Waitaki Herald : January 20th 2016
Rubbish upsets aid shops Charity dumping P3 Waitaki Herald Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Cajun dish spicesupdinner Community cookbook P10 Lean Meats is to be known as Oamaru Meats, with former Lean Meats CEO Richard Thorp looking after the Oamaru operation. Lean Meats to get$6mupgrade LEE JAMIESON The Chinese company which bought Lean Meats, to be known as Oamaru Meats, intends to invest between $6 to $8 million upgrading the facilities at the plant. Lean Meats was bought out- right on December 19, by Binxi Foods Oamaru, a New Zealand Incorporated company, with links to Binxi Cattle Industry Company limited, based in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, North China. Binxi Foods took an interest in NEW PRODUC $9.98 each $18 CRC PermaStraw Multi-purpose service spray that penetrate, lubricates and prevents corrosion. 480ml. 274153 5.56 NEW PermaStraw applicator allows you to pin point exactly where you want to spray. NEW PRODUCT BUY 2 FOR Lean Meats two years ago when it bought 25 per cent of its shares – which chief executive officer (CEO) Richard Thorp was responsible for. Thorp, who was based in Hawke’s Bay for the past five years, said he would now be Oamaru Meats company director, ‘‘responsible for its overall operations’’ and returned to Oamaru with his family this January to take over the role. During the next three years between $6m to $8m would be spent on upgrading the plant, including a new boning room EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE GREAT VALUE $1599 99 each Watering Ca Number 8 10 litre. 234817 BUY 1 GET 1BUY 1 GET 1 FREE FREE Available Wednesday 20th January till Tuesday 26th January 2016. While stocks last. Cnr Cross & Severn Streets Vitreous enamel hood with viewing window Side burner Black pow coated body 2 year warranty 229234 OAMARU Cnr Cross & Severn Streets, Oamaru , Oamaru Phone 03 434 9860 Phone 03 434 9860 catering for separate lamb and beef processing departments and replacement of the aging boiler and blast freezer, Thorp said. The company would undergo an ‘‘overall refinement’’ which was ‘‘not due to the ownership’’, but was an ‘‘ongoing normal business practice’’ for ‘‘reviewing productivity and effectiveness’’. ‘‘We’re looking to strengthen the business here in Oamaru ... we want the business to have a long, successful future in a pretty competitive environment,’’ Thorp said. Oamaru Meats would mainly supply retail stores in China owned by Binxi Foods and would also supply beef for McDonald’s in China, he said. The company employs 200 people at present, but staff would need ‘‘special skills for cutting carcasses that were different for the Chinese market’’. ‘‘There’s a required level of expertise and understanding the cuts for the Chinese markets.’’ The parent company would assist with ongoing training and it was likely the company would employ more Chinese for the work ‘‘because of their level of Gasmate Horizon 4 Burner Hooded BBQ $639 SAVE $160 knowledge, expertise and skill set’’. Any Chinese taking the positions would firstly need to meet visa requirements before settling here, he said. ‘‘Our first view is to employ locally – that’s what we’ve always done – for suitable candidates or suitable skilled employees.’’ Atotal of 98 per cent of its prod- uct would be exported, only 2 per cent being sold in New Zealand. Cuts that are not suitable for the Chinese market go to North America, Europe and the Middle East, he said.
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