Truss and Frame
Well whilst many of you were enjoying a well earned rest over the December / January period the Midcoast team were hard at work on a few projects to improve our service offer. We commenced the relocation of our Truss & Frame operations from Somersby to Wyong during January – with the final equipment move on February 1. With February nearly over we have had three weeks of operation in the new premises and whilst it is still a long way from operating to its maximum we were producing trusses in two days from the move and frames in four days. With the Truss & Frame Division of Midcoast not quite yet three years in operation it was clear that we had outgrown our original facility and production capacity quicker than expected. We have moved to a factory some 2.5 times larger and a flat rear yard (if it can stay dry) so we have room to grow for many more years with the new facility. We were also lucky enough to have obtained some relatively newer production equipment and also have upgraded our computer and communications systems to improve our service.
So whilst we may have been struggling to keep up with quoting and scheduling over the past three weeks we have been sorting through minor issues and trying to maintain our delivery promises, whilst working towards the ultimate goal of growing our production volume. I again need to acknowledge the work of Ken, Phil, Kevin, John, Danni and the rest of the team in achieving this fast turnaround and with little impact to our valuable customers. I am sure they are all looking forward to things getting more back to normal and building some consistency in the processes.