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VIDEO: Graphic on screen: Tuff Tonneaus Interview, Talking about the Victorian Training Guarantee, 12/05/2012

VIDEO: Worker rolling up a sheet of vinyl. Another worker moves a rolled-up sheet of vinyl and places it on a shelf.

VIDEO: Worker reversing in a forklift.

VIDEO: Sheet of vinyl being rolled out.

VIDEO: Close up image of worker looking down. Close up image of worker cutting through rubber matting.

VIDEO: Image of sparks flying from blow torch cutting through metal grill.

VIDEO: Graphic on screen: Nicholas Arthur, Executive Director, Tuff Tonneaus.

VIDEO: Nicholas Arthur standing in the factory

AUDIO: Hi, my name’s Nick Arthur, and I’m the Executive Director here at Tuff Tonneaus here in Bayswater.

VIDEO: Worker wearing a safety helmet measures metal grill on work bench.

VIDEO: Graphic on screen: Manufacturing business located in Bayswater, Metropolitan Melbourne.

AUDIO: I found out about lean manufacturing from reading an article in a magazine about six or seven years ago…

VIDEO: Female worker sewing vinyl covers.

VIDEO: Graphic on screen: Tonneaus are ute covers used to protect and secure the vehicle’s bed.

VIDEO: Worker packaging Tuff Tonneau’s product in the factory.

VIDEO: Worker rolling up a sheet of vinyl.

AUDIO: …and wanted to do it, but didn’t know how to do it. Didn’t want to do it in a school…

VIDEO: Nicholas Arthur standing in the factory.

AUDIO: …found out that one of the TAFEs was able to deliver it on site.

VIDEO: Female worker sewing tonneau covers in the factory.

AUDIO: So that, to me, them working on our problems on site, was what we needed.

VIDEO: Nicholas Arthur standing in the factory.

AUDIO: And we managed to get some money from the Government, which is fantastic. Haven’t looked back since.

VIDEO: Nicholas Arthur walking through the factory.

VIDEO: Close up image of a worker cutting plastic sheet with scissors.

VIDEO: Graphic on screen: Would you recommend investing in training?

VIDEO: Nicholas Arthur standing in the factory.

AUDIO: We had in the early stages 15 go through training with the TAFE.

VIDEO: Female worker sewing tonneau covers.

VIDEO: Male worker cutting through rubber matting.

AUDIO: ….which was a good amount of our workforce. But since then we’ve had everyone through the training. The training for Tuff Tonneaus from the Government is fantastic. I hate to think where we would be without the training.

VIDEO: Male worker fitting metal bars.

VIDEO: Close up image of male worker looking down as he cuts a sheet of plastic with scissors.

AUDIO: We’ve doubled profits, we’ve reduced the space required…

VIDEO: Nicholas Arthur standing in the factory.

AUDIO: …to manufacture products. We’ve been able to add extra people…

VIDEO: Two workers talking in the factory.

AUDIO: …to our staff. It’s been significant.

VIDEO: Nicholas Arthur standing in the factory.

AUDIO: I think the staff have benefited a lot from the training. I think they’ve really enjoyed the training. They like coming to work in a place where they are getting upskilled and it’s actually given a lot of our guys more money in their wages. They’ve moved up the process…

VIDEO: Male worker riveting tonneau covers.

VIDEO: Two workers talking in the factory.

AUDIO:…and I think you’d find most staff are pretty happy about it.

VIDEO: Male worker walking towards forklift and gets into the driver’s seat.

AUDIO: The advice I’d give to other businesses, I can only speak from lean manufacturing…

VIDEO: Nicholas Arthur standing in the factory.

AUDIO: …but get on it. It’s going to make a massive difference to your business.

VIDEO: (fade to black)
Graphic on screen: State Government Victoria Insignia
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
© State of Victoria 2012

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