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21 Nov 2016
Masonite Africa is reborn as Evowood

The rebranding marks a new beginning and reflects the rejuvenation and reinvigoration of a company that was acquired by the…

Masonite Africa is reborn as Evowood

The rebranding marks a new beginning and reflects the rejuvenation and reinvigoration of a company that was acquired by the proudly South African consortium of Jacobs Capital and Black Bird Capital in August 2016.

21 Nov 2016
Woodworking show a huge success

According to the organisers this year’s woodworking show was a huge success. “We certainly had a much better turn out…

Woodworking show a huge success

According to the organisers this year’s woodworking show was a huge success. “We certainly had a much better turn out than last year,” said Mark Lemmer, East Rand Woodworking Association Member. “It proves that to have the right partners and supporters like Working with Wood and the Vermont Sales team,…

01 Nov 2016
Trio leads Exco for 7th year

The SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) executive committee will again be led by the now familiar trio of stalwarts comprising…

Trio leads Exco for 7th year

The SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) executive committee will again be led by the now familiar trio of stalwarts comprising Terry Ashmore (Chairperson), Sanjeev Bhatt and Aggie Argyrou (Vice-Chairpersons) for the year ahead following the election of the Exco at the recent SAPMA annual general meeting at Zwartkop, Pretoria.

01 Nov 2016
Technical committee chair elected

Dr Siphilisiwe Nhlovu has been elected as Chairperson of the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) Technical Committee. Dr Ndlovu graduated…

Technical committee chair elected

Dr Siphilisiwe Nhlovu has been elected as Chairperson of the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) Technical Committee. Dr Ndlovu graduated with a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Cape Town in 1999 and continued to study there towards an MSc in Material Science, which she obtained in 2002.

01 Nov 2016
New board calls for safeguard of skills funds

The newly-established Professional Board for the Master Built Environment (PBMBE) intends playing a major role in boosting the skills level…

New board calls for safeguard of skills funds

The newly-established Professional Board for the Master Built Environment (PBMBE) intends playing a major role in boosting the skills level and professional status of 41 industries that have pledged allegiance to the PBMBE’s goals, says Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO of ArkKonsult, the consultancy spearheading the PBMBE’s proposed operations in collaboration…

05 Oct 2016
Topline makes it pop

This years’ Loerie Awards recognised Topline’s ‘Festive Times’ publication as a finalist in the Direct Mailer Category as well as…

Topline makes it pop

This years’ Loerie Awards recognised Topline’s ‘Festive Times’ publication as a finalist in the Direct Mailer Category as well as Pop Paint for their campaign photography in the Craft Category. The big story is the Campaign Bronze Loerie that was awarded to its Brand Design Firm, Parsons Branding, for the…

05 Oct 2016
Fairs end successfully

The three jam-packed days of prescheduled appointments, order generation and importing seminars have produced an increase of 127% visitors in…

Fairs end successfully

The three jam-packed days of prescheduled appointments, order generation and importing seminars have produced an increase of 127% visitors in what, by all indications, has been a very successful second edition of one of Southern Africa’s leading B2B Chinese sourcing exhibitions.

05 Oct 2016
Eco Tanks serve with a smile

Eco Tanks was born out of the need to service the Eastern Cape, an area traditionally neglected by many local…

Eco Tanks serve with a smile

Eco Tanks was born out of the need to service the Eastern Cape, an area traditionally neglected by many local manufacturers and distributors. This was due to the smaller contribution this area makes to national budgets. Eco Tanks saw this as an opportunity to produce a high quality product and…

05 Oct 2016
Changing of the guard

Peter Roodt, Managing Director of Skillcraft Agencies retired at the end of August 2016. Roodt has enjoyed a long and…

Changing of the guard

Peter Roodt, Managing Director of Skillcraft Agencies retired at the end of August 2016. Roodt has enjoyed a long and successful career in the tool and hardware industry having joined Man-Dirk in 1985. He joined Skillcraft in 1995 and became a significant shareholder.

05 Oct 2016
60 years at the ‘cutting-edge’

This year First Cut, a leading South African manufacturer and distributor of a range of cutting consumables and distributor of…

60 years at the ‘cutting-edge’

This year First Cut, a leading South African manufacturer and distributor of a range of cutting consumables and distributor of capital equipment, is celebrating 60 years of supplying total cutting solutions to South African industry. The company’s substantial product range serves the cutting requirements of the fabrication, manufacturing, renewable energy,…