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  • Windsor Smith Shoe Factory

    Windsor Smith was established in 1946 and what started off as a small, family-run business, has now grown into a leading footwear brand that has sold over 50 million pairs of shoes worldwide. The two-storey factory was built in 1945 and was located on High Street in Preston. At the end of 2016, YARD assisted in …

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  • Del Monti Suits Factory

    1989 Del Monti Suits advertisement.   Del Monti suits opening in the early 1970s operating as one of Australia’s first direct-to-public manufacturers. With the majority of suits made on-site, Del Monti was widely known for it’s high quality suits. The slogan ‘look good, feel good, are good’ was the core of it’s advertising in the 80s. …

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  • Sanctuary Magazine – Spring 2016

    Product feature: Sanctuary Magazine Spring 2016.

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  • Preston Leader – June 2016

    New life is breathed into salvaged timber treasures A PRESTON furniture maker is causing a stir selling small pieces of Melbourne’s history. Peter McManus has carved a niche for himself creating “statement pieces” with timber salvaged from Melbourne landmarks including the NGV, Jam Factory, Don Smallgoods factory and even AMCOR. “Most of my timber comes …

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  • The Don – Timber Table

    The Don Altona North Factory opened in 1970. YARD is thrilled to have a batch of Recycled Grey ironbark salvaged from the demolition of the Altona North Don Factory. Don Smallgoods was established in 1947 by butcher R.J. Gilbertson. Gilbertson began producing processed meat products from his Essendon store. A fellow butcher suggested he name the …

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