The iwi learnt a great deal from that experience and, in the case of the AFFCO dispute, quickly put in place a seven-point strategy, the first of which was to set up a resource centre to navigate the government agencies and get the support necessary to tautoko these whanau.
We have heard the stories of the workers taking industrial action against the Ports of Auckland and Oceania, and the AFFCO strike and lock out and heard the impact that this has had on their wh anau.
West of AFFCO
predicted growth in chemical apparel with increased awareness of civilian emergency response teams.
We've been swamped with information about MECA ballots, have had numerous updates on Oceania and what the AFFCO
meat workers are up to, but there was not the same level of information about the constitutional vote.
While the company's original portfolio centered on woolen felts for hats, pool tables and piano strikers, increasingly sophisticated industrial processes and pollution control technology has led AFFCO to the development of highly engineered pressed wool, needlepunched and stitchbonded nonwovens for emerging air and liquid filtration applications as well as a variety of other diverse markets.
Privately held, AFFCO has been under its current ownership for two decades.
In an effort to focus more effectively on the company's two core roll goods businesses - engineered nonwovens and filtration media - a year ago AFFCO sold its liquid filter bag and housing division to filter fabricator Hayward Industrial Products, Elizabeth, NJ.
A new line of engineered nonwovens for medical products has been developed by AFFCO
(American Felt & Filter Company), Newburgh, NY.
Expected to expand the promotion of filtration products, technology and service globally, the joint venture will make AFFCO
responsible for providing needlefelt manufacturing capabilities, product support and training to its German partner.