VDM Group

Identical twin brothers Jim and Andrew van der Meer, both highly skilled in the construction industry, found it only fitting that they team up to double their success. With Andrew’s background as a licensed builder and Jim’s experience working for large construction groups as Chief Engineer, the duo founded Van Der Meer Consulting in 1986. While initially they focussed primarily on consulting to the construction sector, they built upon their expertise while slowly increasing involvement in the construction side of operations.

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NQ Cranes

For moving small loads or heavy equipment up to 150 tonne, NQ Cranes (North Queensland Cranes) has the product for your business. NQ has a large range of overhead cranes, jib cranes, gantry cranes and chain hoists, engineered and designed to individual specifications with certification and compliance approval to the relevant Australian standards.

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Mecrus

Mecrus has an ambitious vision: to provide ‘whole of business’ solutions by “integrating the skills and experience of its dedicated team into the structure of client companies, thereby multiplying the benefits of change across the business.” On paper, this vision translates into Mecrus performing a multitude of services for its clients: Operations and Maintenance, Strategic Improvement Planning, Equipment Servicing, Preventative Maintenance, Engineering Support, Project Management, Project Supervision, and Plant Installation and Repair. In practical terms, what it means is that Mecrus is committed to helping its clients perform better, in whatever ways best suit them.

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CSA Global

CSA Global is a privately-owned consulting company that provides multi-disciplinary services to the global resources industry, covering all aspects of the mining industry from project generation, to exploration, evaluation development, operations and corporate advice.

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Coalroc Contractors

In a very real sense, you could say Coalroc Contractors keeps its virtues well hidden – deep underground, in fact. Established in 2001, Coalroc offers a complete range of services to the underground coal mining industry and has strategic locations in Mackay in Queensland and Singleton in New South Wales.

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City of Whyalla

Located “where the outback meets the sea”, Whyalla is a coastal city on the east coast of the Eyre Peninsula in SA. As the third most populous city in SA, after Adelaide and Mount Gambier, it offers the best of both worlds – breathtaking scenic ocean views, rich outback landscapes and a strong cultural and heritage as well as a thriving downtown core, modern amenities, and all of the appeal of a large city centre. With over three hundred days a year of sunshine, it’s easy to see why people are so eager to invest their time and money in this up and coming city.

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BLH Group of Companies

It’s not everyone who can grow a successful, dynamic business from scratch. Identifying a need in the industry and then building a company to meet it takes a keen vision, a solid understanding of the field, and at least a little luck. Yet in just a few short years, Managing Director Shane Gill and his team at BLH have managed to do exactly that.

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Amtec Engineering

Amtec Engineering is a company based in Taranaki, in New Zealand’s north island, near the bustling port of New Plymouth. Established in the early 1980s and developed with the province’s energy boom, Amtec has expanded into the petrochemical, oil exploration, defence, power generation, dairy and forestry industries.

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Strategic Resources

There are 17 classified rare earth elements, many of which have strategic purposes. Rare in name only, these elements are anything but scarce as they are found all over the world. The challenge rare earth elements pose is during extraction, as they exist in low concentrations and are difficult to separate from one another.

October 20, 2017, 7:09 AM AEDT