A Coffs Harbour business that designs and builds innovative outdoor screens for homes and businesses is set to bring manufacturing inhouse to reduce its reliance on offshore suppliers, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Job Creation Fund.
A $120,000 grant will help Ossie O buy and install new plant and equipment for its North Boambee factory, supporting the creation of six sustainable jobs for the region.
Nationals’ Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the funding will allow the company to rely less on Chinese-made components for its retractable screens, awnings and shutter products, which will increase local production schedule times and open more opportunities.
Ossie O’s mosquito and insect screens, awnings and shutters are much sought after and soon they will be able to make these products with locally made components to meet the growing demand in the market.
Mr Singh said manufacturing components locally means there is less reliance on importing parts, which in turn reduces delays and will also create job opportunities for locals as production capacity grows.