$1.4 MILLION MAKES INVERELL COMPANY THE ‘BOSS’ OF AIR SEEDERS

$1.4 MILLION MAKES INVERELL COMPANY THE ‘BOSS’ OF AIR SEEDERS

Another large local business expansion and 70 new full-time jobs on the way for Inverell, courtesy of $1.4 million support from the State Government for BOSS Engineering, Director Andrew English, left, Human Resources and Business Development Manager Rosie Bloch, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall and CEO Nathan Barnett.

 

Thursday, 7 July 2022

 

Large expansion and 70 new full-time jobs on the way

 

FRESH off the back of a recent expansion to its fabrication facility in Inverell, BOSS Engineering is gearing up for its next job creation project with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announcing a $1.4 million State Government Regional Job Creation Fund (RJCF) grant to assist the establishment of a new manufacturing line for air seeders.

 

Last year the company received $600,000 from the RJCF to expand its premises and increase its capacity to fabricate high quality welded aluminum utility trays.

 

Mr Marshall said this new funding continues BOSS Engineering’s efforts to diversify its product range, creating up to 70 new full-time jobs.

 

“This next stage of growth for BOSS will focus on its core business of manufacturing products for the agricultural sector,” Mr Marshall said.

 

“Using this grant, BOSS will develop a new range of its popular air seeder, a piece of machinery which makes seeding more efficient and sustainable by reducing fertilizer and seed inputs.

 

“Once this latest line is up and running BOSS will employ more than 220 people. The shift towards automation of its processes presents many new positions to be filled by semi-skilled and unskilled labour, which is great for the Inverell community.”

 

BOSS Engineering will also contribute $6.6 million to the overall $8.04 million project.

 

BOSS Engineering Director Andrew English said the Gen2 air seeder cart would build on the company’s existing strengths, encourage investment and most importantly create extra jobs for regional NSW.

 

“This product is specifically targeted at South Australia and Western Australia markets and will enable BOSS to pivot between markets when seasonal factors come into play,” Mr English said.

 

“This product supports safety for the end user, sustainable farming techniques and supports the Governments clean energy initiative, through reducing carbon emissions related to energy consumption and the consumption of fertiliser.

 

“For BOSS, it allows increased future planning, investment in our people, equipment and infrastructure based on the ability to service different states and regions when times are tough locally.

 

“With the advanced new machinery at our disposal we will reduce the lead time for  Gen2 carts, allowing local and interstate farmers to take advantage of favourable weather conditions.

 

“With a total project cost of just over $8 million, we are honoured and thankful to be successful in the attainment of this grant by the State Government.”

 

Mr Marshall also took the opportunity to inspect the recently completed utility tray manufacturing section.

 

“Because of a downturn on agriculture machinery purchases caused by the drought, BOSS management recognised the need to diversify its product line,” he said.

 

“To accommodate an increase in its production of welded aluminum utility trays BOSS has built an incredible new 560m2 shed on its existing premises.

 

“This site is home to a high-tech robotic aluminium welding equipment, bending machine and three-metre machining centre, all important tools in the manufacturing process.

 

“I congratulate BOSS on the delivery of this part of the expansion and particularly recognise how quickly the business has gone about filling 40 new positions with young, enthusiastic locals.”

 

Under the Regional Job Creation Fund, eligible businesses have been able to apply for grants to support the purchase of new equipment, expand facilities, create new iconic tourist experiences and visitor attractions or relocate businesses from out of state to regional NSW, which will lead to the creation of new jobs.

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