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Townsville company awarded state government support to make water treatment chemicals

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Cleveland Bay Chemical Company (CBCC) has earned support under the Essential Goods and Supply Chain Program to begin production of a chemical used in water treatment.

The industrial chemical manufacturer was awarded an unspecified amount, according a statement from the Queensland government on Wednesday, to begin producing aluminium chlorohydrate (ACH) at its Townsville factory.

The company’s owner and Director Geoff Whebell said the upgraded plant would replace the need to import the reagent and add value to locally sourced raw materials.

“The ACH will be manufactured using Queensland materials, including aluminium from Gladstone, and provided to industries and councils for water and wastewater treatment,” said Whebell.

“This will significantly expand our offer of water treatment products and allow us to explore new market opportunities.”

Ten jobs would be created in construction as well as two new operational jobs at the new plant, which will be commissioned next year.

“Currently we have to import ACH from overseas or interstate, but that won’t be the case for much longer,” added Queensland treasurer Cameron Dick.  

Picture: CBCC

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