Hard Wearing, Cattle Caring

Courtesy : Steel Australia magazine

June 2017

Vol. 30 No. 2

 

Cannon Trailers Manager, Rod Cannon is well aware that his family’s company can’t take undue chances with their products as it has been solely dedicated to manufacturing cattle trailers over many years.

He should know as he is responsible for all in-house design and drafting work as well as quality control at the company which has been a long-time user of Australian-made tubular steel from Orrcon Steel for its trailer bodies over many years to provide consistent quality.

Townsville Treats Team to Top Results

Prodrive Racing has had a strong weekend at the Townsville 400 with a podium finish and top five race results on both days. The return to form is a positive step forward for the team which endured a tough outing at the previous round in Darwin.

Mark Winterbottom made his return to form with a podium and narrowly missing out on a second with his most consistent performance of the year over the weekend.

Cameron Waters is pleased with his team’s progress, making it into the top 5. Waters felt tyre quality hampered his performance despite some decent results.

Winterbottom Wanting to Win at Winton

Prodrive Racing Australia will place an emphasis on strategy and one-lap speed at the Winton SuperSprint to combat the challenge of passing at the team's test track. Currently sitting equal fourth in the championship race, Chaz Mostert is confident that the team can continue to mix with the category's front runners at the upcoming event, boasting a strong history at the circuit.

The Billy Kart Kid

Who doesn't dream of beating the best Supercar drivers in a Billy Kart race? Watch our young champion build a tough steel Billy Kart with her dad to fulfill her dream of racing Supercar drivers Mark Winterbottom and Cam Waters. Should you not have access to Youtube, the video can also be viewed on Vimeo by clicking here.

24th April & Anzac Day Trading

All Orrcon Steel branches will be closed for the Anzac Day Public Holiday on Tuesday 25th April. Based on an expected low level of activity on the Monday prior to Anzac Day, some branches will also close on Monday 24th April. All branches & DC's will be open for business from Wednesday 26th April.

To check opening days for your local branch or DC, please see below :

NEW SOUTH WALES

Leading Steel Distributor Invests in Regional Queensland

Leading steel, tube and pipe distributor and manufacturer Orrcon Steel has demonstrated its faith in the economy and branched out into 
four key Queensland regions following the recent purchase of local steel products supplier, The Steel Barn.

 

The purchase, which involves distribution outlets in Bundaberg, Townsville, Cairns and Mareeba, will see the long-established stores back in Queensland hands after being owned by Melbourne-based GAMSteel since 2007.

 

Australia’s first online translation guide launched

An innovative online Section Translation Guide (STG), launched today by leading Australian steel, tube and pipe distributor and manufacturer, Orrcon Steel, is expected to revolutionise the way engineers and designers carry out comparisons of open steel sections to hollow steel sections.

 

The free web-based STG is the only online translation guide available that allows engineers and designers to make the comparisons with just the click of a mouse, removing the need to consult lengthy guides and carry out physical calculations.