SynFlyt is preparing to take its product to regulator CASA for approval this month. Brent Balinski spoke to founder Ross Maclennan about his flight simulator start-up.
Tip Top has announced that it has purchased and will re-open the former Kellogg’s Australia site at Charmhaven, creating as many as 100 new jobs.
The NSW Department of Planning has approved Orica’s proposal to increase the levels of ammonia at its Kooragang Island facility.
The food and grocery sector in western Sydney is “booming” according to research released today.
Federal Labor MPs in the Illawarra are pushing for a senate inquiry into the future of steel manufacturing, which would report back in June next year.
Laws were passed in NSW last week outlawing the possession of plans to 3D print a firearm.
Workers from Bluescope’s Port Kembla steel plant have voted to accept an enterprise agreement which will see 500 of them lose their jobs and those remaining face a three year pay freeze.
Bluescope does not deserve the assistance it received from the NSW Government and the company should improve its operations on its own, according to a former senior public servant.
Bluescope Steel says it will keep its Port Kembla steelworks open, following what it called ‘game-changing cost-out’ commitments by employees, unions and the NSW Government.
Building product manufacturer Borg Panels has been fined $15,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority for breaching an air quality limit at its wood processing plant in Oberon.
Hunter company Hedweld, currently in the middle of rolling out a major investment in a new facility, has said that Australian manufacturers must train staff in automation and robotics.
RPC Technologies has sacked 17 workers at Broadmeadow, Newcastle due to what it says is reduced demand.
The Australian Workers Union has accepted the need for Bluescope to make major savings at its Port Kembla steelworks, and said its interests were broadly aligned with the company’s.
Senators Nick Xenophon and John Madigan are drafting legislation based on an ignored senate committee report, urging government procurement of steel and other goods unless there’s good reason not to.
A crisis meeting will be held on September 7, including unions, the company and three tiers of government, regarding the future of Bluescope Steel’s Port Kembla site.
The future of Bluescope’s Port Kembla No. 5 blast furnace – and 5,000 jobs – looks set to be decided in the next six to eight weeks.
The Australian Steel Institute has said that there is no immediate danger of the BlueScope Port Kembla steelworks shutting, following a report warning of local economic disaster if this happens.
The central-west NSW town of Orange will soon celebrate the 70th anniversary of the local factory owned by Electrolux, which will close next year.
UGL Unipart Rail, a joint venture between Newcastle train builder UGL and British company Unipart Rail, has won a contract to upgrade Sydney’s Tangara passenger rail fleet.
The soon-to-close Electrolux factory in Orange will soon be 70 years old and will celebrate with a Refrigerator art display.