Shipyard staff urged to keep working
Defence manufacturer BAE Systems has sent an internal memo to workers at the Williamstown shipyard urging them to work hard despite a looming shortage in shipbuilding work.
Emissions breach closes Port Kembla plant
A metals manufacturing plant in Port Kembla has been ordered to shut down following tests showing the plant had dioxin emissions over four times the legal limit.
$160,000 fine for chemicals maker
Chemical manufacturer Nuplex has been fined $160,000 after pleading guilty to a pollution charge related to a spill at its Victorian factory in 2011.
Confidence and activity improving, but still in negative territory
Manufacturing activity improved in the first quarter of 2013, but it has stopped short of posting positive growth, according to NAB’s Manufacturing Activity Index.
Union fears for 1,000 ship building jobs
The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union is seeking a meeting with the Federal Government following concerns about the job security of 1,000 workers at the Williamstown shipyards in Melbourne.