Simon & Jeanette owners of Redlands Stainless Steel
Started the journey to opening Redlands Stainless Steel (RSS) as we could see the need for a Stainless Steel Fabricator as well as Stainless Steel Supplier which was non-existent in the area, the closest supplier being ½ hr away and this showed in there delivery costs as well.
Simon started his apprenticeship as a sheet metal worker, working in a rainwater goods and small metal product store. By the age of 21 he was a foreman and running a workshop with 4 tradesman and 2 apprentices. Simon worked in this area for 10 years. He then progressed to mine and petrochemical work as a ticketed welder for 5 years. After this he moved into the food industry where he worked his way to the role of Site Supervisor. Simon ran installations of equipment, maintenance and repair work for break downs, and small and medium sized engineered and project work.
All this experience has encouraged us to open our own business to provide quality services and products to the Redlands City and Brisbane areas.
Stainless steel is a 100% recyclable metal due to the relative ease of extraction of its main alloys – chromium, iron, nickel etc. Using recycled metal is a much cheaper process than producing stainless steel from new raw materials and so it is much more cost effective for manufacturers to use recycled metal as much as possible. In addition to the cost benefits of using recycled metal, the CO2 emissions produced from recycling are much less than those produced from manufacturing from new.