Greenlea: 20 years

Pictured during the tour of the Morrinsville plant in April are (left to right): local MP Lindsay Tisch  Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy (second from left), Tony Egan and James Egan . Photo courtesy: Daniel Whitfield/ Piako Post.
Pictured during the tour of the Morrinsville plant in April are (left to right): local MP Lindsay Tisch Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy (second from left), Tony Egan and James Egan . Photo courtesy: Daniel Whitfield/ Piako Post.

Many congratulations to the team at Greenlea Premier Meats, which has just celebrated its twentieth anniversary.

The Egan family-owned company celebrated recently with a function in Hamilton at which the company announced a $50,000 donation to Kidscan, one of the many charities supported by the Greenlea Foundation Trust.

Greenlea, a Meat Industry Association member, recently hosted the Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy and Matamata-Piako MP Lindsay Tisch at its Morrinsville plant. The Minister toured the plant, from reception right through to the cold stores with managing director Tony Egan and James Egan, Greenlea board chairman. The Minister commented on the positive, progressive attitude of the Greenlea staff as well as Greenlea’s clear commitment to reinvesting in the future of the meat industry.

Earlier this year, the Greenlea Foundation Trust announced that in addition to supporting First Foundation Scholar Alex Whale, it is supporting three students in their tertiary studies with scholarships to contribute to tuition fees. The scholarships are expected to be made annually.

The company is currently the Westpac Waikato Business of the Year and was recently recognised as a finalist in the Jasol Excellence Award for Leadership in the 2013 NZIFST Food Industry Excellence awards. This recognises the company for its active and sustained leadership to achieve the vision of being the best and most progressive meat company in New Zealand.

This article has appeared in Food NZ magazine (August/September 2013) and is reproduced here with permission.

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