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New InfraBuild facility due to open

March 17, 2022

InfraBuild’s Melbourne Steel Centre team are moving! A new purpose built warehousing and office facility is due for official completion in April. The new Vic Metro site in South Dandenong will see radical improvements in steel product processing and supply.

Executive General Manager of InfraBuild Steel and Tube Michael Negri said, “the new facility will not only greatly increase the amenities for the team at our Scoresby site, but will also improve inefficiencies with incoming and outgoing transport, allowing a better experience for our customers. Going from one driveway to three will be a step change.”

Projects Manager at Scoresby, Maurice Pessot said “it’s not often you get to supply steel to your very own project, so it’s been great to be directly involved in our new warehouse and regularly visit the site to see how our new home is taking shape.”

InfraBuild partnered with long term customer PacifiCO on the new facility. The two businesses have worked together on many warehouse structures over the years as PacifiCO has steadily grown and expanded.

“InfraBuild has a long and very close relationship with PacifiCO, we’ve been trading with them from when they first opened,” said Maurice.

In total approximately 700 tonnes of steel were supplied into the project, consisting of universal beams and columns, parallel flange columns, angles, flats and rounds and tubular RHS and SHS sections. All the product was sourced through InfraBuild and is 100 percent Australian made.

Among the challenges encountered during the construction have been supply issues which are affecting the construction sector around Australia as well as globally.

“Construction has been during one of the most challenging supply chain windows we have ever seen. There were substantial volumes of repetitive items in the columns, haunches and rafters which needed to be secured and managed carefully to ensure timely supply and minimise any delay to site,” Maurice explained.

Now as the project nears completion the team can begin to relax.

“There has been great work done by the team to get to this point without too many bumps in the road” said East Coast Metro Manager, Peter Davidson.

“The next two months will be a real team effort and the start of an exciting new future for the Melbourne Steel Centre team.”

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