THE closure of Horsham CMI is a sad day for the Wimmera. The foundry has long been a mainstay of Horsham industry.
But the car parts manufacturer ran into trouble earlier this year when the company was put into receivership in April.
Its financial woes made news across Australia because the company was a supplier to global car maker Ford.
At the time Horsham workers believed their workplace was a profitable and solid business.
Despite administrators indicating the Horsham site would stay open for at least six months, workers felt like they were working with a dark cloud looming overhead.
Wednesday’s announcement was a relief for many workers.
But the closure will hit the 29 workers, of which most are male, and their families hard.
And if they can’t find appropriate jobs in the Wimmera, then that means the region can say goodbye to these families, which with families in tow could be more than 100 people, at worst.
It’s not the result we want for a region desperate to attract people, not lose them.
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