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Attard SheetMetal is a family owned business located in Lismore NSW. Established in 1982 by John Attard, fabricating air conditioning ductwork, originally for a Gold Coast company. As business improved, he employed this first apprentice and moved to larger premises employing more tradesmen.
Eventually in 1986, he built our current factory in Habib Drive

A successful partnership

As business improved, he employed this first apprentice and moved to larger premises employing more tradesmen. Eventually in 1986, he built our current factory in Habib Drive. As the business grew, it was increasingly difficult for John to manage both the office and factory, so he offered his brother, Paul, a partnership. He didn't have to ask Paul twice, as he always loved this area. In November 1988, Paul, his wife Jacki and then 6 month old daughter Emily made the move up from Sydney. The partnership worked well as John was always hands on in the factory, looking after the day to day workings.

Paul’s background before joining John was in the sheetmetal industry as well, working for Thos. Clark, a leading Air Conditioning Company; he completed his apprenticeship as well as a post trade course, progressing into the drawing office for 6 years, then engineering department and also the commissioning department, during this time successfully completing his engineering certificate. Later moving on to join Environ Mech. Services, were Paul was responsible for inner city air-conditioning Tenancy fit outs for major city commercial buildings.

Extending the business

So with Johns workshop and site experience and Paul’s engineering back ground, it all complemented itself and jelled together very well. In 1989 they extended the factory and doubled its original size. In the early nineties they changed the company's direction from mainly dealing with a couple of Air Conditioning companies, to offering a greater range of products, all in different fields of work. To achieve this additional specialised machinery was purchased. This has opened the doors to a larger range of customers.

In 2005 John retired form the business and since, with great help from Paul’s wife and fellow workers, Attard SheetMetal continue to be successful and grow.

In 2011 Attard Sheetmetal expanded their diversity by acquiring a well know and long standing business of Bowmans Asbestos Removal Equipment, Bowmans was established originally in Sydney back in the 1970’s, but a few years ago moved there operation to Casino, Northern NSW. Attards have been dealing with John Bowman over some time producing sheetmetal panels for some of Bowmans equipment.

Bowmans offer a range of Negative Air Units and Decontamination Showers for companies that deal with the removal of Asbestos and hazardous dust materials.
With the combination of Attards engineering and sheetmetal experience and the long established Bowmans products, we can offer the Attguard range of reliable and efficient equipment for safe work environments.

Supporting the local community

Attards supports ‘Work Placement’ for the local senior school students for quite a few years now. We take in either a year 10, 11 or year 12 students that share an interest of metal work and give them an insight to our sheet metal trade. Within a week we try to give the students an idea of the skills required in the light sheetmetal industry, by the end of the week they are usually capable enough to have fabricated a small toolbox, the students are quite proud of there achievement and place one of our logo stickers on it just to add the finishing touches. The students take it home as a gift from us. By exposing students to a work environment it will allow them to contemplate a possible future in the metal industry.

Over the years Attards have supported local sports clubs such as Junior soccer teams, local junior and senior netball, the Lismore Go-kart Club, as well as the local community music awards, North Coast Street Machine Show N Shine, MS society and various volunteer services.