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Gunns Ltd, Smithton - Good News for Circular Head Community

24 November 2009
File Reference No: Gunns Ltd Smithton Good News for Circular head Community

Yesterday, speculation occurred that Gunns Limited were considering shedding jobs, which follows the announcement on Friday 20 November 2009 from McCain Foods (Australia) Pty Ltd of the decision to close in 2010 the vegetable processing component of the Smithton Plant.

Mayor Daryl Quilliam indicated today that he had discussed the speculation with a representative from Gunns Ltd and has been assured the matter was unfounded.

"I understand that Gunns Ltd is not entertaining any job losses; the speculation was simply a rumour. Like any successful business, continuous improvement in the operation model should be considered. I think this may have been incorrectly interpreted to mean the shedding of jobs" said Mayor Quilliam.

"I sincerely hope this speculation will be dispelled quickly" suggested Mayor Quilliam.


 Further enquiries may be directed to Cr Daryl Quilliam, Mayor, by Telephoning 0408 543 927.

Authorised for general media distribution by Greg Winton, General Manager, Circular Head Council on Tuesday 24 November 2009.