Aussie Open calls for local help
FORGET about Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic at the Australian Open, when the action gets too hot on court head to the misting fans supplied by Wangaratta business OZmist.
Dean McDonald has this year provided 40 OZmist fans for the tournament and at $4500 each it’s a good achievement for a local business.
If you’re heading down to the Melbourne Park over the next two weeks also look out for two locations which have six locally made mist archways that the public can cool off in as relief from the hot sun.
“One of the organisers of the Australian Open got in touch with us after an extremely hot year about eight years ago and we got the contract to supply the tournament with the fans,” he said.
“From there it’s just grown and it’s a significant part of our business.”
The Australian Open kicks off from Monday with top seeds including Roger Federer going for a hat trick of titles and his seventh overall, while in the women’s Serena Williams will be looking to upset Caroline Wozniacki’s defence, to regain her supremacy over the event after pulling out in 2018.
Mr McDonald recently relocated his OZmist business from Muntz Street to Rowan Street , in the former premises which was home to Ray Wason Motorcycles.
IN THE MIST: OZmist’s Dean McDonald with some fans that are heading off to Movie World on the Gold Coast, the same type that have been delivered in readiness for next week’s Australian Open.