News Archive 2007

LYSAGHT® Scholarship
05 Apr 07 Architectural Research To Benefit From LYSAGHT® Scholarship
BlueScope Lysaght and the Royal Australian Institute of Architects have widened the eligibility criteria for the LYSAGHT® Research Scholarship to increase its value to the practice of architecture. [Read more]
A galvanising kettle, made from AS/NZS 3678 - A1006 XLERPLATE® steel, manufactured by J. Furphy & Sons workshops in  Shepparton, Victoria.
03 Apr 07 Engineering Company Continues Export Success
One of Australia's longest established engineering companies is in the midst of an export boom as it continues to prosper more than 140 years after it was first established. [Read more]
The Omega Tyre Handler, built with extensive use of XLERPLATE® steel, can safely handle tyres from 1.5m to 3.9m in diameter.
30 Mar 07 Tyre Handler Shows Omega Range Versatility
A specialised tyre handler is bringing a new level of safety to a routine but potentially dangerous procedure in the mining industry. The Omega Tyre Handler from Clark Equipment Australia Pty Ltd has been designed and built in Australia to change large size haul truck tyres with maximum safety and efficiency. [Read more]
Custom Steel Frames, has upgraded its Dubbo factory in order to double production capacity and satisfy the growing demand for house frames made from TRUECORE® steel.
09 Mar 07 Steel Upgrade for Dubbo Framer
New South Wales' largest steel framing company, Custom Steel Frames, has upgraded its Dubbo factory in order to double production capacity and satisfy the growing demand for house frames made from TRUECORE® steel. [Read more]
Ian Mitchell (left), his father Ken, and the team from Ken Mitchell Engineering, a member of the STEEL BY™ Brand Partnership Program.
08 Mar 07 Sydney Fabricator Steels Itself For The Future
New South Wales fabrication company Ken Mitchell Engineering is upgrading its sheet metal and plate working machinery and looking to significantly increase sales of roofing products made from COLORBOND® steel in the next six months. [Read more]
Vanessa Makris says Cyclo Fans, a member of the STEEL BY™ Brand Partnership Program, was the first company in the southern hemisphere to manufacture fans for commercial kitchens.
08 Mar 07 Cyclo Fans a Force in Commercial Kitchens
Engineering, affordability and Australian-made products are keys to the continuing success of a 60-year-old Victorian company facing growing competition. [Read more]
Valley Homes' Manager Aaron Mosely, a large number of the homes his company builds in the Hunter region of NSW have roofs made from COLORBOND® steel. Valley Homes are a member of the STEEL BY™ Brand Partnership Program
07 Mar 07 Hunter House Sales Hit The Roof
New South Wales builder Valley Homes has defied rising interest rates to record sales of A$30 million last financial year, attributing success largely to management's 'personal approach'. The company sells residential and investment properties priced from A$150,000 in the Hunter Region of New South Wales. [Read more]
John Franklin of Franklin Constructions, a member of the STEEL BY™ Brand Partnership Program, outside one of his company's homes featuring wall cladding made from COLORBOND® steel.
07 Mar 07 Steel Strong and Trendy In The Sunshine State
External feature walls made from COLORBOND® steel are emerging as a key trend in new homes being built in South East Queensland. John Franklin of Franklin Constructions says his company builds 25 to 30 homes a year in and around the Beaudesert Shire, about 64km south of Brisbane. [Read more]
Gary Palmer of GJ Gardner Homes, a member of the STEEL BY™ Brand Partnership Program, with one of the company's popular Country Living Collection homes, which feature framing made from TRUECORE® steel.
07 Mar 07 New Homes Steeled For Success in the Country
Country style homes with frames made from TRUECORE® steel and roofing made from COLORBOND® steel are proving a winning formula for New South Wales builder GJ Gardner Homes. [Read more]
Peter Ebzery, Sales Manager of Murphys Metal Roofing and Facade Services, a member of the STEEL BY™ Brand Partnership Program which uses about 300 tonnes of BlueScope Steel roofing products per year.
07 Mar 07 Sydney Roofing Company Nails Tough Jobs
A Sydney roofing company is fast building a reputation for safely tackling some of Australia's toughest commercial roofing projects. Murphys Metal Roofing and Facade Services works on two projects a month on average, and has installed roofs on major Sydney landmarks such as the Sydney Entertainment Centre. [Read more]