Manufacturers brace for Tomlinson fallout.

Manufacturers and suppliers are bracing for the fallout from the collapse of engineering firm RCR Tomlinson which has gone into administration. The company went under unable to complete nine solar farms in Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia, despite raising $100 million from investors only three months ago. Tomlinson operates under the brands O’Donnell Griffin, Haden…

BlueScope steel boosts its SE Asian manufacturing network.

BlueScope Steel (ASX: BSL) has purchased new steel coil treatment, galvanising and painting operations to add to its growing presence in South East Asia. The Melbourne company’s Malaysian subsidiary announced it would pay $42 million to buy YKGI Holdings Berhad’s (YKGI) manufacturing facility in Klang, Malaysia. The assets comprise a Push-Pull Pickling Line, Cold Rolling…