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Geelong cabinet makers unite

Geelong Cabinet Makers promote local manufacturing & give-away a $15,000 kitchen 

Banding together, cabinet makers and suppliers from around Geelong, Surf Coast and the Bellarine have formed a group called Independent Cabinet Makers Geelong (ICM Geelong).

The group has launched a ‘made locally for you‘ promotional campaign with brand supporters, Dani Wales and Dan Reilly, contestants from the TV series, The Block. As part of the launch, ICM cabinet makers and suppliers will work together to provide a home kitchen improvement to the value of $15,000 for one lucky competition winner.

Offering alternatives for customers, ICM is a great example of small business working together to promote local manufacturing.

“When buying from a local manufacturer, you are supporting Geelong manufacturing and many of the proud family-run businesses in the area,” says Sean Blood owner of Newgrove Benchtops.

“When mum and dad want a new entertainment unit for example, they are likely to head to one of the larger department stores. However their local cabinet maker is good for the job,” says Sean.

“Projects such as ICM are important to the manufacturing sector in Geelong,” says Chamber of Commerce CEO, Bernadette Uzalec.

“The industry has many family based businesses that have been in the region for years and are now handing over the baton the next generation. We need to ensure there is a future for cabinet makers in Geelong and that jobs are secure”, says Bernadette.

Sean Blood who supplies benchtops to cabinet makers, says the project is also about client education and showing that cabinet makers do more than just kitchens and bathrooms.

“If you are looking for an entertainment unit, book case or occasional furniture, people can now visit the ICM website and see what local cabinet makers have on offer. It ‘s great to get ideas for your next home improvement project. “

“These days, cabinet makers work with so many different materials to suit the look you are after and of course budget. Timber, particleboard through to melamine veneer finish and bamboo. When it comes to kitchens, bathrooms and alfresco entertaining areas, some of the work being done by cabinet makers in our region is outstanding.”

Easily locating a cabinet maker near you, the new website showcases some of their best work and latest designs from cabinet makers on the Geelong, Surf Coast and Bellarine.

The home renovator, mums dreaming of a kitchen with a butler’s pantry, expanding families looking for storage solutions and couples wanting a luxury walk in robe with all the ‘bells and whistles’ can all get inspiration from the website.

Custom made, custom fitted with competitive pricing, occasional furniture, desks, bookcases, wine racks and even fish tank cabinets can all be manufactured right here in Geelong.

ICM Geelong has brought on board sponsors including Laminex Australia, Polytec, Lincoln Sentry, Home Appliances. Gordon TAFE and local industry suppliers, Sandman Stone, Newstone Australia, Newgrove Benchtops and Cabinetmakers Choice also support ICM Geelong.

For your chance to win a $15,000 kitchen improvement, enter online. The competition starts on 1st March, 2016 and ends 28th April, 2016.

ENDS

ICM Geelong media contact: Belinda Lyle, B well connected

Tel: 0409 432 196    Email: belinda@bwellconnected.com.au

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