Story: Investment

Constructing a wallboards factory

Constructing a wallboards factory

In 1960 Winstone’s Wallboards constructed a new factory in Christchurch. The building of the factory is a good example of investment – it created new buildings and machinery for the production of a final good, Gibraltar board. The term ‘Gibraltar board' was a New Zealand name coined by the company in 1931 as a brand name for plasterboard.

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Brent Layton, 'Investment - Economic investment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/24098/constructing-a-wallboards-factory (accessed 13 December 2019)

Story by Brent Layton, published 11 Mar 2010