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Good news from Bayswater manufacturer

18 June 2013

Minister for Manufacturing David Hodget at Revolution Fibreglass expansion launch

Composites Australia CEO Kerryn Caulfield with Minister David Hodget (right) and Albert Goller of the National Manufacturing Precinct

Bayswater manufacturer, Revolution Fibreglass is going from strength to strength with the Victorian Minister for Manufacturing, The Honourable David Hodgett, MP, officially opening new expanded premises this week.

“To meet rapid growth in demand, owners Robert Miller and Shane Robertson have undertaken a significant investment in the new premises and equipment, while expanding job and training opportunities,” said Kerryn Caulfield, CEO of Composites Australia.

According to Miller, the company has increased production and orders by 40 percent in 2012-13 over the previous year, grown from two to nine employees since 2006 including two apprentices, and provides on-the-job training for a further seven apprentices.

“Revolution Fibreglass is an excellent example of how the composites industry can meet specifiers’ and consumers’ growing demand for lighter, more durable, high strength components and products,” Ms Caulfield said. “The company’s success highlights growing recognition of the benefits composites technology can deliver to manufacturers.”

“Robert and Shane are to be commended for their commitment to providing opportunities for skill development in this rapidly evolving industry by supporting the new composites apprenticeship training scheme that started this year,” Ms Caulfield said.

The Certificate III in Engineering (Composites Trade) is a joint initiative of Composites Australia, Manufacturing Skills Australia and Kangan Institute. Revolution has two apprentices enrolled in the course and provides industry based experience for a further seven.