Ararat's AME Systems is increasing its workforce capacity amid the coronavirus pandemic.
While it hasn't all been smooth sailing for the business - a down period after the first restrictions in March lead to two weeks of only needing 50 per cent of workers.
"It was off the back off one of our major customers putting preventative measures in place for its business," Mr Carthew said.
"We did like wise. It was tough. We've just come out of a low period over Christmas.
"From a personal perspective it was just as tough. The culture of this place is like a family. From all of the people from the front to back door are connected.
"Our people were amazing and very supportive of the decisions that were made."
Mr Carthew said off the back of COVID-19 initial restrictions the company's customers have increased orders and it wasn't long before the business was back to a growth period.
"We're on-boarding people right now," he said.
"We've taken on 33 people since the second week of COVID-19 restrictions in March.
"We've got another 25 we are looking for and we'll on-board them in groups of six due to the social distancing requirements."
Mr Carthew said businesses across every industry sit under a cloud of unknown due to the ever-changing situation that comes with the pandemic.
"I personally was surprised on how quick our customers started ordering again but rationally it makes a lot of sense," he said.
"Our products service a lot of on-road vehicles such as trucks and truck trailers.
"With people sitting at home with nothing else to do and buying items online those transport companies have had record business over this time and looking to buy new equipment.
"The big question will be which everyone can't answer is, how long will this go on for?"
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