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‘INFOSHOW’ A SUCCESS FOR COUNTIES READY MIX 06 Aug 2013

Counties Ready Mix recently hosted an ‘InfoShow’ at their Drury plant in South Auckland, and judging by the positive response it will probably not be the last.

“Our objective was two-fold,” says Sales Manager Paul Tuapola. “This was an opportunity to not only introduce industry to our fantastic new showroom facility, which has been attracting members of the public from all over Auckland for some time now, but to also bring like-minded professionals together for an evening of information sharing and fellowship.”

“A number of industry suppliers took time out to come along and talk about their products and services,” adds Paul. “There was also an chance to demonstrate how slump, spread and cylinder tests are correctly carried out.”

Shane Conquer, a Senior Advisor LBP Assessments from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), spoke about the Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) Scheme, which generated some healthy discussion around the Scheme as it stands now and possible future changes.

“Those who attend were eligible for points towards their LBP skills maintenance requirements,” says Paul. “There was also genuine interest from those currently not part of the Scheme, but who are now giving serious thought to becoming licensed; a process Counties Ready Mix is more than willing to assist with where it can.”

“With over 100 individuals attending I think we can say the event was a great success. Everyone enjoyed the hospitality on offer, including the competitions and giveaways, as well as taking some practical knowledge away with them.”

“Overall, the feedback received has been extremely positive, with Shane from MBIE mentioning that it was one of the best such evenings he has attended,” concludes Paul proudly. “We are already looking at holding similar events in the future.”

In addition to Shane Conquer (MBIE), Don McPike (Sika NZ), Brett Morris (Golden Bay Cement), Austin Langford (Novocon), Denis Marra (Fraser Brown & Stratmore Ltd), Jack Roiall (United Steel) and Dana Stiles (ConcretePlus Ltd) generously gave their time to attend on behalf of their various companies.

Taken from the July 2013 NZRMCA Newsletter
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