A brief history of Johor Hardware, Machinery & Building Material Merchants Association
The association was established on September 24, 1982, founded by a protem committee leaded by Mr Woo Yew Siong. The objectives of this association are to look after the plights of the traders in hardware, machinery & building material businesses and to promote goodwill and fellowship among our traders.
We believe when we are united, We can render good service to the community. We are proud to have more than 80 traders joining our association in the early stage and today we have more than 200 members. Our first general meeting was held at No.71-A, Jalan Harimau Tarun on November 13, 1982. Mr. Woo Yew Siong was elected as President.
In September 1983, the association purchase a three-story shop lot as our building, it cost RM330,000. The building was officially opened on August 31, 1984 by our Honorary president (patron) Mr. Teh Hup Pee. We thank him for his generous donation RM 65,000 for the new building.
The association carries out many activities, such as seminars on trade issues, business trips and golf tournaments and etc. In order to serve our members better, the association extended the term of committee members from one year a term to two years per term in 1987.
Ex-President Datuk Tan Liang Soong and his committee members led for two terms from 2005-2006 & 2007-2008. Our current Association President Mr Lim Chiang Ming taken over the responsibility from Datuk Tan from 2008 to this present day.