February – April 2014

Product Awareness

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A century of innovation

Now the nation’s leading manufacturer of self-drilling screws and fasteners, home-grown company Buildex® has been making quality Australian products for 100 years. By Merran White When Walter Arnold Deutscher began a backyard business making garden equipment in Melbourne’s Ripponlea, he never would have imagined that, a century later, the company he founded would be Australia’s most trusted fastener manufacturer. The grandson of pioneering German immigrants, Deutscher translated his mechanical [...]

Industry In Action

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Thorzty Work

As temperatures inexorably rise, staying hydrated becomes a health and safety issue for everyone, no matter what job they do. Sparked by the region’s hottest September since records began, and fuelled by one of the hottest and driest Octobers since records began, the bushfires in New South Wales at the end of last year were [...]


The Vision Thing

For over 60 years, Bollé has been dedicated to fashioning the ultimate in protective eyewear. Through forward thinking, superior product design and innovative technology they’ve created a diverse range of products that cater worldwide for all markets including manufacturing, mining, construction, public works, aeronautical, government and defence. More importantly, they’ve developed safety eyewear that people [...]

Product Awareness

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Held Tight

When it comes to safety, a structural fastener isn’t just another bolt. The top local brands test them to rigorous local standards before they appear on site. By Danielle Gusmaroli Looming proud in the heart of Sydney with its impressive swooping roof and all that shimmering steel stands the Olympic Stadium, the jewel in what [...]


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The Powers Of Partnership

Powers has found that the success on big jobs like the new Royal Adelaide Hospital comes from working closely with both your resellers (like Adelaide’s TJ&H) and the project design and construction teams Aperennial problem for any- one selling to large building firms for major projects is educating contractors on the most appropriate materials for [...]


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Mining For Riches

It’s vitally important that miners can rely on their tools and their suppliers—their livelihoods, and often their lives, depend on it In mining everything is amplified—the distances, the sites, the machinery, the dangers, the power and of course, the profits. When you consider the stakes, it’s no wonder that the mining industry is so heavily [...]

Cover Story

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Nailing It

This year the new XR® Lithium Ion Framing Nailer from DeWalt® hits the market. We got Nathan Hall to test-drive it. The new XR® Lithium Ion Framing Nailer from DeWalt® combines the company’s brushless motor technology with its new 4.0AH battery pack to produce the first gas-free cordless framing nailer with the power to drive a [...]

Project Management

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Controlling Chaos

How do you balance teams of trades with just- in-time deliveries from suppliers to keep a building site humming at maximum efficiency? From far above, a large construction site—such as a high-rise or infra- structure development—would look like a complex, and perhaps chaotic, machine. The larger the site, the more potential for chaos, with logistics
of trades [...]

CTME- Construction Trades & Mining Exhibition

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Best In The West

The Construction Supply Specialists Group in conjunction with VIP Fastening Systems, Multifix, L&T Venables, Mandurah Bolt Supplies, Construction Fasteners and Industrial Supplies, Jim’s First Hardware, Broome Bolt Supplies and Resources Trading, are holding a must-see trade show called Construction Trades and Mining Exhibition (CTME) in March at Belmont Park Racecourse in Burswood, Perth. The annual CTME, [...]