Josh Gadischke from Proteco Oils is looking at installing an Australia-first technology.
Josh Gadischke from Proteco Oils is looking at installing an Australia-first technology.

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.