Border Fabrication


Learn how Border Fabrication, a key player in the fabrication industry based in Goondiwindi, used WorkGuru to revamp its project management processes. This case study delves into the significant efficiency and customer service enhancements driven by WorkGuru’s comprehensive management tools.

About the Company

Border Fabrication & Engineering was founded in Goondiwindi in 2000 by Glen Carrigan. The company specialises in custom design, repair, and construction of structural steel and aluminium in multiple sectors, including agriculture, mining, and transportation. It also offers welding, CNC plasma cutting, and heavy equipment maintenance services.
Border Fabrication

The Challenge For Border Fabrication

Glen faced considerable challenges in managing a dynamic team that handled complex and large-scale projects both remotely and in-house. The existing project management solutions in the market fell short, lacking the capability to track time and stock efficiently—critical elements for maintaining profitability and operational oversight.

The inadequacies of available tools prompted Glen to seek a solution that addressed these fundamental needs and aligned with his company’s excellent customer service ethos.

“We put off trialling software because none could adequately track time and stock until we found WorkGuru."

- Glen Carrigan, Owner

Key Benefits

Customisable solution
Easy Invoicing
Operational efficiency
Responsive Support


Border Fabrication
Border Fabrication found WorkGuru to be the ideal solution for their business needs. Since 2019, the platform has offered flexible software tailored to include the essential features required by Glen's business operations. WorkGuru’s team worked closely with Glen to ensure the software met his specific needs, providing an integrated view of the business's projects and profitability.

"WorkGuru wasn’t just a software provider; they were a partner willing to adapt and grow with us", Glen stated. 

The transition from handwritten diaries and invoices to using WorkGuru alongside Xero significantly speed up payroll and invoicing processes. The system integrated timesheets, stock costs, and task management to manage projects and better overview Border Fabrication’s profitability.

“With WorkGuru, we’ve seen a drastic improvement in our resource management. It's now much easier to ensure that every project component is accounted for, substantially decreasing our costs and being profitable.”
Glen Carrigan
Border Fabrication


"WorkGuru has been instrumental in refining our operations. Their support has allowed us to focus more on growth and less on the day-to-day tasks, which has been invaluable for our team.”

 - Glen Carrigan, Border Fabrication
Since integrating WorkGuru into its operations, Border Fabrication has experienced significant improvements in project management and operational efficiency. WorkGuru's comprehensive tracking capabilities have enabled them to monitor every detail of their extensive inventory and project progress in real-time. This enhancement has been pivotal in managing materials and labour more effectively, reducing waste and more accurate billing.

The advanced features of WorkGuru, such as the asset management tool, have allowed for better maintenance schedules and increased the lifespan of crucial equipment. Furthermore, the ability to provide precise updates has improved client satisfaction, as customers receive timely and transparent communication regarding the status of their projects.


Integrating WorkGuru within Fortuna Straightline Engineering exemplifies the transformative power of modern management tools in traditional industries. This partnership has streamlined Fortuna's operations and enhanced their service delivery and customer satisfaction. Fortuna's journey with WorkGuru is a compelling case for other businesses in the industry to consider similar innovations to remain competitive and responsive to market demands.
Let WorkGuru help you lead your industry with cutting-edge solutions. Contact us for tailored solutions to improve your business operations. Schedule a free trial today to experience the benefits we brought to Fortuna.

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