Steel company looks for staff
Cromwell’s reputation as a construction hub has been given a boost with the town attracting the attention of an expanding steel company. Euro Corporation and Complete Reinforcing, which was involved in the construction of the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, is to set up in Hughes Cres and is looking to hire staff. The company produces steel and wire products for use in the rural and commercial construction and opened in Auckland 20 years ago. It has grown steadily into a medium-sized manufacturer, exporter, importer and distributor and in 2011 expanded its operations into Christchurch. Operation manager Kelvin Busbridge said ‘‘the investment in Cromwell was always on the cards once we had Christchurch up and running. We see Central and Southland as having great potential for a company like us.’’ It is thought more staff would be hired once a sales base was built, Mr Busbridge said. The Cromwell division operations manager Rick Guyton said he was on the hunt to take on the best people the region has to offer to fill the three positions; a detailer, cutter bender and steel fixer. A positive attitude and being a quick learner were the attributes he was looking for.