June – August 2015

Community News June 2015

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Kokoda Spirit

A CSS group trekked from Kokoda to Owers’ Corner to experience an Anzac Day service. By Jeff Wellard It is only very occasionally that anyone will get the opportunity to do something truly inspiring and spectacular at a time that will define a point in history. So, a group of CSS connected people—who were joined with 16 other keen individuals—took on a trek from Kokoda Village on April 15, across [...]

June - August 2015

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Brushless: The Smart New Frontier

The arrival of brushless tools has been hailed the most significant technological advancement for the power tool sector since the introduction of lithium-ion batteries back in the early 2000s. Tracey Porter reveals how they have impacted the way CSS member store customers go about their business If there is one thing every industrial tradie or handyman has in common, it is the [...]

Industry In Action June 2015

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Garry Rogers Motorsport The building of a race car: Part Three

In the previous issue of CSS FatMag, we discovered how Garry Rogers Motorsport makes its race cars lighter, faster and better. In this edition, find out how the team builds—and rebuilds GRM race cars to exact standards The Garry Rogers Motorsport (GRM) workshop is a buzz of activity (and a whole lot of laughs) on any given day of the week. With up to 40 full-time [...]

Cover Story June 2015

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128 Years in the Making

World Wars and nursery rhymes have both played their part in helping the HB Fuller name become synonymous with success, right across the globe. Tracey Porter turns the spotlight on its Australian operations. A watertight moral compass has motivated Carl Pimentel to dedicate more than half his life to serving the industrial adhesives sector. Since graduating as an industrial chemist in the early 1990s, the 46-year- old has spent 28 years working [...]

June - August 2015

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A Hole World of Choice

The world of hole saws has changed significantly over recent years. Not too long ago, most of us would have gone to the toolbox and taken out a Bi-Metal Hole Saw for most jobs. Bi-Metal hole saws have been around for a long time and were originally developed using the same material as that used in bandsaw blades. Bi-metal refers to the [...]

Industry In Action June 2015

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From Pillar to Post

Rugby brought them together while a mutual rot issue helped solidify their future. Tracey Porter investigates the secret formula behind the success of Australian Concrete Posts If their families are to be believed, the Wollongbar Alstonville Rugby Club in New South Wales’ Northern Rivers region is to blame. But the truth of the matter is, the paths of 47-year-old Richard Mould and his 51-year-old business partner, Alan Theron, were bound to [...]

Community News June 2015

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The Mark West Foundation helps kids

CSS is proud to have raised and donated $10,000 to The Mark West Foundation—enough to cover boots and apparel for 77 children this year. The Mark West Foundation helps disadvantaged children in the Greater Geelong area to realise their dreams of playing football while providing a great legacy to our friend. Mark West was a very talented footballer who tragically passed away while playing in a local Geelong football [...]

Building & Construction June 2015

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Australia falling short on construction safety

According to sourceable.net, despite growing awareness about the importance of safe work practices, the construction sector in Australia is falling short in its efforts to reduce accidents on job sites, a leading safety consultant says. Emma Bentton, founder of mobile application safety systems provider Systems on a Shoestring, said practices had improved throughout the building sector in a number of areas but that gains in outcomes over [...]

Community News June 2015

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Fat Chance Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the last editions “Make a break for freedom” competition. Thanks to the sponsors, Alpha, Powers and Stanley, these lucky five people have won a four night Northern Territory holiday worth up to $4,500.00. The winners are: QLD: Adam Holford NSW: James Clarke-Williams VIC: Isis Group WA: Dave Wright NT: Zak Garret If you want your Fat Chance of [...]

Building & Construction June 2015

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Construction is the next sector set to boom

According to a recent report on news.com.au, the next boom industry in the Australian economy will be much closer to home. That’s according to CommSec chief economist Craig James, who said construction will pick up the baton from mining to become the driving force behind Australia’s economy in the next few years. “Builders will hold the upper hand rather than miners,” said James speaking at a media [...]