PRODUCTION at the Lobethal and Tamworth, NSW, plants of Thomas Foods International will increase in the aftermath of the fire at Murray Bridge.
TFI chief executive officer Darren Thomas said the company’s redeployment strategy would involve a lift in output as well as staffing at both these sites.
“We remain committed to Murray Bridge and re-building our local processing operations,” he said.
Mr Thomas said rumours of the reopening of the Wallangarra, Qld, plant, which closed mid-2016, were untrue.
“Our Wallangara plant remains closed and is not being considered as part of the company’s current redeployment plans,” he said.
He said employees still remained a core priority.
“The long-term and sustainable approach to the recovery and rebuild following the Murray Bridge fire requires an enormous collaborative effort involving many other organisations and authorities that provide much valued support,” he said.
“Substantial progress is being made and we expect to be in a position to make further positive announcements soon.”