Success Stories Archive

Diana Szetu
25 May 05 No Glass Ceiling in Steel Roof
Diana Szetu is proving that a woman can successfully own, operate and expand her own steel roofing supplies business despite facing fierce competition in a strongly male dominated world. Diana has 25 years' experience in the field and owns and runs Complete Roof Supplies, based in Sydney's southern suburb of Carlton. [Read more]
House owner Anthony Van Emerek and Innovative Steel Buildings owners Robyn and Geoff Stephens
18 May 05 Innovative Steel Buildings Turn Heads in Bendigo
Bendigo building company Innovative Steel Buildings has lived up to its name by producing an attention grabbing all steel house complete with carport, garage and pergola. The three bedroom home is a showcase for products designed and constructed by the company. [Read more]
Adrian Apostolatos of Patioland, Hornsby, New south Wales
17 May 05 Northside Company Looks to Expand
A family run business is poised to expand its reach to other areas. Home improvements firm Patioland Hornsby is a manufacturer and installer of patios, carports, decks and glass rooms. [Read more]
Tim Jeffrey (left) and Peter Agoand of AllGal Garages and Car Ports
05 May 05 Kit Garage Firm Opens Doors on Asia
A Newcastle manufacturer and supplier of kit garages and car ports is ready to take its innovative products into South east Asian markets. "Our sales have primarily been to coastal and regional New South Wales, but word of mouth referrals have resulted in deliveries much further afield," said AllGal Garages general manager Mark Travis. [Read more]
Machine Operator David Luck (left) and Director Steve Cassidy of Eziform Sheet Metal
05 May 05 New Ventilation System Makes Roofs Breathe Easier
A Brisbane company has optimised a way to ventilate commercial and industrial buildings without spoiling rooflines. Underwood based roofing products company Eziform Sheet Metal Pty Ltd claims its system improves air circulation while maintaining an effective seal against rainwater intrusion. [Read more]
Henry Ronchi is one of only two people operating Kel Steel Constructions in Armadale, WA
04 May 05 Kel Steel Constructions is a Real Two De Force
A small Perth manufacturing company has carved a niche for itself by turning its two man size into an advantage. Kel Steel Constructions in Armadale manufactures steel components for builders of sheds and warehouses, using ZINCALUME® steel from BlueScope Steel. [Read more]
Tank manufacturer Danny Di Iorio of Aquamate
04 May 05 Aquamate's Tanks Crucial to Tackling Water Shortage
South Australian water tank manufacturer Aquamate's business has doubled in just three years as awareness of the need to save water takes hold. Customers are turning to Aquamate's rainwater tanks to store water as drought, climate change and water restrictions make an impact throughout large areas of Australia. [Read more]
Manchester Tank & Equipment  General Manager Mark Inglefinger
03 May 05 Australian Made Tanks Find New Markets
The Australian division of a world leader in the manufacture of storage cylinders and tanks for LPG, chemicals and compressed air has begun to export to Thailand. The Australian operation of Manchester Tank & Equipment, based in Echuca, Victoria, also exports to New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and South America in addition to supplying the Australian market. [Read more]
Jack Hunneman of Oz-Cover with a steel building his company manufactured in Logan Village, Queensland
03 May 05 Firm's Success Leads to Franchise Plans
A company which began by manufacturing domestic sheds and garages in Jimboomba less than 20 years ago plans to franchise its operations in Queensland. Oz-Cover Pty Ltd now specialises in supplying steel clad industrial/commercial buildings from its large range of standard configurations or as one-off designs. [Read more]
Bill Busby Owner of Pride Plumbing and Gas in Maylands
03 May 05 Backing Australia A Matter of Pride
Perth company Pride Plumbing & Gas is helping to boost trade skill levels by taking on the maximum number of apprentices that it can effectively train. The award winning Maylands company currently has five apprentices working and learning alongside its own trades people. [Read more]