Families see refiney operations
By ALLAN McNEILallanm@gladstoneobserver.com.au
THE Beckman children can't wait to see where their father Steuart works when they take part in the Comalco Alumina Refinery (CAR) official opening this weekend.
The Beckmans will be just one of hundreds of families expected to turn out to the opening.
As part of the opening celebrations residents will be given bus tours of the CAR site so they can see the refining process first hand.
Mr Beckman is a production manager at the CAR site and is excited about his family finally getting to see where he spends his days.
'The CAR team has achieved a world-class start up and Saturday is a rare opportunity for the com- munity to share it with us,' Mr Beckman said.
Comalco community relations manager Robyn Sermon said the official opening on Saturday was an opportunity to thank the community.
'As part of the opening celebrations we wanted to thank the community for their help in the start-up of the plant,' she said.
The community open day will be staged at the Gladstone PCYC from 8am on Saturday.