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    Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
    The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham

    Palaszczuk Government grant upgrades Paget manufacturer’s technology

    Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
    The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham

    Friday, October 27, 2017

    Palaszczuk Government grant upgrades Paget manufacturer’s technology

    Paget-based specialised manufacturer DGH Engineering is set to upgrade its technology thanks to a $198,000-plus Palaszczuk Government grant.

    State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said DGH would use the Made in Queensland grant to install a CNC multi-functioning lathe, allowing the company to service a wider market with its products.

    “This new technology will improve DGH’s manufacturing process from multiple existing machines to a single operation, effectively turning its factory floor into a one-stop-shop,” Dr Lynham said.

    “This grant also will also help the company overcome the risk of more technologically advanced competitors from interstate and overseas capturing market share.

    “The combination of DGH’s vision and the State Government’s investment means the company is set for significant growth and opens new market opportunities, while securing the future of their 141 employees.”

    Member for Mirani Jim Pearce said DGH was a locally owned company providing engineering, fabrication, fitting and maintenance to the mining, port, water, defence and agricultural sectors.

    “DGH is another example Queensland manufacturing industries’ thirst for innovation and development,” Mr Pearce said.

    Queensland’s $20 billion manufacturing sector already employs 169,000 people. The Palaszczuk Government has a 10-year plan to transition the state’s manufacturing sector to more advanced manufacturing high-paid, knowledge-based jobs.

    The $20 million Made in Queensland program offers matching grants of between $50,000 and $2.5 million to manufacturers looking to adopt innovative processes and technologies to generate highly-skilled jobs and become more internationally competitive. Manufacturers also have to go dollar-for-dollar with the Government to fund business improvements.

     

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