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GMC Chair, Lyn George, Receives OAM

June 12, 2020 Congratulations to GMC Chair, Lyn George on being awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in this week’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. Lyn, who is Director at Geelong engineering business Austeng, received the medal in recognition of her service to the engineering and manufacturing sectors. Lyn’s work at Austeng and as a GMC Director since...
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2020 Geelong Business Excellence Awards

June 3, 2020 The Geelong Business Excellence Awards has announced its awards presentation evening will transform into an exciting virtual experience in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Geelong Business Excellence Awards is designed to recognise and celebrate our region’s clever, creative and thriving business and business leaders. The prestigious presentation evening will take place online on...
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Manufacturers to lead the way out of economic crisis

May 12, 2020 Faced with a disrupted global supply chain, Australian manufacturers have responded quickly to address shortages of medical equipment and the materials to make them, says the Geelong Advertiser (Monday, May 11, 2020). This response can be seen in Geelong’s manufacturers where companies have pivoted to provide PPE, increased their production of hand sanitiser and are...
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Local Firms’ Virus Fight

April 6, 2020 Local firms’ virus fight: Product development ramped up From The Geelong Advertiser, Monday April 6, 2020 Geelong manufacturers have been trying to develop a range of urgently required products including in-demand medical equipment to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. After years of manufacturing being lost to countries with lower labour costs and the reliance on...
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COVID-19 Resources for Manufacturers, March 23

March 24, 2020 Manufacturing has, for many years, been seen as the engine room of our economy. This has never been more stark than today, with the challenges that we face. It’s vital that business continuity occurs as far as possible in order to preserve jobs, investment, businesses and security and wellbeing for the people that work within...
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Manufacturing in Geelong

Manufacturing in Geelong – A New Dynamism

December 24, 2019 As we look back over the last 12 months, 2019 has offered many reasons to feel bouyant about the future of manufacturing in Geelong. Cleantech and sustainability, Industry 4.0, advanced fibres and defence supply chain opportunities have all featured heavily as existing businesses innovate and new entrants look to Geelong in a bid to create...
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GMC AGM with Pelligra

Growing Australia’s Next Millenium Manufacturing Businesses

December 2, 2019 One of Australia’s foremost property developers, Ross Pelligra, addressed the Geelong Manufacturing Council AGM last night. Mr Pelligra, Chairman of Pelligra Group, acknowledged Geelong’s strength in manufacturing as he called for innovative, growing “next millennium” manufacturing businesses to investigate Fortek, the former Ford manufacturing site. Pelligra Group was announced as the successful bidder for the...
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Air Radiators Team

Air Radiators Receives Innovation Award

May 17, 2019 Geelong Manufacturing Council is pleased to congratulate Air Radiators, Lara on receiving the inaugural Leader In Innovative Product Development And Commercialisation Award at the 2019 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards earlier this week. On accepting the award Jamie Baensch, General Manager credited the Air Radiators team for developing the Alu Fin product and getting it to...
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Future Leaders Get A Taste Of Industry

May 16, 2019 Geelong Future Leaders of Industry and Girls Leading Advanced Manufacturing Programs launched last Wednesday with 46 Year 9 & 10 students from schools around the region taking part. The students were treated to tours of leading R&D facilities at Deakin University including the Institute of Frontier Materials (IFM) and the Institute for Intelligent Systems Research...
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GMC Annual General Meeting Highlights

November 29, 2018 The Geelong Manufacturing Council yesterday held its 2018 Annual General Meeting. Members and invited guests celebrated the past 12 months’ achievements and reflected on 20 years of support provided to the manufacturing industries of the Geelong region. The group welcomed new Chairman Lyn George of Austeng and paid tribute to David Sinclair (Plantic Technologies). David...
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