Chapter Six

Shortly after, Transfield tendered for a contract of 2,000 tonnes of steel structures with Commonwealth Steel. The client wanted to see the factory at Seven Hills, where the steel was to be fabricated. But there was no factory. Belgiorno-Nettis and Salteri brought their ingenuity into play. On the day the inspection was to take place, Franco admitted, "we hired a bulldozer and tractor to drive up and down near our small workshop at Seven Hills. The vehicles raised great clouds of dust. We told the client that we were building new workshops, expanding. It worked. We got the job".  



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1976. Franco and his staff in front of the office of the Port Kembla Hostel.