A reference to remarks made by the Honourable G.I. Smith in his speech to the Empire Club in January of 1969 regarding the situation at Sydney Steel as of October, 1967, and the position and outlook of the company at the time of the speech. This address adds to that information and discusses "what has been happening up to the present, with a few words on the future." The formal shutdown of the Sydney plant of Hawker Siddeley/Dosco on Friday the 13th, October, 1967. The recovery of the plant. The excellent chance of continuing progress. Some history and background of the plant, including the original reasons for the selection of the site of the Sydney Steel works. Recent production achievements and figures. Modernization and marketing. Events following the shutdown in 1967, and the takeover by Sysco. Production, productivity and profitability. Acknowledgement of support given. The future: expansion, modernization, looking to the export market.
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