A Wagga Wagga acoustic veneer panel manufacturer will soon have the specialist technology and equipment upgrades needed to service new local and overseas markets, thanks to support from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Job Creation Fund.
Duty Nationals MLC for Wagga Wagga, Wes Fang, said a $330,000 grant from the NSW Nationals in the state government will help Adaptive Interiors acquire the specialist equipment needed to make its products and support the creation of 17 local jobs.
Mr Fang said supporting the Wagga Wagga-based business to purchase a computer-controlled cutting machine, printer, and stock management software will help Adaptive Interiors boost capacity and dramatically reduce production times.
“Adaptive Interiors is a family-owned joinery business that will use this new equipment and upgraded technology to help boost sales of their veneer panel products in Australia, and support export plans for New Zealand and USA,” Mr Fang said.
“This new equipment will also support Adaptive Interiors’ drive to become a market leader in the design and production of commercial architectural joinery and acoustic veneer wall panels that are resistant to chipping and have a higher fire safety rating.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the $100 million Regional Job Creation Fund aims to create more than 5,000 new direct jobs by providing incentives to businesses to expand and keep operations in regional areas.
“Regional NSW is the engine room of the state and providing support to companies like Adaptive Interiors to expand their operations will help stimulate regional economies and boost local employment,” Mr Barilaro said.
“This fund allows businesses to fast track their growth plans, expand their operations and creates a solid base for job creation now and into the future.
“Setting businesses up for success helps the local community grow, as new jobs mean more people earning a wage and spending their pay packets in local stores, cafés, restaurants and on local services.”
The Regional Job Creation Fund supports eligible businesses with grants to purchase new equipment, expand facilities, acquire technology, create new production lines, or establish businesses in regional NSW.
For more information, go to: investregionalnsw.com/RJCFund.