Exclusive: Whirlwind creditors revealed

Having obtained a copy of the creditors list for Whirlwind’s two entities, Whirlwind Print, and Whirlwind Print (NSW), Australian Printer can report that the total figure owed between them is just under $7m.

Individual employees, who will claim their entitlements through FEGs, were owed up to $78k, with many owed tens of thousands, and a few owed between one to five thousand. The total figure owed between employee wages and superannuation comes to $2.39m.

Among the companies dealing with Whirlwind, a few stand out as being stung the hardest, with Direct Paper Supplies owed $1.3m between the two Whirlwind companies.

Paper merchants Ball & Doggett are owed $654,000 from Whirlwind, and $593,000 from Whirlwind NSW, bringing the total figure beyond a million dollars.

Even BJ Ball, superseded by the combined Ball & Doggett some time ago, is owed $80,000, while Spicers was owed roughly $30k.

Agfa Graphics owed $229k from Whirlwind, and $39k from Whirlwind NSW, while DIC Australia is listed for $51k on the creditors report.

Print & Pack Australia will need to chase $135k, while Express Envelopes have been left with $81k owed.

Jet Technologies are owed over $100k, while Lindsay Yates, which was bought by Whirlwind, and which Cester partly attributed the demise of the business to, is owed $67k.

In the finishing space, Marvel Bookbinding was owed $15k, Les Baddock Book Binders $19k, and Twin Loop Binding $10k.

Local office furniture company, Eclipse Commercial Seating Unit Trust, based in Knoxfield near Whirlwind in Victoria, was owed $46k.

Even Whirlwind owed money to Whirlwind, with Whirlwind Print Vic listed as a creditor for Whirlwind NSW, for $112k.

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