to provide service and support to businesses and/or individuals just like you. The CSS model ensures all members are in control of their own finances, always have their voices heard in a balanced fashion and control their own operations in the best interests of themselves and the customers they deal with in their communities. They are the best ones to know what is needed—not some boffin at H/O who has no idea about what the needs of their customers are or how their business really works. We know and respect that local companies, in local communities, have direct connections with people in those communities and therefore know the individual needs and wants

of their customers. They structure their businesses to cater for them. The owners of the stores run the business in every sense of the word and are not puppets doing what they are told to do because it is good for the collective. They are making decisions based on what they know is good for them and the customers in their community. Don’t be fooled though, our group is as nationally strong as any out there. Our 60 plus members have over 80 stores between them and can and do offer national deals, backed by national distribution channels right across the country when required. CSS members have the brands, the knowledge, the service and support capabilities, the experience and competitive pricing to match any of the so-called ‘big names’ out there, and that is what is important for everyone to know. Check our members out at www. constructionsupply.com.au THE LOCAL NAME IS THE MOST IMPORTANT NAME YOU NEED TO KNOW. CSS is simply ‘The name behind the (local) name’. Jeff Wellard


NEWS NSW Building Commissioner appointed to reform industry The New South Wales Government has appointed a building and construction expert to the role of Building Commissioner to implement the biggest overhaul to building law’s in the state’s history. David Chandler was selected to be the NSW Building Commissioner and has more than 40 years of industry experience. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said Chandler’s appointment would be invaluable as the State Government

moves to restore confidence in the construction industry. “We know there are national challenges affecting the industry, but this new appointment will play a key role in protecting NSW homeowners and driving critical reforms,” she said. The Building Commissioner will be responsible for the investigation and disciplinary action for misconduct in the building industry, while also overseeing licensing and auditing processes.

Tom takes on the USA again There’s been a lot happening at Team Drane since the last editorial, so we thought we’d better bring you up to date. First up, Tom has competed in the first three rounds of The Oceania Junior Cup (OJC – Road Racing) and celebrated his first win at the Broadford track in Victoria in round two. Round three was at Morgan Park in Queensland and after another great showing there, Tom is currently sitting in 4th spot and just a few points from the leader. With 3 rounds to go in the OJC, Tom is looking forward to flying around Winton (Vic), then off to the iconic Phillip Island circuit (run alongside the Australian Superbike Championships) and then off to Sydney Motorsport Park at Eastern Creek for the finale. Now just for good measure, Team Drane raced home as soon as they had finished at Morgan Creek, packed up and jumped an A380 jet and headed off

to Ohio in the States to attack the AMA Flat Track Grand Nationals again. In just three days, Team Drane travelled half way around the world, where Tom hopped on a new bike (KTM250cc) and got ready to compete in a new class. “Odds against”, you might say. What followed was 4 solid days of racing across 3 different classes. Imagine this, a 33kg, 13year old boy muscling a 106kg KTM 250 around a track and over jumps whilst trying to maintain speed, balance and concentration. He did not disappoint one little bit. Day 1 ended with Tom dominating and winning every race competed in. Day 2 was TT and day 3 was short track events and both were real grinds. Tom worked hard and put points on the board but dropped from leader to 2nd with three days down. Day 4 and Tom shone out once again in the Half Mile, where weight and size were on his side and while he won the day, overall, on a championship basis, he finished in second place just a handful of points behind the eventual winner. Great effort though and we are pretty proud of him. In the end this was a memorable trip, made even sweeter with Tom’s younger brother Sam joining the team. At only 8 years of age, Sam finished 4th overall, competing in the 85cc Modified class for 7-11 year olds, on a bike, restricted in Australia to those over 9 years. Looks like another little champ on the march.

What’s next for Team Drane? It is time for a week or so of R and R. Then straight back into the swing of racing, training and travelling to get ready for the Australian Junior Dirt Track Championships, which will be held on the Central Coast. This will be followed by the remaining rounds (4,5,6) of the OJC. Team Drane is doing us proud and to stay up to date with the results, be sure to follow on Toms Facebook page Tomdraneracing59 or through the CSS Facebook page. 

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Safer and more productive

Safety aside, power-tool manufacturers want tradies to consider the efficiency and productivity gains from cordless products. Set-up times for drilling and cutting work have been slashed, while Michael Princic, product manager for Makita Australia, also points out that cordless tools with lithium-ion batteries are much quieter and do not vibrate as much as older tools. “So they are able to use these cordless tools for longer periods because they vibrate less and they’re not as heavy as the traditional corded product,” he says. Princic adds that Makita has tried to

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High-capacity batteries are making work safer and more efficient for tradespeople and construction workers. ensure that most tools in its range are compatible with one type of battery. “That means it doesn’t limit tradespeople to one tool or trade. They’re able to use pretty much everything in their toolbox on one battery.” At Stanley Black & Decker Australia and New Zealand, commercial training manager Cameron Beecroft says it is clear that greater productivity has been instrumental to the uptake of cordless tools. On large apartment construction projects, for example, he notes that tradies using older, corded tools may have to spend 15 minutes or so setting up in each shell when in many cases they just need to do two or three minutes of drilling or cutting. “Now you’ve got a product as strong as a corded product without the set-up time,” says Beecroft. The transition to cordless has been

smooth for relatively small tools which can be powered by standard 18volt battery packs. However, Brown concedes that the scenario for highoutput tools such as chainsaws, large mitre saws and 9-inch angle grinders is more complex. “It’s okay if you want to make a few cuts, or do a small amount of grinding, for example, but if you’re in a workshop or you’re doing a lot of heaving grinding the batteries can lack a bit of guts,” Brown says. Nevertheless, Brown says this desire for extra power and run times is prompting constant advances in lithiumion batteries, “and we’re getting pretty close”.

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manufacturers have their own unique offering. Milwaukee has released its M18 REDLITHIUM-ION High Output 12.0Ah battery pack, which promises a massive increase in fade-free power while running substantially cooler through heavy applications, allowing tradies to push their cordless tools harder and for much longer. “Not all tools need that extra power,” Di Iorio says. “But with a tool like a chainsaw or a table saw where they require a lot of energy, these new high-output batteries have been able to provide optimum power performance and run time.” He urges tradies to think about tools that run cooler. While standard batteries may not go flat quickly, the risk with heavy jobs is that tools can overheat and suffer motor damage. Stanley Black & Decker, through its DEWALT brand, has produced the first battery pack, called the FLEXVOLT, that automatically changes voltage from 18

volts to 54 volts when the user changes tools. Metabo’s LiHD battery packs cover the spectrum from 400 to 3200 watt and boast maximum power over a long run time, using both high-density lithium batteries and twin 18-volt technology on its higher-demand tools. And Makita, which is seeking to keep batteries relatively light and on the same platform, focuses on tools that let tradies use two 18-volt batteries in tandem when they need a power boost. “So they just have to click two batteries in side by side on the grinders and bigger saws that need the higher power,” Princic says. He adds that tradies should be aware when purchasing batteries that lithium-ion products offer protection from overheating, overloading and overdischarging. “So those three things prevent deterioration or damage to the lithiumion in the battery, which means you have a more durable battery that will last a

longer period of time.” Princic warns against leaving battery packs in the back of hot utes because this will damage the lithium-ion and reduce the longevity of the battery. Likewise, tradies should put battery packs straight on the charger after use because the charger has a system that cools down the cells at an optimum rate.

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For all the advances in battery technology to date, one thing is for sure—the innovations will not stop. “It’s the land of the V8,” Beecroft says. “Aussies love more power.” He says recent battery technology improvements for power tools are “the tip of the iceberg”, while brushless technology in motors is also leading to superior performance. “If you look at the advancement in motor technology and battery technology, the batteries that we’re using today won’t be the ones we’re using in 10 years. They’re getting better and better.” 

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“Getting the combustible cladding off is going to take some time but it’s a real priority,” says architect and academic Geoff Hanmer.

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After horrifying building fires took place in both Melbourne and London, calls have become more urgent to solve the problem of combustible cladding.

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ust over a year ago, a fire at Grenfell Tower block in West London left 72 people dead. It is believed that plasticcored aluminium cladding contributed to the speed with which the fire engulfed the building. Last February, a fire at the Neo200 building had an eerie similarity to the London disaster. The Melbourne block was allegedly ignited by a single smouldering cigarette and the fire spread quickly across the floors. Only one person was hospitalised but the incident has become a wake-up call to the government, industry regulators and the public. “Many residents have realised that their apartment block has combustible cladding and I’m sure it’s weighing on their minds,” says Geoff Hanmer, managing director of the ARINA architecture firm and an adjunct lecturer in architectural structures and construction at UNSW.

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In Australia, cladding has been identified as a fire risk on hundreds of buildings, and many industry groups are demanding major reform. Longterm, it may involve the government picking up the bill for refurbishments (similar to what’s happening in Victoria) or offering financial support in the form of loans. In the UK, the central government has given local authorities the power to replace risky cladding. “We should do the same here,” says Hanmer. According to the Sydney architect, buildings with cladding that are four or more storeys high breach what is one of the foundation principles of fire performance—fires can spread from floor to floor. “Fire should never be able to spread between units and certainly not between floors. If a fire can spread between floors, everything we base our fire principles on—the operation

of sprinklers, how people escape and how the fire brigade performs—are out the window.” Combustible aluminium composite panels—also known as combustible cladding—is still on the market in Australia, and Hanmer notes that it may still be being installed on buildings around the country. As a replacement option, he suggests aluminium composite panels that have a mineral fibre core with less than 30 per cent polyurethane in the panel core. These have become popular in the UK as they comply with stringent regulations. “It hasn’t become a popular product in Australia because our codes for combustibility are quite unclear,” says Hanmer. The building industry has been calling for greater coordination between all levels of government on reform for many years. The Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) commissioned Professor Peter Shergold and

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COVER STORY The remains of the Grenfell Tower block in West London.

“Fire should never be able to spread between units and certainly not between floors. If a fire can spread between floors, everything we base our fire principles on are out the window.” Geoff Hanmer, managing director, ARINA architecture Bronwyn Weir in 2017 to provide recommendations to improve building safety and compliance. The report, which was completed in April 2018, also focused on managing the ongoing risks arising from the non-compliant use of combustible cladding. The report also recommended setting up a cladding replacement program. “Getting the combustible cladding off is going to take some time but it’s a real priority,” says Hanmer. “We’ve

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got billions and billions of dollars of remedial works that are required across the Australian market. This is a very, very significant failure of regulation.”

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Despite the recommendations, no implementations have been set up by the BMF, that is run by state and federal building ministers who collectively instruct the Australian Building Codes Board. ABCB. “The arrangements are terribly complicated because no one organisation or person is directly responsible for any of this,” says Hanmer, who notes that hundreds of residential buildings are rated as either a moderate or high risk by NSW and Victorian governments. In fact, Neo200 was regarded as only a moderate risk. So, what do tradespeople need be aware of when dealing with cladding? Hanmer says they must ensure the cladding is fixed according to the requirements of the manufacturer. “With the Grenfell Tower disaster, there was a void between the rear

of the cladding and the original side of the building,” explains Hanmer. “This created a chimney effect that was responsible, in part, for the rapid spread of the fire. Unfortunately, it’s possible to install cladding on a building that will effectively spread fire from storey to storey, even if the cladding itself isn’t combustible. “If you create a flue between one storey and the next and the flames access the flue and are confined, when they reach a window on the floor above, the fire will spread between floors. This is extremely dangerous.” The architect also recommends that there should be no ignition sources, particularly on balconies—in other words, make sure barbecues are not near any cladding. “If the fat from a barbecue catches fire, there’s every chance that it could spread to the cladding, even if the barbecue is a distance away.” Like the rest of the building industry, Hanmer is waiting for a national cladding replacement program to be implemented but, so far, no time frame has been set. 


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PROFILE Armand Lizee came to the Margaret River region for the surf, but stayed to build a home that has picked up multiple gongs in the 2019 Master Builders-Bankwest Housing Excellence Awards

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V Above: Builder Armand Lizee. Main picture and below: The award-winning house in Yallingup, Margaret River.

isitors to WA’s Margaret River region can often be heard declaring they never want to leave. Known for its wine, food and beautiful beaches, ‘Margs’ is a major drawcard for both international and domestic tourists. It’s a favourite weekend getaway from Perth, with many city dwellers renting or purchasing beachfront holiday homes and soaking in the Indian Ocean sunset from atop the steep sand dunes. Armand Lizee, a builder and keen surfer from Perth, was one of those frequent visitors before deciding to call Margaret River his home nearly 15 years ago. “I was attracted to Margaret River for the great surf, but it’s just a beautiful place,” Armand says. “We kept coming down to visit on the weekend and never wanted to go back. So eventually we decided to make the move.” A carpenter by trade, Armand wanted to claim his own piece of paradise while making the most of a healthy custom home-building market. “There are some really nice houses down here. Often the intention is to build a beautiful holiday home, and inevitably people end up loving it so much they move permanently.”

A castle in the sand

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In 2005, Armand started Paradigm Construction, which has earned a reputation for building exceptional quality homes in the South West. Paradigm recently won Western Australia’s top building award for a breathtaking oceanfront home in

Yallingup, about half an hour’s drive from Margaret River. As well as being named Top Home at the 2019 Master Builders-Bankwest Housing Excellence Awards, the project took out Best Country Home and a slew of trade awards for plastering, paving, ceilings, plasterboard linings and external finishes. Resembling a medieval castle set high on a hilltop, the fortress-like home is built to withstand the coastal elements with its formidable exterior dominated by concrete and stone. A heavy, studded double front door leads to interior features including huge wooden exposed beams and a tower staircase. Designed by Spanish architect Javier Barba, it’s a building made to last centuries, yet the level of precision achieves a distinct luxury feel. “The house sits very quietly up on the hill,” says Armand. “The scale of it is huge but you don’t realise it because it’s so tucked away.” That deceptive ‘tucked away’ feeling is achieved by building the house into a sand dune, a technique which presented the project’s main challenge. “Almost half of it is actually underground, so we had to move the sand dune, build the underground part and then bring the rest of the sand dune back to its original position.” Other challenges included building a pool fence out of 20-tonne granite boulders, and importing 3000 tonnes of granite from across the South West. But none of these challenges were enough to put Armand and his team off.

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“As soon as I found out the architect was Javier Barba, I had to be involved,” Armand says. “His work is really special.”

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Armand and his team are “fanatical” about quality and the trades they choose to work with are equally proud of their work. “We generally work with the same trades on every job, so everyone gets used to working together. Trades are chosen based on whether they can work well with the team and whether they ‘get it’. It’s not just about price— it’s about delivering a quality finish every time.” Supervising multi-year, multi-milliondollar builds means Armand can’t be everywhere at once—so he relies on his team to identify any issues that arise. 18 CSS F.A.T. MAG

Above: Resembling a medieval castle set high on a hilltop, the fortress-like home is built to withstand the coastal elements with its formidable exterior dominated by concrete and stone. The interiors, however, are luxurious. “It’s a bit like coaching a football team,” says Armand. “If your players have never played alongside each other before, how can you predict the result? Rather than swapping in five new players every week, we work with trades we know and trust and who share our commitment to quality. That way, we can deliver consistently great results.”

A people-first approach Despite the growing list of prestigious awards, Armand says his proudest achievement is nurturing the careers

of those around him and watching them grow. “I’m just happy to see our tradespeople doing well and becoming experts in their respective fields,” he says. “The plasterer who did the Yallingup house is a young guy whose boss had injured his knee and couldn’t continue, so he took the job on and ended up winning Plasterer of the Year for it. Moments like these make me really proud.” Armand is driven by doing the best job for both the client and himself—and it’s proving a winning formula. “A comfortable home is such an integral piece of the puzzle when it comes to creating a happy life, and I enjoy helping people build homes that reflect who they are,” he says. “When a client thanks you because they’re genuinely enjoying life in their new home, that’s a great feeling.” 


YOUR BUSINESS

Incidents happen, but without insurance, tradies could be exposed to crippling hits to the back pocket.

Why tradies need the right insurance

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s a trademan, it goes without saying you know your industry. But you might not have the same thorough understanding of your insurance needs. Not having an in depth knowledge of the insurance market, the exposures you face and the appropriate insurance policies that will mitigate against your exposure can have a significant affect on your business, your livelihood and that of your family. Some examples of a loss a tradesman may face are; l theft of tools from a site or a vehicle l malicious damage l weather perils l public Liability exposures such as; - leaving an electrical cord somewhere resulting in a trip and fall exposure - put a foot through a ceiling - dig a ditch that someone falls in and injures themselves - accidently dig up the phone/ internet lines Even the most cautious tradies can find themselves staring down the barrel of a compensation claim if something goes wrong on a job. This is when it pays to ensure you have the correct insurance in place to mitigate against the exposures and using a trusted broker, with knowledge about your business and the different

Even the most cautious tradies can find themselves staring down the barrel of a compensation claim if something goes wrong on a job. exposures you face can be a great investment in your financial security, and it can save you money and time in the long run. Some of the consequences of not having the correct insurance program in place or setting the correct limits include; l Uninsured exposures, resulting in you being out of pocket for a loss l Under insurance clause being applied by the insurers in the event you have not insured for the correct

replacement values l Exclusions and clauses being applied to the coverage resulting in diminished cover or no cover for losses you may have thought were covered l You will be liable for legal defence costs if you are not adequately covered for Public Liability exposures, or have had exclusions applied (eg sub contractor exclusions) Many tradesmen know they need cover for their tools and equipment, their vehicles and even their business premises, and that Public Liability is an absolute must. But there are other risks and insurances available they may not be aware of where significant exposures are present. Examples include: l Business Interruption, acts like business income protection l Professional Indemnity, if you give CSS F.A.T. MAG 19


advice l Income Protection, Accident and Life covers that protect the individual and Key Person l Cyber Liability, especially with using online payments l Credit Insurance, if your debtors go bust l Management Liability, to protect company directors/officers against personal financial risks Not every business needs every kind of cover however a reputable insurance broker will talk with you about your business and what’s happening in your industry to determine the level of exposure you have and provide you with the appropriate advice to cover off these exposures.  Article supplied by EBM. As one of Australia’s leading privately owned and operated insurance brokers EBM has insurance solutions to suit you. For more information please visit www.ebm.com. au or phone 03 9425 189

Top insurance tips

Pinching pennies isn’t worth the risk when inadequate insurance can leave you exposed to multi-million dollar claims. l Make sure your subcontractors carry their own workers’ compensation and public liability insurance. Insist on obtaining a copy of their certificates of currency. To be on the safe side call and check that the policy is valid and for the amount stipulated. l Carefully read your insurance policies, schedules and product disclosure statements to confirm that the insurance product is right for you. For instance, it’s not unheard of for insurers to exclude claims relating to drop saws for carpenters or restrict cover for glaziers where they’re working above two storeys, but for these provisions to be buried deep in a policy. l Get quotes from all of the available insurers in the market. However, don’t take out the cheapest policy just for the sake of it—it may not save you money in the long run. l Consider using a broker. Brokers do not work for insurance companies— they work for their clients, providing advice on the best insurance options and work to get claims paid. They’re also familiar with the requirements for having claims paid out, which is invaluable for a number of reasons aside the obvious, including the fact that where a claim is declined there is an obligation to disclose the same for seven years. l When researching insurers, check out their claims ratings and don’t go for an insurer with less than a four-star plus rating.

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SUPPLIER PROFILE Since launching a half century ago, family-owned lubrication equipment company Alemlube has grown from a bit player to a category winning market leader. By Tracey Porter

A slick operation

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or some, success occurs organically. For others, strategically. Alemlube creative marketing manager Geoff Barlow, however, believes the secret to surviving 50 years in the competitive construction supply sector comes down to your ability to prove yourself both flexible and adaptable. “While our main focus has been and always will be our customers, our relentless pursuit of innovation and progress results in continued and ongoing improvements in our products, our product range and our internal systems and procedures,” Barlow says. It is a philosophy adhered to by the company since 1970 when Ian Williamson established Alemlube Lubrequip P/L (as it was then known) near the family home in Brookvale, in Sydney’s northern beaches. A salesman all his life, Williamson founded the business after spotting a gap in the market to supply reliable, cost effective lubrication equipment solutions, well supported by a comprehensive after sales service package.

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Williamson threw open the doors to the showroom with just a few core products after being appointed the exclusive Australian Distributor for Alemite USA’s range of pneumatic pumps, hose reels and grease nipples.

A new generation

Upon his death in 2007, Williamson’s sons Mark and Ross took the helm as co-directors with Mark leading the sales and marketing side of the enterprise and Ross taking charge of operations and IT. In 2010 the pair changed the company name to Alemlube and in 2014 made their first acquisition, a competitor brand by the name of Tecalemit, which specialises in the design and manufacture of lubrication equipment, fluid transfer, fluid measurement and workshop equipment for the agriculture, automotive, industrial, mining and transport industries. But rather than taking the traditional route and absorbing the business into its existing offering, the brothers reasoned it would make more sense

to retain the status quo by allowing the two businesses to continue to operate independently in their respective markets. Today, the cornerstone of the business remains the supply and service of greasing equipment, drum pumps, flow meters, spill containment equipment, air operated diaphragm pumps and hose reels.

Helping more customers

Barlow says as with the advance in technology, these product groups have advanced in their manufacturing processes while also adding new features, versatility and reliability, all of which has proven of great benefit to the end user. This has had a direct impact on the success of Alemlube as a whole with the company now operating a brand network that includes 150 staff across offices and warehouses across Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Owning all but three of these properties, the company also services the Papua New Guinea and New


The core of Alemlube’s product offerings remains greasing equipment, drum pumps, flow meters, spill containment equipment, air operated diaphragm pumps and hose reels.

Zealand markets, its success prompting it to open an office in Auckland in 2011 from which it is able to service clients across both the North and South islands. There, as in Australia, the business is split into two separate divisions with the first involving the design, supply, installation and commissioning of lube systems to equipment manufacturers in the contractor, construction, infrastructure, transport, agriculture, mining and oil and gas sectors. The second is concerned with the design, supply, installation and commissioning of air and oil lines and workshop equipment to automotive, transport, hire company, construction, contractor and mine site workshops. This arm of the business also supplies vehicle hoists, tyre changers, wheel balancers, wheel aligners, on car servicing equipment and air conditioning recharging machines to car, light commercial, bus and truck workshops.

“Our sales force is extensive and far reaching. All mainstream active customers are visited on a regular rotational basis and kept up to date with new and existing product information and product development.” Geoff Barlow, creative marketing manager, Alemlube Customer focus

Yet while there is consistency in its products, the same cannot be said of the group which purchase them. Barlow says unlike customers in other business, the typical Alemlube customer is painted “with a very broad brush”. “Ranging from small family owned business to large buying groups consisting of many members some with multiple outlets. The Alemlube customer service team answering enquiries and taking orders on the

phone is the all important first point of contact and each member is fully equipped with product knowledge and equipment solutions advice,” he says. Barlow says the key difference between Alemlube and some of its competitors comes down to the strength of their respective sales teams. With local customer service and sales support on the ground in every state, no other company in the lubrication sector appear to have adequate resources to match it, he says. “Our sales force is extensive and far reaching. All mainstream active customers are visited on a regular rotational basis and kept up to date with new and existing product information and product development. The company also prides itself on prompt after sales service where and when required.”

Golden jubilee

Celebrating its golden jubilee year in 2020, the next 12 months will see the Northern Beaches-based brand continue its frenetic pace, with a new website to bed in and the opening of its new Victorian branch set to eclipse the size of its largest warehouse in Eastern Creek by a staggering 33 percent. While Barlow says the company is not actively looking for new acquisitions, it won’t rule out adding additional resources, noting the company “is always looking to improve its offer” and will expand its workforce if required. CSS F.A.T. MAG 23


Team owner Phil Munday (right) with driver Will Davison have their eyes on the Bathurst 1000 prize.

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LIFESTYLE

Milwaukee Racing is back for its sophomore season in the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. Team owner Phil Munday takes us inside his race-day garage.

Driving Success: Inside a Supercars racing team

PHOTOS: COURTESY OF 23RED RACING

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fter a solid debut season in 2018, the team at Milwaukee Racing is back competing in the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, and team owner Phil Munday has his eyes on the top prize. “It’s my life long goal to win the Bathurst 1000 and the Peter Brock trophy,” he says. “I had a great friendship with PB and winning that trophy would be the pinnacle for me.” Munday credits the legendary Mt Panorama champion for igniting his passion for motorsport, and after eight top 10 finishes in 2018, he’s looking for improvement in the team’s sophomore season. “Last year was a learning curve for us. As a new team, we needed to understand what is required to win,” he says. “We took a lot out of

that and know what we need to do better this year. Ideally, I’d like to get a few podiums this year and finish the season in the top 10—hopefully eighth or higher. And of course winning at Bathurst is always my ultimate goal.” With a new Mustang on the track and two-time Bathurst 1000 winner Will Davison behind the wheel, Munday and the Milwaukee Racing team have as good a shot as any of taking out top honours at the iconic race. However, Munday is quick to point out that Supercars success requires a team effort that is bigger than any one person. “We have a team of seven or eight guys that basically dedicate their whole lives to the team. It’s a long season— from February to November—and we’re in a new race location every two to three weeks. It’s a monumental effort.”

And Munday knows plenty about the importance of teamwork. After purchasing his first panel beating shop at the tender age of 19, he went on to build a hugely successful empire of around 100 stores nationally. Now retired, Munday is putting all his efforts into Milwaukee Racing. “When I started the business as a teenager, a customer gave me the best advice I could have ever received— always staff your weaknesses,” he says. “Success is about surrounding yourself with the best people, and I believe I have done that with our racing team. Racing is such an incredibly highpressure environment, and the guys do such a wonderful job of sustaining their performance over long periods of intense pressure.” Munday takes us inside his race-day garage and breaks down the key roles

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LIFESTYLE

It takes a full team of managers, engineers and mechanics to run the Milwaukee Racing team.

And if the car is damaged during the race, our manager will jump in to direct the team to get it fixed.”

six hours of intense concentration. We’ll add a second data engineer for those.”

that make up the Milwaukee Racing team.

DRIVER

“It’s the engineer’s job to take all the information from the driver and the data engineer and relate that to the mechanics. The engineer will also look at all the data to get to the bottom of any issues and work with the mechanics to get it fixed.”

TEAM OWNER

“I’m in the garage on race day. I try to stay out of the decision-making on the day, but I’m there to observe how the team is running and will bring up anything I’ve noticed in the debrief. We’ll discuss things as a team and come up with ways to improve.”

TEAM MANAGER

“Our manager oversees how everything is running on race day. He’ll make decisions about things like when to pit.

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“Will does much more than just get in the car on race day. There’s a debrief after every track session, and he’ll tell us what he’s feeling in the car. We also collect a lot of data, but it’s Will who is actually in the car, so it’s vital for us know exactly what he’s feeling.”

DATA ENGINEER

“The data engineer is constantly monitoring data that comes in from the car during the race. This is important to catch any issues early and make sure the car is operating at its optimal levels. Long races like Bathurst require up to

ENGINEER

MECHANICS/PIT CREW

“All our mechanics have specific roles, but if there’s an accident or damage to the car, it’s all hands on deck. The mechanics also double as the pit crew during races. It’s a high-pressure environment but we all come together to get the job done.” 


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Dayton Superior enters Australian market

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ayton Superior is the leading single-source provider of concrete accessories, concrete chemicals, and concrete forming products for the commercial, industrial and multi-residential construction industry. From bar chairs to bridge formwork, from pure epoxies to precast lifting hardware, from clutches to reinforcing connectors, from sealers to splices, from face lifters to form liners … and every product in between, Dayton Superior offers over 17,000 hardworking

products, systems and solutions for all aspects of the commercial concrete construction industry. Dayton Superior has more than 100 years of history and experience in tilt and precast systems. The first tilt up wall was cast in Illinois way back in 1893, and soon after—1901 to be exact— the long and unparalleled pedigree of Dayton Superior began. Dayton Superior is fully integrated, with over 40 manufacturing and distribution facilities across four continents. Within the tilt and precast

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ire and smoke can cause the greatest damage to any building and in many cases; it leaves the building beyond repair. Aside from the physical damage done to the building, this can also leave behind a significant financial and emotional burden to those impacted by it. Fireban now includes four products that are designed to seal the gaps from

room to room, floor to floor to slow the spread of fire to give people time to evacuate, the fire services time to respond and the owners a better chance at saving their investment. Fireban Fire Protection will fill and seal linear joints and penetrations where air and subsequently fire, could move. The range has applications across various substrates and systems such as

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POWERS AC200 HYBRID ACRYLIC The AC200+ is a two-component, high strength adhesive anchoring system. The AC200+ is designed for bonding threaded rod and reinforcing bar hardware into drilled holes in concrete base materials and for postinstalled reinforcing bar connections. Suitable for Bonding threaded rod and reinforcing bar into hardened concrete, evaluated for installation and use in dry and wet concrete. The AC200+ is a fast curing system which can be installed in a wide range of base material temperatures which is also qualified for structural applications for seismic and high wind loading conditions.

ETA Option 1 for Threaded rod (M8M30) and reinforcing bar (Ø8-Ø32) for use in cracked, uncracked concrete and post installed rebar connections. The AC200+ also carries a F240 fire resistance for rebar connections and a A+ VOC classification. Applications

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ustralia has recently introduced a new Standard for Postinstalled Concrete Anchoring. Published by Standards Australia in late 2018 titled AS 5216:2018 “Design of post-installed and cast-in fastenings in concrete”. The new Standard was developed by an expert committee (AEFAC) representing relevant organisations in the fastening industry. This New Standard requires cast-in and all post-installed fasteners to be considered either as safety critical or non-critical. * Safety-critical applications are defined as fastenings where failure may result in collapse or partial collapse of the structure, endanger human life and/or cause considerable economic loss. Non-critical applications would be fasteners into concrete where failure is not likely to endanger human life or result

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utton Tools has recently launched FOUR new series of industry-strength clamps.

ONE-HAND ALUMI CLAMPS

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ONE-HAND DUAL CLAMPS In another four-size range, the nylon composite clamp body is strengthened with a carbon steel bar. The Deep V grooved or flat TRP grip pads are

New Lockjaw clamps, from left to right: The 63mm Ratchet clamp; 300mm One Hand Aluminium Clamp; 300mm One Hand Dual Clamp; Parallel clamp changeable, allowing you to clamp different shaped objects firmly without damaging their surface. The dual clamps have a jaw depth of 85mm and provide a maximum clamping force of 200kg.

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M42 Cobalt Bi-Metal for longer lasting performance and for cutting harder materials

Demolition blades are extra thick for heavy duty cutting without fracturing or bending

RECIP BLADES 150MM 6" 6TPI QTY 2

Demolition blades 6 TPI for faster cuts

COBALT HSS-Co8

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LENGTH MM INCH 150 6 230 9 305 12

TPI 6 6 6

THICK USAGE MM 1.6 WRECKING & DEMOLITION 1.6 WRECKING & DEMOLITION 1.6 WRECKING & DEMOLITION

PACK QTY 10 10 10

PART NUMBER 7202-0606 7202-0906 7202-1206

WRECKING & DEMOLITION

PACK PART QTY NUMBER 2 7202-0606C 2 7202-0906C 2 7202-1206C 1.6MM THICK HEAVY DUTY BLADE 6TPI 4.2MM PITCH BI-METAL WITH 8% COBALT NAIL EMBEDDED WOOD TO 100MM

M42 Cobalt Bi-Metal for longer lasting performance and for cutting harder materials

1.1mm thick blades provide straight cuts with minimum vibration

RECIP BLADES 150MM 6" 14TPI QTY 2

Fire Rescue & Extrication blades are 14 TPI for cutting pipe, angle iron, nail embedded wood and structural steel

COBALT HSS-Co8

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FIRE, RESCUE & EXTRICATION

LENGTH MM INCH 150 6 230 9 305 12

42 CSS F.A.T. MAG

TPI 14 14 14

THICK USAGE MM 1.1 FIRE, RESCUE & EXTRICATION 1.1 FIRE, RESCUE & EXTRICATION 1.1 FIRE, RESCUE & EXTRICATION

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