Preparing for the Big W DC open day on Saturday are (from left) trainee associate Warren Hodgson, HR manager Ian Jamieson and safety, health and environment manager Garry Spence.
Preparing for the Big W DC open day on Saturday are (from left) trainee associate Warren Hodgson, HR manager Ian Jamieson and safety, health and environment manager Garry Spence. Georja Ryan

Big W DC opens doors to public

IT LOOKS fairly calm and quiet from the road but, inside the walls of the Big W Distribution Centre, there's a whole lot more going on.

Fluoro yellow shirts and beeping machines weave in and out of mile-high aisles, machines to rival Transformers buzz in all corners and there is an energy quite unlike anywhere else.

For many, inside one of the biggest employers in Warwick is foreign territory.

That's why the staff at Big W are swinging open the doors on Saturday and inviting everyone to come along and see how it all works.

The first open day since 2006, human resources manager Ian Jamieson said this event was one not to miss.

"Because we're not usually open to the public, this is a good opportunity for people to see what we actually do," Mr Jamieson said.

Safety, health and environment manager Garry Spence said the open day was popular among many locals and he expected a couple of thousand people to attend.

"We get a lot of requests for tours throughout the year with school groups, rotary groups, Probus groups and so think it's a good idea to have an open day," Mr Spence said.

The Lions Club will put on a barbecue on the day and there will be a jumping castle for the kids.

Tours and demonstrations will run all day and, for just a gold coin donation, you can a see how something on such a large scale works.

Head down to the DC, on East St, from 10am-4pm.

 

Open Day

  • Head to the Big W DC on Saturday to see how it all works.
  • There will be tours, demonstrations, raffles, stalls, a sausage sizzle and even a jumping castle for the kids.
  • Entry is a gold coin donation and gates are open between 10am and 4pm.
  • All donations will go towards CareFlight and other selected charities.


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