Footersville wins best frame & truss operator at the national Tamba Awards
Footersville Timber is a third generation, family owned, timber merchant started by Lawrence Footer in 1956, expanded by Graeme Footer from 1965, and further developed by Mark Footer from 1990.
Roof trusses were introduced into the business in 1990 and over the past two decades have developed into the core business of the company.
More prefabricated products have been added to the stable of products the company offers to its customers, including floor trusses and wall frames.
We still offer a range of loose products to customers, therefore offering a complete first fix service. Footersville has been a leader in the industry in many ways, with the latest computer driven plant, safety standards and value adding services.
Recently added is an estimating service to complement the prefab division of the company which provides a complete service to customers, from council application through to first fix construction. Footersville operates primarily from a 4.29 Ha site at Regency Park but also operates a satellite depot at Port Augusta which services the mid north of the state.
The business mainly supplies the domestic and commercial building market through established builders and owner-builders, with a small trade for the home handyman. Footersville was recently recognised at the TABMA (Timber and Building Materials Association) national awards night as the best Frame and Truss Operator 2011.
We are honoured to be recognised in this category at a national level and were exceptionally pleased with comments from the TABMA executives that we have a smart and smooth operation. We have invested a lot of resources developing processes to ensure our plant is operating as efficiently as possible. We operate our plant utilising the Mitek engineering system and acknowledge their support in our operations.
Footersville uses the ProStix software to run the operations of the business, using automations wherever possible, from quote and order imports and manufacturing component imports to production and transport scheduling, invoice blasting and purchase order send.
Footersville have been keen to try out the third party add on programs to ProStix, currently utilising Financial Reporting, Query and Dashboards to report KPIs ensuring management and supervisors are kept up to date with production flows and performances against budgets.