More employment opportunities coming to Murgon
THERE will be more employment opportunities available in Murgon following the official opening on Teys Murgon Hides Processing Facility expansion today.
Federal Member for Wide Bay, Llew O'Brien joined Teys staff on site for the opening of the Raceway 6 Project which has been marked a success thanks to collaborative arrangements with local suppliers, and strategic RJIP co-funding.
Teys Australia Group Environmental Manager, Amelia Simony, said through the Regional Jobs and Investment Packages funding program, Teys has been able to expand the facility.
The expansion will provide the site with capacity to increase production by 20 per cent and build better resilience in the market place.
"Once operating at full capacity, increased production will generate opportunities for an additional 12 full time roles in operations, with preference placed on local job seekers to support the community in which Teys operate,” she said.
"The project is just another way that Teys continues to invest in Australian agribusiness.”
The project follows innovation and environmental focus at the site, having recently been recognised as 'best-in-class' hides processing in Australia for their closed loop water treatment system and significant waste reduction.
Teys have recently made a commitment to support sustainable beef processing by reducing carbon intensity by 20 per cent and water intensity by 10 per cent by 2023 and support the red meat industry achieving carbon neutrality by 2030.
"We are committed to taking on the role of a sustainable beef processing leader. We will continue to improve our energy and water productivity, increase our renewable sources as a proportion of total energy use and create sustained value for our customers, external stakeholders, business partners and the wider community,” Ms Simony said.