Woodwork gives new start in life

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Gunnar Thyberg will soon go into retirement. But instead of taking things easy, he is starting up a workshop where people are given help in returning to working life.
“The aim for the workshop is to be open to people who, for various reasons, need help in the form of a new start in their lives,” says Gunnar.

Gunnar began his career at a steelwork. He worked in most areas there, and gained an insight into everything the large works was involved in. When the market turned in 1982, he was given the responsibility of helping staff who had been given notice to find new jobs. This led on to a career in the Public Employment Service, the Labour Market Institute and then in a consultancy company.
For several years he has been running his own company, although the work is the same as he has been doing for the past 30 years: Helping people to find new jobs on the labour market.

A complete workshop

He has accumulated an impressive array of machinery. In his yard he has a Logosol Norwood LM Pro band sawmill, and in the double garage there is barely even space for a bicycle because of all the machines.

Logosol’s jointer/planer will soon be joined by an MF30 milling machine, a numerically controlled metal lathe and mill, welding machines, and so on. A complete workshop for wood and metal, in other words. There is a plan behind these investments. His 65th birthday is approaching, and his aim is to start up a change-over workshop. There he will combine is two great interests: Handicrafts and people.

“The aim for the workshop is to be open to people who, for various reasons, need help in the form of a new start in their lives,” says Gunnar.

The meaning of life

Since his time at the Labour Market Institute, he has known how beneficial practical work can be for people who, for one reason or another, have ended up at the margins.
“It’s absolutely true. We people need to have meaning in our lives and to see the results of our work,” says Gunnar.

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