Final board meeting
(Back row) Don Murday, Gregg Watson,Haydn Slatter and Bill Phillips-Turner. (Front row) Gerard Padovan, Lex Livingstone, Alan Johnstone and Maurie Maughan (inset) the inaugral board and staff and controlled sugar milling company that has very similar sorts of views to what we had,” he said.
“As per the agreement, all staff and employees have been offered jobs under MacKay Sugar and they will be on current conditions and all their entitlements will be carried through.
“Mackay Sugar has been in the district over the last few weeks and met as many people in the sugar industry as possible and everyone is looking forward to working with them now and into the future.”
After Friday, the board will be focusing on the bagging plant company and getting their new business venture up and running. THE final board meeting of Mossman Central Mill Company Ltd as owners of the sugar mill was held on Tuesday.
After 118 years, board members spent their last meeting in the boardroom of what will become Mackay Sugar Mossman Mill tomorrow.
Chairman of directors Bill Phillips-Turner said the final meeting was spent making sure all transactions and requirements were completed and parties satisfied.
“It’s going to be a new era in the sugar industry with MacKay Sugar and it’s very pleasing to be involved with a grower owned
“We will have a new name for that and will be ramping up production this year of the Daintree Gold brand and it’s a matter of bedding the company down and making sure everything is ready to go for the crushing,” Mr Phillips-Turner said.
The crushing season is expected to start in a fortnight on Wednesday, June 13, and Mr Phillips-Turner said the recent heavy rain damaged some cane with farmers hoping they have seen the last of it until then.
“A lot of plant cane has fallen down and it may impact the sugar content and make it more difficult to harvest,” he said.
“It really depends on the weather from here on.”
The final Mossman Central Mill board meeting: