Three Shepparton companies have received Victorian Government grants for their innovative practises.DARREN LINTON April 16, 2014 3:54am
Radevski Coolstores' Peter Radevski, Victorian Nationals 2014 election Shepparton candidate Greg Barr, Victorian Manufacturing Minister David Hodgett and State Member for Shepparton Jeanette Powell.
Victorian Manufacturing Minister David Hodgett delivered a triple treat yesterday, announcing three $250
One was to Orrvale’s Radevski Coolstores.
Almost 57 years to the day since his grandfather arrived in Shepparton from Macedonia, Peter Radevski announced the next phase of the family business, a $3.5
Mr Radevski said the Victorian Government grant would be invested in new pre-sorting technology that could handle pears and apples on the same line.
He said the company supplied fruit to Coles and IGA as well as export markets.
‘‘To survive in the fruit industry, we identified a need to invest in innovation,’’ he said.
Mr Hodgett said the investment would create four jobs and increase efficiency by 16 per cent. The second announcement was at Midland Pipes to introduce a dry casting capability that would save time, reduce inputs and allow for the manufacture of larger pipes.
Six new jobs will be created and five existing jobs will be more highly skilled.
The third grant went to Australian Consolidated Milk, a partner in the Pactum UHT milk processing plant on Old Dookie Rd.
The grant was for installation of an automated palletising system. Mr Hodgett said there were still many positive stories of innovation and expansion, despite the gloom and doom surrounding Victorian manufacturing.
‘‘The manufacturing industry is facing big challenges, but we have to put that in context. There are plenty of great news stories out there where businesses are investing, innovating, diversifying and exporting, we don’t often hear about them,’’ he said.
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