Our Principal entered into an apprenticeship in General

Engineering with F.L.Oppenlander and Co General Engineers of

Swan Hill in 1952. Gaining proficiency in Turning and Fitting,

Welding and Machinery Maintenance. With formal training in

Blacksmithing and Coach building. After serving a short time

as Maintenance Engineer at Robinvale Producers Co. Op. He

decided to try a hand at Dairy Farming and cereal growing

North of Swan Hill as his parents had worked a Dairy farm since

1935. He then Gained a position at Hard Boards Australia LTD

at Bacchus Marsh as Maintenance leading hand and then

Production Foreman before moving to Birchip and founding

Birchip Engineering some 30 years ago. He is now retired and

needing a new project, settling on a Website Selling a wide

variety of products.