Victorian-based beef processor Greenham Gippsland Pty Ltd has been awarded funding from the state government’s Regional Jobs Fund to undergo a massive expansion and create new jobs.
The company, which supplies premium beef products for both domestic and international markets, will use the funding to expand its meat processing facility, increase its production capacity and boost its export revenue – creating 170 new jobs.
The project will see Greenham upgrade its existing processing systems, extend the boning room chains and floor space, and purchase new chiller and latest technology freezing equipment and new packaging and conveyor systems.
Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll said the funding support for the business will provide a significant boost for the local economy.
“We said we’d stick with and support the Latrobe Valley and we’ve delivered on our promise,” Mr Carroll said.
“While the Liberals and Nationals are only interested in cuts, closures and big corporations – we’re supporting local jobs and local businesses, so they can boost the Latrobe Valley’s economy.”
Greenham Gippsland is a sixth-generation meat processing business which sources livestock from over 4,000 suppliers across Australia. The company supplies premium beef products under brands which include Cape Grim, Pure Black Natural Angus and Greenham Tasmania Natural Beef.