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24 February 2021
Many Wimmera-Mallee agricultural businesses have been reaping the rewards of strong harvests in the region throughout the past few years.
This is particularly the case for shed manufacturers and businesses offering a range of storage solutions for grain, hay and machinery.
Brad and Vicki McDonald started McDonald Steel in Horsham in 1998, predominantly selling steel to the public.
Since then, the family business has expanded to two locations and employs 16 people.
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Mrs McDonald said the past couple of years had been great for the region’s agricultural sector.
“This in turn has seen an increase in people wanting coverage of their hay and machinery,” she said.
“McDonald Steel is a very progressive company and has always been busy servicing the local region and interstate, which is a testament to the quality and reliability of our sheds.
“If you are requiring a shed for hay season we always recommend to get in early and beat the rush.”
Mrs McDonald said the business’s ability to manufacture its own iron and ‘C’ purlins, which go into the sheds, allowed it to keep jobs and money in the region. She said McDonald Steel was the only shed fabricator in regional Victoria that rolled its own iron and ‘C’ purlins.
“This means we can make sure all products are freshly rolled and ready to go for the clients,” she said.
“Clients also benefit from us being able to somewhat control the pricing of iron and purlins in an unstable market, where most companies would see bigger-than-normal price increases upon them.”
Mrs McDonald said the business serviced the Wimmera, Mallee and Grampians as well as further afield.
“We service both South Australia and New South Wales, along with the odd shed in Queensland,” she said.
“If we can freight it, we can and will service those areas.”
Mrs McDonald said the McDonald Steel team prided itself on the quality of its work.
“We essentially have more steel in our sheds than our competitors,” she said.
“You can see the difference in a McDonald Steel shed – give us a call to find out more.”
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The entire February 24, 2021 edition of AgLife is available online. READ IT HERE!