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New manufacturing technology boost

With support from the Victorian Government, the Goulburn region has benefited from an $800,000 investment by Jmar Engineering to expand and upgrade its existing facility in Shepparton.

The government provided support for the project that will safeguard the company’s 12 existing jobs, create six new jobs and up-skill employees in new manufacturing technology, enhancing Shepparton’s local skills base.

Local company Jmar Engineering specialises in the design and manufacture of components for agribusiness, food processing and irrigation technology businesses.

“This will enhance Jmar’s ability to service existing markets as well as pursue new markets in the agribusiness, food, construction, irrigation technology and manufacturing sectors,” says Regional Development Victoria’s local representative, Matt Nelson.

The project will also deliver refurbishments to a 2,000 square metre industrial facility next to the existing premises, including additional administration and staff training facilities.

“Innovative companies like Jmar Engineering help to secure Victoria’s status as the largest producer and exporter of food and fibre products in Australia, and help the sector continue to employ more than 190,000 people across the state,” Matt says.

“The Government’s investment in Jmar is a vote of confidence in the local community of Shepparton and confirms regional Victoria’s reputation as a great place to succeed in business.

“Stimulating regional growth is a key purpose of the Victorian Government’s Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund – an investment to back projects that make regional Victoria a better place to live, work and do business.”