Swickers’ devastating fire in Kingaroy in 2016 – and another fire at an Adelaide abattoir two years later – have been blamed for a large rise in insurance premiums for some food processors.
SunPork Fresh Foods has received a financial boost from the State Government to help the Kingaroy-based company expand its international sales.
It took just 352 days – plus 700 tonnes of steel and 6800 cubic metres of concrete – for Swickers’ new boning room to officially rise from the ashes.
Swickers’ road to recovery after last year’s devastating fire is well on track, but the company has not forsaken its previous expansion plans, either.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made a flying visit to Kingaroy on Monday to inspect progress on a string of local State Government projects and to announce support for a $100 million expansion plan at Swickers.
Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington has labelled Wednesday afternoon’s animal rights protest outside Swickers in Kingaroy as “a joke”.
The Federal Government has reminded local residents again that applications for the pilot Regional Jobs and Investment Packages for the Wide Bay Burnett open on Wednesday.
Traces of Swickers’ devastating November fire are slowly disappearing with demolition crews hard at work at the Kingaroy site.
State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham made a whistlestop visit to Kingaroy on Saturday
State Government staff are “on standby” for the Kingaroy community following discussions with Swickers about Sunday morning’s fire.
Major Kingaroy employer Swickers has been given a shot in the arm from the “Royalties For Regions” program
The race that stops a nation also stopped a couple of well-known South Burnett citizens in their tracks last Tuesday
Swickers Kingaroy Bacon Factory has executed an amazing turnaround over the past four and a half years, Kingaroy Chamber Of Commerce and Industry members were told on Monday night.
The Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s September meet’n’greet will be held at Swickers Kingaroy Bacon Factory on Monday, September 30.
Senior high school students have attended the annual South Burnett Careers Expo in Kingaroy
This morning’s inaugural Mayoral Charity Breakfast has raised $3925 to purchase an electric examination bed for the South Burnett Private Hospital.
Ten young Indigenous trainees are now combining work with school in an innovative project organised by Kingaroy-based apprenticeships company MRAEL with the backing of Stanwell Corporation and the local Wakka Wakka people.
Industry-backed research body Pork CRC has allocated funds for short-term research projects – to be funded for a maximum of $50,000 for 12 months – to investigate the role of pork in a balanced diet.
The Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE in Kingaroy has welcomed a new member to their team.