HMA News

HMA launches for 2021

May 5, 2021

The 2021 Hunter Manufacturing Awards Inc. (HMA) will return to the format of the full celebratory gala event on 15 October, with 13 reinvigorated categories open for application. The Launch of the 2021 awards program was held last night at the premises of the 2019 Manufacturer of the Year – Chamberlain Group, to align with […]

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HMA welcomes new Board members for 2021

March 25, 2021

The Hunter Manufacturing Awards Inc. (HMA) is beginning the 2021 year with a positive and enthusiastic energy and is eager to put into action their full Strategic Plan with many actions put on hold in 2020 as a consequence of the COVID 19 pandemic. HMA Chair, Steven Smith, welcomed three new directors to the Board […]

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2020 HMA Finalists are announced!

September 22, 2020

We are very pleased to announce the Finalists for the 2020 Hunter Manufacturing Awards.   Please join us in congratulating the following businesses: – Ampcontrol – BAE Systems – Beltor Engineering – Brain Industries – Bridon-Bekaert The Ropes Group – Burgtec – Chamberlain Group – Custom Fluidpower – Design Anthology – HMS Group – Hummingbird Electronics Pty Limited – Infrabuild […]

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Spotlight on Manufacturer of the Year 2019 – Chamberlain Group

September 15, 2020

With increasing pressure to remain competitive against imported products, and to ensure a future for the business, Chamberlain underwent an intensive business review in 2019, centred on becoming a world class gearbox manufacturer. The review highlighted the need to create a culture where success is celebrated, and ideas are cultivated from the bottom up. A […]

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COVID-19 Information for HMA 2020 Event

September 10, 2020

Covid-19 Information for customers and guests of Harbourview Due to the current situation with Covid-19 we are all thinking about our families and friends, particularly the elderly and the vulnerable. We at Harbourview are also very concerned for our community, customers and team and want to reassure you that we are taking extensive measures to […]

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Is now a good time to transform a business?

August 6, 2020

Businesses are not caterpillars.  They cannot spin themselves into a shiny chrysalis and remerge into an entirely new space. They expand, diversify, shrink, have bumps and unfortunately sometimes stop. But to transform is to change and that in business is inevitable.  The decision as to when, how or where mostly remains ours.  But a smoother […]

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2020 HUNTER MANUFACTURING AWARDS ARE ‘CELEBRATING OUR RESILIENCE’

June 30, 2020

The Board of the Hunter Manufacturing Awards Inc (HMA) have confirmed that the Awards will go ahead in 2020! HMA Chair, Steven Smith, said that it is even more important during this time of uncertainty to celebrate our Region’s manufacturers, to promote and profile their ability to innovate and adapt during the COVID-19 situation and […]

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McLanahan Corporation expands to Peru thanks to the Hunter Manufacturing Awards

June 24, 2020

In November 2018 McLanahan Corporation was fortunate enough to have been selected as Hunter Manufacture of the Year. For our organisation this was an enormous achievement, to be recognised amongst our peers after 15 years manufacturing in the region. The award itself also included the opportunity to join an Austrade mission to promote our business […]

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JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT MANUFACTURING WAS HARD…

March 26, 2020

…along comes the COVID-19 virus.  At HMA, we have defined our purpose as to “inspire vibrant and enduring manufacturing in the Hunter” and so in keeping with this goal, as directors of HMA, we will be sharing information monthly to assist in this regard.  So, the COVID-19 virus provides a great place to start this […]

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