Loss of workers to mining industry forces N.K. Collins Industries to close Tambo, Australia, sawmill; mayor calls on company to reconsider, recruit from overseas
November 4, 2011
– N.K. Collins Industries says it is closing its sawmill in Tambo, Australia, because it can not get enough workers to operate the facility, ABC News reported on Nov. 3.
The mill was the Queensland town's second-largest employer at full production, but the company says it can not find enough workers because of competition from the mining industry.
Blackall-Tambo mayor Jan Ross said she hoped the company would be able to secure overseas workers and reconsider the decision, as closing the mill would be a major blow for the town's economy.
Ross said the ripple effect on the community's economy since the mill had been established was tremendous, and she regretted the decision that had been made.
The primary source of this article is ABC News, Tambo, Australia, on Nov. 3, 2011.