A new location and expanded premises has seen well-known Renmark design business, Tri State Graphics, increased its workload, employ three new staff and take on new services.

The move was made possible through a Regional Development and Innovation Fund (RDIF) grant of $364,000.

Minster for Regional Development Geoff Brock will visit the new store today, to congratulate business owners Wayne & Gaylene Woosnam and see first-hand the changes the RDIF grant has made possible.

Tri State Graphics has been delivering screen printing, embroidery, engraving & graphic design services in Renmark for more than 30 years, and used the funds to move locations, expand its workshop and improve its environmental footprint and workforce health and safety, by investing in new technology and energy management systems.

Background

The RDIF is part of the Regional Economic Development element of the Australian Government-funded $265 million South Australian River Murray Sustainability Program (SARMS) which is being delivered by the Department of Primary Industries and Regions SA.

Tri State Graphics is located at 216 Renmark Avenue, Renmark. 

Quotes attributable to Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock

I congratulate Wayne who saw the opportunity, took the chance to apply for the grant and invested his own funds to expand his store and invest in this fantastic community and region.

It’s wonderful to see first-hand the tangible results RDIF is helping achieve. Tri State has been able to employ three new staff, plus create new part-time positions, increased its workload and start taking on work from outside the region.

The RDIF is now fully committed, and the 17 supported projects will contribute to creating more than 1100 jobs during construction and more than another 1100 long-term operational jobs in the wider River Murray region, as well as leveraging over $25 million in direct co-investment.

Quotes attributable to Tri State Graphics Owner/Managers Wayne & Gaylene Woosnam

We opened the new store in January and the improvements were immediate. We have been able to improve staff wellbeing and safety with more space, improved work spaces, better technology and machinery, including automated screen printing equipment and new ergonomic equipment.

The RDIF grant was a fantastic opportunity, without it our plans would have happened at a smaller scale and slower pace.

With the grant we were able to take the leap, and build new premises that right now are bigger than what we need but we plan to grow into them.