Over 120 local jobs are on the line after the owner of Drypac Warragul announced it will cease most operations at the site in the next five months before closing the doors.
A spokesperson for Drypac’s parent company, Sealed Air, told The Warragul Citizen all 112 full time and 14 casual positions will go and it is unlikely many staff will be offered positions elsewhere in the company.
A media release from Sealed Air Supply Chain Vice President Steve Johnson went into more detail.
“There may be some opportunities for employees at alternative sites in Victoria, however it is anticipated that the majority of employees will be made redundant,” Mr Johnson said.
“These redundancies will take place progressively through the first half of the year.
“We anticipate that the majority of operations will have been transferred out of the Warragul facility to other manufacturing locations within Victoria by mid-2013
“A small residual operation on the site through to the end of 2013, whereupon the site will be closed.”
Mr Johnson said reduced product demand and the loss of “significant customers” were major factors in the decision to close Drypac.
Mr Johnson thanked the “Warragul Council,” community and suppliers for supporting the business.
The company operates a number of facilities throughout Victoria.
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