New outlet store has the building blocks for success

ISLAND Block and Paving has officially opened the doors to its brand new $2.1 million sales and distribution outlet.

Located on Howrah Road, Glenorchy, the 3,100 square-metre facility features a holding area for up to 1000 pallets of stock and the largest brick, block retaining wall and paving retail display in Tasmania.

Minister for State Growth Matthew Groom said he was delighted to officially open the outlet store on 11 August.

“The Tasmanian Government’s priorities are the creation of new jobs and to attract and secure investment in Tasmanian businesses,” he said.

“This new $2.1 million facility will now be able to grow and accommodate an extra 10 positions, increasing its workforce to 35 employees.

“This is a fantastic result for jobseekers and the Tasmanian community.”

Island Block and Paving manufactures bricks, building blocks, weed-free pavers and DIY retaining walls.

All the company’s products are manufactured at Breadalbane in the state’s north and the majority are made with recycled materials and are Greentag Certified Sustainable Products.

Speaker of the House of Assembly and Member for Denison Elise Archer praised the business for its success and decision to expand in Tasmania rather than pursue interstate options.

“It is fantastic to see a local business thriving and contributing to the Tasmanian economy in such a positive manner,” she said.

“That Island Block and Paving is exporting their products to several other states is a testament to their innovative products and is a real boon for Tasmania.”

Caption: From left, Master Builders Association chief executive officer Michael Kerschbaum, Island Block and Paving owner/manager Phil Thurlow, Elise Archer MP and Housing Industry Association chief executive officer Rick Sassin celebrate the opening of Island Block and Paving’s new sales and distribution outlet at Howard Road in Glenorchy.

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