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Grant aids Townsville manufacturer NEM Group

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Townsville manufacturer NEM Equipment Hire has been awarded $833,000 through the Made in Queensland programme to buy equipment to drive growth and create 20 new jobs over five years.

The Queensland government manufacturing grant will enable the defence and agricultural steel fabricator to purchase a CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Beamline machine that will expand manufacturing capacity.

As many as 20 new jobs will be created over the next five years; with five of those being created within the next 12 months.

NEM Equipment Hire, part of the NEM Group, are a major service provider to Townsville’s defence sector and the sugar industry.

This work includes servicing Wilmar sugar mills, blast-and-paint, equipment maintenance for air force equipment such as dozers and fuel trucks, as well as repairs to army equipment, and manufacturing replacement steelwork.

Purchasing the new CNC beamline machine has been made possible thanks to $833,000 in funding from Round 5 of the Queensland Government’s Made in Queensland programme.

The machine will ensure tasks they can be completed more quickly and to a consistently higher standard. This is crucial for NEM as the business pursues increased project work from its air force and army clients.

State Minister for Manufacturing Glenn Butcher said: “NEM is adding industry 4.0 technology to its factory processes and the future looks bright for this innovative, entrepreneurial business that is focused on growing its customer base.

“What a fantastic success story we’re seeing here and it’s great to see how this grant will help NEM take the next step in its business growth journey.”

Made in Queensland has helped over 100 businesses across Queensland, over five rounds, creating and supporting over 6,000 jobs.

Picture: NEM Group

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