New factory for Megalong Positioning Service
3 October 2012
Minister for Disability Services Andrew Constance and Member for Blue Mountains Roza Sage today officially opened the new factory for the Megalong Positioning Service (MPS) in Lawson, which assists people with disability with mobility aids.
"MPS is a major supplier of seating and positioning equipment to help people with disability throughout NSW," Mr Constance said.
"MPS consultants travel throughout the state to ensure that people with disability receive tailored solutions and individually made equipment."
"This is a fantastic service, operated as a social enterprise by Greystanes Disability Service, that makes a real difference to people's lives."
The move to the more appropriate industrial location this year was made possible by a one-off grant from the O'Farrell Government of $482,000 to fit out the factory and position the service for long-term growth.
Mr Constance also launched a promotional DVD funded by the grant.
"The DVD highlights the unique and vital work MPS does and how this highly accessible service visits people in their own home," Mr Constance said.
Last year the customised service received 237 orders to the value of $738,000. It now employs seven full-time and part-time staff.
Member for Blue Mountains Roza Sage said the Megalong Positioning Service plays a vital role in supporting people with disability, tailoring their products to the individual's environment and social needs.
"MPS specialises in innovative ideas to make the lives of people with disability easier. Whether it's inserts for wheelchairs, rain coats, or specialised side lying positioning systems, the service can make the equipment to suit any situation," Mrs Sage said.
For more information on MPS, visit www.megalongpositioning.com.au.