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Spectator Retro

50 years ago

REPORTS yesterday that six key staff members of the Hamilton wool processing firm, Wooltreat Pty. Ltd., had resigned were denied late yesterday by the company’s manager, Mr. Jim Hardy. Mr. Jim King, who manages the major Wooltreat shareholder, Kings Holdings Pty. Ltd., said three days ago he received resignations from Mr. Hardy and five other Wooltreat employees. Mr. King indicated there had been some bitterness between Mr. Hardy and members of Kings Holdings. However he said if there was a suggestion of trouble at the Wooltreat factory, “it hasn’t evidenced itself to me at this stage”. Mr. King said Mr. Hardy had given him only a week’s notice of his intention to resign. Wooltreat directors had accepted the resignations and appointed Mr. David Bertlesen, from the Melbourne staff of Kings Holdings, to manage Wooltreat.

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