Era Polymers Corporation, an Australian manufacturer, also located in New Zealand, specializing in polyurethane chemistry, will open its first industrial facility in the United States, creating 20 new jobs in Gaston County, North Carolina. The company plans to create 20 new jobs in the town of Stanley, investing $9.2 million. The company, with headquarters in Sydney, Australia, produces a diverse line of polyurethane products and has a worldwide distribution network. The new manufacturing operation in Stanley, the first American plant for the company, will join four other production facilities operated by the company in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.…
29 Nov: 1029 | The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from Fletcher Building Limited (Fletcher Building) to acquire all the assets and employees of Waikato Aggregates Limited (Waikato Aggregates), including the right to extract and process sand from the Tamahere quarry. However, Waikato Aggregates will maintain ownership of the underlying land of the quarry.
Synlait Milk’s (NZX: SML; ASX: SM1) Annual Meeting of Shareholders today celebrated the near doubling of profit in the company’s tenth year of operations. Synlait also used the opportunity to shape the next ten years by launching a new corporate brand identity and purpose statement.
Only 29% of New Zealand employees surveyed by the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE), in association with Victoria University of Wellington, say their organisation has a comprehensive ethics programme, while 10% say their organisation has none at all.
28 Nov: 0923 | The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce supports the recently announced changes to the Employment Relations Amendment Bill, but chief executive Leeann Watson says there are still some areas of concern that need to be addressed.
SourceCanterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce release