An aluminium manufacturer in Coffs Harbour is set to expand its operations, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Job Creation Fund.
Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said a $260,000 grant will help Advance Metal Industries construct a new fabrication facility to expand its current product offerings, creating 13 sustainable jobs for the Mid North Coast.
Mr Singh said the new facility will be fitted out with machinery that will allow the company to speed up manufacturing times from three days to two hours for its custom-made aluminium windows, doors, and balustrades.
“The new fabrication shop will significantly reduce manufacturing time, allowing Advance Metal Industries to increase its output and take more orders for doors and windows to meet the growing demand for their custom-made aluminium products,” Mr Singh said.
“This grant will help the company to upgrade its warehouse storage space to stockpile popular products and invest time and money to upskill staff, who will be crucial for the future success of the company.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the $130 million Regional Job Creation Fund aims to create more than 6,500 new direct jobs in regional NSW by providing incentives to expand and keep operations in regional areas.
“Regional NSW is the engine room of the state and helping companies like Advance Metal Industries expand its operations stimulates local and regional economies, boosts livelihoods and creates local employment opportunities,” Mr Toole said.
“Providing businesses with the opportunity to fast track their growth plans and expand their operations means they can increase their production, attract more investment and create new jobs today, which is great news for the local economy.
“Setting businesses up for success helps the local community grow and new jobs means more people earning a wage and spending their pay packets in local stores, cafés, restaurants and on local goods and 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.
Round one of the Regional Job Creation Fund has now closed. A second round will open in early 2022. For more information, go to: investregionalnsw.com/RJCFund