Llew O’Brien, Federal Member for Wide Bay said on his Facebook page of the visit;
Today I had a fascinating look at the world-class technology at Global Manufacturing Group’s Maryborough factory, which is putting Global Manufacturing on the world stage in terms of their design and manufacturing capacity, and ensures they can service the Rheinmetall Land 400 Boxer supply chain.
This state-of-the-art equipment was jointly funded by GMG and a $785,150 grant through the Australian Government Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority program.
As Global Manufacturing Group director Phil Dowling explained, this secures 58 local jobs in Maryborough and more than 100 in Queensland, as well as diversifying Maryborough’s manufacturing base and increasing our nation’s defence capabilities.
It’s fantastic to see a local Wide Bay company contributing to Australia’s defence industry and putting Maryborough at the heart of keeping Australia safe and secure.