The second coming of EH Brett (and Australian manufacturing)

Two brothers are successfully reviving their fourth-generation sailmaking firm, and they are sure local manufacturing can also stage a comeback with the right emphasis on vocational training.

In many ways the story of EH Brett & Sons is the story of Australian manufacturing.

The family-owned sailmaking business, like our manufacturing industry, started in the late 19th century, peaked in the 1950s and ‘60s, was nearly destroyed by the tariff cuts of the 1980s and is now on the way back.

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