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CASTHOUSE COST AND WASTE REDUCTION

Aluminium waste, or swarf, created during the billet cutting process, has been costing the company a small fortune until Casthouse Operators developed a way of reusing swarf briquettes, saving $200,000 a year. 

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Empowering our TAC women

Women make up a small portion of the Tomago workforce, but a lack of numbers is not reflecting a lack of confidence or ability, with many recently learning Krav Maga, through a number of workshops being run onsite.

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TOMAGO ALUMINUM PARTNERS WITH HUNTER RIVER HIGH SCHOOL

Tomago Aluminium is excited to partner with Hunter River High, ranked among the state's leading technical high schools.

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Support for those in need

As one of the Hunter’s biggest private employers, Tomago is also one of the region’s biggest charity donors through a number of programs, including the Out-of-Pay Donation Scheme, which was established 33 years ago.

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Tomago wins WHS Business of the Year

Tomago Aluminium has taken out the region’s most prestigious safety award; the ‘Gold’ Safety Helmet for WHS Business of the Year Award at the 2019 Hunter Safety Awards.

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TOMAGO ALUMINIUM SAVES 438 LIVES!

Every donation of blood saves three lives and in 2018 Tomago Aluminium employees provided 146 donations of blood, which means we saved an amazing 438 lives last year!

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2019 HUNTER SAFETY AWARDS FINALIST

Tomago Aluminium have been announced as a finalist in the 2019 Hunter Safety Awards.

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Meet our new Apprentices

On Monday, we welcomed our new apprentices who were all excited to finally start their 4-year apprenticeship here at TAC.

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A Year of Giving

With the season of goodwill in full flow, it is nice to reflect on how the business and its generous employees have given back to the community throughout 2018.

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New recruits powering gender diversity at Tomago

During the early years of operation, Tomago Aluminium’s workforce consisted largely of men. In 2018, more than 20% of new recruits at Tomago Aluminium were female.

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Tomago Supports White Ribbon Day

Tomago once again supported White Ribbon Day on the 23rd November and asked everyone to stand up against violence towards women. 

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Tomago Signs Pledge with Soldier On

Tomago has recently signed a pledge with Soldier On, supporting ex serving Defence Force personnel who are wanting to transition into civilian employment.

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The 2018 Tomago Aluminium Supplier Awards

At Tomago, we recognise the vital role our suppliers play in keeping our business thriving.

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SAFEWORK NSW AWARDS DINNER

SafeWork NSW recognises the commitment to outstanding work safety culture by our Tomago Aluminium Health and Safety Team.

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A million reasons to smile

Since its inception, the Out-of-Pay donation Scheme has given away over $1 million to deserving charities.

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2018 Innovation Award Winners

Once again employees were recognised and rewarded at the 5th annual Innovation Awards on Friday 12th October.

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Family Picnic Day Fun

In celebration of 35 years of business, our Family Picnic Day at the historic Tomago House was a huge success on Sunday.

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SafeWorks NSW visit Tomago

Earlier this year we nominated Tomago into the 2018 SafeWork Awards in Category 1 – Excellence in Workplace Health and Safety Culture.

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Tomago employees dig deep for farmers

Tomago Aluminium employees have dug deep, donating a portion of their pay packet, matched by the company, to total $50,000 for farmers doing it tough throughout the drought stricken Hunter region.

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International Training

Some of the world’s best design trends originate in Europe - think cars, fashion, building. So it’s no wonder the architects of Tomago Aluminium’s new business operating system looked to their European counterparts for inspiration.

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RUOK day?

Tomago will once again show its support for RUOK day on the 13th September.

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Tomago Family Picnic Day

Following on from the success of last year’s Family Picnic Day, this year’s event promises to be even more of a party, coinciding with the company’s 35th anniversary. 

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Supercars, Fishing Boats and Fast Cars

As a guest at the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Ball, Matt Howell, CEO became swept-up in the fundraising auction.

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Tomago presents a Sunshine Coach to Newcastle Junior School

Every year, employees give up some of their salary and donate it to the Tomago Aluminium 'Out-of-pay Donation' Scheme. Last year we clicked over $1 million in donations.

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EMPLOYEES GIVE BACK TO THOSE IN NEED

On Monday 25th June, we hosted a Charity Morning Tea in the Tomago Aluminium Fire Shed to present the 2018 recipients of the ‘Out-of-Pay Donation’ Scheme with their cheques. 

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Carly White Represents Tomago at National TAFE week

Well done to Carly White, one of our 2nd year Apprentice Mechanical Fitter’s here at Tomago Aluminium, who recently attended National TAFE week in Canberra. 

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​​Coming Home

In 2015, TAC rolled out our first ‘Mates Looking After Mates’ program to encourage all employees to look out for each other as well as themselves. The program is still very much present today.

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Recycling his way to the UK

Tomago have recently sponsored Xander Oxford (the grandnephew of one of Tomago’s employees, Bob McLaren’s) who is raising money to attend the West Hams United International tour in the UK.

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A long history with Tomago House

Tomago House stayed with the Windeyer family for 150 years but was acquired by Tomago Aluminium as part of the buffer zone established when the smelter was built.

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Tomago Sponsors the Port Stephens Mayoral Academic Scholarship Program

Tomago has once again supported the Port Stephens Mayoral Academic Scholarship Program.

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Looking after our Neighbours

Heavy Industry and rural tranquility might seem an odd couple but somehow, an unlikely pair have been making it work for many years.

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Looking After the Environment

The environment team at Tomago monitor the impact on the local surrounds and ensure we meet the specific requirements of our license.

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Tomago Turnaround - Weightloss Challenge

Tomago’s Health Services team helps promote healthy activities on-site and one of last year’s campaigns was impressively successful.

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Supplier Awards Receive strong praise

In early November, we paid tribute to our providers at the annual Tomago Aluminium Supplier Awards.

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Tomago Aluminium's Out of Pay Donation Scheme

There is no secret about the fact that, when it comes to supporting local charities, Tomago employees are very generous folk.

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A Tomago Aluminium employee's innovation leads to excellence award

NATHAN Bevear is a fitter and welder with a man-cave in the backyard and a talent for seeing things he thinks could work better.

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Tomago Aluminium's Apprenticeship Program

Tomago Aluminium manage a four year apprenticeship program to 7 lucky students each year, but what most people don’t know is just how difficult it is to get one of those apprenticeships.

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Mobile Workshop - Unsung Heroes

The Mobile Workshop look after the maintenance of some 200 pieces of Mobile equipment—from forklift trucks to haulage trucks carrying crucibles of molten metal and industrial grade road sweepers.

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New pot design could deliver $10m in annual savings

One of the most significant costs in the manufacture of aluminium is power. Reducing use of electricity in the production of aluminium remains a key challenge at TAC.

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Electrical distribution model safe guards TAC site

Over the past year, TAC’s Senior Electrical Engineer, Antonie Jacobs has had the pleasure of watching Newcastle University student, Mat Barton develop his skills by bringing an electrical distribution model to fruition.

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Sky-high generosity

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter made our site its landing pad for a lunch with a twist recently.

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Mental wellness a focus

Tomago Aluminium is focused on the promotion of mental wellness among staff.

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