Rio Tinto parades 50 years in Pilbara at exhibit
Rio Tinto is celebrating 50 years in the Pilbara with a touring historical exhibition which shows the projects and people that helped build it into a regional powerhouse.
The Rio Groundbreaker Trail opened on June 1 in Pannawonica and will be touring Pannawonica, Wickham, Tom Price, Paraburdoo and Dampier over the next 21⁄2 months in the lead-up to its official anniversary on August 22.
Exhibitions are tailored to each town and include items like shipping logbooks, key contracts, photos, indigenous artworks and interactive displays for children to enjoy.
Rio Tinto chief executive iron ore, Australia, China and Korea, Andrew Harding said the trail was part of the wider anniversary focus of celebrating people.
“We are dedicating the year to the many thousands of people who have enabled our business to be the success that it is.
“This includes employees, government and community partners, customers and investors, each playing their part to enable us to contribute to Western Australia and beyond,” he said.
“As our business looks forward and we continue to innovate and improve we should reflect on the many groundbreakers that have been integral to this business.”
For a list of the Groundbreaker Trail exhibition dates and other Rio Tinto anniversary information, go to riotintogroundbreakers. com.