McHugh Steel benefits from Bundaberg leap

McHugh Steel has opened a new steel framing factory in Bundaberg, underscoring their three-decade legacy of innovation and flexibility in steel product design and finishes. The factory, which will produce up to 15 house frames weekly, marks a pivotal expansion for the family-run company—it will fortify McHugh Steel’s position as a leader, with a reputation for quality, reliability, and ShedSafe accreditation.

One of Queensland’s largest steel manufacturers and providers recently opened a framing factory to take their business to the next level.

Since 1992, McHugh Steel has offered flexibility in steel product design and finishes. The company’s team consists of over 50 staff who work across shed, patio, roofing, steel framing, and roll forming needs.

The managing director of the family-run company Rob McHugh said a positive workplace culture is central to operations. “With over three decades of industry experience, we uphold pride and value in every aspect of our operations, from initial planning to final execution. Our team comprises seasoned professionals well-versed in our industry and product offerings,” he said.

McHugh’s new steel framing factory

The new Bundaberg steel framing factory has the capacity to manufacture up to 15 house frames each week, equating to 3,800 tonnes per annum.

It was designed to service the local housing market, home builders, and a variety of commercial and industrial clients.

“Given the factory size, we were able to do commercial and residential status. One of the recent projects we did is the Red Rooster in Bargara Road, Bundaberg and Oporto Bundaberg,” McHugh said.

A site supervisor leads the detailing team to ensure all products and services are delivered on time and budget, and meet the highest quality standards.

“Our team of detailers utilises Enduroframe and Framecad for project detailing. Periodically, they undergo training sessions to enhance their skills and stay abreast of the latest advancements in their field, ensuring excellence in their work.”

McHugh Steel is an Australian Steel Institute ShedSafe member—an initiative designed to set the industry standard for manufactured steel sheds in Australia.

Palm View School on the Sunshine Coast

Through the ShedSafe third-party accreditation program, McHugh Steel’s customers can be confident the company is following regulations set out by the National Construction Code.

For example, the company recently delivered works for the Palm View School on the Sunshine Coast. McHugh Steel was tendered by the FKG Group for the supply and installation of steel wall frames and trusses for the new State Primary School and Special School, which both consisted of a one and two-storey block.

“In total, we supplied more than 180 tonnes of material down to the Palm View site, which roughly equated to 40 semi-trailer loads over three months. Our team of experts worked tirelessly to ensure that every aspect of the project was handled with precision and care,” McHugh said.

The company’s shedding team are Queensland Building and Construction Commission fully-licensed builders, who are competitive when it comes to delivering results. All personnel pay close attention to individual needs by offering flexibility in design and finishes.

“Central to our culture is prioritising our personnel. We firmly believe that their contributions are integral to our achievements. By fostering a culture of fairness and respect towards our employees, we aim to enhance their productivity and overall performance.”

“At McHugh Steel, we emphasise the importance of achieving a balance between work responsibilities and personal well-being,” McHugh said.

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