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Beth Shirley

Construction company forges 
ahead with new workshop

14th August 2009 Steel construction company B&T Steel is in the process of erecting a
1 620-m2 floor space workshop featuring the infrastructure for two 10-t cranes and a 3-t crane, as well as double-storey offices, which will be shared by underground mining equipment manufacturer Phillips Mining and... 

Construction giant provides in-house training

14th August 2009 Structural steel fabricator and erector the Cosira Group provides in-house training on efficient project planning and implementation, to instill a holistic knowledge of the construction process, says Cosira Group general manager of planning Mike van Vuuren. 

New freestanding parking structures enter local market

14th August 2009 Manufacturer and distributor of free-standing parking structures Modular Parking Solutions (MPS) has introduced a free-standing parking deck in South Africa that can double the capacity of an existing or new surface area. 

Economic crisis provides impetus to diversify

14th August 2009 Erectors of structural steel design, detailing, fabrication and erection provider DSE Steel MD Kobus Marais says that the current economic downturn has given the company impetus to diversify and to focus its business in different industries. This is after the company experienced a quiet period... 

Zirconia producer diversifies product range

14th August 2009 Producer of zirconia primarily for the steel industry Foskor Zirconia announced its plans to diversify its product range, to reduce its dependency on the refractory and steel making industry. Foskor Zirconia CEO Charles Schmidt says that the recessionary conditions currently faced by local and... 

Growing demand for 
relocatable water 
storage tanks

31st July 2009 Water storage facilities company Rainbow Reservoirs, based in Polokwane, supplied water storage facilities for the construction of the Gautrain at the Rosebank site in 2007. Enquiries for re-locatable storage reservoirs of similar capacity have since been received from contractors working on... 

Manufacturer licensed to produce high-spec fibreglass tank

31st July 2009 Tank manufacturer Tseba Tanks, part of fuel management and containment systems manufacturer Colvic Petroleum Products (CPP), has been awarded the licence by US industry body the Steel Tank Institute, to manufacture the Permatank. This is the highest-specification fibreglass jacketed tank for fuel... 

UN committee discusses regulations on hazardous materials

31st July 2009 The Responsible Packaging Management Association of Southern Africa (RPMASA) president Liz Anderson has recently returned from attending the United Nations (UN) Committee of Experts on Transport of Dangerous Goods, and the Globally Harmonised System (GHS) of Classification and Labelling for... 

Automotive conference to assist industry in difficult times

24th July 2009 The Automotive Industry Conference (AIC), a component of the coveted South African Automotive Week (Saaw), which will be held in October, aims to provide knowledge and assistance to the automotive industry, which is undergoing significant change owing to the global financial crisis. 

One-million-car-a-year stimulus for job creation

24th July 2009 The South African automotive industry can only create and sustain employment if it is able to achieve production of 1-million cars a year says National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (Naacam) executive director Roger Pitot. 

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