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Here at Degree C Pty Ltd, we like to keep our customers informed of all the latest industry developments, as well as company news. Please check this page regularly and stay up to date.

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May 2014

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December 2013

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September 2015

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April 2015

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A new home for Degree C

December 2013

After much anticipation, following an 11-month build by Fairbrother Construction, our North West team have relocated to new premises at 2 Fairair Court, East Ulverstone.

The new facility is state of the art and has been designed and built to meet the specific needs of our growing business long into the future. It incorporates numerous special features to reduce energy use and minimise our carbon footprint including a 20kW solar panel array, solar hot water system and motion and light sensors throughout.

For the Fabrication team in particular, the new building provides first class amenities and a spacious, naturally lit work area with a large overhead crane.

To learn more about the new facility download the December edition of our company newsletter, 'What's Building?'

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Degree C electrical technician wins top apprentice accolade

24 August 2012

Degree C Electrical Technician, Richard Styles has been crowned the Tasmanian Apprentice of the Year at the 2012 Tasmanian Training Awards.

Winner of the 2011 NECA Apprentice of the Year Award, Richard has built upon his past success to gain recognition amidst stiff competition from a broad range of industry sectors.Richard will now go forward to compete at a national level for the overall Australian Apprentice of the Year Award.

You can read about this and other newsworthy stories in the next edition of our company newsletter, 'What's Building.'

Pictured left: Richard is flanked by Degree C Electrical Division Manager, Wayne Hobson (left) and Malcolm White from the Skills Institute.

Degree C administrator top of her class

10 October 2012

Degree C Administrator, Kate Walsh is a finalist in this year's MEGT Institute Student of the Year Award. Selected for her accomplishments in training and development, Kate is just one of five finalists to make the cut.

Based in our Launceston office and showroom, Kate is responsible for customer service and for providing administrative support to a large team of office and trades personnel.

The winner will be announced in Melbourne during November, so follow us on Facebook and keep track of Kate's progress.

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August 2012

The August edition of our company newsletter is now available for download.

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May 2012

Welcome to our 'new look' newsletter for 2012.

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Degree C electrical win NECA award

July 2012

Degree C's Electrical Services Division have won the NECA Small Industrial Project Award for their work on Fonterra Australia's Ammonia Detection System.

Electrical Division Manager, Wayne Hobson, said that by winning the award, Degree C Electrical had once again demonstrated their diverse capability and expertise.

"This project involved the installation of instrumentation, cabling and specialist equipment at Fonterra Australia's Spreyton and Wynyard dairies and cool stores," explained Wayne.

"The NECA award is testament to the hard work put in by Project Manager, Darren Chilcott, and Leading Hand, David Will, who worked closely with the client to ensure a positive outcome."

The full details of this and other awards will feature in the next edition of the company newsletter, 'What's Building.'

Degree C breaks new ground with Micro Hydro

April, 2012

After many months of experimentation, toil and prototyping, Degree C’s Darren Cooper officially launched the Micro Hydro concept at a recent field day hosted by Dairy Tasmania.

The event was held at Ashgrove Cheese Farms, home to the first fully functioning low-head, irrigation dam micro hydro installation in Tasmania, drawing a crowd of up to 150 potential buyers.

Degree C General Manager, Chris Whish-Wilson was there...

“The turn out was completely unprecedented,” said Chris. “It shows just how much community interest there is in renewable energy.”

“The audience was comprised mostly of people from the agricultural community which is always looking for smarter, more sustainable ways to do business. And clearly they’re interested in what Darren had to say... they were hanging on his every word.”

Owner of Ashgrove Cheese Farm, Paul Bennett, described Degree C as an innovative, trustworthy, reliable and professional company.

“This is a direct reflection the people involved in this project to date, and of those who have done work at Ashgrove in the past,” added Chris.

“I am very proud of them all. This sort of feedback is priceless.”

For the innovator, Darren Cooper, the Field Day represented the culmination of many sleepless nights and hours spent toiling in muddy paddocks.

“This has been a great experience for me personally and for Degree C,” said Darren.

“I believe that we now have a product with widespread appeal, especially in the agricultural sector. I have no doubt that it will lead to much bigger and better things.”

“I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to Dr Rachel Brown, Senior Consultant on the Dairying for Tomorrow project for her fantastic contribution. And to Dairy Tasmania for their interest and support, and to Paul Bennett for letting me loose on his farm!”

Degree C has now extended its range

September 15th 2011

Degree C has now extended their range to an energy producing product - PowerSpout micro hydro turbines!

A small stream can generate consistent, clean, dam free, renewable electricity at a price per Watt lower than solar or wind.

A single PowerSpout at a site good enough to generate 1kW can produce enough electricity for a typical house for a year. The small (18 inches wide), all-weather PowerSpout is one of the most reliable, cost-effective generators around as well as being efficient and affordable.

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August 2011

Welcome to another feature packed edition of What's Building.

July heralded the start of the new financial year and gave us an opportunity to reflect on our performance over the previous 12 months. It is fair to say that the markets we operate in have tightened significantly over recent months and look set to remain that way for the foreseeable future.

With an influx of competition into Tasmania and regional Victoria, and low margins on projects throughout the Group, this financial year will be a much greater challenge than in recent years.

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December 2011

Welcome to the Christmas edition of our newsletter - an edition which celebrates once again our people's fantastic achievements on a number of fronts.

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