Building company fined $65,000

Limestone Building Blocks Company has been handed a $65,000 fine after a worker at its Nowergup manufacturing plant was seriously injured when he became trapped in a block-making machine last year.

Revenue rise lifts Civmec

Henderson-based contractor Civmec lifted profit to $S10.4 million ($A10 million) for the first half of the financial year, up 59 per cent, on the back of a big surge in revenue.

Orbital planning to shift up a gear

Balcatta-based Orbital Corporation recorded an unaudited $1.5 million after-tax loss for the first half of the financial year, but expects a profit in its full-year result, as it shifts focus to building engine parts for unmanned aerial vehicles.

Bikes mean business for Steadyrack

Perth-based bike business Steadyrack has installed more than 600 bike racks at Woodside’s new Capital Square office building as cycling in the city grows in popularity.

WA car sales rise in 2018

The state’s automotive industry got off to a positive start in 2018 with a rise in new vehicle sales for January, compared to last year, on the back of increased SUV and light commercial vehicle sales.

Galvin develops lead-free taps

Malaga company Galvin Engineering has developed Australia's first lead-free drinking tap as the state government deals with new revelations of lead contamination in taps at a number of Western Australian schools.

Austal JV secures $20m contract

Henderson-based Austal has been awarded a $20 million contract, through a joint venture with a Chinese shipbuilding company, for the design and build of four high-speed ferries.

Aurora bolsters board

3D printing company Aurora Labs has strengthened its board, announcing the appointments of non-executive chairman Paul Kristensen and director Mel Ashton effective today.

WA car sales decline in 2017

Western Australia’s automotive industry has finished the year down 2.5per cent in new vehicle sales relative to last year, after a drop in sales for December ended a two-month run of strong growth.

Carey wins $2.5m Malaysian contract

Western Australian indigenous business Carey Training has been awarded a $2.5 million training contract with the Malaysian Institute of Technology Academy based in Kuala Lumpur for the next three years.

Kia expands at DVG

Korean car maker Kia Motors will increase its offering at DVG Automotive Group dealerships in Midland and Morley after recent showroom upgrades worth more than $1 million.

Austal signs MOU for Japanese trimaran

Perth-based shipbuilder Austal has signed a memorandum of understanding with JR Kyushu Jet Ferry to develop a new high-speed trimaran passenger ferry for the company’s Japan-to-South Korea route.

Positive results for WA car industry

Western Australia's automotive industry has registered a second straight month of strong growth in new vehicle sales relative to 2016, with solid increases in purchases of light and heavy commercial vehicles in November.

Mining industry concerns over Donhad acquisition

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has highlighted mining industry concerns regarding grinding media company Moly-Cop’s proposed acquisition of competitor Donhad in its statement of issues.

Austal, Civmec positive on $4bn naval build

Perth companies Austal and Civmec are looking forward to working on the construction of 10 navy vessels at Henderson but the amount and type of work they will undertake is unclear after the federal government selected Germany's Luerssen as its preferred designer and builder.

Shareholders take legal action against Quintis

Quintis has revealed that a group of shareholders is taking legal action against the embattled sandalwood producer in relation to a supply contract with pharmaceuticals company Galderma.

Austal denies closure threat

Perth-based shipbuilder Austal has denied it sent an update to shareholders signalling the potential closure of its Henderson shipyard, with chief executive David Singleton telling Business News the company was strongly positioned to remain in Western Australia.

Civmec reports $3.5m profit

Engineering and construction contractor Civmec, which plans to list on the Australian Securities Exchange, has reported a quarterly net profit of $S3.7 million ($A3.5 million) and modest growth in its order book.

Aurora signs binding term sheet with WorleyParsons

Shares in Aurora Labs closed nearly 20 per cent higher today after the company signed a binding term sheet with WorleyParsons to use its metal 3D printing technology across a range of industries.