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Every Wednesday, Abrolhos Steel is doing a steel delivery run to the towns of Mingenew, Morawa, Yalgoo and Mullewa. We will also drop at farms along the way as long as you are within 25kms of our route. Give Casey, Garry or Katrina a call on 9935 9160
for more details, or email
Sheet metal at just $9.90 a linear metre for Zinculume, Corrugated and Trim Deck.
All cut while you wait.
Abrolhos Steel has now partnered up with Metwest Steel and is now your supplier for all Lintels, T Bars and Structural Steel.
Abrolhos Steel's Craig Burnett is pictured delivering a small piece of history to the Greenough Pioneer Museum recently. Max Royce and the Regional Prison did a great job restoring this old cart. The company was pleased to be part of this great community project.
Abrolhos Steel proudly supported the colts' competition of the Geraldton Football League in 2016 and 2017. As the naming sponsor, the company was keen to support our local youths in their various ventures and hopes to do so in the future
It's proof that what we have been talking about all the time is absolutely true — Phil Martin is Hall of Fame material.
Not just any Hall of Fame, but the Rottnest Channel Swim Hall of Fame!
Phil was inducted on February 3 into a small band of elite swimmers who have challenged the odds and conquered the crossing their way.
Phil? He created a record that few will try and better and that is to swim the 20km butterfly. Yes, that awkward stroke that hurts the back and numbs the brain.
Phil challenged the odds because he had a bet with a mate, saying: "anyone can swim. I can even do it butterfly. The die was set and Phil had to eat his words and as part of the challenge, he had to consume a pint of Kilkenny and eat a Mrs Mac's curry pie at the halfway point!
Nearly 10 hours later, Phil crawled up the beat at Rotto a very saw man.
That was in 2001 and he has made the crossing many more times in and out of the water.
Phil recently related his experience on Perth and Geraldton's radio stations.
Pop into Abrolhos Steel and help Phil celebrate.
Abrolhos Steel has recently taken possession of a new truck for its expanding business.
The UD was bought from WA Truck Centre, which has a Geraldton branch so it can be serviced locally.
In keeping with dealing almost exclusively with local businesses, Abrolhos had the tray body manufactured at D-Trans, also in Geraldton.
This allows Abrolhos Steel to provide additional services, such as moving cars and equipment — for just $120 per hour.
Abrolhos Steel owner Philip Martin said: “Dealing locally is part of our ethos and we wish to provide services to local businesses and the public at competitive rates.”
Philip gave the basic truck to Darryl Bell and Doug Ireland at D-Trans and it arrived before Darryl had designed the tilt tray.
Doug was quick off the mark in producing a design.
“We’re motor body builders and do truck fit-ups after getting the prime mover from the factory. We’ll put extra fuel tanks, turntables, fifth wheels, guards, lights and even a tilt slide tray like the one for Phil.
“We’ll build whatever, as long as it’s practicable to do. We are heavy vehicle modifiers and do basically anything on heavy vehicles.
“We build semitrailers and top decks — one-offs and two-offs.”
Darryl Bell has been in the business since 1980 and took over the company in 1999 with wife Susan and Doug and Maree Ireland.