Ridley Corporation’s new Westbury facility opens

Ridley Corporation has officially opened its new extrusion plant in Westbury, Tasmania.

The facility was officially opened by Ridley Interim CEO David Lord, Tasmanian Premier, the Hon. Will Hodgman and Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Guy Barnett. Project delivery specialist, Wiley, was on hand to congratulate and celebrate the event with the team.

“Ridley is proud to have delivered this high-quality, state-of-the-art facility for our customers and the industry,” said Lord. “This facility allows Ridley to combine its market leading technical and nutritional expertise with world class manufacturing capability. It is a mark of our commitment to the extruded feeds industries and will enable the continued growth and development of these industries. We thank all of our partners involved in this project, including the Tasmanian Government, and our project and engineering partners, and we look forward to the continued success and growth of these industries.”

Wiley executive chairman, Tom Wiley, who was onsite to celebrate said, “This new facility will allow Ridley to continue to grow with customers and facilitate a consistent and efficient supply chain for the long term sustainable production of aquaculture products. Congratulations.”

The facility has the capacity to manufacture an initial 50,000 tonnes of extruded feeds, including both aquaculture and pet food, with capacity to increase if required. Customers in Tasmania, mainland Australia and New Zealand will be serviced by this facility due to its strategic location in the North of the state, facilitating consistent and efficient supply chains.

Ridley received $2 million in grant funding from the Tasmanian Government to support the project, with construction of the facility utilising approximately 550 contractors and sub-contractors, including engineering consultants, civil, structural and electrical services. The facility has also created approximately 20 full time permanent positions.

JBS unveils new head office administration facility

JBS Australia, the country’s largest beef processor has unveiled their new Northern Division head office administration facility in Dinmore, Queensland, designed and delivered by Wiley – the project delivery company.

The new head office administration facility now provides JBS team members an open plan-office space and larger, more flexible meeting rooms. The new office design supports the company’s collaborative culture for 200 workers and provides JBS with the capacity to cater for up to 200 staff or visitors in their internal and external dining spaces.

JBS had outgrown their existing office space and saw the new facility as an opportunity to consolidate teams from multiple sites and locations.

Wiley managing director, Tom Wiley said, “We have worked with JBS for over many years and we are excited to see this new development come to life. At Wiley we love open collaborative, future-focused work-spaces and we are really happy to have helped create one for JBS.”

The new administration facility follows the signature design to assimilate with the other buildings on site, with the JBS signature ‘curved roofing’ frontage.

The new facility features:

  • Soundproofed meeting rooms and open-plan work spaces
  • Meeting rooms
  • Break-out spaces for informal meetings and to foster teamwork
  • A fully licenced commercial kitchen with internal and external dining capacity for 200 people offering breakfast and lunch service plus ability for cocktail functions
  • External BBQ/cooking area to showcase JBS product
  • Amenities
  • Furniture, fittings and equipment
  • Staff and visitor car-parking