Success Stories Archive

Mordek Manager Errol Thomas with one of his company’s completed cabins
11 Aug 05 Cabin Fever on the Rise
A New South Wales, South Coast manufacturing company is capitalising on the rising popularity of finished, transportable cabins for future business growth. Mordek, with branches in Moruya, Nowra and Queanbeyan, is targeting what it calls the cost conscious end of the market. [Read more]
Melbourne artist, Andre Sardone, with his distinctive self portrait in the background
10 Aug 05 Artist Bases Success on Knowing his Materials
Melbourne artist Andre Sardone attributes his burgeoning popularity to having worked on innumerable roofing projects throughout his city. As a qualified roofer with about 16 years' experience, Andre says there's not much he didn't know about handling his chosen art material, COLORBOND® steel sheeting, from BlueScope Steel, before taking to his studio in Mt Waverley. [Read more]
T&R Homes, Maddington
04 Aug 05 Moving Home Gets Even Easier
A Western Australian steel building manufacturer of transportable homes has added a Standards Australia seal of approval to another award it previously received from BlueScope Steel. From its 2.5 hectare site in Maddington, south-east of Perth, T&R Homes manufactures complete transportable houses in sizes from 60 square metres floor area and targeted primarily at the rural residential market with hobby farms creating new business. [Read more]
Henry Hope Engineering, East Wagga Wagga
26 Jul 05 Truck Body Maker Tipping Strong Growth
A regional New South Wales manufacturer of aftermarket automotive body parts is defying stiff local competition and filling firm orders for truck tipping bodies and trays for light and heavy commercial vehicles as far as Canberra and Sydney. [Read more]
Do It Yourself Fencing, Mt Gambier
26 Jul 05 Buy Australian Made, Local Fencer Urges
A South Australian fencing company is urging consumers to keep buying quality Australian made steel products. Mt Gambier's Do It Yourself Fencing supplies, or supplies and fits, domestic and industrial fencing. [Read more]
Brice Metals, General Manager Phil Badcock
10 Jun 05 New Premises Underline Brice Metals Growth
One of South Australia's largest steel distributors is riding a wave of demand for steel products. Steel distributor Brice Metals Australia, a member of the Southern Steel Group, supplies steel to a wide range of industries including automotive, building products, appliances, rural industries, air conditioning and office furniture. [Read more]
Craig Baker of Superior Steel Lattice in Albury, NSW.
02 Jun 05 Superior Steel Offers More Reliable Lattice Products
An Albury company that provides a steel alternative to traditional timber screening lattice and slatting says repeat business is proving that local customers are ready for change. [Read more]
SBS International founder and managing director Kevin Weeks.
02 Jun 05 South Australian Firm's An Industry Leader
South Australian based company SBS International has become the nation's largest supplier of steel building frames. [Read more]
George and Ann Soames from Soames Combined Services who manufactured and installed the unique four level lift for the two kilometre long Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory in south western Western Australia.
31 May 05 Underwater World Beckons for Disabled
A specially designed lift made by Perth based Soames Combined Services is enabling people with reduced mobility to enjoy a trip underwater to observe aquatic life in its natural environment. Soames Combined Services manufactured and installed the unique four level lift for the two kilometre long Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory in south western Western Australia. [Read more]
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]