TADWA acquires TL Eng unit

Bassendean-based company Technology for Ageing and Disability WA has acquired the mobility division of TL Engineering.

Blacktree broadcasts from Belmont to Britain and places in between

SPECIAL REPORT: A Belmont-based business is connecting military installations around Australia and across the world.

WA defence sector aims to build on contract wins

SPECIAL REPORT: Local businesses are already winning ongoing defence work as WA positions itself as a sustainment hub. Click through for our list of 25 deals won by WA contractors in the past year.

Lepidico to raise $11m

Lepidico has raised $10.8 million via a rights issue, with the funds to go towards its lithium hydroxide production product.

Singleton's success navigating big turnarounds

Shipbuilder Austal has turned two major challenges – a cyber attack and the loss of a big naval contract – into positives, chief executive David Singleton told a Business News Success & Leadership breakfast today.

Leeway for women in Austal apprenticeship approach

Austal chief executive David Singleton believes the shipbuilder needs to gain a critical mass of female workers to permanently make an impact on gender equality in the industry.

SRG wins up to $45m in Whyalla works

SRG Global has secured a contract with GFG Liberty OneSteel at its Whyalla Steelworks site, worth up to $45 million.

Civmec profits fall while order book grows

Civmec has reported a sharp fall in quarterly profit to $141,000 after accounting for cost overruns on projects but has also reported strong growth in its order book.

Leaders make WA pledges ahead of debate

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has promised 1000 shipbuilding jobs at Henderson, and opposition leader Bill Shorten has pledged $75 million towards mining exploration, ahead of their debate tonight in Perth.

Gage Roads raises $8m for canning

Gage Roads Brewing Company has raised $8 million via a share placement, with the funds raised to go towards its new canned beer product strategy.

Eneco Refresh taps into the NT with $3.8m buy

Malaga-based Eneco Refresh, formerly Refresh Group, has used its stronger balance sheet to expand into the Northern Territory with the purchase of a bottled water factory in Darwin.

Gold Corp nation's third biggest manufacturer

State government owned Gold Corporation is Australia’s third biggest manufacturing business, according to data published by Ibisworld today, with revenue of $18.9 billion in the year to June 2018.

Austal wins $369m US Navy contract

Henderson-based shipbuilder Austal has secured a $369 million contract to supply two Expeditionary Fast Transport ships (EPF) to the US Navy.

Robayne emerges from administration

Private equity investors have bought the assets and business of Welshpool-based coatings distributor Robayne, two months after the company was placed into voluntary administration.

RCR’s secured creditors may only get 30%

RCR Tomlinson’s secured creditors may only receive around $70.6 million of the $230 million they are owed, and its unsecured trade creditors are likely to receive none of the $170.6 million they are owed, as administrators McGrathNicol recommended the failed engineering firm be liquidated.

Volgren bus contract renewed

The state government has awarded a $549 million contract to Volvo to continue supplying Transperth buses with local manufacturer Volgren to fit-out the vehicles.

AMP acquires 50% of Optus Stadium owner

AMP Capital has acquired a 50 per cent ownership stake in the private company that developed Optus Stadium, adding to several other infrastructure assets it has purchased in Western Australia including Kalgoorlie prison and Port Hedland airport.

Keybridge unwraps $20m bid for Yowie

Listed investment firm Keybridge Capital has unwrapped a $20 million takeover bid for loss-making confectionary company Yowie.

Jobs to be cut at Mrs Mac's following automation move

Mrs Mac’s is planning to cut staff numbers at its Morley packing facility as the pastry maker moves towards full automation of its manufacturing processes.

Austal seeking hundreds of WA workers

Austal is on a recruitment drive for an extra 260 Western Australian workers to fill vacancies at its Henderson facility.

Phoenix wins $388m Navy contract

The Perth-based Australian subsidiary of Phoenix International has secured a contract with the Royal Australian Navy.