Tuesday 30th Nov, 2021

$2.1m steel facility complete in Mt Gambier

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Construction is complete on a $2.1 million steel fabricating facility in Mount Gambier, South Australia.

Whitty Engineering’s new facility was built to increase productivity and improve the company’s capacity for large-scale jobs, according to the state’s minister for regional development Geoff Brock.

Brock, who worked for more than 30 years at Port Pirie’s Nyrstar Smelter, said a $300,000 grant from the State Government Regional Development Fund was key to the facility’s delivery.

The expanded site includes fit-for-purpose sheds with gantries capable of taking up to 10 tonnes, as well as offices and other staff amenities.

“This expansion provides Whitty Engineering with the capacity to become more competitive in supplying large interstate projects,” Brock said.

“The facility features advanced equipment and will increase the company’s workforce to accommodate new business and provide stability for the current workforce.”

Whitty Engineering managing director Will Whitty said the company was grateful for the grant funding.

“This new facility will improve our productivity, the safety of our work site, and create more environmentally sustainable work practices,” Whitty said.

“This will ultimately allow us to ensure the long term reliability of services to our current and new customers.”