Decking Product Manufacturer says Premier's Sustainability Awards "A great thrill and wonderful recognition"

Decking Product Manufacturer says Premier's Sustainability Awards "A great thrill and wonderful recognition"

Date: 18.08.2015

Decking Product Manufacturer says Premier's Sustainability Awards "A great thrill and wonderful recognition"

Winner of last year's Innovative Products or Services Award in the annual Victorian Premier's Sustainability Awards, ModWood Technologies, is urging other innovative businesses, councils and community groups to enter this year's awards program, saying "it's a real thrill to be recognised on a state level."

Campbellfield building products business, ModWood Technologies  won the 2013 award for their bushfire-resistant decking product, Flame Shield® -  a wood-plastic composite designed and manufactured in Victoria, suitable for use in high risk bushfire prone areas up to and including Bushfire Attack Level 40 (BAL 40) or extreme bushfire conditions.

"ModWood is a great example of a Victorian business responding to increasing demand for clean and green products," said David Cooper, General Manager, ModWood Technologies.

"We've put a lot of time and effort into developing, testing and marketing ModWood and now sell it all over Australia.  Winning this award has helped open doors for us in Australia and overseas - any innovation businesses, like ours, would benefit from entering the awards in 2014."

The Premier's Sustainability Awards showcase organisations, institutions, businesses, community groups and individuals who demonstrate practical efforts to reduce their everyday environmental impact.

CEO of Sustainability Victoria Stan Krpan said the awards are a great way to recognise and celebrate leadership in sustainability.

"The Premier's Sustainability Awards are the most prestigious environmental awards in the state."

"Finalists and winners receive valuable recognition from the Victorian government, their communities and customers. They can use their involvement in the program to demonstrate a genuine and practical commitment to sustainability and gain a competitive business advantage."

This year the awards provide even more opportunities for recognition. Entries are open in nine categories: Cleaner Yarra and Bay (a new category), Community, Education, Environmental Protection, Infrastructure and Buildings, Innovative Products or Services, Large Business, Small and Medium Enterprises, and Tourism.

The Premier's Sustainability Awards are managed by Sustainability Victoria on behalf of the Victorian Government and the Premier of Victoria.

Entries close on Monday 2 June. .../2

Visit sustainabilityawards.vic.gov.au for entry criteria and kits, queries and information sessions.

For media queries, contact:

Catherine Newell, 0423 587 478, cath4@iinet.net.au

Erin Reeve, 0437 309 891, erin.reeve@sustainability.vic.gov.au

 

 

 


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