Amy Collins is the Continuous Improvement Officer at Merriwa and has worked across the many divisions of Merriwa over her 8 years at the organisation.
She started at Merriwa as a casual working in Contract Packaging, but has been given the opportunity to progress and over this time has gained a wealth of experience in roles including Logistics Coordinator and Supervisor in Contract Packaging and Processing (CPP), then moving to the Timber Division in Administration, Production ...
Park Lane Nursery: A Great Work Environment
Kath Kelly has worked at Park Lane Nursery for over 14 years and the enjoyment she gets from working at the nursery and the people she works with is evident when you talk with her.
Kath says “The people you work with are awesome, we work really well together and have a great team environment”.
Kath has worked in a variety of roles at the nursery and has built a diverse range of skills making her such ...
Hidden Talents at Merriwa
Paul started his employment at Merriwa three years ago when he took a tour of the facilities at Timbers, Packaging and Park Lane Nursery, and decided he would like to begin work in the Packaging Division on Greta Road.
He has worked multiple roles within Packaging and achieved a lot in a short period of time with the capability to work across any of the lines on the production floor.
Paul says “I started doing mailouts, then ...
Celebrating Excellence at the 2018 Merriwa Awards
Merriwa’s Annual Awards night celebrates and recognises those at Merriwa who have excelled in their work through recent achievements, as nominated by their peers. The Awards also recognise employee years of service and dedication to their jobs.
The Awards night had 260 guests attend including employees, families, carers and special guests. The guest speaker was Kurt Fearnley, Australian Paralympic Gold Medallist who captivated the ...
Merriwa CEO Message
Prosperity, “we are prosperous and successful in the provision of our products and services and having a positive work environment”. One of the biggest challenges and key to any not for profit or social enterprise is its ability to remain financially sustainable. Put simply if you can’t pay the bills, you can no-longer provide the social purpose.
For many years Merriwa has taken the approach of being a social enterprise. What is a social enterprise you ...
Wodonga Development on Horizon for Merriwa
In alignment with their dream, purpose and values, Merriwa has announced their acquisition of a commercial site in Wodonga to cater for growth in their packaging business, which currently has one site located on Greta Road in Wangaratta.
The commercial site was pursued to cater for growth and trends in the market, which will meet the needs of Merriwa’s key customers, as well as providing employment opportunities in the Albury/Wodonga region.
Merriwa CEO Message
Each weekday at 7:30am Merriwa springs to life either behind the large fence on Greta Road, amongst the neatly stacked timber at Gibson street or at the end of the quiet street, Park Lane.
Compromising a diverse team in all aspects of character, Merriwa busily goes about manufacturing quality products and services, delivering to most States in Australia, to a diverse group of customers, many considered industry leaders in their field.
Building Workplace Culture
As Disability Support Officer, Eril Edwards thrives in her role, empowering and building the confidence of team members in the Packaging Division, where she works supervising and caring for over 50 supported employees.
Eril has been working at Merriwa for fifteen years and says, “The most rewarding part (of working at Merriwa) is providing our team members with disabilities an opportunity to be able to work in a well organised, positive environment. It is very rewarding ...
Being part of a great team - Anthony Hicks
Anthony Hicks or ‘Hicksy’ is a well-known face at Merriwa, working at both Gibson Street and Greta Road Timber Divisions since 2013 and Park Lane Nursery since 2007.
Cakeboards – a short history 1977-2016
The North Eastern District Sheltered Workshop (trading as Pelican Products and Packaging) evolved from their first year of production as a Sheltered Workshop in 1976. Production lines continued to develop to cater for the increase in skilled workers and product demands. Noel Greene (OAM), Life Member of Merriwa, became Supervisor of the wood working section in 1977 which saw its challenges, with the workshop being located in a grain storage area of a disused dairy ...