Kitchen benches and doors manufacturer CV Benchtops & Hardware has received funding support from the Victorian Government’s Future Industries Manufacturing Program (FIMP) to invest in cutting-edge equipment and create new local jobs.
The company, which has been around for nearly 30 years, operates out of its manufacturing facility in East Bendigo and specialises in the manufacture of post-formed, domestic and wholesale benchtops.
In making the announcement, Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan said the company will use the government grant to purchase and install a new edge bander machine and two vacuum lifts that will allow it to boost manufacturing capabilities, improve workplace safety, develop new products and increase sales in the local market.
“CV Benchtops & Hardware is a great story in local manufacturing, and we’re proud to support their expansion,” the Minister said.
“This new technology will improve their capabilities and allow them to bring on new workers – that’s a terrific result for local jobs.”
Minister for Public Transport and Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan said FIMP – which enables companies to apply for grants of up to $500,000 – has so far supported 30 projects which are expected to generate approximately 250 jobs.
“Bendigo is a proud manufacturing town, with hundreds of businesses employing thousands of local workers,” she said.
“We want to grow this important industry – and that means investing in local manufacturers to help them expand and create new jobs.”