Ivor Bunbury’s Steel Pro furniture business competing in a tough market

Orders for $3 million worth of his company’s fabricated steel furniture resulting from his appearance at this year’s GuyExpo may not amount to a major breakthrough for his business, but it is sufficient to persuade Ivor Bunbury that Steel Pro, his 33 Victoria Road Plaisance furniture-making enterprise can still hold its own in a challenging business environment.

Steel Pro is one of the manufacturing sector’s survivors from the era of the 1970s that has transformed itself from a mostly labour-intensive operation into a modern, automated workshop. Bunbury says the transformation was due to the support of GuyMida, the forerunner to GO-Invest. The agency, he said, facilitated loans to his business from GaiBank, which he used to equip the factory with modern equipment…..