Posted by Max Carey on Nov 26, 2018
Our Rotary Club Taree made a vocational visit to Currie Bros Engine Reconditioners, originally known as Olympia Engineering. The business was originally owned by Victor and Dallas Currie and is now owned by Sam Lee who has owned it for the past three years. Sam Lee gave members a tour of the business explaining and demonstrating the use of various machines. Machines that ground valve seats, rebored cylinders and balanced crank shafts.
Rotarians Phil Streatfield, Ted Gauntlett, Alan Small, Ralph Godwin, Kevin Sharp, Murray Difford , Wayne Robards, Les Hogarth, Ross Tingle, David Fisher and Brian Brathwaite with Mick Lee, Sam Lee and Dane Wallis of Currie Bros Engine Reconditioners at a recent vocational visit by the Rotary Club of Taree.
There was an extensive range of machines with ability to recondition engines of most types. Apprentice Dane Wallis also ably demonstrated some of the machines. A business to be proud to be associated with and an asset to Taree.
Sam, who is both passionate and highly knowledgeable in his field of engine reconditioning, kept our Club entranced with the range of equipment used which enables the high quality of work the business produces.
It was also a blast from the past for Ross Tingle who used to worked there for 4 years when he and Ruth first came to Taree in 1971.
President Ian Woollard thanked Sam for taking the time to show the club his operation after a long working day, and praised him and his team on their achievements. Indeed he said they were 'quintessential Australians'.
Members enjoyed a BBQ hosted by President Ian and Sergeant at Arms, Warren Blanch.