Ballarat-based manufacturer Plinius Engineering has secured grant funding from the Victorian Government’s Regional Jobs Fund to bolster production and create new highly skilled jobs.
Plinius Engineering is a locally owned and operated firm that has been manufacturing wrought iron products since the 1950s.
Over the years, it has manufactured steel for Mars Stadium, the Ballarat Sports and Entertainment Centre and the Ballarat saleyards.
Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas said the funding would allow the company to install the necessary infrastructure to expand production even further.
“This is a great step forward for Ballarat – it’s an investment that will create new employment opportunities for locals and contribute to a regionally-led recovery,” the Minister said.
“Plinius Engineering is a great example of a Victorian business that is leading the way to create highly skilled local jobs by backing its product and expanding its operations.”
Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle said the investment allowed the company to create 16 new highly skilled jobs.
“Ballarat is home to some of Victoria’s best and most innovative manufacturers and this shows that we are behind them 100 per cent,” Ms Settle added.
“It’s fantastic to see long-standing and successful businesses like Plinius Engineering invest in the future of skilled manufacturing jobs in the region.”