Rotomould Gears Up For Auto Workers

04 May 2017

A manufacturer of plastic products in Pakenham will create nearly 100 new jobs, all suitable for ex-auto workers, as the Andrews Labor Government gets behind local businesses and industries in transition.

Visiting Pakenham today, Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan announced Melbourne Rotomould had received a grant as part of the Local Industry Fund for Transition (LIFT) program.

Thanks to funding from LIFT, the company is expected to recruit 95 new workers and begin an $11 million expansion.

Melbourne Rotomould will design and build a new factory and invest in new equipment – including machinery for the roto-lining of large special-purpose chemical containers.

The company, which uses rotational moulding techniques, will also improve its productivity, capability and competitiveness and increase its product range.

The LIFT program – which received a $10 million cash injection in the Victorian Budget 2017/18 – helps workers, businesses and communities affected by the end of the local car manufacturing.

Already it has supported 29 projects that are expected to create 686 jobs – including 577 roles suitable for former automotive workers.

For more information about industry transition programs and how to apply for grants, visit Link or call 13 22 15.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan

“It’s fantastic to see Melbourne Rotomould recruiting highly-skilled auto workers for the next chapter of its business.”

“This exciting expansion will see the company invest in a new facility, new equipment and of course create dozens of new jobs.”

“Our industry transition programs are helping workers and communities change gear – by creating jobs and securing new business opportunities.”

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