Tasmanian manufacturing has been given a boost with upgrades completed at Crisp Brothers and Haywards manufacturing facility at Western Junction.

The Crisp Brothers and Haywards Pty Ltd facility on the outskirts of Launceston has recently been upgraded to cater for heavy steel production, thanks to $1.3 million in funding provided by the Morrison Coalition Government.

Liberal Senator for Tasmania, Claire Chandler, said the project delivered a new heavy manufacturing workshop adjacent to the Crisp Brothers and Haywards facility at Boral Road, Western Junction.

“The Morrison Coalition Government is committed to delivering jobs, productivity improvements and economic growth, and the investment at the Western Junction facility is a demonstration of the Government’s commitment.

“Crisp Brothers and Haywards are already market leaders in the manufacture of large items such as bridge girders, wind towers and other heavy fabricated items. With a huge pipeline of infrastructure work in Tasmania, it is great to have Tasmanian companies being well placed to help build the future of the state and employ Tasmanians in the process.”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian Government’s $1,317,442 investment in industry building infrastructure would provide long term benefits to the Launceston area.

“In addition to Crisp Brothers & Haywards solidifying themselves as manufacturing leaders in Tasmania, this investment will also produce long-term economic benefits to the region as it will create 12 full-time positions and attract apprentices right through to skilled metalworkers to the area,” Mr McCormack said.

The Morrison Coalition Government committed $1,317,442 to the $3,293,605 project, with Crisp Brothers and Haywards provided the remaining $1,976,163 toward the project.

The project was funded through the $222.3 million Regional Jobs and Investment Packages programme, supporting the Australian Government’s commitment to stimulate economic growth in Australian regions.