OBERON'S biggest employers, John and Michael Borg, have made it into the Australian rich list for the first time.
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The brothers have come in at 151 and 152, with a combined wealth of $732 million, according to this year's The List - Australia's Richest 250, published in the Weekend Australian.
The publication described them as "the names behind a quiet Australian manufacturing success story".
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The group employs 1800 people around the country.
Borg Manufacturing has expanded in recent years with a string of acquisitions, making its entry into Oberon in March 2010 when it bought Carter Holt Harvey's MDF plant and added 150 jobs.
Then in 2018 it acquired the CCH particle board plant in Mount Gambier in South Australia, and the CCH Structaflor facility in Oberon.
At the end of that year it commissioned Australia's newest particleboard line.
With the most advanced machinery and technology, the Oberon plant is the most efficient in the southern hemisphere.
According to The List, the brothers started their business from their parents' garage in 1989 as a supplier of kitchen components on the Central Coast.
Top of the list is cardboard box and recycling magnate Anthony Pratt and his family, at $16.95 billion, closely followed by mining tycoon Gina Rinehart at $16.25 billion.
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