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Evowood’s Estcourt mill dismisses 434 workers, remains closed after protracted strike action

By: Natasha Odendaal     17th March 2017 Some 434 Estcourt mill workers have been dismissed by hardboard manufacturer Evowood following protracted illegal strike action and a subsequent production stoppage costing the company more than R2-million a day. The workers were dismissed following a disciplinary process and a February 27 Labour... 

Jacobs Capital takes over Masonite

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     15th August 2016 A recapitalisation programme and an investment of over R300-million are on the cards for South African manufacturer of engineered wood products Masonite. Masonite’s Estcourt Mill, in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, which produces hardboard, soft board and door panels, was damaged in an explosion in... 

Victoria Falls Airport Order Among Bitcon's Soaring Exports To Africa

13th November 2015 Leading South African fire, security and transformer door producer, Bitcon Industries, has intensified its export drive into Africa with the procurement of several new sub-Saharan fire door contracts recently. Bob Vollmer, director of Jet Park-based Bitcon, says the highest profiled among the new... 

Bitcon Invests In Factory Modernisation And Expansion

8th December 2014 Leading security, fire, anti-radiation and transformer door producer, Bitcon Industries, has completed a modernisation programme at its production plant in Jansen Road, Boksburg. Included in the factory upgrade is the installation of two new high-tech CNC machines: a Safan B Shear guillotine from... 


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