NF McDonnell & Sons is a large timber mill and processing plant located in Suttontown, South Australia. Located in the heart of the ‘Green Triangle’, a region specializing in forestry, the company processes small diameter logs into product suitable for the packaging and fencing industries in Australia and abroad.
NF McDonnell’s Challenge.
Running such a dynamic, large operation is no walk in the park and the machines and processes required present a certain amount of risk for the men and women working at the mill. In years gone by, management at NF McDonnell was often frustrated by their PPE and workwear suppliers. Long lead times on branded workwear became very inconvenient and the potential delivery of uncompliant PPE posed an even greater risk on the business. Both these issues held potential to cause LTIs – something any manager knows can cause profitability and reputation losses for any manufacturing business, let alone the physical and physiological damage they can inflict on employees.
How Badger Helped Them Solve It.
Badger partnered with NF McDonnell over 5 years ago for their supply of workwear, boots and PPE. They chose to do so because of Badger’s Service Level Agreement (SLA) and superior delivery times.
- Fast turn around’s (as quick as 1 working day in some cases) for any branded products.
- A completely compliant PPE range
- Easy online ordering
- Any orders could be assigned to specific employees and arrive on site labelled with their name
- A fit out kit for workwear and boots could be supplied to be held on site so employees can easily find their size
5 years down the track, and Badger and NF McDonnell still partner according to that SLA. These supply improvements allowed the NF McDonnell to keep their employee’s safe and productive.
Badger Australia – providing a “fast and easy supply of protective workwear, footwear and PPE”.