Thirty metal workers will loose their jobs come December as local metal manufacturers content with growing financial pressures.
An $18.5 million expansion of Nestlé’s Smithtown factory on the NSW Mid North Coast will create around 30 full time jobs and turn the site into the company’s production hub for its Nescafé Café Menu range in Australia.
The Federal Government has pledged a A$66.5m grant to fund research to build one of the world’s largest solar power plants in Moree, northwest New South Wales.
Sixty four workers will lose their jobs as Cement Australia closes its Kandos, New South Wales, manufacturing facility due to the increased pressure from a looming carbon tax, a skills shortage and the high Australian dollar.
The Sydney solar market is polarised on who’s to blame for the one-in-five dodgy solar panel installations reported by the Department of Climate Change, with some blaming the DC manufacturer and some blaming the electricians.
NSW government has rejected the Federal Government’s proposed OHS reforms, while QLD was first to implement the laws which aimed to harmonised national workplace safety standards.
NSW Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner has criticised the 2011-12 Federal budget saying it lacks measures to support business innovation and does nothing to deal with the crippling effects of a record Australian dollar.
Mining might have stolen the economic lime-light away from the Australian manufacturing in recent years, but according to a report released today, Australian manufacturing will continue to be an important generator of economic activity and jobs in the years to come.
Ardagh Group (formerly Impress Group) has produced Australia’s first aluminum beverage bottle at its Taree factory in New South Wales.
PIRTEK Fluid Systems has established testing facilities in Sydney to evaluate hydraulic hoses, pipes and other hydraulic products entering the Australian market.