Minister Gives Small Business A Pat On The Back

Minister Gives Small Business A Pat On The Back

South Australia Minister for Regional Development Geoff Brock

RDIF Helps Grow Renmark Design Business

Victor P Taffa

A new location and expanded premises has seen well-known Renmark design business, Tri State Graphics, increased its workload, employ three new staff and take on new services.

The move was made possible through a Regional Development and Innovation Fund (RDIF) grant of $364,000.

“I congratulate Wayne who saw the opportunity, took the chance to apply for the grant and invested his own funds to expand his store and invest in this fantastic community and region.” Minister for Regional Development Geoff Brock said.

 

Minster for Regional Development Geoff Brock will visit the new store today, to congratulate business owners Wayne & Gaylene Woosnam and see first-hand the changes the RDIF grant has made possible.

“It’s wonderful to see first-hand the tangible results RDIF is helping achieve. Tri State has been able to employ three new staff, plus create new part-time positions, increased its workload and start taking on work from outside the region.”

Tri State Graphics has been delivering screen printing, embroidery, engraving & graphic design services in Renmark for more than 30 years, and used the funds to move locations, expand its workshop and improve its environmental footprint and workforce health and safety, by investing in new technology and energy management systems.

“We opened the new store in January and the improvements were immediate. We have been able to improve staff wellbeing and safety with more space, improved work spaces, better technology and machinery, including automated screen printing equipment and new ergonomic equipment.” Tri State Graphics Owner/Managers Wayne & Gaylene Woosnam said.

Background

RDIF is part of the Regional Economic Development element of the Federal Government-funded $265 Million South Australian River Murray Sustainability Program (SARMS) which is being delivered by the Department of Primary Industries and Regions SA. Tri State Graphics is located at 216 Renmark Avenue, Renmark.