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Keeping the focus on Australian manufacturing after coronavirus

Before COVID-19, Paul Gripske's family business was suffering.

A wholesaler of spare parts for lawnmowers and other outdoor power tools, its manufacturing arm makes more than 3.5 million mower blades each year.

But the recent drought hit hard.

"We're a grass-driven business. [If the] grass doesn't grow, people certainly don't mow dirt," Mr Gripske tells ABC RN's The Money.

Then, two things happened: It rained in February, and the Government allowed Roy Gripske & Sons to continue operating throughout the pandemic shutdown.
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A man with glasses and grey hair stands in a warehouse where his family business in run from.

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