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Success is a journey

Simon Kennedy launched Smart Fabrication because he believed that he had something to bring to the industry. His plan was simple: “To do quality work while building relationships with customers and offering a service that is going to make them very happy.” The strategy worked. “We have grown at an incredible rate ever since,” he reports. “And here we are, 15 years later, with 60 plus people on the books.” Today, Smart Fabrication plans, designs, constructs, and installs a wide range of metal fabrication products. The company’s capabilities include heavy and light engineering, tank fabrication, structural steelwork, pipe work, stainless[…]

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Inspirational Speakers visit John Pirie Secondary School

Inspirational speakers visit high school Celeste Lustosa The Speakers in Schools program brought two young professional to John Pirie Secondary School for a talk that inspired our students. Emilio De Stefano, an engineer of Smart Fabrications, and Paige Aldenhoven, Trainer Advisor of BHP Billiton, spoke to Year 9 and 10 students about their career path. Advantage SA runs the Speakers in Schools program that engages young professionals to visit schools around the state, encouraging and inspiring young people to follow their aspirations here in South Australia. Mr De Stefano is one of the 440 speakers of the program and talked about[…]

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Smart Fab Sponsored Robert Branford #1, if Only for a Month!

Smart Fabrication sponsored international speedway rider Robert Branford has just completed his second season in the United Kingdom and returns home late October after leaving Australia on March the 1st. Robert competed in the Premier league for Redcar and the National league for Buxton. This was his first season in the Premier league, and it was seen as a chance to learn the tracks and gain experience. Robert was an ever present in all of Redcars 47 official meetings and finished with a 3.5 average. He also doubled up with last seasons title winning team the Buxton Hitmen for a[…]

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On a Mission! Smart Fitness Article in DTC Magazine

An Extract from the “SA Defence Business” Magazine September/October 2011, Page 51 Personal trainer Tracey Kennedy might not have a Defence background, but she certainly knows how to bring her ‘troops’ into line at the break of dawn along Semaphore Beach several mornings a week. Tracey also a Director of SMART Fabrication at Port Adelaide alongside husband Simon has for the past two years been at the helm of a side-business, SMART Fitness. With stretchers, ropes and sandbags in tow, Tracey, a former part-time gym instructor, leads a tight military-inspired strength and cardio operation with around 30 participants (including defence[…]

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Piping Hot Business

An extract from the “Portside Messenger” 13th July 2011| by Tim Williams SIMON Kennedy reckons he could “motivate a dead person”. A humble boilermaker who has built a multi-million-dollar business not to mention a high school dropout headed for Harvard University it’s hard not to believe him. The owner of Port’s Smart Fabrication metal business says he’s proof getting a trade qualification opens up a world of opportunity. Mr. Kennedy was born and bred in Semaphore and took on a boilermaking apprenticeship after leaving school in Year 11, starting his first subcontracting business and buying his first house when he[…]

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