Thursday, 27 September 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a huge expansion of a leading Latrobe Valley company which will create new jobs and boost the local economy.

Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited Greenham’s Moe facility to announce funding from the Labor Government’s Regional Jobs Fund which will allow the company to undertake a massive expansion.

The company will use the funding to expand its meat processing facility, increase its production capacity and boost its export revenue – creating 170 new jobs.

It has upgraded its existing processing systems, extended the boning room chains and floor space, and purchased new chiller and latest technology freezing equipment and new packaging and conveyor systems.

Training and employment of the company’s staff have also been supported through FGM Consultants, Victorian Government’s Jobs Victoria provider.

Greenham Gippsland Pty Ltd is a sixth-generation meat processing business which sources livestock from over 4,000 suppliers across Australia.

The company supplies premium beef products for both domestic and international markets under brands which include Cape Grim, Pure Black Natural Angus and Greenham Tasmania Natural Beef.

The Regional Jobs Fund is on top of to the Labor Government’s $266 million transition package for the Latrobe Valley which is supporting economic growth and creating new jobs.

The Labor Government has also made record investments in the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland, with projects including the Gippsland Line Upgrade, Gippsland Hi-Tech Precinct and Latrobe Valley GovHub.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll

“We said we’d stick with the Latrobe Valley and we’ve delivered on our promise.”

“While the Liberals and Nationals are only interested in cuts, closures and big corporations – we’re focused on delivering local jobs and supporting local businesses, so they can boost the Latrobe Valley’s economy.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“I’m so proud to be part of a government that has stuck to its word – delivering good jobs for locals and making sure local businesses are supported.”

“We’ve stuck with the Valley through thick and thin and that’s exactly what we’ll continue to do – delivering for locals now and into the future.”