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Media Release: Victorian manufacturing continues to grow

April 12, 2018By Steve HollandIndustry News No Comments

Victorian manufacturing continues to grow – supporting jobs, exports and economic growth across the state. The Australian Industry Group’s monthly Performance of Manufacturing Index, released today, shows that Victoria’s manufacturing index has grown for a 14th consecutive month – the longest run of expansion since 2003. This growth builds on the latest Australian Bureau of… Read More →

SEMMA Christmas Cocktail & Networking Evening

December 12, 2017By Steve HollandEvents No Comments

SEMMA finished 2017 with a bang with our Members’ Christmas function held at Nissan Casting and sponsored by Vative and AB Phillips. The evening was a great opportunity to meet and network with SEMMA members, Politicians, Industry people and have a drink together. This year’s event saw record attendance of over 200 guests! Attending were… Read More →

SEMMA New Member’s Night

November 8, 2017By Steve HollandEvents No Comments

SEMMA held their second New member event for 2017 on Wednesday November 1. These events are held to welcome all new members that have joined SEMMA in the last 6 months. 20 companies were represented, 2 Councils both Monash and Knox, with over 45 people in attendance, including the SEMMA Board to meet and welcome… Read More →

SEMMA New Member’s Night

April 28, 2017By Steve HollandEvents No Comments

SEMMA hosted their 2017 NEW Member’s Event on Thursday 27 April. The event – held at Hilton Digital – was a great opportunity to meet the SEMMA Board, network with other NEW SEMMA Members and share knowledge with some of the many companies whom have all joined SEMMA over the past 6 months. ​With 12… Read More →

Boosting Productivity grants: Energy Assessment Grants open & presentation available

March 8, 2017By Steve HollandFunding Opportunities No Comments

The Victorian Government’s Boosting Productivity grants are available now to help small and medium sized businesses carry out an energy assessment and identify, and put in place, energy improvements. Grants are available to businesses with less than 200 full time employees, spending over $20,000 a year on energy bills. The grant covers 50% of the cost… Read More →

NEW SEMMA Member Deal: Insurance

February 23, 2017By Steve HollandMember Benefits No Comments

INTRODUCING AB PHILLIPS – SEMMA’S Preferred Supplier of Insurance, Workers Compensation & Financial Services SEMMA are pleased to announce the appointment of SEMMA Member AB Phillips as the preferred supplier of General Insurance, Workers Compensation and Financial Services to SEMMA Members.  AB Phillips are experts in providing insurance and risk solutions to the manufacturing industry… Read More →

Are you receiving the SEMMA Weekly Bulletin?

February 20, 2017By Steve HollandGeneral News No Comments

Launched in February the SEMMA Bulletin is communicated weekly and provides updates on SEMMA activity, announcements, links to relevant news, job listings from members, partner events and any good news from our members. We have streamlined our communication into one weekly Bulletin with the relevant links and news that affects the manufacturing industry in the… Read More →

TRJ expands with move to new facility

February 9, 2017By Steve HollandIndustry News No Comments

TRJ Engineering has expanded its capabilities with a move to a new, larger site in Hallam, Victoria. TRJ began operations in Keysborough in 1974, but moved to Hallam around 20 years ago, eventually occupying three adjacent sites on the same street. The new facility is only round the corner from the old premises, but at… Read More →