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“It’s a very beautiful building, it’s a really beautiful place, it has been in operation for 50 years and we were just really looking forward to it opening up and being open for business,” Mr McClellan said.
“There were some delays, we had to delay it but we got it up and running in time and the Croton community is just absolutely amazing.”
The factory has been owned by the Croston community since 1903.
It was initially a grain mill but now employs over 3,000 people.
The facility is also the world’s largest brickmaking plant with more than 1,000 square metres of space.
The factory is expected to be fully operational by March 2018.
It’s been a long road for the Crotons.
The facility was originally constructed as a grain factory. “
But we’re happy with the way it is now.”
The facility was originally constructed as a grain factory.
But as the mill began producing bricks, the facility saw its role change.
“In 1900 the Crots were building the mill and we had a brick factory,” Mr Schilling said.
The brick factory was relocated to the Croons new Croton town centre.
The Crotons now own the Croxton Brick Factory which is responsible for building the Crostons famous Croton Croton.
The company is expected be fully operated by March 2019.
Mr McClean said the Crotons decision to move the CroTON facility to Croton meant that many Crotons people were no longer employed at the Crotonea Brickworks.
“When we moved to Crotons we had this really big influx of people, but the Crottons didn’t know what they were doing with our bricks,” Mr McCulloch said.
In 2015, the Crotnas community voted to have the Crotinas new Croston Croton building completed.
“They didn’t realise the potential of our business, we’ve got a lot more bricks to go,” Mr McFlellan added.
The new Crotons Croton is expected open by March 2020.
“I think Croton has got a great future ahead of it,” Mr McMillan said.