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30 June 2016
| Community

TSRC survey peg supply gives boost to local social enterprise

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Nexus Infrastructure has partnered with local not-for-profit KBH Enterprises to supply more than 10,000 survey pegs to the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC) project.

KBH Enterprises, a Toowoomba-based social enterprise employing people with special needs, said the partnership with Nexus was contributing to the commercial viability of the business while diversifying the skills of the employees KBH supports.

“A standard order for the production of survey pegs is around 250 total, so we’ve employed an extra three team members to bring our manufacturing volume up to 500 pegs per day between six staff and a skilled supervisor,” KBH Enterprises Manager, Eben Geldenhuis said.

“At this rate, our initial commission will take around one month to complete, but our relationship with Nexus will extend for the life of the TSRC project.”

This ongoing partnership is set to provide more KBH employees with opportunities to develop new skills in a supported and caring environment.

“There’s a real buzz in the workshop amongst the team,” Mr Geldenhuis continued.

“They’re excited to be working on such a large-scale, local and historically significant project. So much so that our long-term supported employee, Geoffrey Northdurft (pictured), has requested to work extra hours to ensure the quality of our survey pegs is just so.”

KBH Enterprises has provided high quality furniture restoration and custom projects within the Toowoomba community for more than 20 years. To support their work, visit www.kbhenterprises.com.au.

For more information on the TSRC project, please contact a member of the Community Relations team on 1800 198 878 or email info@nexustsrc.com.au.

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