Lift for Colac investment & jobs

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A meat processor in Colac will expand its operations and create new local jobs with a $10 million investment project.

A State Government LIFT grant will help Australian Lamb Colac (ALC) expand their operations, creating 40 new jobs.

As part of its project, the company will expand its cold storage capacity for lamb and mutton, reduce existing operational bottlenecks, save on costs and increase its processing capacity.

The project will enable ALC to boost its domestic and global exports markets, and position the company as the largest and most technologically advanced processor of lamb and mutton domestically.

Founded in 1989, ALC processes approximately 2.2 million lambs/sheep per annum, and exports its products to Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the United States of America.

The Local Industry Fund for Transition (LIFT) helps businesses generate new investment and create jobs for retrenched workers in areas affected by the closure of car manufacturing.  Grants are still available in the Geelong region.

For more information about LIFT, visit www.business.vic.gov.au/lift