07 May 2010
07 May 2010
More than 400 jobs will be created under the North West and Northern Tasmania Innovation and Investment Fund, including in the composites industry.
The joint $17 million initiative of the Australia and Tasmanian Governments was launched in response to factory closures in the region and to provide families and communities with sustainable jobs and economic stability.
The announcement was made by the Prime Minister, Premier of Tasmania and Federal Innovation Minister.at Penguin Composites, which will receive over $1.3 million to expand workshop capacity at two sites and to fund new plant and equipment, generating 46 new jobs. The company makes fibreglass, composite and metal products for industry applications.
In total, the 36 projects will result in an additional $34 million investment in the region and will create high-wage, high-skill jobs in a diverse range of industries, including agriculture, meat processing, manufacturing, transport, construction, biotechnology and printing.
Applications for composites in the sports and leisure sector will be showcased by various exhibitors at Composites Europe in Stuttgart, Germany, on 6-8 November.
ThermHex Waben and EconCore will exhibit at the IAA Commercial Vehicles exhibition in Hannover, Germany, on 20-27 September 2018.
The programme has been announced for the second Composites in Sport Conference and Exhibition, being held at Loughborough University, UK, on 3-4 October 2018.