Redland business set to grow thanks to almost $800,000 grant
Published Wednesday, 31 January, 2024 at 10:15 AM
Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing and Minister for Water
The Honourable Glenn Butcher
- Redland manufacturer, JAG Welding was awarded almost $800,000 through the Made in Queensland program
- Round 5 of Made in Queensland has delivered $20.5 million across 33 projects
A Miles Government manufacturing grant will enable Redland business, JAG Welding, to adopt industry leading technology to purchase and install a robotic welding arm and software that will create new capabilities. The project is estimated to add 15 new full-time jobs and up to 33 over the next five years.
The adoption of this new equipment by JAG Welding has been made possible thanks to $794,146.25 in funding from the Queensland Government’s Made in Queensland program.
Made in Queensland is a highly successful grant program, that has helped over 100 businesses across Queensland, over 5 rounds, creating over 800 jobs. The Made in Queensland grant program forms part of the suite of measures implemented by the Miles Government which sees over $207 million invested into Queensland manufacturers and support programs.
This investment, which has benefitted businesses from the boarder all the way to Far North Queensland, has created and supported over 7,000 jobs across the state.
By partnering with manufacturers, MiQ has also generated over $180 million in private sector investment, further proving that when we invest in growing our manufacturing sector, we grow the economy and create more jobs.
Manufacturing Minister Glenn Butcher visited the business today and said the company’s success demonstrates that the Miles Government’s commitment to the industry is paying dividends.
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Manufacturing, Glenn Butcher:
“JAG Welding have been operating for more than 20 years, providing world class steel fabrication services. And this MiQ grant of almost $800,000 is helping them be more competitive and reach that next level.
“The new equipment and software will reduce customer wait time by 33 per cent, increase employee safety, profitability and reduce production costs.
“We know the stamp, Made in Queensland, means more jobs in manufacturing and that’s why we are delivering our plan to strengthen manufacturing in this state.”
Quotes attributable to the Member for Redlands, Kim Richards:
“The Miles Labor Government is all about good secure jobs and grants like this are really helping manufacturers in my electorate.
“We know the people of Redlands want to work closer to home, so it’s great to see businesses just like JAG Welding growing our local workforce. With the assistance of the Miles Government they are hoping to employ 15 new staff. Expanding capabilities and building capacity right here at home.”
Quotes attributable to Managing Director of JAG Welding, David Shepherd:
“Grants like this help businesses like ours gain a competitive advantage, grow our customer base and employ more staff.
“We know that jobs like welding can be hot, dirty and smelly and they don’t attract women in strong numbers. We’re hoping to change that by creating a more attractive working environment where the role is more appealing to women who may be looking for jobs in manufacturing.”
To find out more about the range of grants on offer visit - https://www.rdmw.qld.gov.au/manufacturing
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