An agreement between the Queensland Government and Laminex Australia saw workers at the Carter Holt Harvey timber processing facility in Gympie resume manufacturing operations following months of uncertainty over the future of the business.
Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the State Government has worked with two local businesses – Corbet’s and Laminex – to reopen the timber processing facility and save dozens of local jobs.
“We understand how important jobs are to regional Queensland and particularly in areas like Gympie,” Minister Dick said.
“That’s why we worked hard to facilitate the reopening of this important facility and ensure 42 locals could stay in work.
“Laminex has so far employed around 42 former Carter Holt Harvey employees, who started induction last week
“I am very impressed with the spirit of cooperation from all stakeholders and the collaboration between government and industry through Queensland Rail, Gympie Regional Council, Corbet’s and Laminex to help generate a positive outcome for employees.”