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A Childers manufacturer is supporting gardeners, commercial growers, communities and environment and local jobs with their with sustainably produced animal and garden products.

Oreco Group is Australia’s largest single producer of garden products, including sugar cane mulch for major retailers like Bunnings.

Oreco is currently investing $20.8 million into an expansion of its production facilities in Childers, near Bundaberg. Once complete, the expansion will allow the business to increase production to meet booming demand and enhance its logistics capability. The funding assistance is accelerating the delivery of the project by three years.

The phased development will commence with a new manufacturing hub that will allow Oreco to diversify its product offerings with additional mulches, fertilisers, animal feeds and bedding.

The company’s expansion will create 140 new jobs for the region including machinery operators and drivers, technicians and trade workers, clerical and administration workers.

Last updated: 18 Sep 2020