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
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 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 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
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
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 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.