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People focus drives Sarah in HR career

Tue 6th, October 2020

Elastomers Australia Human Resources Manager Sarah Homsi lives by the same values that drive the company. She is a people person and has a firm belief that if an organisation treats its people with respect, they will perform at their best. “Elastomers Australia’s senior management team is so big on communication and respect, and that […] more

Elastomers Australia wins award for engagement change

Tue 23rd, June 2020

A concerted focus on changing business culture has landed Elastomers Australia first place in a national award. The Voice Project Change Challenge Award recognises identifiable, positive changes in employee engagement. Elastomers Australia was named the winner from five finalists based on the results of engagement surveys conducted in 2016 and 2019. Elastomers Australia General Manager […] more

Diversity of role turns ‘stepping stone’ into long-term career

Thu 4th, June 2020

Before Jason Clifford commenced his role with Elastomers Australia 16 years ago, he’d never worked in mining. But a move to Emerald in Queensland’s central highland region sparked his interest in the industry and he landed his first role as a service technician –one of only two Elastomers Australia staff based in the branch. Until […] more

Learning process continues 45 years on

Wed 20th, May 2020

    When Gus Woodgate commenced working with Elastomers Australia more than 45 years ago, he knew very little about screen media. Today, he’s practically the godfather of screen media technology in Australia.  In 1975, with a degree in Engineering, Pattern Making and Drafting from RMIT and a few years of experience under his belt, […] more

Innovation, customisation the keys to screening success

Mon 4th, May 2020

Mineral processing performance is significantly enhanced by custom designing screen media that is suited to specific screening plants and caters for changing ore properties. General Manager of Business Solutions PAT CAPUTO explains.   CUSTOMISATION MEANS BETTER PERFORMANCE Not all screen media is the same, nor should it be. For best performance, screen media needs to […] more

Continuity, contingency and local focus pay dividends

Wed 22nd, April 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted just how important supplier relationships and backup contingencies can be in business. As border closures and travel restrictions came into force, state and federal governments remained united on one thing – mining must go on. The major miners quickly adapted, bringing workers into the states where they operated, adjusting rosters […] more

Damian heeds call for help in fires

Tue 21st, January 2020

Waiting at an isolated property knowing the fire front is closing in fast is a daunting experience. But it’s something that Elastomers Australia Client Solutions Specialist and auxiliary firefighter Damian Pace understands first hand, having been deployed to fight bushfires twice in the lead up to Christmas. Based in Mackay, Damian works full time for […] more

‘Choose your own adventure’ style keeps Dave on his toes

Tue 3rd, December 2019

David Waller Senior Solutions Specialist As a child, David Waller admits he had a tendency to pull things apart but did not always know how to put them back together. Today, with a string of qualifications in engineering/technology related fields as well as several decades of practical experience – and plenty of trial and experimentation […] more

Risk mitigation may drive insurance premiums down

Australia’s resources sector has an enviable record when it comes to health and safety performance. That is in spite of the inherently high-risk environments to which workers are often exposed. There are still isolated issues, but with a strong focus on continual improvement and a shift from reactive to proactive risk management, the industry is […] more

NSW staff rally to support community in need

Fri 22nd, November 2019

With the ongoing drought impacting much of NSW, staff at Elastomers Australia’s Singleton branch wanted to provide assistance to those in need. Locals in the upper Hunter Valley town of Murrurundi, a little over 100km north of Singleton, are subject to Level 6 water restrictions, meaning one-minute showers and only using washing machines once a […] more

Destined for the mining life

Tue 29th, October 2019

  Susan Botha – Process Engineering Manager There was never any doubt in Susan Botha’s mind that she was going to pursue a career in mining. Growing up in South Africa at a time when health and safety restrictions were a little less stringent, she could spend lunch times during school holidays visiting her father at […] more

Partnership approach yields better results

While unit cost of consumables in the mining industry is often the primary driver for buying decisions, taking a partnership approach typically results in lower total cost of ownership and significant improvements on many fronts. Elastomers Australia’s JASON CLIFFORD explains.  AS THE saying goes, it’s not what you’ve got but how you use it. To […] more

Off-the-shelf thinking a threat to bottom line

Wed 31st, July 2019

A one-size-fits-all mentality when it comes to screen media can lead to higher costs and significant lost revenue opportunities for operators. The key is to shift from product to solution thinking, as PAT CAPUTO explains. more

Elastomers develops fire-proof media

Tue 16th, July 2019

Elastomers Australia has developed a fire retardant screen media panel, providing a significant advantage when it comes to protecting assets. more

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