What have our members been up to?

What’s been happening at your business? This week we’re bringing you news from Novatech, Footersville’s move, Coopers’ latest results, an award for Engraving Services and the SMS4dadsSA pilot project. If you have news you’d like to share with our extensive Business SA Today audience, email us at marcoms@business-sa.com

Footersville, a leading manufacturer of pre-fabricated housing components and related timber products, has relocated to a new state-of-the-art, purpose-built factory in Edinburgh after 33 years in Regency Park.

The third-generation family business, established in 1956, has also formally adopted the name it has commonly been referred to over this time, Footers.

Footers Structural Timber specialises in the detailing and manufacture of pre-fabricated frames such as roof trusses and floor joist systems for the residential building sector. Footers’ has also launched the SF022 AutoEye Truss, the world’s most advanced automatic roof truss production system. Footers is one of only three companies nationally, and the only one in South Australia, to introduce the Swedish technology.


Novatech Creative Event Technology has become the visual and audio effects company to use L-Acoustic’s new L-ISA Hyperreal Sound Technology for a live event in the southern hemisphere, in conjunction with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

Held at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in South Australia, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert delivered new sound reinforcement methods, which improve acoustics at live concerts.

Novatech Creative Event Technology is leading audio-visual production companies with the expertise, technology and resources to produce and stage unique conferences, gala dinners, product launches, road shows and concerts.


Adelaide-based metal etching and signage company Engraving Services Co has won a national award for its role in the Willunga Streetscape Project.

The Australian Sign and Graphics Association handed its Gold Award to the 50-year-old business for its work producing the Willunga Seats Brass inserts: Willunga Main Street, recognising the intricate and sophisticated nature of the hardwood and brass installations, which were designed by Mulloway design and managed by Neil Robson Constructions.

Engraving Services Co also produced the Brass Footpath Historical Inserts and the National Trust Building Identification Plaques as part of the total project.


The Cancer Council SA is looking for volunteers to help promote cancer awareness at the Tour Down Under. It’s a fantastic week to be out and about (most likely decked in sunny yellow), and promoting a good cause helps!

The Cancer Council SA has several event volunteer opportunities, and would love either corporate or individual support. Click here for more details.


We all love a Coopers beer, and its showing in their profits. Coopers Brewery has posted a 4 per cent increase in profit for the 2017-18 financial year.

In releasing the company’s annual results, Managing Director, Dr Tim Cooper, said the opening of Coopers’ new malting plant last November having made a positive impact, delivering substantial savings on malt costs, along with improved malt quality.

Dr Cooper said the improved profit came despite the first fall in total beer sales since 1993.


The SA Mental Health Coalition is launching the SMS4dadsSA pilot project, to help South Australian dads learn about being a father and to provide a new way of communicating.

SMS4dadsSA is a new text message program for mobile phones launched for dads to learn about their baby, to help them support their partner and also to remind dads to look after themselves.

Dads can join up from when their partner is 20 weeks pregnant (or up until baby is born). They will receive three messages a week until the baby is six months old. Dads can read stored phone messages later on or look at them when they need good advice.

Tips relate to baby sleeping, playtimes, feeding and more. Every three weeks a message checks in with dads to find out how they are going, if they feel things are getting stressful, telephone support is available to chat about what’s happening at home. Enrol for free at www.sms4dadsSA.com.au

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