Member for Nanango, and Shadow Minister for Manufacturing, Deb Frecklington has congratulated Plenty Foods on their successful application to the Federal Government’s Modern Manufacturing Initiative grant program to help build a unique Nut Flour factory in Kingaroy.
Mrs Frecklington said the project will be of great importance to the South Burnett Region and will put a new focus on manufacturing in the region.
“I would like to congratulate Josh Gadischke and his team at Plenty Foods on their vision to create a nut flour factory right here in Kingaroy,” Mrs Frecklington said.
“Through the support of this Federal Government grant, this vision will now come to fruition, creating employment and significant flow-on benefits for the local supply chain and broader community.
“We have seen this local, family-owned business grow from strength to strength over the past three decades to become one of the most advanced, specialty cold pressed oil processors in Australia and the world.
“This extension of the Plenty Foods business will see the local manufacture of defatted nut flour, a gluten free alternative from nuts such as almonds, peanuts and macadamias.
“Previously these products have had to be imported, but now they will be made right here in our own backyard, which is fantastic for our region.
“It is great to have passionate, positive people such as Josh who believe in the manufacturing industry and who support regional areas.
“There is no doubt this project will be of significant benefit to our region and I look forward to seeing the plant take shape here in Kingaroy,” Deb said.