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Alcoa and US Army to develop single-piece aluminum hull for better defence against explosive devices

October 22, 2013 • News, World NewsComments (0)

Aluminum producer Alcoa and the US Army Research Laboratory have launched a single-piece aluminum hull for ground combat vehicles, delivering even greater strength and durability and reduced weight and assembly time, apart from the safety benefits. “For decades, the Army has recognized the survivability benefits of a single-piece hull due to its

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Intertek expands lab capabilities in Australia with new scanning electron microscope

October 22, 2013 • News, TechnologyComments (0)

Intertek, the worldwide leading quality solutions provider, has expanded its laboratory capabilities in Australia with the addition of a Scanning Electron Microscope with Energy Dispersive X-ray Analyser (SEM-EDXA) at its PROBE analytical laboratory. Marie

Bluescope Steel opens $60 million manufacturing plant in China

October 21, 2013 • News, World NewsComments (0)

Bluescope Steel has officially opened its latest $60 million steel plant in China as part of its expansion plans to increase production in the world’s second largest economy. According to a report from The Australian, the plant which is located in Xian in

Coles’ Ian McLeod aims to “cut” red tape

October 21, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Coles boss Ian McLeod has called for the Productivity Commission to review obstructive red tape procedures that stifle growth and job creation processes. According to an article on the Sydney Morning Herald, Mr. McLeod, who spoke at a business lunch on

Tindo Solar wins contract for pilot solar project

October 21, 2013 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Australian solar module manufacturer Tindo Solar has won a contract to deliver modules for a pilot solar project for not-for-project housing in South Australia. The company has committed to deliver 100 rooftop solar systems (each 1.5kw) on 100 rental

BHP Billiton funds 90 scholarships for Indigenous students in Australia

October 20, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Mining giant BHP Billiton has committed a further A$10 million to the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) to fund 90 secondary and tertiary scholarships for Indigenous students in Australia. In a statement BHP Billiton Iron Ore President, Jimmy

Kenworth Trucks to cut 50 jobs from Melbourne plant

October 20, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Kenworth Trucks has confirmed that fifty jobs will go from its plant in Bayswater in the Melbourne suburbs. Although the company has not confirmed the number of redundancies, the manufacturing workers union was the one which gave the number of job cuts.