Mills Transport closing down after 91 years in business
TRUCKING company Mills Transport will cease trading at close of business Friday September 25 after operating for 91 years in the Northern Rivers region.
The family owners of the company have confirmed they reached the decision after "forming the view that their investment in transport was no longer supported by the returns offered by the market," director Reg Mills said.
It is understood the decision will affect in excess of 100 staff members across it's depots at Harwood, Coffs, Lismore, Murwillumbah, Sydney and Brisbane.
"As this is a voluntary closure, Mills Transport confirms all liabilities including supplier invoices and staff entitlements will be paid," Mr Mills said.
He said Mills was negotiating on behalf of staff to see if it can help organise them jobs with the new contractors who will take over its business.
Employees were told at a meeting last Thursday.