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Beam Me Up In Cobram With New Machinery Unveiled

19 April 2024

Cobram is set to become a hub for advanced steel manufacturing and new jobs, thanks to support from the Allan Labor Government.

Minister for Regional Development Gayle Tierney today unveiled a new advanced robotic Zeman steel beam assembler and crane at CG&C Group’s factory in Cobram.

The new equipment enables the business to create modified steel beams to client’s exact specifications in a much faster timeframe.

The project has already generated 24 new jobs in the region and has significantly increased the company’s capability and capacity.

The project is the first part of a two-stage development by CG&C Group, supported by funding from the Victorian Labor Government.

The second stage is underway and will see the purchase of further specialised advanced technology machinery including a band-sawing machine and drilling machine, creating a further 15 jobs.

When the project is completed mid next year, it will increase the company’s output by 75 per cent , enabling it to better service existing customers and generate new business across Northern Victoria and further afield.

CG&C Group provides services ranging from project management through to design, engineering, modelling, fabrication, and onsite construction. It’s a partnership between four businesses which employ around 80 people at sites in Cobram, Wangaratta, Shepparton, and Wodonga.

Support for the CG&C project is a part of the Labor Government’s investment of more than $41 billion across rural and regional Victoria. For more information go to rdv.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Minister for Regional Development Gayle Tierney

“I’d like to congratulate CG&C Group on the next stage of its business – we are proud to have helped this business go to the next level.”

“By leveraging its strengths and investing in advanced technology, the group has boosted its capacity and competitiveness, created new jobs for the regional and propelled industry growth in Northern Victoria.”

Quote attributable to Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes

“Cobram is poised to soar as a hub for cutting-edge steel beam fabrication, fuelling job creation and economic activity throughout our region."

Quote attributable to CG&C Group Director Mr Damion O’Callaghan

I’d like to acknowledge the Victorian Government’s support, which is helping to realise greater regional economic development outcomes in Northern Victoria and the Goulburn Valley.”

Reviewed 19 April 2024

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