Above Picture: Ummet workers get ready to cut steel
Unmet Precision Cutting (PTY) Ltd is a specialized steel service centre offering high-definition plasma cutting of stainless steel, carbon steel and aluminium in the Western Cape of South Africa. The business was formed in 1993 with the aim of supplying the Cape stainless steel market on the ‘Just In Time’(JIT) service concept.
As part of its long-standing Social Responsibility Programme each year Unmet looks for worthy charities and community groups to support. In the past it has kitted out the De Novo United Football Club with team clothing and balls, and has donated household goods and foodstuffs to the victims of a catastrophic fire in 2018 in Wupperthal, a rural village in the Western Cape. This year it has added an environmental cause to its programme by sponsoring two hectares towards eradicating Marion Island’s introduced mice that have taken to killing seabirds in the last few years.
Unmet’s Managing Director, Richard Hook, writes to MFM News: “I am now writing to other South African service companies within the metal industry with a challenge to sponsor their own hectares.”
A small but diverse group of other South African businesses has already sponsored one or more hectares. These include Access Anywhere Pty Ltd., AGFACTS, Bustards Birding Tours and Ocean Breeze Food Merchants.
The Mouse-Free Marion Project is most grateful for all these businesses for their support and outreach and looks forward to hearing from more South African businesses making their own sponsorships.
With thanks to Richard Hook and Jim Rankin.
John Cooper, Mouse-Free Marion Project News Correspondent, 03 May 2022
The Mouse-Free Marion Project is a registered non-profit company (No. 2020/922433/08) in South Africa, established to eradicate the invasive albatross-killing mice on Marion Island in the Southern Ocean. The project was initiated by BirdLife South Africa and the South African Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment. Upon successful completion, the project will restore the critical breeding habitat of over two million seabirds, many globally threatened, and improve the island’s resilience to a warming climate. For more information or to support the project please visit mousefreemarion.org.