News Archive 2005

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]
About 75 per cent of each self bunded fuel storage tank is constructed from XLERPLATE® steel. The largest tanks, with a volume of 110,000 litres, are made from around 19 tonnes of steel.
09 May 05 New Location Fuels Business Growth for Transtank
Proud Australian owned manufacturing company Transtank are set to shine on the world stage, with a new name, a new location, and new state of the art premises. The company began operations 19 years ago in Bendigo, Victoria, under the name Nash Tank and Pipe Pty Ltd, specialising in automotive LP Gas installation, service and equipment manufacture. [Read more]
Buckley Systems
09 May 05 Steel Solution for Ion Industry
As the largest manufacturer of ion implanter magnets in the world, Buckley Systems is at the forefront of a rapidly expanding global market. Which is why this successful New Zealand company turns to XLERPLATE® for its steel needs. [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]
Flexibility in Functional Design
05 May 05 Flexibility in Functional Design
Beauty in architecture has long been valued as a central part of our built environment, yet sadly, often sacrificed if seen to be in conflict with its traditional foe, functionality. The key has been to find building materials that offer functional properties with aesthetic qualities. [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]