News Archive 2007

Owner Neil Wratten and the team from Nanango Tank Makers, a member of the STEEL BY™ Brand Partnership Program, notched up A$1 million in sales in December 2006 because of Queensland's current water shortage crisis.
21 May 07 Tanks A Million For Enterprising Country Company
A rural Queensland rainwater tank company has celebrated an impressive milestone of $1 million in sales in one month, with an order book running well into 2008. [Read more]
Townsville based Tru-Fit Flashings, a member of the STEEL BY™ Brand Partnership Program, has grown four fold under the ownership of Kris Bowman.
18 May 07 Female Owner A Tru-Fit For Townsville Business
North Queensland's development boom is driving the rapid growth of a Townsville woman's commercial and industrial flashings and light fabrication company. [Read more]
Rick Welch of Australian Portable Buildings, a member of the STEEL BY™ Brand Partnership Program, at the company's Wetherill Park workshop in Sydney.
18 May 07 The Future Adds Up For Modular Buliding Company
National modular building company Australian Portable Buildings (APB) is expected to significantly increase annual turnover by 2010 under the guidance of new owners. [Read more]
Coral Gard of Kirwan Steel, a member of the STEEL BY™ Brand Partnership Program, which fabricates steelwork for commercial projects.
18 May 07 Kirwan Steels A March On Townsville Tenders
Quality assurance, quick production turn around and competitive costings continue to generate tendering successes for Townsville fabrication company Kirwan Steel Pty Ltd. [Read more]
Slimline Rainwater Tanks,a member of the STEEL BY™ Brand Partnership Program, sells about 140 slim tanks a month made from AQUAPLATE® steel, according to owners Lesley Wilson and Ian Carruthers.
18 May 07 Slimline Rainwater Quenches Queensland's Thirst For Tanks
With Level 5 water restrictions now in place in South East Queensland, demand for rainwater tanks has increased five fold in recent months, according to Slimline Rainwater Tanks. [Read more]
Jared Hinkley (left) and Terry Styles of Ascent Building Solutions, a member of the STEEL BY™ Brand Partnership Program, which installs roofing made from COLORBOND® steel and ZINCALUME® steel.
18 May 07 Service Takes Ascent Building Solutions To The Top
There's no greater accomplishment for a young company than being recognised as the best in its industry. [Read more]
Colin Tarman, whose company builds pergolas with roofing made from LYSAGHT TRIMDEK® or LYSAGHT CUSTOM ORB®. Tarnel Constructions is a member of the STEEL BY™ Brand Partnership Program.
18 May 07 Smaller Is Better For Customer Focused Business
After deliberately downsizing, a 43 year old, family run company in New South Wales believes it is better able to deliver personalised service, quality workmanship and customer satisfaction. [Read more]
BlueScope Steel Tank A Day, The Rainchasers
16 May 07 BlueScope Steel Launches The Tank A Day Challenge For Primary Schools
BlueScope Steel today launches the Tank a Day Challenge, which will provide a rainwater tank to a successful primary school in Australia every school day for the next year. [Read more]
Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living at Mount Annan Botanic Garden, New South Wales, uses COLORBOND® steel for roofing and walling.
01 May 07 Opening A Pathway To Sustainability
Making environmental sustainability a practical part of everyday living and building will now be a lot easier for people in New South Wales with the opening in February this year of the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living. [Read more]
Builder, Dale Alcock's steel framed weekender clad in ZINCALUME® steel, survived practically unscathed during the February bushfires that raged for three days.
17 Apr 07 Steel Standing
Being proved right is a great feeling, especially when it means your house being saved from a bushfire. Also, if you happen to be Western Australia's leading builder, Dale Alcock, it's probably an even better feeling. This explains the huge relief felt by Dale and his wife Jan whose Dwellingup weekender amazingly survived February's devastating bushfires in the area. [Read more]