$2.5 million investment by J&S Engineering
J&S Engineering and Maintenance is a Rutherford based engineering company that commenced more than 30 years ago in a small shed with dirt floor and now has 7,500 square meters of workshop space and employs more than 90 staff.
Recently J&S invested in a ‘best of breed’ large CNC Soraluce Travelling Column Miller/Borer (STC). This was a $2.5 million investment, and one of the largest CNC machines on the East Coast. This new machine dictates upskilling of existing tradesman and employment of additional staff, all local, and will deliver real efficiency for industry.
The STC will introduce innovative manufacturing and remanufacturing capability to the Hunter, projects that would have previously be sent interstate can now be completed locally. The machine has a 10 m bed, a 40 ton rotating table, 3.2m height and 1.5 m reach.
The new equipment has now been commissioned and J&S is now ramping up production.