Australian company Thor Industries has opened a new industrial hygiensist stand in the heart of Melbourne, to replace the aging TV stand.
“We are very pleased to welcome a new generation of workers into our workforce,” Thor CEO Brian Kallan told the ABC on Wednesday.
Thor’s new industrial television stand will be the oldest industrial hygate in Australia and the first to be opened in the city of Melbourne.
Kallan said it would be the first in Australia to be used by a full-time employee, with about 70 workers currently employed in the company’s Melbourne plant.
“We believe that this is a very positive milestone for our future, for our workforce and for the community,” Kallans chief executive said.
Mr Kallons vision to revitalise Melbourne’s industrial sector has been championed by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, who are both expected to announce the launch of a $1 billion infrastructure package this week.
“This is about delivering jobs and jobs for Australians,” Mr Kallants chief executive, Brian Kalls, told reporters.
“As you walk down the street in Melbourne and you see all these businesses that are growing like never before, and I think that’s why I’m really excited about it.”
Mr Kalls said the move was a step in the right direction, and the company hoped to build on the momentum of a massive public and private investment in Melbourne’s inner-city, where unemployment is the highest in Australia.
The ABC’s Dan Gorman has more on the announcement.