Leading building product and metal finishing manufacturer DECO Australia recently welcomed the NSW Labor MP and Member for Macquarie Fields Anoulack Chanthivong at their Minto factory. By touring DECO’s facility, Chanthivong aimed to broaden his understanding of the technical manufacturing processes of the company’s aluminium architectural products and industrial finishes, as well as gain insight into the extensive in-house testing and research facilities.

“DECO is a world-class, innovative local business manufacturing excellent products and providing local jobs for the fast-growing south west Sydney region,” Chanthivong said.

Chanthivong met with DECO director Ross Doonan to discuss the combustible cladding crisis in Australia, and how DECO’s timber-look solid aluminium building products, such as DecoClad and DecoBatten, offered a viable solution that state and federal governments could consider for upcoming building projects.

“Local, state and federal governments need to know that there are attractive, durable, fire-safe materials available,” said Doonan.

“Government bodies have the option to specify quality, Australian-made products which they can rely on to comply with Australian Standards as well as supporting Australian manufacturers at the same time.”

The state MP was impressed with DECO’s sublimation and anodising capabilities, and how these could provide more durable, long-lasting and low-maintenance options for a range of applications within governments, transport industries and the defence force.

DECO Australia continues to lobby for governmental support for all manufacturing businesses to ensure a thriving manufacturing industry within Australia.