50 year milestone for Wayne

Long time Don employee Wayne Dennis (centre) recently celebrated 50 years with the company and is proudly pictured here with some of his colleagues.
Long time Don employee Wayne Dennis (centre) recently celebrated 50 years with the company and is proudly pictured here with some of his colleagues.

Don KR Castlemaine employee Wayne Dennis recently celebrated 50 years of service at the long running Castlemaine institution.
Wayne told the Mail he was just 15 when he started at the original old 1905 factory site in Richards Road.
“I applied on May 31 and started the next day on June 1, 1972. I began on day shift packing those triangle shaped leg ham tins that many people will remember,” he says.
“Within a few months I moved on to the boning and trimming department and I ended up there for 30 years!” Wayne said.
Wayne has seen a lot of changes and a lot of faces come and go over the years.
“When I started out it was the Castlemaine Bacon Company Ltd, then it became Castle Bacon, then KR Castlemaine and now Don,” he said.
He was chuffed to receive a handwritten letter of congratulations from George Western III himself and various letters of acknowledgement from across the company. See the Mail for the full story…