Hay processor Gilmac starts production in St Arnaud

 
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
I wasn't going to start a new thread when this is the same company.

Hay processor Gilmac starts production in St Arnaud.

Hay processor Gilmac has begun production and distribution at its new St Arnaud facility this week, bringing eight new full time jobs to the town.

https://www.mailtimes.com.au/story/6914060/hay-processor-gilmac-starts-production-in-st-arnaud/?cs=12

I spotted this the other day but can't locate any articles that don't have bloody pay walls, anyway you get to see an aerial view of the new plant.


It wouldn't seem like they intend on using rail to transport goods, otherwise you would reckon the could have found a site closer to the railway line. Looks like 40k's to Donald if they were going to use that site to load containers.

Another option in the future, when bevans and DangerousDan007 get the inter modal terminal set up at West Ballarat, a 1:45 run, probably 4hr return trip, 2 round trips a day, run a couple of A-Double Semi's. ( possible bashing for suggesting, that Razz )

Wonder what & where their customers are, these hay joints are becoming quite fashionable, aren't they.

BigShunter.

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I did split this out in the end as the project is different and it could get lost in the other project discussions if you read the thread carefully.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
I wasn't going to start a new thread when this is the same company.

Hay processor Gilmac starts production in St Arnaud.

Hay processor Gilmac has begun production and distribution at its new St Arnaud facility this week, bringing eight new full time jobs to the town.

Wonder what & where their customers are, these hay joints are becoming quite fashionable, aren't they.

BigShunter.
BigShunter
The same mob who are at Goornong and they are not rail connected there either (although quite close to the Echuca line but on the wrong side of the highway). They have other locations in SA and WA

Customers are mainly Asia - Japan, South Korea etc but also could be other parts of Aus if Vic has a good season and others don't like last year.

Another nice find Shunter
  Richard stroker Junior Train Controller

China is the main buyer of hay , well at the moment anyway . Things not looking to good to keep exporting and get paid from those very sly chinamen .
I have heard they are very creative at certain ports in China to come up with reasons not to pay full price, knowing that it would cost more to ship it back to Australia than take what dollars is on offer , and yes , it's all political.
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

China is the main buyer of hay , well at the moment anyway . Things not looking to good to keep exporting and get paid from those very sly chinamen .
I have heard they are very creative at certain ports in China to come up with reasons not to pay full price, knowing that it would cost more to ship it back to Australia than take what dollars is on offer , and yes , it's all political.
Richard stroker
a chink in the link......................
  Carnot Minister for Railways

It's worth noting that Greater Bendigo City Council have given up building a Business Park next to a railway line. Plans are now in place to have it at the corner of Wimmera Hwy and Calder Alternate Hwy (about 1km South of Inglewood line).

I doubt they'll ever invest in a spur line. Unless private industry stumped up the cash.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
It's worth noting that Greater Bendigo City Council have given up building a Business Park next to a railway line. Plans are now in place to have it at the corner of Wimmera Hwy and Calder Alternate Hwy (about 1km South of Inglewood line).

I doubt they'll ever invest in a spur line. Unless private industry stumped up the cash.
Carnot

Why have they given up?
  Carnot Minister for Railways

It's worth noting that Greater Bendigo City Council have given up building a Business Park next to a railway line. Plans are now in place to have it at the corner of Wimmera Hwy and Calder Alternate Hwy (about 1km South of Inglewood line).

I doubt they'll ever invest in a spur line. Unless private industry stumped up the cash.

Why have they given up?
bevans
Too much local opposition to the Yorkshire Rd site - it ended up being vetoed by the Planning Minister a couple of years ago.

To be fair, the plans for a rail connection weren't really there (they e