Factory's recycling jobs

A COMPANY specialising in recycled products will soon expand its local workforce to meet growing demand.

Australian Prime Fibre's (APF) Childers factory uses waste and by-products from the sugar, timber and waste paper industries to produce nursery products, stock feeds and paper-based products such as roofing insulation.

APF group general manager Maurie Hill said the company had defied international trends of downsizing in the face of the global financial crisis.

“Since the Childers factory was commissioned in mid-2008, APF now employs six at the Sunshine Coast, nine in Childers and up to 16 full-time contract baling and haulage contractors in peak times,” he said.

“We anticipate our workforce in Childers growing to 12 or 13 very soon.”

He said it was the most advanced packaging operation in the country.



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