D’Orsogna’s $61m expansion creates over 100 jobs

Picture courtesy of D'Orsogna website: www.dorsogna.com.au

With a $61 million expansion in Mickleham, smallgoods manufacturer D’Orsogna will be able to create more than 100 new jobs, including those suitable for former auto workers. 50 additional jobs will be created during its construction.

The expansion, made possible through the Labor Government’s Local Industry Fund for Transition, will include a new purpose-built facility that includes cooking, smoking, cooling, storing, slicing and packaging equipment.

Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll said, “The D’Orsogna expansion is creating jobs, boosting the food and fibre sector and further cements Victoria as the home of manufacturing in Australia.”

The new facility will make use of the latest developments in processing and packaging technology, which will advance the company’s growth strategy in both domestic and export markets.

D’Orsogna is a family owned manufacturer of ham, bacon and other smallgoods, established in 1949.  The company supplies Woolworths, Coles, Metcash and various food service businesses across Australia.

The transition grants help businesses generate new investment and create jobs for retrenched workers in areas affected by the closure of car manufacturing.

Up to now, the state government has committed over $100 million in manufacturing support, creating over 3,500 jobs and driving more than $1.2 billion in private investment.

 

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