The crisis has highlighted the importance of local capacity and capability. If you don't support local manufacturing when the times are good, you won't have access to local expertise to support you when the times are bad. Champion Australian industry and manufacture locally, as our industry works to support us.
The value of Australian-made has lost some impact in recent decades, as we trend deeper towards globalisation. Notwithstanding the benefits of a global economy, this unprecedented challenge we face has reminded us of the importance and value in producing in Australia, for Australia.
Our local stainless steel industry constantly works to enable our most essential industries and everyday needs; food manufacturing and distribution, medical and healthcare, resources, chemicals and many more. The quality, skill and reliability of local fabricators, suppliers and project deliverers is never more important than now as considerable efforts are made to make daily life as normal as possible.