South Australia Premier Steven Marshall
South Australia Minister for Transport Stephan Knoll
Thomas Foods To Rebuild And Unlock Thousands Of Regional Jobs
Victor P Taffa
Marshall Government has welcomed Thomas Foods International’s (TFI) significant expansion of its South Australian operations.
TFI have unveiled plans to build a new state-of-the-art meat processing plant in Murray Bridge which is set to bolster the state’s regional economy and employ up to 2,000 workers.
Marshall State and Morrison Federal Governments are delivering enabling infrastructure through the development of road and utility infrastructure to the new Murray Bridge site.
“State Government is investing in productive infrastructure to build our regions, unlock economic potential and create more jobs.” Premier Marshall said.
“TFI’s intention to build a new state-of-the-art meat processing facility will be a massive boost for the regional economy, exports and jobs.”
“This will ultimately grow our meat exports in the future, which is a crucial pillar of our state’s food and agribusiness industry.” Premier Marshall said.
“When we have stronger regions, we build a stronger South Australia, and these types of investments show the confidence national and international businesses have in our state as an ideal place to operate.”
“This is a proudly South Australian company that is a great advocate for promoting our state’s amazing premium produce in overseas markets.”
Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll says support for regional infrastructure is needed to make our regions an even more attractive place to invest.
“We are thrilled to support this iconic South Australian brand to return to full production, exporting our state’s products to 80 international markets.” Minister Knoll said.
“Without strong regional infrastructure, we wouldn’t see businesses of this scale choosing to invest in South Australia.”
“That’s why the Marshall and Morrison Governments will invest to build the road infrastructure necessary to help facilitate TFI’s massive private investment in this state.” Minister Knoll said.
“We are also delivering road and infrastructure upgrades across all regional areas, strengthening their local economies, as well as the South Australian economy as a whole.”