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Auto electricians pass on skills to local youth

THERE TO HELP: Kym Badyk and Tony McGuire from AK Auto Electrics have been servicing Gladstone for seven years.
THERE TO HELP: Kym Badyk and Tony McGuire from AK Auto Electrics have been servicing Gladstone for seven years. Luka Kauzlaric

IT'S all about keeping the local pride alive for auto electrical business AK Auto Electrics.

The business, located on Shop 2/90 Hanson Rd, is owned by Tony McGuire, who has more than 35 years experience in the auto electrics field and is backed by a local team of eight staff.

AK Auto Electrics is committed to providing training opportunities for local youngsters and currently employ two apprentices.

"We start them as school based (Year 11) and their employment becomes full time after they've finished Year 12," said co-owner Kym Badyk.

AK Auto Electrics is one of the largest businesses of its kind in the area, with the team busy specialising in auto air-conditioning and power management systems for campers, caravans, four-wheel drives and boats.

They supply and fit starter motors, alternators, dual-battery systems, solar panels, battery chargers, lights and much more.

Two field service technicians look after the larger community area and most industrial sites in Gladstone, repairing everything from dozers, cranes, barges and even charter boats.

Ms Badyk said it was always a bonus with locally trained employees as they developed knowledge and diversity across a wide range of equipment operating in Gladstone.

Tony and partner Kym enjoy what they do, and are extremely proud of their local team and the expertise they bring to the business.

Helping people, whether in breakdown situation or merely assisting them with their holiday equipment and preparation, is what the business is about.

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