Queensland’s Gold Coast is home to surprising number of defence manufacturers, part of a state defence industry that won $3.8 billion in contracts in 2015 – 2016.
Third-generation manufacturer Queensland Gaskets is preparing for the next chapter in its long history. Carl Quarterman, the company’s managing director since 2012, told Brent Balinski about some of the reasons for the family-owned business’s endurance.
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
A Genie GS-4390 RT scissor lift, major inspected and refurbished exclusively in Australia and painted in celebratory gold, is heading to the United States to be showcased at the Genie Head Quarters, part of the Terex Aerial Work Platform (AWP) segment of Terex Corporation, in Redmond, Wash., where Genie continues to celebrate 50 years as … Continue reading Scissor lift a star attraction at 50-year celebration
The Supreme Court of Queensland has dismissed a worker compensation appeal after his claim was reduced when footage emerged of the man performing karate with his damaged foot.
Some of the leading names in Australian mining will be attending the Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition (QME) in Mackay, 26th – 28th of July. New technologies and methods of production within the mining sector will be the main focus throughout the exhibition’s agenda, as well as discussion for the future of the coal mining industry globally. … Continue reading New technology on show at QME 2016
Hyne Timber, in partnership with the University of Queensland, has welcomed the announcement of more than $1.5 million funding for tall timber buildings research. The funding announcement by the Australian Research Council is particularly timely given the recent changes to the National Construction Code enabling timber construction up to eight storeys in height. Hyne Timber’s … Continue reading $1.5 million tall timber buildings research grant awarded
Clive Palmer has been ordered to attend court regarding the management of Queensland Nickel, as the Federal Government appoints special purpose liquidators for the failed business. Palmer, along with his nephew Clive Mensink – the sole appointed director for Queensland Nickel – and former managing director Ian Ferguson have all been ordered to face court … Continue reading Palmer to face court for Queensland Nickel collapse
The Queensland government has released what it calls a roadmap for the state’s aeronautical sector, which it says could assist in the transition from the mining investment boom. Mining minister Anthony Lynham released a discussion paper at Brisbane airport yesterday, saying that the state had a strong aerospace sector and an Asia-Pacific centre of excellence … Continue reading QLD government announces plan to grow aerospace sector
Insulated building products maker Bondor is preparing to both mark its 65th anniversary and announce a new $20 million facility in Melbourne. Brent Balinski spoke to General Manager Geoff Marsdon about what has shaped the company´s diversification and longevity. Handled smartly, tougher standards for building products have presented new opportunities for Bondor in the last … Continue reading Bondor opens door to a new era, creates 50 more jobs
Queensland Nickel refinery workers left without entitlements will paid by the Federal Government under the Fair Entitlements Guarantee (FEG), putting “National Treasure” Clive Palmer squarely in its sights. Taxpayers will be expected to foot the $73.9 million bill for workers’ entitlements, although Employment Minister Michaelia Cash said the government was “prepared to step in to … Continue reading Government to pay out former Queensland Nickel workers
The OECD report Back to Work Australia makes some grim predictions for workers who lose their jobs. That is the potential threat facing some 7,000 Arrium employees
Bankers for Arrium, which entered voluntary administration yesterday, have been urged by the South Australian government not to take legal action.
Indigenous spinifex nanofibres that have potential to manufacture strong, lightweight plastics and rubber are the subject of a partnership between Aboriginal rangers at Camooweal and the University of Queensland. As reported in February, the university’s Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology has been investigating the use of fibres from triodia pungens, a native species which … Continue reading Super-strength spinifex offer industry, jobs hopes in QLD
Volvo’s global CEO has backed manufacturing in Australia, turning the first sod on a new $30 million headquarters and dealership in Wacol, Queensland.
University of Queensland researchers have described a newly-harnessed native nanocellulose as a “holy grail” for rubber products, with commercial potential for things like gloves and condoms.
Garment printing business The Print Bar plans to expand its local manufacturing capacity, and hopes the fall of the Australian dollar delivers a boost in sales.
Over 100 Dulux Group workers will strike at Brisbane today, following a refusal to remove caps on redundancy and sick leave payouts for sacked workers.
Earnings guidance given today by Caltex predicts the refiner and distributor will achieve a full-year net profit of between $615 million and $635 million.