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ISSUE TWO 2016

DESIGN | TECHNOLOGY | INDUSTRY TRAINING | BUSINESS | MEMBERS

SUPEREXPO2016 PROGRAM AND EXHIBITORS INSIDE!

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Be part of an innovative and progressive industry association With the support of our national members we accomplished so much.

ASSOCIATION

Join us in making an even bigger impact in the future of our industry.

AWNINGS

MARINE

LINERS & COVERS

SHADE STRUCTURES

FLAGS & BANNERS

TENTS & MARQUEES

WINDOW FURNISHINGS

FABRIC SUPPLIER

TRANSPORT

MACHINERY & COMPONENTS

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STA NEWS Report from STA president, Glenn Barlow

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STA REPORT

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NEW MEMBERS

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NEWS

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Marine fabricator workshop Program Floor plan Exhibitor listing

FEATURE Dave Elliott part 2, Lazy Jacks

28 Sail Structures sale Nolan.UDA and Radins merger Goodearl and Bailey new website C Ede name change Polyfab USA sale to management HVG Fabrics/Serge Ferrari partnership

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE

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EVENTS Upcoming events for the specialised textiles industry, locally and internationally

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ADVERTISERS’ DIRECTORY

DESIGN Unforgettable upholstery – the Foam Booth

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MEMBER PROFILE Miami Stainless

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04 EDITORIAL

Editorial Contributions by the STA Editorial committee ASSOCIATION MANAGER Ana Drougas

Welcome to the second Connections for 2016

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inter for the specialised textiles industry always means one thing: it’s expo time. And this year’s event will be even more exciting than most. Following on from the hugely successful first partnership in 2013, SuperExpo2016 again will see the Specialised Textiles Association (STA) join forces with the Blind Manufacturers’ Association of Australia (BMAA) to copresent an expo and trade show that promises to be an absolute showstopper. As in 2013, SuperExpo is being held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. So even if the myriad attractions of the event itself aren’t enough to entice you (highly doubtful), you can always spend any downtime checking out the local sights. Heck, why not bring the family if you have one and make a week of it? Wet ‘n’ Wild anyone? Back on the trade floor, over 100 exhibitors will be showcasing their wares and revealing their companies’ latest innovations and products. Plus there will be the STA’s Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner, always a highlight of the year, and the Association’s annual general meeting, both of which will be held on Wednesday 8 June. You can read more about SuperExpo and who will be exhibiting from page 17. Also in this issue, we have the second instalment of Dave Elliott’s marine feature, in which he and Aaron Stroud talk about Lazy Jack covers, while our member profile this issue focuses on Miami Stainless. I hope you enjoy this issue of Connections and hope to see you up at the Gold Coast in June. I’ll be the one cowering at the Tower of Terror at Dreamworld…

Madeleine Swain Editor

EDITOR Madeleine Swain madeleine.swain@niche.com.au Advertising Neha Minhas neha.minhas@niche.com.au 03 9948 4918 Design ART DIRECTOR Keely Atkins DIGITAL PRE-PRESS Monique Blair PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Jamuna Raj jamuna.raj@niche.com.au

Publishing CHAIRMAN Nicholas Dower MANAGING DIRECTOR Paul Lidgerwood GROUP COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR Joanne Davies GROUP CONTENT DIRECTOR Chris Rennie FINANCIAL CONTROLLER Sonia Jurista

Connections magazine is published on behalf of the Specialised Textiles Association Inc by Niche Media Pty Ltd ABN 13 064 613 529 1 Queens Road, Melbourne, Vic 3004 Tel: 03 9948 4900 / Fax 03 9948 4999 Printing Graphic Impressions

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NEXT ISSUE OF CONNECTIONS Remember this is your magazine, about your industry. And we always love to hear your feedback or ideas for the direction of the magazine. If you have any suggestions for articles or features that you think may be appropriate, please don’t hesitate to contact the editor directly at madeleine.swain@niche.com.au or Ana Drougas in the STA office at ana@specialisedtextiles.com.au or on 03 9521 2114.

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Specialised Textiles Association 201/22 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda Vic 3182 Tel: 03 9521 2114 / Fax: 03 9521 2116 Email: office@specialisedtextiles.com.au www.specialisedtextiles.com.au All unsolicited material should be addressed to the attention of the editor at the address above. Material will only be returned if a postage prepaid self-addressed envelope is supplied. Niche Media Pty Ltd accepts no liability for loss or damage of unsolicited material. Connections is a publication of Niche Media Pty Ltd, ABN 13 064 613 529, 1 Queens Road, Melbourne Vic 3004 Australia, tel +613 9948 4900, fax +613 9948 4999. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, internet, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publishers. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication, the publishers accept no responsibility or liability for any errors, omissions or resultant consequences including any loss or damage arising from reliance on information in this publication. The opinions and material published in this publication are not necessarily endorsed by the editor, publisher or Niche Media Pty Ltd, unless where specifically stated.

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06 STA NEWS

President’s report

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s 2016 races through at a seemingly rapid pace it’s been a busy and yet exciting time for the Association. The council of management (COM) has been hard at work as always in pushing through items from our strategic plan, which ultimately contributes to the survival, relevance and growth of the Association. This being now my second term as Association president over the past six years, I’ve had the opportunity to be part of an ever-changing industry driven by many influences both inside and outside of the industry. Thankfully, I’ve been surrounded at all times by a terrific range of talented people on COM, who give their time to make this place a better one for us all. The Association has a true drive in assisting to grow the credibility for all of our members, so it’s fantastic to see almost 10 percent of our membership base now jumping on board with the Business Accreditation program. Aside from hearing of individual company success, accreditation speaks volumes to the public of the quality that lies within our membership base. I do urge you all to look at the accreditation process and join the growing list of brilliant companies already signed up. Our collaboration with other associations remains a focal point. It’s important that we create avenues of growth and success, not only among ourselves, but in sharing and growing with other groups with which we have great synergy. We have enjoyed our growing relationship with OFPANZ (Outdoor Fabric Products Association of New Zealand) and of course are just about to embark on our second SuperExpo with the BMAA (Blind Manufacturers’ Association of Australia), something that I know both the STA and the BMAA are very proud to be able to bring to the industry. This event is shaping up to be even more amazing than the first and I’d personally like to thank Joe Turner and his team for their cooperation; it’s truly exciting for all involved. As we move closer to our AGM and all of the other great events that will take place on the Gold Coast between 8 and 10 June, including our STA Awards for Excellence Dinner, I for one am excited as to what the future holds. The inspiration that comes from events such as these drives us all on to bigger and better things and reminds us all just how special our industry really is. It’s been an exciting yet challenging period over the past couple of years for the COM, but I firmly believe that we have grown in so many ways that the future of the Association looks brighter than ever. I look forward to seeing you all on the Gold Coast in June and hope 2016 is a prosperous and happy one for you all. Glenn Barlow – President

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UPDATE FROM THE SPECIALISED TEXTILES ASSOCIATION OFFICE In this issue of Connections, manager Ana Drougas gives you a glimpse of just a few STA projects that would normally not receive too much fanfare. STA eNewsletters are a great way to keep up with the Association’s daily activities and updates – so if you have not signed up to receive these please do so via the website.

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t is that time of year again when we gear up for an annual industry trade expo – only this time, we are co-hosting with the BMAA. SuperExpo2016 promises to be just that – a SUPER Expo by all accounts. The event has grown from 2013 to include a two-day marine fabricator workshop and hold 105 exhibitor displays of innovative and classic products. If you have not as yet registered to attend, please do not leave it to the last moment as, aside from visiting the SuperExpo you can also attend many networking events, business sessions, a golf tournament and workshops! At SuperExpo2016.com.au you will find all the information you are looking for as well as starting on page 17 of this issue. It is also at this same time every year we issue membership renewal invitations. As an industry association, our aim is to continue providing a profile for our member businesses and ensure that we maintain a viable industry. There has been so much accomplished over the last 12 months with the assistance of our members. The biggest accomplishment, however, is the release and take-up of the Business Accreditation program. With 10 percent of members having already successfully applied for Accreditation we are on the road to ensuring that:

members meet defined industry standards ● we encourage improvement, innovation and best practice, and ● we discourage unqualified or unscrupulous practitioners operating in our industry and giving it a bad name. Congratulations to the following member businesses for successfully attaining the level of Business Accreditation: ● Abacus Shade Structures ● Abgal Liners and Covers ● C. E. Bartlett ● Campbell and Heeps ● Darling Downs Tarpaulins ● HVG Fabrics ● Miami Stainless ● Nan’s Tarps ● The Nolan Group ● Paskal ● Pattons ● Ricky Richards (Sales) ● Sail City ● Skyspan ● Tebbs Canvas ● Thorline Products ● Vector Shade Structures While Business Accreditation is not compulsory at the moment, it will form the basis of membership in the near future. ●

If you would like to know more about the Specialised Textiles Association’s Business Accreditation program, visit www.specialisedtextiles.com.au/businessaccreditation. In the meantime, I look forward to seeing you all during SuperExpo2016 on the Gold Coast. I hope you enjoy receiving and reading your copy of Connections. Did you know that Connections magazine is an Association magazine? This means that it is owned by the members of the Specialised Textiles Association and not by a publisher. We aim to bring you industry news every quarter, along with product reviews, business profiles and more. If you have a story to tell, contact Madeleine Swain on 03 9948 4917. Members of the Specialised Textiles Association receive every issue of Connections; however, non-members will receive a copy every once in a while. If you enjoy receiving your copy and you’re not a member of the Association, please consider supporting Connections by subscribing to receive every issue or joining the Specialised Textiles Association. Ana Drougas Executive Officer, STA

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08 NEW MEMBERS

NEW MEMBERS The STA is pleased to welcome the following individuals and companies to its membership.

SHADE HQ

SUPAFIT SEAT COVERS

VERSATILE STRUCTURES

Shade HQ is a manufacturing wholesale fabrication company working in the awnings, blinds and shade sector. It specialises in folding arm awnings, featuring Piuma, Klip, Stein, Kumo and Shan varieties, while also providing a niche range of drop awning products, including Zipscreen, Wire Guides, Extreme System and Ilios Awnings. Since being established in 2013, the company has seen accelerated growth, culminating in a pending relocation and a production facility upgrade. Contact: Ben Pieske Email: info@shadehq.com.au Tel: +613 8738 5151 www.shadehq.com.au

Perth-based SupaFit is a manufacturer of premium Australian made aftermarket protective seat covers, custom-made to fit most makes and models of vehicles and machinery on the Australia market. ● Perth’s number one aftermarket seat cover provider ● Australia’s largest range in aftermarket seat covers ● proudly Australian made ● safety airbag compatible ● industry tested and approved Airbag Deployment Seam Technology ● using only the best materials and products Australia has to offer ● specialised embroidery available, and ● delivery available Australia-wide. Contact: Peter and David Email: sales@supafitseatcovers.com.au Tel: 1800 787 2348 www.supafitseatcovers.com.au

Versatile Structures is a Brisbanebased company providing shade sails; shade, membrane and steel structures; retractable roofing; blinds and awnings, as well as custom designs for those unique projects. The company prides itself on its diverse portfolio, servicing the sport, leisure, retail, residential and commercial sectors. With over 40 years of experience between them, the directors have expertise in all aspects of construction, including design, engineering, project management, construction management, rigging, installation and fabrication. Contact: Jamie Howard, Keith Renke and Mitch Pitcathly Email: info@versatilestructures.com Tel: 0405 401 500 www.versatilestructures.com

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NEWS 09 John Rebbechi (left) and Simon Merchant (right).

SAIL STRUCTURES SALE

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fter almost 30 years of operation, John Rebbechi and Mal Richardson have decided to restructure their Queensland business and have sold Sail Structures Pty Ltd to Simon and Georgie Merchant. Founded in 1988, Sail Structures initially manufactured high quality yacht sails,

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before expanding to also offer tensioned fabric membranes and shade sails. Under the restructure Rebbechi has also sold his interests in Port Douglas Sailmakers to Mal Richardson, who will continue to manufacture exclusively for Sail Structures. The Merchants are Cairns locals, with extensive business

management experience, including sales, marketing, and financial and quality assurance, “ensuring Sail Structures Pty Ltd leads the way in this important industry, by supplying the award-winning projects and first class service we are renowned for,” says Rebbechi. The sale should see business as usual, he adds. “Our highly qualified team of fabricators, installers and sales staff will all remain with the Sail Structures Group, including Ben Blankenberg who will manage the installation unit of the operation under his new rigging business BB Sails. “Both Mal and I are delighted to be able to pass the business to someone like Simon, who will use his vast management experience and take the entire group to the next level. We all look forward to this exciting new phase of Sail Structures, which undoubtedly will continue to be Cairns’ and North Queensland’s leading shade sailmaker with some big and exciting plans for the business in the near future,” concludes Rebbechi.

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NOLAN GROUP In the previous issue of Connections we reported on the newly announced merger of Nolan. UDA and Radins Australia. Here e-commerce marketing officer Dominic Nolan provides further information about this new development. Is this a merger, a partnership or something else? This is a partnership between Nolan.UDA and Radins Australia.

awnings, contract and commercial and, where relevant, associated hardware. Both Nolan.UDA and Radins Australia believe that this strategic move will provide a solid foundation for mature and emerging markets, offering security and growth for all involved.

Has the final date been set yet? We anticipate by June 2016. What will the company be called? For the present moment we will be operating under The Nolan Group. A new trading name will be finalised later in the year. Nolan.UDA has seven branches across Australia, while Radins has just the Victorian and Queensland branches – will this have any bearing on the future direction/branding? At present all branches around the country will operate as usual. The Melbourne operations will merge quickly and in time it’s likely the Brisbane branches will merge as well. Will any staff or departments be relocating? The senior management team will be spread across the eastern state branches. What effect, if any, will the partnership have on the staff of both companies? The partnership takes the business to another level providing career growth and opportunities for all staff. What will the management hierarchy of the new company look like? The increase in sales revenue provides the company with an opportunity to run a full divisional-based structure. This will

Tony Bond, managing director Radins.

BOTH ENTITIES HAVE OVER A HUNDRED YEARS’ EXPERIENCE AND HAVE ESTABLISHED QUALITY AND COMPREHENSIVE PRODUCT OFFERINGS IN A VARIETY OF DIVISIONS. ensure specialised support and expertise in specific market sectors. Why did the two companies decide to join forces? Both entities have over a hundred years’ experience and have established quality and comprehensive product offerings in a variety of divisions, including industrial textiles, automotive and marine, blinds and

How will the development affect current or future customers of both companies? Both Nolan.UDA and Radins Australia have a valued customer base. These relationships have been developed over many years and are based upon our core business principles: integrity, innovation and value for money. We work with our valued customers to help them find textiles solutions that will help them develop in growth and profitability. This partnership will provide further opportunity to offer comprehensive and high quality offerings, as well exceptional service to our valued customers, and provide opportunity for growth in both new and existing markets. What do you think this could mean for the industry as a whole? The textile and commercial industries are transforming as a result of a globalised economy. The past eight years have presented new challenges in terms of market de-escalation for some industries, but also new opportunities for growth in others. The combined entity will offer enhanced service and a comprehensive product offering that is sourced from world leading manufacturers both within Australia and abroad. We are excited about the direction in which the industry is going and we look forward to the future.

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GOODEARL AND BAILEY’S NEW WEBSITE WORKS WONDERS

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n 17 February 2016, Goodearl and Bailey officially launched its new website. Managing director Clare Corban says the update was definitely necessary. “It was overdue for a facelift,” she says. “We needed a website that could be used over all platforms.” This wasn’t just a gut feeling though. The team used Google Analytics to ascertain that when it came to traffic, 20 percent of visitors were accessing the website via a mobile device, with a further 12 percent using a tablet. “So the need to have it user friendly over all platforms was extremely important to us,” says Corban. “The brief to our designer was our website had to be beautiful, clean, easy and functional.” From the beginning of the redesign to launch took close to a year, but Corban says the benefits are manifold for the company’s customers. “[It] provides instant access to our fabric library, including all the latest fabric collections and specs, including care and cleaning guides within three easy steps,” explains Corban. “We designed our website not only for our clients but their clients, the end consumers, to be able to view the different fabrics available for all applications in their own time, even before the measure and quote process has begun. We wanted our website to be seen as an additional tool, adding value and supporting them through each and every project.” The feedback has been very positive, says Corban, with customers, both locally and overseas, praising the ease

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of navigation and the design. And even after such a short time, the company has already seen a commercial benefit. “Compared to the same time last year, we are up in page view traffic by 50 percent, but we have been actively out and about promoting, so we expected such an increase.” And what about the folks at Goodearl and Bailey themselves? “We absolutely

love it,” says Corban. “Our staff are using it daily as a tool for specs and colour reference. It’s quicker for our clients to access the specs and colour sections online than us emailing the specs, so together, while they are on the phone discussing jobs, they are showing them how easy it is to navigate.” www.goodearlandbailey.com.au

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POLYFAB USA IS NOW AN USOWNED COMPANY MANAGEMENT BUYOUT

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arry Jamieson, director of Polyfab Australia, has announced that its Polyfab USA division has been sold to the US management of that division. Jamieson, one of the originators of developing extra heavy duty knitted HDPE shadecloth for protection of people from the damaging rays of the sun more than 25 years ago, founded the US division in 2008. (Previously its shadecloth range was sold through a local US distributor.) The new ownership has over 35 years of US industry experience. “We’ve seen tremendous growth since 2008”, says Steve Morenberg, new managing director of Polyfab USA LLC. “By focusing solely on the Americas, we think we can tap into that growth and be even more reflective of the trends and preferences of customers in North and South America. These regional preferences include things like colours and FR ratings such as NFPA-701. There is an increase of awareness in this hemisphere for the benefits of shade sails and structures, and the customer who wants to protect her family and property with a quality shade fabric will appreciate the fact that the materials are coming from an American company.”

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C. EDE PTY LTD BECOMES EDE SHADE SOLUTIONS

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ounded by Clarence (aka Charlie or Bert) Ede in Townsville early in the 20th century, C. Ede Pty Limited is the long established Queensland company that started out dealing in upholstery and motor trimming. In the 1920s it branched out to cover marquees, tents, flags and tarpaulins. Famously suffering a catastrophic fire in 1964, the company regrouped and rebuilt, Russell Ede (left) and Bronwyn moving to premises in McIlwraith Ede-Mansbridge (right). Street in South Townsville, where it remains to this day. It’s now managed by third and fourth generation family members Russell Ede and Bronwyn EdeMansbridge. As part of its centenary celebrations for 2015, the company decided a name change would reflect the company’s current operations. “We thought this was a perfect opportunity to bring ourselves into the 21st century,” says director Russell Ede. “Our idea was to keep the family name but associate it to represent what we’re all about – Shade Solutions!” Accordingly, the business trading name for the company is now Ede Shade Solutions. “We hope you like our new look as much as we do!” say Ede and Ede-Mansbridge. “There’s a lot to do, but we’re very excited for our plans going forward.”

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VG has announced that its HVG Fabrics division has been appointed as the new Australian distributor of Serge Ferrari flexible composite materials. French firm Serge Ferrari has been manufacturing products for textile architecture, solar protection, acoustic solutions, yachting, light modular structures for industry, the signage industry, indoor and outdoor furniture since 1973, and has been building its reputation in Australia since the early 1990s. The new arrangement is due to begin on 1 June 2016, once stocks arrive at HVG’s distribution centres in Australian capital cities. “The synergies and culture between both companies is obvious, with both of us focusing on the same key issues – quality products, class leading marketing collateral to build brand value and a strong desire to ensure solutions are ‘fit for purpose’, first time every time,” says HVG Fabrics business manager, Daniel Gollan. “I can assure existing Serge Ferrari users that we won’t let you down with large local stocks, our normal high levels

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of customer service, an expansion of our sales force and new sampling and marketing materials being developed to support the product.” Hervé Trellu, senior vice president Sales and Marketing at Serge Ferrari, adds, “Serge Ferrari’s markets and product ranges are constantly growing and we have a strong ambition to develop our presence and sales in Australia. I trust that together with HVG we will provide our customers with a high quality product range, but also with an outstanding service level to develop their business.”

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uch has changed since The Shann Group’s humble beginnings in 1956, when Frank O’Shannassy began selling sewing threads from the family home he shared with wife Margaret and their nine children, in suburban Chadstone, Victoria. “It’s exciting to see The Shann Group reach such an incredible milestone as its 60th anniversary,” says Martin O’Shannassy, Frank and Margaret’s son and managing director of The Shann Group. “The company has expanded and evolved and I believe my father would be incredibly proud of our company today.” In the early years, The Shann Group merged with a prominent zipper company and a US corporation. Then, in 1987, the O’Shannassy family and key executives purchased the company, making it 100 percent Australian owned and operated. “The Shann Group is now a major supplier within Australia and New Zealand, sourcing products from all across the

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globe. We are involved in many amazing and growing industries, with a long standing list of loyal customers that rely on our quality product and our people,” continues O’Shannassy. Today, The Shann Group partners with some of the world’s leading and Fortune 500 Companies such as Leggett and Platt, Mehler Texnologies, Amann Threads, Meiderhoff, Velcro, APA, Para, Poli-Tape and Seaman Corporation – employing over 100 people across Australia and New Zealand, operating almost 20,000 square metres of warehouse space across eight locations, and a joint venture factory in Vietnam. With all that has changed in its 60year history, some things will always stay the same. “You don’t reach such a momentous milestone as a 60th anniversary without retaining traditional ideals of customer service, focus and value. With sincere gratitude to our loyal customers and dedicated suppliers, we plan to build on

our strengths and forge ahead in new directions to meet the evolving needs of our industries.” Backed by a full-service, high-energy sales and customer service team, The Shann Group manages and supplies a comprehensive range of products from leading suppliers to a diverse range of industries. The company’s commitment to excellence and superior product sees its staff constantly travelling to trade shows and visiting with suppliers to ensure continual product development and improvement. Join The Shann Group to celebrate its 60th anniversary milestone at SuperExpo 2016, 8 to 10 June 2016 at GCEC, Stand M245. For further information contact: Melissa Vine, national product manager – Industrial Fabrics, The Shann Group Tel: +613 8480 0800 Email: melissav@shann.com.au www.theshanngroup.com

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When: Thursday 9th and Friday 10th June 2016 Where: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland Cost: $120 (for both days including breakfast - spaces are limited) Register online to attend at https://tickets.exponews.com.au/SuperExpo2016

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7.30am – 9.00am Opening breakfast Embracing technology and integrating it into your business

8.00am – 9.00am Breakfast session Discussion on education and pathways

9.00am – 10.30am Upholstery Concepts Foam types and choice, design and sculpting

9.00am – 10.30am Complex frames and tracks, understanding decision making implications

• See, touch and feel new products and equipment

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• Visit SuperExpo2016 next door (8 –10 June)

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11.00am – 12.30pm Patterning and fabric choice and fabric orientation choice

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Golf Tournament Cost: $140 Time: 12.00pm (10.30am arrival for briefing and assemblage) Where: RACV Royal Pines Resort, Benowa, Gold Coast

Welcome Reception Cost: $40 Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm A great way to kick off the “Super” week. Includes beverages, canapes and some light entertainment. Dress code: Smart/Casual

WEDNESDAY continued Awards for Excellence Ceremonial Dinner

Marine Fabricator Workshop (Day 2)

Cost: $195pp or $1950 if booking a corporate table (10 seats) Time: 7.00pm to midnight Where: Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast The Specialised Textiles Association Awards for Excellence showcase the most prized and challenging industry projects showcasing innovation, technical skill and design excellence. Dress code: Formal/Lounge Suit

Cost: $60pp Time: 8.00am to 3.00pm Where: Seminar Room A Hands on workshops covering all aspects of marine fabrication.

THURSDAY 9 JUNE WEDNESDAY 8 JUNE Specialised Textiles Association Members AGM Time: 8.00am to 10.00am Where: Meeting Room 10

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Wincover Energy Rating Scheme Seminar Cost: Free to all registered expo exhibitors and visitors Time: 11.00am Where: Meeting Room 10

Trade Exhibition (Open to visitors) Cost: Free to all registered visitors Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm Where: Halls 1-4

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Cost: $60pp Time: 8.00am to 5.00pm Where: Seminar Room A Hands on educational workshops covering: design, patterning, fabric choice, machining techniques and lots more.

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20 SUPER EXPO 2016 – EXHIBITOR LIST

Exhibitor list #D33 Accent Software

# N264 Awning Systems Australia

# C11 Bradmill Outdoor Fabrics

www.accentsoftware.com.au Contact: Kerry Spero _______

www.awningsystems.com.au Contact: Trudi Hattwell _______

www.bradmilloutdoor.com.au Contact: Tony Laino _______

# O284 Advance Blind Components

# F59 Bartlett Blinds

www.advancecomponents.com.au Contact: Andrew Toumbakis _______

http://bartlett.net.au Contact: Michelle Bartlett _______

# D35 Aeronaut

# N269 Basford Brands

http://aeronaut.org Contact: Geraldine Clark _______

http://basfordbrands.com Contact: Alicia Gordon _______

# C323 All Seasons Panels

# N263 Becker Australia

www.allseasonspanels.com Contact: Brett Bowman _______

http://beckeraustralia.com Contact: Anthony Wallace _______

# O287 Alltone Shutters and Blinds

# K301 Blind Industry Insurance and Financial Services

www.alltoneblinds.com.au Contact: Pru Bardsley _______

# M236 Alpha Motors www.alphamotors.com.au Contact: Simon Eales _______

# A352 Altamira http://altamira.com.au Contact: Tony Cooke _______

# D34 Apollo Blinds www.apolloblinds.com.au Contact: Ian Cardy _______

# M240 Austex Fabrics www.austexfabrics.com.au Contact: Danny Mignone _______

# K301 Australian General Insurance Services www.ag-is.com.au Contact: Ben Gair _______

# A331 Australian Window Association www.awa.org.au Contact: Gary Smith

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www.biifs.com.au Contact: Ben Gair _______

# C322 Blind Manufacturers’ Association of Australia http://bmaa.net.au Contact: Lynn Potesil _______

# K175 Blinds by Peter Meyer www.petermeyerblinds.com.au Contact: Simon Meyer _______

# L216 Blindware http://blindware.com.au Contact: Grant Norton _______

# H308 Boston Publishing http://bostonpublishing.com.au Contact: James Boston _______

# B351 BOYAC www.boyac.com.au Contact: Susanna de Vienne

# G98 Bricos http://bricos.com.au Contact: Jennifer Elmer _______

# O285 Buz Software http://buzsoftware.com.au Contact: Daryl Saunders _______

# E37 Carr Australia www.carrgroup.com.au Contact: Dan Kelley _______

# D25 Challenger United Pty Ltd http://challengerunited.com.au Contact: Aaron Smith _______

# A339 Charles Parsons www.charlesparsonsinteriors.com Contact: Kylie Davis _______

# D318 Conquest Personnel/Set Solutions www.conquestpersonnel.com.au Contact: Dean Laidlaw _______

# H117 Croci Australia www.croci.com.au Contact: Toula George _______

# L212 CW Products www.cwproducts.com.au Contact: Danny Elassaad _______

# M295 Darling Downs Tarpaulins www.ddt.com.au Contact: Michael Ryan _______

# C1 Dasec Durkopp Adler www.dasec.com.au Contact: Daimen Caudo

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# F67 Décor Blinds http://decorblinds.com.au Contact: Aimee Wells _______

# L297 Defab http://defab.com.au Contact: Andrew Eastwood _______

# A330 Doolans Group http://doolansgroup.com.au Contact: Frances Doolan _______

# D14 Drape and Blind Software http://drapeandblindsoftware.com Contact: Mira Krulic _______

# D30 Elizabeth Machines http://elizabethmachines.com.au Contact: Rick Haggerty _______

# C348 Eyelets Supply Company www.eyelets.com.au Contact: Luke Dowsing _______

# P288 Fashion Line www.fashionline.com.au Contact: Chris Smith _______

# O281 FHA Wholesale www.fhawholesale.com.au Contact: Aidan Jones _______

# D36 Frank Marine Pty Ltd www.frankmarine.com.au Contact: Frank Lee _______

# K177 Gale Pacific www.galecommercial.com Contact: Emily Joyce _______

# H126 Goodearl and Bailey http://goodearlandbailey.com.au Contact: Clare Corban _______

# C344 Gracetech Textiles Australia http://gracetechtextiles.com.au Contact: Steven Montile

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# B340 Gummerson Hoad J W Florence Broadhurst www.gummersonfabrics.com.au Contact: John Maiden _______

# L298 Hamlin’s Accessories and Labels www.hamlinsacc.com.au Contact: Laurie Hamlin _______

# N261 Helioscreen www.helioscreen.com.au Contact: Elizabeth Damcevski _______

# G310 Herculite Products Inc www.herculite.com Contact: Craig Zola _______

# L299 Hiraoka http://hiraoka.com.au Contact: Robert Cahill _______

# K302 Holmesglen Institute http://holmesglen.com.au Contact: Denise Walker _______

# C320 Horiso www.horiso.com.au Contact: Ben Roco _______

# I144 Hunter Douglas www.hunterdouglas.com.au Contact: Vera Meharg _______

# E57, G103 HVG Fabrics www.hvgfabrics.com.au Contact: Mike Fisher _______

# C349, C5 ICL (SA) P/L & VSP Components www.iclsa.com.au Contact: Peter Monkhouse _______

# C349 ICL (SA) Pty Ltd (Shenzen A-Ok Technology) www.iclsa.com.au Contact: Peter Monkhouse

# C5 Independent Cut Length www.iclsa.com.au Contact: Peter Monkhouse _______

# H343 Issey Sun Shade Systems www.issey.com.au Contact: Lane van den Akker _______

# M242 JAI Products www.jaipl.com.au Contact: Peter Austin _______

# F75 Just Blinds and Shutters www.justblinds.com.au Contact: Michele Carstensen _______

# F75 Lifestyle Blinds and Shutters www.lifestyleshutters.com.au Contact: Michele Carstensen _______

# E51 Louvolite Australia www.louvolite.com.au Contact: Jamie Marsden _______

# A327 Luna Machinery www.lunamachinerynsw.com.au Contact: Graham Phillips _______

# K179 Luxaflex Window Fashions http://luxaflex.com.au Contact: Martine Coote _______

# N267 Market Makers www.marketmakers.net.au Contact: Nicole Bruce _______

# G98 Mermet http://mermet.com.au Contact: Jennifer Elmer _______

# N254 Miami Stainless www.miamistainless.com.au Contact: Leearna Coburn _______

# N257 My Sun Shades www.mysunshades.com.au Contact: Daniela Soldat

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# M234 MYT Shutters Australia

# N255 Renson

# O283 Slidetrack Blinds Pty Ltd

www.mytaustralia.com Contact: Graeme Taylor _______

www.renson.eu Contact: Roel Berlaen _______

www.slidetrack.com.au Contact: Brian Zwar _______

# E54 Ozroll

# K192 Ricky Richards (Sales) P/L

# O275 Solomon’s Security and Blinds

www.ozroll.com.au Contact: Jack McDonald _______

www.rickyrichards.com.au Contact: Kelly Morgan _______

# L220 Paskal

# I139 Rollease Acmeda

www.paskal.com.au Contact: Tom Frame _______

www.rolleaseacmeda.com Contact: Rachelle Gebert _______

# D29 Pathfinder

# G103 Sattler Sun-Tex

www.pathfinderaus.com.au Contact: Wayne Walker _______

www.sattler-global.com/suntex-site Contact: Paul Turnbull _______

# C6 Pinz

# F312 Scott Free Australia

www.pinz.com.au Contact: Kate Bessell _______

www.scottfreeaust.com.au Contact: Andrew Scott _______

# N265 Plastral Pty Ltd

# E57 Serge Ferrari

www.plastral.com.au Contact: Andrew Webb _______

http://en.sergeferrari.com Contact: Paul Hunt _______

# G97 Polyfab Australia Pty Ltd

# D27 Sewing Perfection Machine Co

www.polyfab.com.au Contact: Barry Jamieson _______

www.sewingperfection.com.au Contact: John Grom _______

# N293 ProfiStop

# B346 Shade HQ

www.profistop.com.au Contact: Nigel Judd _______

www.shadehq.com.au Contact: Ben Pieske _______

# P290 Queensland Wholesale Canvas

# I143 Shaw of Australia

http://onesolomons.com.au Contact: Andrew Curnow _______

# I149 Somfy Oceania www.somfy.com.au Contact: Jade Coote _______

# K303 Specialised Textiles Association www.specialisedtextiles.com.au Contact: Ana Drougas _______

# H307 Stayput Fasteners www.stayputfasteners.com.au Contact: Stuart Hollingworth _______

# H124 Sunbrella/Dickson www.glenraven.com Contact: Elizabeth Kowalski _______

# E49 Sunlight Products www.sunlight.com.au Contact: Anna Zaronias _______

# F73 Sunshine Screens www.sunshinescreens.com.au Contact: Michele Carstensen _______

# M241 Teleco Automation

www.qwc.net.au Contact: Maurice Cerchi _______

http://shawblindfabrics.com Contact: Sarah Harris _______

# M296 Rainbow Shade Products

# C319 Sigmatec

# K190 Texstyle

www.rainbowshade.com.au Contact: Luke Goddard _______

http://sigmatec.com.au Contact: Jarek Andrzejewski _______

www.texstyle.com.au Contact: Therese Gittoes _______

# L211 Raytech Concepts

# E58 Silent Shade

# L199 The Nolan Group

http://raytech.com.au Contact: Chris Hart _______

http://silentshade.com.au Contact: Tony Hopkins _______

www.nolanuda.com.au Contact: Scott Gilbertson _______

# P289 Reflective Blinds

# G311 Skins2Go

# M245 The Shann Group

www.skins2go.com.au Contact: Dyson Wood

www.theshanngroup.com Contact: Melissa Vine

www.reflectiveblinds.com.au Contact: Russell Edwards

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# G93 The Specialty Group

# L207 TWO (Australia)

# I304 Weathermax

www.specialty.com.au Contact: Daniel Leipnik _______

www.two-australia.com Contact: Mani Sahihi _______

http://contender.com.au Contact: Jan Scholten _______

# N268 Toso Australia

# N259 Ultracut Industries

# F79 Wilson Fabrics

www.tosoaustralia.com.au Contact: Malcolm Young _______

www.ultracut-industries.com.au Contact: Garth Jacobs _______

www.wilsonfabrics.com.au Contact: Jennifer Donnelly _______

# K187 Total Window Concepts

# F69 Uniline

# A324 W L Gore and Associates

www.totalwindownconcepts.com.au Contact: Scott Gurnett _______

www.uniline.com.au Contact: Marc Gomes-Luis _______

www.gore.com Contact: Warren Redman _______

# O286 Triax Systems Pty Ltd

# C12 Viewscape

# E39 Ziptrak

http://triax.com.au Contact: Mary Esdaile _______

www.viewscape.com.au Contact: Kelly Coutts _______

#G98 Turnils

# M235 Wax Converter Textiles

http://turnils.com.au Contact: Jennifer Elmer

www.ziptrak.com.au Contact: Jason Battista

http://waxcon.com.au Contact: James Kelman

Phone Free Call Email Web

02 9938 1788 1800 731 149 sales@bainbridgeint.com.au

www.bainbridgeintusa.com/catalogs

BAINBRIDGE for all Serge Ferrari yachting textiles.

Serge Ferrari Stamiod Pure – Your solution for pollution. Oil resistant, Superior UV. Contact Bainbridge International P/L. Ph; 02 9938 1788, 1800 731 149 Email sales@bainbridgeint.com.au for details.

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24 FEATURE The cover on which this article is based.

Mounting the top pully.

Mounting the bottom pully.

LAZY JACK – STACK PACK SAIL COVERS In part two of his series of marine fabricator articles Dave Elliott introduces us to Lazy Jack covers. While Aaron Stroud explains how he has adapted Elliott’s methods in his own work.

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he above names are some of the descriptions for a process of suspending sail covers. I started making these Lazy Jack covers 20 years ago, as a progress/advance of the Lazy Jack rope system, designed to help flake a main sail as it is put away. The idea was to connect the rope to a sail cover to save removing the cover every time the boat was used. A few sailmakers and I had started making them by request; each one we made had small changes and became more functional as time went on. A sailmaker from Doyle Sails approached me one day and asked if he could copy some of my ideas, as he liked the way my covers worked. I agreed on the condition we swap ideas, as they were the only other manufacturers making improvements on each cover. We worked together over three years improving every one. As is expected, others tried to copy with limited success. Most of the original

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designs had removable front sections, which became annoying as many were blown or lost overboard. We then moved to either a front or side zip and the excess fabric was tucked away on Velcro tabs inside the cover, as they were prepared for sailing. We still make some this way. Most covers these days are tracked at the aft side of the mast. This makes them much more functional and user friendly, as there is only one zip to open. We even sometimes incorporate the zip slide into a continuous loop pulley system. This way you can stand at the mast and open and close the bag. This is very handy when access to the aft of the boom is restricted by high Targas or just too high to reach. We use Ronstan 19-millimetre bearing pulleys for smoother deployment. There are different types: some can be screwed directly to the mast. The rope we use is a six-millimetre prestretch. At the bottom of the sail cover

we run 12-millimetre/½-inch PVC pipe between the two layers, which the rope runs through. This stops any friction on the continuous loop system. The covers we build are all Sunbrella acrylic canvas and are fully lined with mesh. This adds strength for the rope pull points. It stops abrasion from the corners of the sail when flaked and effectively stops the wearing to the Sunbrella and allows breathability. Breathability is very important to stop mould on the sail. As a further benefit this adds a second layer where the batten is slid inside. The batten size used is called Offshore 2 or 3, depending on how big the boat cover is. The number 2 is 18 millimetres by eight millimetres thick. In addition, where the covers are mounted to the mast with track, sometimes we add a zip on one side to allow the owner access to the mast runners. The track mounting procedure is essential to add strength and stop

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The moulded zip cover flap.

Finishing the zip.

Where the batten finishes.

The leather and Velcro where the batten starts.

How the batten is supported and the boom runners sewn in.

The PVC tube through which the rope runs.

The boat on which our Australian 2014 regional workshop was based.

Boat names on sail covers.

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26 FEATURE Older style sail cover that wraps around the mest.

corrosion between the track and the mast. We use one-millimetre VHB tape and Tef-Gel on the screws to stop dissimilar metal corrosion between track and mast. The covers are held to the boom with slugs. These are boom runners every 300 millimetres (one foot) apart. This adds a second tier of breathability and allows the release of water. Doing this allows the reef points to sit where necessary without running them through the cover. The main zip is a Number 15 Paskal waterproof zip. Many of the original designs needed zip replacement regularly, mainly because of rough treatment. An upgrade was necessary for durability. A zip on a sail cover will be sitting flat, horizontal to the sun. Covering is very important to eliminate UV degradation of the top zipper. Our solution is twofold. First, the teeth are sewn inside each edge by eight millimetres (1/4-inch). Second, I make a moulded acrylic cover flap, 60 millimetres (2 ½ inches) wide. At the aft end, we add a 200-millimetre zip extension. This is covered top and bottom from the elements.

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Twin sail covers.

We do not use separating end zips on our sail covers. We use continuous zippers and again at the aft end. We use a canvas-tocanvas attachment version of the Stayput fastener. It is bolted right through the covering layers and next to the teeth on the zip. This stops the zip coming undone and acts as the stopper for the zip slide. PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) lifetime thread is a must and I have used this for 20 years on all my covers. Early in my business I spent time analysing failure points of covers. The way to prevent such failures is threefold: ● Use lifetime PTFE thread. ● Where possible, fold edges and do not use binding. ● Properly cover all zips from UV. In our local marinas we have a very bad bird problem. Where most manufacturers carry the batten to the end of the cover, we stop them short of the end. We tailor the end of the cover down to a small opening. Doing this stops the swallows and pigeons from nesting inside. In addition, we add extra eyelets in the gap between the track

base and the start of the first slug, at the front of the boom. Lacing shock chord loosely between these eyelets stops bird access. If not used, birds usually find this access point quickly resulting in damage to cover and sail. We adapt the traditional look from a standard sail cover by placing a batten at the drop-off point, which is the widest point of our sail covers. This method helps our sail covers to shed rain. We believe most manufacturers create a water catcher by placing the batten too high. I will be attending the 2017 MFA Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, and am always available if you have any questions. I am reachable on the Cover and Cushion Forum or by email. From time to time I will call to explain in detail. C Dave Elliott MFC (Certified Master Fabric Craftsman) David’s Custom Trimmers, Manly Harbour, Queensland dave@davestrimmers.com, davestrimmers.com

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Azz: We have never been asked to make a stack pack sail cover yet, as most yachts on the Gippsland Lakes have the traditional style sail cover. We have made many of these over the years. After having a first hand look at the stack packs that Dave makes, both on-board and under construction, we have taken areas of his processes and used them on our sail covers and in other areas of cover making. Any traditional sail covers we manufacture now have mesh linings and last far longer than ones without a lining – the abrasion resistance of the mesh greatly improves the life of the cover and gives extra reinforcement in all areas of the cover. An integral part of the process is moulding acrylic canvas to hold the

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fabric in a shape in which it would not regularly stay unassisted. We regularly use this glueing and laminating method. Our traditional sail covers have a forward zip on the front of the mast and, by moulding the fabric to cup over the zip, rather than a straight flap, the zip cover sits perfectly. The cupped shape really hugs the shape of the mast, eliminating the need for Velcro, which breaks down quickly with UV exposure.

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The glueing and moulding process can be adapted to many situations where a more rigid shape is needed. We use the process for covers on all sorts of vessels where a permanent, more rigid shape is a benefit to the way a cover sits. Aaron Stroud Canvas Barn Marine Trimming, Gippsland Lakes, Victoria aaron@canvasbarn.com, canvasbarn.com

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28 DESIGN

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he Rose of Australia pub in the inner Sydney suburb of Erskineville has a bit of history behind it. Built in 1874, it’s long been a social hub for the area, popular with journalists, politicians and celebrities alike. It underwent substantial renovations in 2000, when it was taken over by its current owners, the Leach family. Recently, it was time for another touch-up, with The Foam Booth being contracted to redo the outdoor cushions in two areas. The project was completed in two stages, says The Foam Booth’s managing director, Joel Scheftz, with each stage taking around three weeks to complete and install. “The first area was the outdoor courtyard where we used Quick Dry outdoor foam and Dickson Orchestra fabrics,” says Scheftz. “The second was the upstairs renovated semi-covered courtyard, where they wanted something bright and colourful for the two-seater outdoor couches and these beautiful rustic tree

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trunk stools. We used Quick Dry outdoor foam and the Sunbrella Icon range fabrics. “The clients were very happy and the pub looks great.” Goodearl and Bailey supplied the fabrics for the project. “We have been

dealing with Goodearl and Bailey for close to 10 years now,” says Scheftz. “They are a fantastic company to deal with. We do so many projects with their fabrics and we have had brilliant feedback from our clients.” C

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MAKING THE MOST OF MIAMI We all know the song – ‘from little things, big things grow…’ It’s a ditty that could have been written about Gold Coast manufacturer Miami Stainless…

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rom a space barely the size of a standard single car garage with two employees, Miami Stainless is now located in a 600-square metre facility and distributes its high quality products throughout Australia and New Zealand, and 13 other countries, including Japan, the US, Canada, Belgium, Portugal, Norway, Sweden, Israel and Sri Lanka to name a few,” says general manager Matt Gisler, who joined the firm in 2011. Miami was started by David Finn, who remains as director today. It’s officially two companies: Miami Stainless P/L and ProRig Hardware P/L with a workforce of 15 people all together. The first entity supplies retail and trade customers, while the second supplies the wholesale sector. It originally imported and distributed stainless steel shade sail hardware and fittings, but soon expanded to general stainless steel and architectural balustrade hardware, explains Gisler. “Miami Stainless is a very flat structure, where we all communicate and have input into our innovation,” he adds, while noting that the company’s growth is making this more difficult. “The ‘Brains Trust’ as I call it consists of our director (David Finn), GM (Matt Gisler), finance and accounts manager (Phillippa Wright), purchasing manager (Luke Carpenter),

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marketing manager (Leearna Coburn) and senior sales consultant (Dean Reddy). We have kept a very stable team of the past four years and meet every month to make sure we are on track and keep each other accountable.” And the company tries to make sure the team remains tightknit. “We have two official social events each year, although this year we are having three,” says Gisler. “Every year we have a mid-year party and a Christmas party, which generally consists of a lot of laughs, delicious food and interesting drink combinations, as we have an ‘open bar’ to really say thanks. Our third event this year is a deep sea fishing trip for a day followed by a late long lunch.” With its ever-growing product range, the company has seen some unusual contracts, none more creative than the

work it has done with local sculptor Mike Van Dam. “These particular sculptures (pictured) have been created using Miami Stainless 4.0mm 316 marine grade stainless steel medium link chain. These projects have a way of making you keep looking again and again,” says Gisler. “We are always amazed at where our products end up. Some are used to suspend priceless artefacts in museums or the sound stacks when seeing your favourite band. Others are used for temporary housing in developing countries and some are used in training and competing equipment for international athletes.” Many business owners bemoan challenging economic conditions, but Gisler isn’t overly concerned, believing quality will out. “Ultimately, I believe the current economic climate is no different to the mid to late 1990s where businesses

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had to work for their profits. But this is the way it should be. The excessive economic gains of the 2000s were never sustainable. We have seen over the recent past a consolidation within many industries – good businesses rising to the top and the not so good disappearing. Unlike 20 years ago, however, we have a completely different ‘habitat’ with greater customer expectations, a global playing field and the invention of social and digital media to name only three,” he continues. “These elements have given the power back to the consumer to have real choice. And not just choice between two product or service providers within

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“WE ARE ALWAYS AMAZED AT WHERE OUR PRODUCTS END UP. SOME ARE USED TO SUSPEND PRICELESS ARTEFACTS IN MUSEUMS OR THE SOUND STACKS WHEN SEEING YOUR FAVOURITE BAND.” the same suburb or city, but anywhere across the globe. I think the businesses that are thriving understand that they need to work hard to satisfy customer expectations and purposefully strive to master this new business habitat.” This attitude extends to the everevolving technological landscape. “Social media is a big part of business in general

these days; there’s no such thing as ‘opt-in’. You are in whether you like it or not,” he says. Both he and marketing manager Coburn have expertise in digital media. “We make sure we are very strategic in this area, especially because social media platforms are getting more diversified. It sounds a little structured and boring, but what we love about engaging in social media is the fact it doesn’t have to be traditionally ‘business’. We can be more relaxed and show some personality.” And he and the Miami Stainless team are looking forward to more traditional social interaction at the forthcoming SuperExpo. “Each expo allows us to catch up on the ‘goss’ and hear about our customers’ new golf handicap, how their kids’ dancing is going or jibe each other about who is or is not winning the V8 Supercars.” And they’ll talk about business of course. “We are proud to be the most innovative in our industry and continually invest in developing new products. Some successful, some not. We have five new products being introduced this year alone; two will be on show at this year’s SuperExpo2016,” concludes Gisler. C

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32 PRODUCT SHOWCASE – EQUIPMENT/MACHINERY

Aeronaut Elektron Quattro The Aeronaut Elektron Quattro is a computerdriven textile cutter that can carry up to four steered tools on a vacuum table made to measure. It can be configured with software and tools to suit the specific needs of your work. Save time and material with an automated cutter. Aeronaut Automation Pty Ltd Tel: 612 9450 0800 Email: sales@aeronaut.org http://aeronaut.org

SiliconEye Vision System SiliconEye machine vision system is the answer to interactive nesting, nesting into irregular shapes, pattern matching, pattern recognition, image tracing and alignment with registration marks. SiliconEye consists of a digital SLR mounted over the cutting table that captures the image for processing and nesting in Tangent cutter software. Aeronaut Automation Pty Ltd Tel: +612 9450 0800 Email: sales@aeronaut.org http://aeronaut.org

Dasec Durkopp Adler H867 Surprise, Surprise – Reduced Pricing On versions of Durkopp Adler class H867 features include: reinforced M-Type 3XL bobbin, 140 percent more bobbin capacity, single oil point for full machine lubrication, 25mm foot lift, powerful triple feed, with or without automatic functions, single or twin needle, up to M8 sewing thread, European designed and manufactured. Durkopp Adler Bielefeld/Germany, proudly imported, distributed and supported by Dasec Pty Limited since 1964. Dasec Durkopp Adler Tel: +612 9645 2500 Email: dc@dasec.com.au www.dasec.com.au

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SM-216-SA linear welding unit with travelling head hot air, rotosonic and liquid glue technologies SM-216-SA is a fully automatic industrial machine for continuous linear welding of technical fabrics. With its solid structure and steel rack for optimal speed (up to 16m/min) and total motion control (via Intelligent torque patented technology), the machine is partially suitable to weld technical textiles fast and with great accuracy and perfect flat seams. SM216-SA is the ideal solution for industrial linear welding and processes seams of the highest quality on a wide range of fabrics. • Hot Air: overlaps, pockets, hems, pocket with rope, Omega profiles, zippers. • Liquid Glue: overlaps, hems, pockets. Dasec is demonstrating its new SMRE models: SM-216 and SM-375 at SuperExpo2016, stand C1. We will inspire you. Dasec Durkopp Adler Tel: +612 9645 2500 Email: dc@dasec.com.au www.dasec.com.au

SMRE SM-375-TA multiple tool static bed cutting plotter for processing technical materials SMRE SM-375-TA is a high performance industrial cutting plotter designed to install multiple cutting and marking tools for technical fabrics. Main features are high processing speed, high precision and user-friendliness. It is extremely versatile and has a very competitive price. Installable tools: fixed drag knife, round blade 28mm, round blade 40mm, Ultrasonic cutter, crush cut device, creasing head, 30w or 60w laser – optics air cooled, commercial type ‘pen’ marker, UV marker for invisible marking. Installable accessories: red laser pointer, liner laser pointer, automatic grip-and-pull system to spread fabric on work top, additional combined pressing bars group for ‘breathing’ fabrics and screen. Dasec Durkopp Adler Tel: +612 9645 2500 Email: dc@dasec.com.au www.dasec.com.au

SMRE ZEMAT The game changer for café blinds. Come along to meet Dasec at SuperExpo2016 stand C1 – we will inspire you – HF and Impulse welding technology. Dasec will demonstrate the new SMRE ZEMAT model: Tapra Crystal for HF welding of crystal clear PVC café blinds with invisible seam technology: • invisible seam technology for PVC Crystal Clear film • welding and cutting plus pressing option • Omega profile welding zipper welding functionality (single or double) • overlap, hem, pocket and keder welding, and • various weld bar widths with 1200mm length. Dasec Durkopp Adler Tel: +612 9645 2500 Email: dc@dasec.com.au www.dasec.com.au

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34 EVENTS

ADVERTISING DIRECTORY

Specialised Textiles Association and Industry events for 2016

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(If you know of or are holding an industry relevant event, please send details to office@specialisedtextiles.com.au – we would be happy to publish it.) For details on all Specialised Textiles Association events, go to www.specialisedtextiles.com.au/events.

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SUPEREXPO2016: Wednesday 8 to Friday 10 June Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre For details go to www.superexpo2016.com.au

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MARINE FABRICATOR GOLD COAST WORKSHOP: Thursday 9 and Friday 10 June (to take place in Central room A, next door to the SuperExpo2016 Trade Exhibition)

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MELBOURNE NETWORKING SESSION: Tuesday 17 May Open to all Specialised Textiles Association members and guests For details go to specialisedtextiles.com.au/events JUNE

SPECIALISED TEXTILES ASSOCIATION MEMBERS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: Wednesday 8 June AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE DINNER: Wednesday 8 June (to be held at Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast) JULY OFPANZ 2016 TRADE EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE: 28 to 31 July Waipuna Lodge – Auckland For further information go to www.ofpanz.co.nz/events/annual-conference AUGUST SYDNEY MARINE FABRICATOR WORKSHOP: Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 August For further information go to www.specialisedtextiles.com.au/events SYDNEY NETWORKING SESSION: Tuesday 2 August Open to all Specialised Textiles Association members and guests For details go to specialisedtextiles.com.au/events SEPTEMBER PERTH INDUSTRY GOLF DAY: Friday 16 September For details go to specialisedtextiles.com.au/events OCTOBER IFAI EXPO 2016: 18 to 21 October Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S College Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 US For further details go to www.ifaiexpo.com NOVEMBER NATIONAL CHRISTMAS CHEERS: Tuesday 29 November Open to all Specialised Textiles Association members and guests

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