Construction is complete on a new $2.1 million facility for Whitty Engineering in Mount Gambier which will allow the company to increase productivity and improve its capacity for large-scale jobs.
The South Australian Government revealed that a $300,000 State Government Regional Development Fund grant supported the company’s relocation to larger premises.
“This expansion provides Whitty Engineering with the capacity to become more competitive in supplying large interstate projects, increasing the recognition and capabilities of the Limestone Coast region,” said Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock.
“The facility features advanced equipment and will increase the company’s workforce to accommodate new business and provide stability for the current workforce,” he added.
The expansion includes fit-for-purpose sheds with gantries capable of taking up to 10 tonnes, as well as offices and other staff amenities. Once fully operational, the project will also create six new full time positions.
“We are grateful for the RDF grant that has supported us in increasing our capacity to service larger jobs than we have been able to do in the past,” said Whitty Engineering Managing Director Will Whitty
“This new facility will improve our productivity, the safety of our work site, and create more environmentally sustainable work practices.This will ultimately allow us to ensure the long term reliability of services to our current and new customers,” he added.