Sawmill sackings concerns Theodore businessman
BUSINESSMAN Ron Bock has lived in Theodore all his life and knows the sawmill is the bread and butter of the town.
Mr Bock, who owns engineering company RD & VJ Bock, said Theodore relied on the sawmill, which was a big part of the community, employing 30 workers before 13 were sacked last week.
"If anything happened to the sawmill, the town would go backwards," he said.
Mr Bock said he was concerned about the lack of confidence in the economy.
"It's very worrying that things aren't booming," he said.
"It just makes you wonder how the building industry is doing at the moment," he said.
"I've seen the Theodore sawmill go through a lot of ups and downs, but it's a worrying trend," he said.
But Mr Bock still has plenty of hope for the small town, though, explaining that there's always something happening for Theodore.
"There's a coal mine that's on our doorstep at Moura and a gold mine 50km to the south of us," he said.
"There's a lot of dry land farming as well, but it's a matter of just hanging on."