The NSW government has awarded a $2.3 billion contract for 500 intercity train carriages to a multinational consortium, with the trains to be made in South Korea.
Coca Cola Amatil is on the lookout for an industrial automation lead, to scope projects aiming to optimise technology investments.
Unlike our previous election, in fact unlike our past three federal elections, in the US, both candidates for president are vowing to revitalise and resurrect the U.S. manufacturing industry. In fact, Donald Trump says he will “reclaim millions of American jobs” while Hillary Clinton is pushing a “make it in America” strategy. “While too many … Continue reading OPINION: Unlike in Australia, US elections are all about manufacturing
BAE Systems Australia’s airframe depot on Williamstown will hire “another 200 engineers and technicians” as the firm prepares for the arrival of the first Joint Strike Fighter planes in 2018.
Ohio-based RPM International has acquired Duram Industries, an Australian maker of waterproofing solutions, through its Tremco Group company.
A fire reported early this morning has destroyed a factory at Greenacre in south-west Sydney.
The Cronulla Wastewater Treatment Plant has started a trial to turn food waste into renewable energy. As AAP reports, a Sydney business will supply the plant with fruit and vegetable scraps sourced from local green grocers. Though waste water treatment uses a lot of power, it is expected the plant will be able to source … Continue reading Sydney plant turning food waste into electricity
Either Albury or Wodonga will get a new cross-laminated timber factory, creating 54 jobs, according to XLam. The Border Mail reports that the company, which makes structural timber, plans to have a site up and running by June next year. The raw timber would be plantation-sourced. The exact location would be determined later, but the area at the … Continue reading Cross-laminated timber factory in Albury-Wodonga to create 54 jobs
A factory fire at the weekend in the Newcastle, NSW suburb of Lambton is being treated as suspicious by police. The Newcastle Herald reports that the Air View Aluminium factory fire began at about 11:50 am, and was extinguished by 20 firemen in an hour and a half. They avoided more serious damage at the … Continue reading Fabricator company suffers suspicious factory fire
Two men were hospitalised due to a factory fire at Auburn, in western Sydney, yesterday. A reported 100 or so were evacuated from the plant on Highgate Street and its neighbouring businesses. Paramedics were called out slightly after 2 pm, reports the ABC, after explosions were reported. “They said it was like an explosion, the … Continue reading Plastics factory fire hospitalises two
Coffs Harbour engineering firm W.E. Smith has said it will big aggressively for submarine work, following a difficult period that saw it put in administration. The ABC reports that the company recently came out of six months in administration, and is a previous supplier of heat exchangers and engine coolers for the Collins class submarine … Continue reading Coffs engineering firm to bid aggressively for submarine work
Residents near the Blackmores Warriewood factory have complained that the thriving 24-hour-a-day operation is causing headaches. Fairfax reports that over 370 staff are employed at the 25,000 square metre campus, which is running around the clock to meet surging demand for its supplements. “At night at one or two o’clock, the noises of pallets being … Continue reading Blackmores growth causing noise issues, say Warriewood neighbours
Australian Solar Timbers has laid off 18 workers, with a lack of access to good-quality timber blamed by the company. The ABC reports that the 97-year-old Kempsey, NSW-based hardwood company claims the situation is due to Boral receiving favourable timber contracts. “We compete in the same market, we get the worst logs, they get the … Continue reading 18 timber workers lose jobs, forestry policies blamed
Orica and Thales have worked to onshore production of the explosives companies’ boosters, with 5 million to be made annually at two of Thales’ Australian factories. AAP reports that the Benalla (Victoria) and Mulwala (NSW) sites, owned by the defence department, will make the next-generation boosters. These were designed at Melbourne and will be produced … Continue reading Onshoring Orica booster supply “great result” for regional manufacturing
Chicken processing plant Supreme Poultry and Chickens has been issued a $30,000 fine by the NSW EPA for having overflowing effluent ponds at its Mangrove Mountain prem
The mayor of Orange has praised the contribution of the Electrolux factory to the community and said that state and federal governments could have done more to keep doors open.
More than seven decades of manufacturing history will come to a close today when Electrolux shuts its factory in Orange.
Bankers for Arrium, which entered voluntary administration yesterday, have been urged by the South Australian government not to take legal action.
Senator Nick Xenophon has visited the electorate of Calare with his party’s candidate, and said local jobs – including in manufacturing – would be important in the upcoming federal election.
The NSW EPA has issued a $4,000 fine to Century Yuasa Batteries (Century Batteries) for the transportation of dangerous goods with false or misleading documentation.