Multi-million dollar works for big Warwick business
ONE of Warwick's biggest business is set to secure itself a healthy future, with a $7 million dollar expansion.
INTEGRIA healthcare has invested a massive seven million dollar boost into its Warwick site.
The completed facility will provide almost 2,000m2 of storage and processing space for the company's materials in hope to increase its manufacturing abilities.
Apart from upgrading equipment, the new warehouse will also have temperature control areas for raw materials to ensure the quality of the herbs used in the products.
The revamp will also increase and maintain local employment which means long-term security for it's current employees.
Site Manager Andrew Corney said the Warwick upgrade is vital for the future of the company.
"The upgrade is a really great thing for our manufacturing site and enables us to maintain a positive outlook when ensuring long term jobs for those in Warwick.”
"The workforce we have is a big part of our success,” Mr Corney said.
The site is currently undergoing renovations which should be finished by mid-2019.
McNab Constructions from Toowoomba are assisting with the build, as well as various local contractors.
There can be anywhere from 20 to 80 people working on the site at once which sits across the road from the previous establishment.
All Integria employees are still working at the existing site and will be transferring over in the middle of next year once the build is completed.
"We're being moved from a repurposed warehouse into a brand-new state of the art facility with significantly more capacity,” Mr Corney said.
"It really does set us up for long term growth within the business.”
The new site is three times bigger than the original, which was first established in 1990.
Mayor Tracy Dobie said it's a great achievement for the successful company that goes quietly about growing its business.
"In the last three years we have doubled our tablet manufacturing output due to the dedication and efforts of our workers,” Mr Corney said.
The investment is reported to provide many opportunities for the local community and its employees as well as continuing to increase global exports.
CEO John Kavanagh said the project is an integral part of Integria's growth and ongoing commitment to supporting the local community.
"Integria has a long and successful tradition in Warwick with operations dating back to 1990. Integria is proud to continue to invest and expand our operations in the area as we create new opportunities for growth,” Mr Kavanagh said.
"We only see the site getting bigger whilst continuing to produce more opportunities for the future,” Mr Corney said.
"The future is bright”