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.
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.