IN presenting the award for Pride in Workmanship to Wingham Farm Machinery, Wingham Rotary’s president, Robert Walsh said the hallmark of a vibrant community is its ability to attract and support individuals displaying an entrepreneurial spirit within the administration of business activities.
Although only a small business, much has been achieved in a very short period of time. The owners have shown a real desire to succeed and this desire is based upon providing the customer the product he wants at a price he can afford.
“Pride of Workmanship seeks to reward consistent effort, creative application and sound business principles in the development of the business in which the individual is engaged,” Mr Walsh said.
Apart from making slashers which are sold through local outlets, the business is also involved in making bike racks which are sold commercially with the NSW police force a regular customer using them on its vehicles, particularly in western NSW.
Their FEL buckets for tractors are also sold locally in preference to those from larger manufacturers.
“When so much manufacturing is going off shore it is heartening to see some flourishing right here in our own town,” Mr Walsh said.
The business currently employs four staff.
It is anticipated that as the business grows it may provide an additional source of employment in our town.