Manufacturing Boost For Wendouree

15 June 2016

A Wendouree manufacturer will invest in new equipment, upskill 10 of its workers and boost its exports by more than $1.5 million thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government.

Announcing an $80,000 grant while touring C.E. Bartlett’s facilities today, Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan said the company will use funding boost to purchase and install a new state-of-the-art FIAB High Frequency Welder.

The equipment will further automate the manufacturing process allowing C.E. Bartlett to increase production capacity and improve their product range, making them more competitive locally and abroad.

Victoria has a long and proud history of manufacturing and the Labor Government is ensuring this tradition continues so we can create high skill jobs of the future.

The funding is part of the Labor Government’s Future Industries Manufacturing Program, one of three industry programs under the Future Industries Fund to support high growth industries and create jobs.

Companies can apply for grants of up to $500,000 under the Manufacturing Program to invest in new manufacturing technologies and processes that will create jobs and increase productivity.

More information about the Manufacturing Program is available at the Business Victoria website Link or by calling 13 22 15.

Established in 1956, C.E. Bartlett Pty Ltd is a family owned and operated Industrial Textile Fabricator, specialising in the manufacture of a wide range of products using canvas, PVC and other synthetic fabrics.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan

“The Andrews Labor Government is helping manufacturers invest in new technologies and processes that will transition Victoria towards an advanced manufacturing economy.”

“Our Future Industries Manufacturing Program is giving local businesses the support they need to create new jobs and grow the economy.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight

“This funding grant means C.E. Bartlett can boost its capability by purchasing and installing new state of the art equipment.”

“This will also help the company provide valuable training opportunities for staff – which is a great outcome for its workforce.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard

Manufacturing has a bright future in Victoria and this funding boost make C.E. Bartlett more competitive locally and abroad.”

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