Oakdale Industries will be showcasing both its flooring products and latest craft lines nationally over the next four days, at the Australian Timber Flooring Association (AFTA) Flooring and Finishes Expo, in Melbourne.
An industry leader in the flooring arena, Oakdale is a regular at the annual Expo. However this will be the first time it will be taking its craft products to the event.
Oakdale Divisional Manager John Hollis said the move was an exciting one for the company, which was working hard to further develop the fantastic potential of its craft lines.
“Whilst we will have timber floor products on display at the Expo, we will also be looking at opportunities to take some of our craft products into the hotel and hospitality sector,” he said.
“We are still growing our craft market and doing some very, very good stuff.”
The Expo will be co-located with several other premier events including Furnitex 2012, (which boast products from 500 industry leaders and new players in areas such as furniture, lighting, decorating, design and hotel and hospitality) and Australia’s premier interiors event Decoration and Design.
“This gives us access to about 15,000 people coming through the door, including qualified tradespeople and purchasers,” John said.
John will be accompanied at the Expo by Oakdale’s Mike Flanagan and Kim Bale. Kim joined the Oakdale team earlier this year with a wealth of experience in design administration and fine furniture making and has helped steer some exciting developments in Oakdale’s craft products and design.
John said the annual Expo, which was held alternately between Sydney and Melbourne, would also give Oakdale the chance next year to further develop its craft lines in New South Wales and other States.
While at the Expo, Oakdale will also be showcasing Forestry Tasmania’s latest product Hardlam. Hardlam is a sustainable, value-added Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) product, made from rotary peeled veneer.
The AFTA expo is being held at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from Thursday July 19 until Sunday July 22.