Forestry Equipment News

Greens Fail To See Wood For The Trees

Monday December 1, 2008
The Victorian forest industry provides significant benefits. AS THE timber harvesting season gets under way for another year, already one week has been lost to protesters chaining themselves to industry equipment in the hope of saving "what is left" of our native forests. Often such protest action is greeted with a mixture of silent and open consent from those of us who are concerned by climate change but who don't fully appreciate the environmental or scientific ramifications of simply locking ...

Up To 25 Loggers Facing The Chop

Sunday November 20, 2005
TIMBER workers in Tasmania face a bleak Christmas as Forestry Tasmania begins cancelling contracts in response to the downturn in the fortunes of the state's export woodchip giant, Gunns.

Forestry Company Branches Out In Us Markets To Grow Australian Business

Tuesday August 9, 2005
A NEW forestry company has raised money on American secondary markets as part of its expansion plans in Australia, which include a new $39 million pine sawmill at Bombala in southern NSW. Australian Forest Industries

Green When It Comes To Forestry Involvement

Wednesday May 4, 2005
EARLY last month I stood in the Awaba State Forest with NSW Forestry Commission bosses as a "community representative" sang the praises of the commission and its practices.

Cfmeu Abandons Picket Line, For Now

Saturday May 8, 2004
STRIKING unionists yesterday returned to work at South Coast Equipment, temporarily cooling an industrial dispute.

Bluescope Production Threatened By Dispute

Friday May 7, 2004
UNION members will meet today to decide whether to follow a recommendation that they restore essential services at South Coast Equipment.

Strike Over 36-hour Week

Thursday May 6, 2004
MORE than 50 employees of South Coast Equipment will remain on strike until next week after they walked off the job over what they say is the company's refusal to negotiate a 36-hour week.

$3million Facility Opens At Tomago

Wednesday March 10, 2004
WITH the opening of its new $3 million Tomago branch, Komatsu Australia Pty Ltd can now offer greatly improved levels of sales and service to the region.

How Many Lives Will Be Lost Before Risks Stop

Sunday November 2, 2003
TWO weeks after a 16-year-old boy plunged to his death in a workplace accident, breaches of safety continue to occur openly on construction sites across Sydney. Safety officials from the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) visited four inner-city building sites in just four hour

Use The Right Gear

Friday July 4, 2003
IT goes without saying that having the right equipment for a particular job is essential. Without the relevant safety equipment, the risk of injury is much greater.

Digging Deep For Happy Customers

Tuesday June 3, 2003
Komatsu's commitment to customers over cost cuts is paying off, writes Helene Zampetakis.

Cyberlynx Grows As Nz Giant Takes Stake

Wednesday January 24, 2001
Procurement service Cyberlynx has added a sixth shareholder, Carter Holt Harvey, and outlined plans to extend its trading hub to include courier services, insurance, marketing, office equipment and property companies.

Locked-out Protesters Target Bank

Friday July 28, 2000
In what has become a symbolic battle for the union movement, workers locked out of a mining equipment firm in the Southern Highlands for three months staged a protest rally outside the company's financial backer in central Sydney yesterday. About 200 protesters gathered outside the head office

Forestry Roads To Close In Summer

Sunday July 2, 2000
The Victorian Government is planning to keep the public out of logging zones this summer by closing off forestry roads. The government says the move is necessary for occupational health and safety reasons, but conservationists say it will shut the door on public scrutiny. They claim the regula

Weathertex Builds On Success Of Its Top Timber Products

Tuesday June 20, 2000
INVESTMENT in new plant and the launch of new products are part of growth plans this year for Raymond Terrace-based Weathertex Pty Ltd. Marketing manager Sandy McKay said $500,000 would be spent on equipment this year. `That will include a gas-fuelled boiler which is more efficient and environ

Pressure Mounts Over Forest Jobs

Tuesday January 25, 2000
Pressure is mounting on the State Government to radically restructure its public forestry operations in western Victoria to avoid open confrontation with conservation groups, and to save dozens of timber jobs in the bush. Conservation groups fighting to protect the region's public native forests,

Results Watch

Friday September 10, 1999
Turnaround for forestry group The plantation forestry company Pacific Forests has announced a 175 per cent increase in net earnings to $266,000 after revenue rose 18 per cent to $9 million in the year to June, but the company will not pay a dividend. Directors said the result was a turnaround

Miners' Alarm On Jobs

Monday August 30, 1999
THE miners' union says plans by Vales Point power station to buy all of its coal from the Upper Hunter will close three Central Coast underground mines and put 300 people out of work. The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) reckons the futures of two of the mines, Munmorah an

`let Down' Wingello Firefighter Airs Anger

Friday June 25, 1999
Roger Robinson is angry. The former volunteer bushfire brigade member is angry he was sent to fight a bushfire with what he considers inadequate clothing and equipment. He's angry at what he perceives to be a lack of support from his overall boss - the Rural Fire Service (RFS) - before and afte

Tuckey Dumps Timber Quotas

Friday May 28, 1999
The Federal Government has retreated from a commitment to set aside at least 60 per cent of old-growth native forests. The Minister for Forestry and Conservation, Mr Wilson Tuckey, said yesterday that Labor's 1995 commitment on conservation reserves was not a minimum, but a target that need not b

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