Mayor welcomes Dulux’s $28m investment in Hutt City
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Mayor David Ogden today welcomed paint manufacturer Dulux’s announcement that it plans to invest $28m modernising its factory in Hutt City.
“Dulux has been part of our community for 70 years and a significant employer of local people,” he said.
“The decision of Dulux to reinvest in Hutt City strengthens our reputation for manufacturing and confirms this is a great place to invest.
“Especially in these challenging economic times, this, along with other examples such as Flight Group moving to the old Griffins site, inspires confidence that our city has a positive future.
“They all have an important role to play in helping to drive economic growth which will enable Hutt City to emerge quickly from the recession.
“Today’s announcement is wonderful news,” Mayor Ogden said.
More good economic news. What with the possible move of army personal to Trentham and as mentioned above the movement of the Flight Group to the old Griffins site the Hutt Valley has not totally lost its employment base. Resene another local company recently won an award for research (see video) against stiff competition. Local firm and family great work (those Christmas parties in the 1990s were legendary apparently)
There is no doubt in my mind that the Hutt Valley with its stable work force and large flat geography (space) provide avenues that are not available in other parts of the Wellington region. Some businesses are taking the opportunities in the current climate to reestablish or strengthen their positions. I’m very happy for them to see the Hutt Valley as a place to base themselves.