Francis Logan

Francis Logan

Minister for Energy; Resources; Industry and Enterprise

    WA fabrication company on the move

    25/06/2008 12:00 AM

    Demands from the booming resources industry have enabled a Western Australian company to expand its factory base into the heart of the State’s resources support hub at the Australian Marine Complex (AMC).    


    Industry and Enterprise Minister Francis Logan today opened United Industries WA Pty Ltd’s expanded facilities at Henderson.


    United Industries WA has 35 years experience in industrial and commercial heavy steel fabrication, acoustics solutions, insulation and cladding, and general fabrication.


    Mr Logan said the company’s investment was testament to the strength of the WA economy and the opportunities that WA’s strong business environment was presenting to local suppliers.


    “Support services such as those offered by United Industries are necessary for the resources industry to grow, expand and generally function,” he said.


    “WA has a dynamic and resilient manufacturing and fabrication industry, and the State Government is very keen to see local industry participation increase in the State’s major projects.


    “Infrastructure, like that provided at the AMC, is enhancing the capabilities and capacity of manufacturers that service the petroleum, marine and defence industries.


    “United Industries is now conveniently located close to the AMC’s Common User Facility and will be able to take advantage of the large scale fabrication and wharf services the facility provides.”


    United Industries managing director Guy Galati said this expansion would allow the company to maximise the opportunities the current climate was presenting. 


    “This is an exciting time for our company, the economy is strong and contracts are coming in thick and fast,” Mr Galati said.


    “To meet this demand we have expanded our facility and expect to double the number of employees in the next three years.


    “We strongly believe in creating a reliable and professional service for our clients, and our new facility will allow us to continue to meet their needs and create solutions for their requirements.” 


    Mr Logan said the leading-edge equipment used at the new facility would keep the company competitive in the steel fabrication and engineering industry.


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