Campbellfield manufacturer turns 60

Pillow, quilt and doona manufacturer Tontine, which is part of Pacific Brands, is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

Local paper the Star Weekly reports that Tontine produces around 4 million pillows and 750,000 doonas (a term it has trademarked) annually at its Campbellfield, Victoria factory.

General manager Ian Shannon said about 40 per cent of the 120 staff had worked there 15 or more years. The company proudly employed many migrants, he said.

“[The manufacturing industry] is hard to replace,” he told the Star.

“Manufacturing provides opportunities for many people, including migrants.”