Businesses in chamber's final cut
THE excitement is building for two Coffs Coast firms which are vying for state glory.
Infracraft at Toormina and W.E Smith Engineering at Boambee have been selected as finalists for the NSW Business Chamber's annual awards.
The winners will be announced on Friday at the Sydney Town Hall during the NSW Business Chamber's gala awards dinner.
Infracraft is chasing the Excellence in Innovation award while W. E. Smith Engineering is going for Excellence in Exporting.
"The selection of two local businesses shows that our local employers can compete with the best of the best and are leading the way in operating innovative and globally competitive business models," said Kellon Beard, the Mid North Coast Business Chamber regional manager.
Infracraft is a commercial fit-out company which has been growing strongly over the past few years because of its customer-centric approach and the productivity of its sophisticated woodworking software and machinery.
"Infracraft is based locally but serves the competitive Sydney office market," Mr Beard said.
"The company has won many prestigious fit-out assignments and enjoys a multi-million dollar turnover.
"The company has grown from a standing start to employing around 18 staff in Coffs Harbour, with a further five to 10 in Sydney."
W.E. Smith Engineering is an engineering and manufacturing company specialising in the design and manufacture of shell and tube heat exchangers, vessels, columns and towers, reactors, autoclaves, feedwater heaters and condensers and heavy wall vessels.
"W.E. Smith Engineering has established an international reputation for its technical capabilities, engineering experience and reliable quality supply," Mr Beard said.
"The company has over 80 years of history in the supply of process and heat exchange equipment for the oil and gas, petrochemical and mineral industries.