Branching Out

Branching Out FK Gardner and SonsBy Mark Golombek View in E-MagazineView in Brochure The FK Gardner & Sons Group (FKG) is a proud family enterprise built from a 40 year construction and engineering heritage. Employing a 650+ strong workforce with offices in Toowoomba, Brisbane, Mackay, Roma and Cairns, FKG provides commercial construction, civil works, mining, design and development, plumbing and plant hire services to a diverse range of clients concentrated in Queensland and now extending throughout eastern Australia. The FKG story is unique, with its success not stumbled upon by accident. Growing from a small family business located in Brookstead […]

FK Gardner and Sons

All At Sea And Up In The Air

What with the never-ending depressing sagas of the ‘eurozone’ in one direction and the US elections in another, one might be forgiven for despairing of any novelty coming from the northern hemisphere. However, a number of developments of interest to the resource sector are starting to see the light of day, although they may face a problem in getting to the attention of those who matter down here.

News on Renewables in the North

The Ultimate Resource for FIFO

Across Australia’s mining states, the practice of Fly-In Fly-Out – better known simply as FIFO – shows no signs of slowing down. With many mines located considerable distances from cities and towns, companies prefer to fly employees to remote sites for a variety of reasons. Considerably cheaper than building accommodation and creating permanent communities, FIFO is also less expensive than paying rent and providing living allowances in mining areas.

Mining Family Matters

Foot in Mouth, or Heart in the Right Place?

Yes, Gina Rinehart told Australians to stop drinking and lazing about if they wanted to see success as she has, and yes, she said this as a product of progeny. Indeed, Gina stated that Africans were willing to work for $2 a day. We’ve all read the headlines this past month, and we’ve all witnessed the spectacle that has been made of Australia’s richest woman. But have we actually heard what she was saying?

Thoughts on Gina Rinehart

Young and Lean

Setting up a new company in the competitive mining and mineral sector can be a daunting experience. But Paul Martin and Cameron Henry of Primero Group have quickly overcome the start-up blues. This West Australia-based company focuses on engineering, management and contracting services for the mining, infrastructure and oil and gas industries.

Primero Group

Smart Solutions in Trying Times

If we had caught up with John Kennedy a couple of weeks earlier, it would have been a different story. His company, Goodline Projects, had had a storming year since we last spoke with them in October of 2011, operating throughout Australia in the coal and iron ore sectors, both with construction and maintenance.


A Better Way

Credo Group designs, implements, and operates solutions for the resource, property, and retail sectors. In 2003, the founding team was driven by a simple concept: that “there has got to be a better way to deliver facility and project management services to clients and provide the best value for their investment.”

Credo Group

Innovative Pump Solutions

Industrial pumps come in all shapes and sizes; they are used to complete various tasks that range from pumping beer in a brewery to removing water from the bottom of an open pit mine. With too many uses to name, pumps are the most widely used machine in the world aside from the electric motor – which, funnily enough, can be used to turn a pump.

Australian Industrial Pump Systems

Your Partner in Power Generation and Air Compression

In a recent interview with Rick Chang, General Manager of Australian based Powerlink Machine, we discussed the company’s commitment to customer care, innovation, and high safety and quality standards. Phrases such as “win-win is key,” “operate highly efficiently,” and “quality exceeds the customer’s expectation,” spoke volumes of the company’s values and culture; but perhaps what stood out most in the interview was one short phrase uttered by Mr Chang which clearly and concisely summed up the reason for the company’s rapid rise to its position as an industry leader: “No failure; just delayed success.”

Powerlink Machine Pty Ltd

Serving the Nation’s Mining Sector

When it was formed in 2008, COR Cooling Pty Ltd was created with a vision of providing the finest and most comprehensive cooling, heat transfer, and heat exchange solutions to Australia’s mining, oil and gas, industrial, heavy haulage, drilling, rail, marine, and light automotive sectors…

COR Cooling Pty Ltd

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.

January 21, 2020, 11:51 AM AEDT


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