A hearty congratulations goes to meat industry legend and processing pioneer, Graeme Lowe, who has been made a Fairfax Media New Zealand Business Hall of Fame laureate for 2012.
Graeme Lowe founded Lowe Corporation more than forty years ago and the company has grown to become one of New Zealand’s leading animal by-products processors and exporters. Based in the Hawke’s Bay, the company now operates three tanneries, two fellmongeries (skin preparation plants) and two rendering plants and employs over 500 people at the peak of the production season.
Lowe and this year’s six other new laureates – Bill Gallagher Senior, Sir Graeme Douglas, Sir Patrick Higgins, Thomas Macarthy (1833-1912) and Mary Jane Milne (1840-1921) – will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at a gala dinner on 28 June 2012.
The Hall was created by the Young Enterprise Trust in 1994, to recognise New Zealanders who have made an outstanding contribution to business and society.