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Vol 5. Summer/Autumn
MEMBERSHIP HAS NEVER
BEEN MORE VITAL
Want to ensure your business fully complies with all workplace legislation
VECCI membership gives you cost effective access to
"Employer Helpline" which covers
Industrial Relations -- Workplace Relations
Human Resources -- Including equal opportunity, performance management,
recruitment and selection
OHS -- including Workplace compliance and worker entitlements
Tools and Templates -- A library for compliance
VECCI also offers training, consulting, policy and advocacy.
Whatever your business, VECCI will work for you.
To find out more about VECCI membership, contact your local
North East Regional Manager Katrina Wise on 03 5227 7943.
Describe your business / how did it start?
In a nutshell, we started off with just Mud
doing on-site projects in and around Sydney
with myself doing the admin side of things,"
Michelle Clarke said. "We did this for a few
years before we purchased the name Macfab
Engineering which was solely doing ute and
truck bodies. We continued to do small
structural steel projects together with the
trays. In 2007 we made a business decision
to stop doing the tray bodies and focus solely
on major infrastructure road and rail projects
throughout Australia. We have now grown to 40
staff members including managers, engineers,
estimators, admin staff, tradesmen and trades
Which family members are in the team?
"Only Mud and myself. Perhaps our children
one day if they are interested but they are way
too young to worry about that at the moment!"
How long have you worked together?
Mud and I have worked together since day
dot - or at least until we went out on our own.
Although he was based in Sydney and me in
Albury, we now both work fulltime at our local
factory in the Airport Estate, Albury."
How do you complement each other/what
are your particular skills?
"We are both business-minded people and
high-achievers with a strong sense of wanting
Being able to separate
work and home life
is a delicate matter
when it comes to
family and business.
Here we continue
our series on family
enterprises on the
Border and their
recipes for success
Owners: Michelle and Wayne 'Mud' Clarke
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