Mill ready to host the public at open day
CARTER Holt Harvey will hold its first public open day in six years next Sunday.
Members of the public are invited for a tour of one of Myrtleford’s key economy drivers.
Tours will run from 9am to 11am and be followed by a barbecue.
Site manager Ross Barlow said while the mill had set up to host up 250 people they were unsure what the turnout would be.
“It’s a public interest thing, lots of people that work here want to bring their families through,” he said.
“People know it’s here and that we’re a big part of the town so it’s good to give people the chance to come in and have a look.”
Due to safety regulations the mill will not be running at full capacity but the bulk of the main machines will still be running.
“People will see our finished product going through the line,” Mr Barlow said.
Document controller Malcolm Haddon said he hoped people would take the opportunity to attend the day.
“It’s the only opportunity they will get to see where their husband, father, mother, daughter or son works,” he said.
The ply mill which employs nearly 200 people is hoping to settle any unrest that may remain in the community following last year’s lockout.
“We have been around a long time and hope to stay around for even longer,” Mr Haddon said.
“Engagement with the com- munity is key.”
Guests are asked to wear enclosed shoes and reminded children under the age of 12 will not be permitted to enter due to safety requirements.