20 Jul 1996: Ai Founded
Aluminium Industries of Australia began in late 1996, when Jim Gallagher launched is as a sole trader.
Initially, Jim wore all the hats – sales, customer service, marketing, product design, procurement, installation, and delivery.
After learning Holden planned to upgrade the signage for their dealerships around Australia, Jim quoted Aluminium Industries to build and install more than 100 flagpoles and won the contract.
The first flag pole was for a dealership in Geelong. Jim built the flagpole in his backyard, put it in the back of his trailer, and drove through the night to Geelong, where he installed it the next day.
Jim soon hired Greg Harte to help out with the flagpole business, branded Intrack.