A shining example… Global Stainless turns engineering into an art form

Global Stainless officially started business in 2004 by current owner Lincoln Raikes, after leaving Robert Stone Engineering (now FNE Engineering) in Hawera. Raikes had started experimenting with spheres back in 1995. He’d always had a dream of starting the business, and his son Bergen gave him the push he needed. Bergen, then 17, was due to leave school and was set on becoming a welder and fabricator like his dad.

Local solutions: Kiwi composite rebar builds stronger

Kiwis are more tuned into the impact of failing infrastructure and the effects it has on their lives than ever before. This is not just a New Zealand phenomenon, it is a view shared worldwide says Pete Renshaw, director of business development for Pultron Composites, particularly in countries where there have been ongoing struggles with aging infrastructure, corrosion, and failures caused by the extreme effects of climate change.