News Archive 2007

Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes with his household rainwater tanks made from AQUAPLATE® steel.
17 Jul 07 Small Suburban House Yields Impressive Rainwater Results
A small inner-Newcastle suburban house is yielding statistics from long-term monitoring that point to enormous potential savings for urban residents electing to harvest rainwater. [Read more]
Young Pipeline Forum participants (YPFers) from around Australia embark on tour of BlueScope Steel’s Port Kembla plant.
28 Jun 07 Gang at the Gong
The much anticipated 'Gang at the Gong' tour occurrred on 12-13 April, with twenty eager Young Pipeline Forum participants (YPFers) from around Australia in attendance. [Read more]
Cooroy Sheet Metal and Tank Works, a member of the STEEL BY™ Brand Partnership Program, has expanded to three factories since Brian Durrington started the company in the 1980s.
20 Jun 07 Cooroy Company Cranks Up Production Of Rainwater Tanks
A Sunshine Coast hinterland company has established a second rainwater tank manufacturing factory and a new showroom to tap into south east Queensland's rapidly growing water tank market. [Read more]
Owners Tony and Michelle Kounnas say Cessnock Tank Works, a member of the STEEL BY™ Brand Partnership Program, is growing rapidly, manufacturing around 60 round and slim tanks a month.
20 Jun 07 Cessnock Tank Works Shapes Its Future
A rural New South Wales rainwater tank company is attributing sales growth of 40 per cent since August 2006 to tougher water restrictions. [Read more]
Ray Arnott, from Ray Arnott Water Tanks, a member of the STEEL BY™ Brand Partnership Program, says most of their sales come from farmers buying tanks with capacities up to 23,000 litres.
20 Jun 07 Parkes People Prefer Quality Steel Tanks
A western New South Wales manufacturer says rainwater tanks made from AQUAPLATE® steel are the Rolls Royce products of the rainwater tank industry. [Read more]
Peter Dixon, a member of the STEEL BY™ Brand Partnership Program, manufactures rainwater tanks with capacities ranging from 360 to 9,000 litres.
20 Jun 07 Tanks In Tassie Thanks To BlueScope Steel Ad
A Tasmanian rainwater tank manufacturer's sales have risen significantly in recent months thanks largely to BlueScope Steel's national advertising campaign promoting water tanks and rainwater harvesting systems. [Read more]
Lyndon Amos of Amos Water Tanks, a member of the STEEL BY™ Brand Partnership Program, which has recently been bought by MPH Rural.
20 Jun 07 Tanks And Silos Reduce Rural Cash Flow Risk
A Brisbane based silo manufacturer has recently acquired a New South Wales rainwater tank company to ensure continued business growth during times of drought. [Read more]
A quarter of our workforce is women, says Sue Evans, General Manager of Superior Water Tanks, a member of the STEEL BY™ Brand Partnership Program.
20 Jun 07 Round The Clock Service From Superior Water
A south east Queensland rainwater tank company is manufacturing tanks 17 hours a day, six days a week, to meet demand. Superior Water Tanks runs tank production lines in two shifts from 5:30am-10:30pm Monday to Saturday. [Read more]
COLORBOND® steel fence in colour Red Oak®
23 May 07 Colour For The Winter Garden
Gardens can be left looking bare and colourless during winter, so for homeowners thinking of carrying out any garden renovation work over the cooler months, installing a fence made from COLORBOND® steel is a good way to inject a little colour into bare backyards. [Read more]
Framing made from TRUECORE® steel
21 May 07 Houses of Steel
Residents of Tamworth and surrounding areas are turning to termite resistant steel house frames to help ensure the long term strength and durability of their homes. [Read more]