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More manufacturing jobs for Adelaide

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ABOUT 250 new manufacturing jobs will be created in Adelaide through grants approved after car maker Mitsubishi decided to close its local engine plant.

Following the car company's decision last year, which axed about 650 jobs, the state and federal governments established a $45m fund to help encourage new investment in Adelaide.

Industry minister Ian Macfarlane said that $6.4m would now flow to three companies expanding their operations.

Electronics company Redarc will get $1.6m towards its $4m plan to build a new facility at suburban Lonsdale.

Alloy Technologies International will get $1.8m to help develop a new $6.8m metal foundry at Wingfield, and Resourceco will receive $3m as part of a $10m expansion of its existing waste processing operation.

The latest grants bring to $15m the money allocated from the Mitsubishi fund to five different projects expected to create about 425 new jobs.

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