Officially launched on July 1, the Manufacturing & Engineering Institute of Australia aims to be a bridge between established, larger industry associations and small metal manufacturers.
A leak at Banksmeadow’s Caltex terminal has seen three hospitalised and 175,000 litres of fuel spilled after an accident during regular valve maintenance.
Jubilee Spring, an Australian spring-maker that has been in operation since 1938, has put its continuing survival and relevance down to its ability to diversify.
Another round of industrial action by the AMWU is underway at Forgacs, with workers meeting today at Hexham and striking over the company’s wage offer.
The total impact of the flow-on effects of Ford quitting car-making in Australia are not known, a Senate Estimates committee has been told, and this will take time to calculate.
The recent announcement that Ford Australia would stop manufacturing in Australia has rocked the Geelong community, though a University of Wollongong academic says that the region could shift towards making niche products.
A Rosehill factory fire is under control but causing traffic delays, with crews now working on avoiding a building collapse.
Arnott’s has received a $113,254 grant through the federal Clean Technology Investment Program to upgrade its Huntingwood plant’s processes and reduce its carbon output.
Ampcontrol and the Electrical Trades Union say they are cooperating to minimise the effects of job cuts at the company due to the mining slowdown.
The AMWU says over 750 workers will walk off the job at ship-builder Forgacs during two shifts today.
The Illawarra Region Innovation and Investment Fund, budgeted at $300 million and designed in response to 800 redundancies at BlueScope’s operations in Port Kembla, has been called a failure by some that it was designed to assist.
ASX-listed aerospace and defence manufacturer Quickstep Technologies has had its new production facility in Bankstown qualified to make composite parts for the F-35 JSF Lightning II program, supplying Northrop Grumman.
Mining manufacturer Joy Mining has cut 32 workers from its NSW plant, blaming the recent downturn in industry.
A 23-year-old man was found at 2:45 pm on Saturday, trapped in a cold storage freezer in a Matraville factory, and died yesterday morning.
The Barrett Group has defied pessimism in regional manufacturing and expanded, opening a new facility at Orange, with innovation being cited as a factor in the saddler company’s success.
A new mining equipment manufacturing and service centre for the Hunter Valley is aiding growth in the region.The site will manufacture and service coal mining equipment.
Inverell-based Boss Engineering, a manufacturer of farm equipment, has expansion and improved energy efficiency in its plans for the future.
Pentair Valves & Controls have announced they are opening a new Biffi piston actuator assembly and configuration centre in Nowra, NSW.
The Australian Industry Group has spoken out on the issue of coal seam gas production, arguing for the need to balance a secure gas supply against concerns over environmental impact.
The Australian International Motor Show, scheduled to be held in Melbourne in June, has been cancelled, with a lack of sponsorship support from car makers blamed.