MEDIA RELEASE – August 20, 2021
Pathway to a prosperous indigenous business sector
A new job-creating venture is set to make milestones for regional indigenous people, and build up Australia’s independence in manufacturing and defence.
Precision Metal Group (PMG) and JNC Group Australia allied together last June in giving a hand up to some of Australia’s most vulnerable living in rural communities.
The two companies will combine indigenous-owned JNC’s commercial building and civil contracting experience, with the welding and fabrication expertise of PMG by creating an offshoot company, Indigee Metals.
PMG CEO Jason Elias said it all came together in a meeting. “They wanted a more fabrication side to their business, and we wanted to participate in more indigenous programs,” Mr Elias said. “And with all the certifications we had, and the proven track record of indigenous participation that JNC had – it just came relatively easy.”
The fresh, new Indigee Metals is a majority indigenous owned and Supply Nation Registered manufacturing company, set to be a propelling force through education and job making within the indigenous communities of NSW and beyond.
Mr Elias said their aim is to work with indigenous programs and people within the regions, and cities across the nation. “It’s the collaboration of two proven companies to deliver proven track records with the indigenous participation factor in place.”
JNC CEO Jeremy Blanch said the goal was to promote a strong indigenous youth presence within their workforce and ‘providing them real career opportunities through manufacturing’.
The plans are to educate and employ men and women across different communities with apprenticeships, and training, sustaining them in exciting engineering career paths for the long haul, going into the next generation.
Indigee metals aims to be a solid pathway to fulfilling JNC’s vision to build a prosperous indigenous business sector, with all the trimmings, and PMG’s bold strategy to bring manufacturing jobs back to locals, indigenous and non-indigenous alike.
There are eight types of industries Indigee Metals will work and make impact in:
- Defence: providing services for military and navy sectors in welding and onsite machining jobs
- Infrastructure: fabrication and welding services of steel structures for local, state and federal governments
- Construction: provide services for the construction market, structural and mechanical
- Maritime: servicing onsite for machining, welding and maintenance for ships
- Manufacturing: Nationwide, 24/7 maintenance for manufacturers
- Mining: delivering services to a few market leaders in mining is underway
- Rail: new certification is being sought to service the big rail industry
- Oil and gas: fabrication and maintenance of gas piping networks, and ISO shipping containers
So, with Indigee Metal’s recent social media push, and the backing of two expert industry contenders with big dreams – watch this space.