NEW JOBS: Huge growth for Kingaroy business
A significant Kingaroy business is making plans for major expansion after securing a huge grant this month.
Through the Made in Queensland (MiQ) grants program, Kingaroy based business, Proteco Oils received $364,950.
These funds will be used to support the installation of an Australian-first technology that will produce unique cold pressed oils from Australian-grown seeds and tree nuts.
The new project means lots of new jobs for Proteco Oils and for the South Burnett.
In a statement by Minister for Manufacturing Cameron Dick, he states almost $1 million was given in funding to help fuel Wide Bay-Burnett manufacturing
"MiQ is helping local manufacturers expand, upskill and employ," he said.
As well as Proteco Oils, another three manufacturers across the Wide Bay-Burnett were upgrading their work practices and creating more jobs for Queenslanders after securing the funding.
Maryborough speciality timber manufacturer, Baywood created nine new jobs after using their $305,000 grant to install of a state-of-the-art, small-scale sawmill.
Bundaberg manufacturing facility, Unisite Group, received $56,695 which will go towards improving efficiency and create ten new jobs through the introduction of lean manufacturing and specialist training.
And Sitemax in Gympie received $242,304 which will assist with the purchase and installation of advanced direct latex print rigid sign production technology, creating four new jobs.