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NT business Katherine Joinery awarded $103,256 to aid expansion

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Katherine Joinery has been awarded $103,256 in support through the Northern Territory’s Advanced Manufacturing Ecosystem Fund, which it says will help it offer kitchen and wet area solutions for the remote housing market, among other outcomes.

The project will have a total value of $311,000, including the grant, as well as investment from Katherine Joinery in cash and in-kind. 

“Through the support of the Territory Government and the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, we will be able to improve our capabilities, reduce lead time and generate jobs in the Big Rivers region of the NT,” said Ashley Jennison,” Director of Katherine Joinery. 

“Furthermore, the project will allow us to respond to the unique requirements of the Northern Territory, while developing better quality kitchen products that offer greater value to our customers across the Top End.”

Katherine Joinery is expected to make two new hires in the next 12 months, and create six new roles over the next five years.

According to a statement from the NT government, the project will see the company add stainless-steel forming and laser cutting to its workshop, expand into design and manufacture of modular stainless steel products, and “remove the need to import similar products and carry out additional alterations needed to satisfy local design regulations.”

Charmaine Phillips, Director in the Northern Territory for AMGC – which administers the AMEF program – added that, “Critically by recognising that manufacturing is more than just production, Katherine Joinery will be increasing the number of jobs in design and engineering in the region, while lifting the skills of the Big Rivers manufacturing ecosystem.”

Picture: Katherine CNC Joinery/Facebook

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