Laurie Lindner Constructions

Laurie Lindner Constructions (LLC) is the sort of business that will survive and thrive even in difficult conditions, and according to Laurie Lindner himself, his home of Cairns in Queensland is not exactly the easiest place to practise in the construction industry. Nevertheless, the company has – as of next January – two decades under its belt, ploughing its own furrow and keeping to Laurie’s own personal creed of how to do business.

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VSL Australia

VSL is about more than solely post-tensioning, but a very substantial proportion of its business remains in that sector. Stephen Grogan, managing director of VSL Australia, explained the company’s background and its core systems.

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HB Fuller

HB Fuller products can stick almost anything to almost anything else. In terms of the construction industry, the company’s twin focuses are on providing high quality adhesives and sealants for the DIY and trade sectors. As far as the rest of HB Fuller’s interests are concerned, the ‘industrial’ division sticks a complete catalogue of things together – the ends of toilet rolls, labels to beverage bottles, sealing cartons – hot-melt glues in particular are used extensively in consumer products and that accounts for around half of the Australian business of this global company.

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Home Automation

Call it ‘domotics,’ and you are likely to receive a blank stare, but refer to it as ‘smart home’ or ‘home automation,’ and you will get a nod of acknowledgement. For the past few years, consumers have heard the word ‘smart’ attached to countless products and services, from food and drink to snacks like popcorn and mobile phones, which no one seems to refer to as a ‘cellphone’ anymore. Yet what, exactly, constitutes ‘smart’?

September 20, 2018, 1:11 PM AEST