Ron Pollard was a local fitter and turner in Cairns, when he began a galvanizing operation in a small shed in the Scott Street back in 1968, learning as he went. 8 years on a move over to Kenny Street into larger premises where the Cairns depot still remains today. APG has consistently followed a successful policy of expansion, while maintaining its existing galvanizing plant.
In 2008, Ron’s son Stephen Pollard carried on the galvanizing company and decided to rebuild a new state-of-the-art galvanizing plant in Townsville to a strategically central location to further service the needs of the ever changing growth of North Queensland changing its name from POLLARDS to APG ( Australian Professional Galvanizing).
Today, the company actively continues to explore potential opportunities for growth in the area of manufacturing, while maintaining a steady level of investment in hot-dip galvanizing plant and equipment.
It remains a Pollard family-controlled company which has a strong, well-established reputation in the Australian steel galvanizing sector.