Puma’s bull is a beauty

Mt Lar­com servo cre­ates 20 jobs

The Morning Bulletin - - NEWS - SEAN FOX Sean.Fox@cap­news.com.au

THERE’S some­thing rather mem­ora-bull about the Puma En­ergy ser­vice sta­tion that has just opened at Mt Lar­com.

In cel­e­brat­ing Puma’s ar­rival to the com­mu­nity yes­ter­day, a me­tal bull statue was com­mis­sioned, and it’s made from car parts.

Stand­ing in front of the premises, it will wel­come mo­torists as they en­ter the brand new ser­vice cen­tre, which has gen­er­ated 20 new jobs.

Puma, Aus­tralia’s largest in­de­pen­dent fuel op­er­a­tor, said a so­cial me­dia com­pe­ti­tion will be held to seek ideas and sug­ges­tions from the com­mu­nity for the bull’s name.

And a com­mu­nity day on June 2 will fea­ture a live ra­dio broad­cast, sausage siz­zle, face paint­ing and give­aways.

The event will also mark the an­nounce­ment of the bull’s name.

The ser­vice cen­tre will in­clude high flow diesel, ded­i­cated truck re­fu­elling bays and a 7th Street Cafe.

It will “pro­vide much-needed fuel and con­ve­nience ser­vices to the Mt Lar­com com­mu­nity as well as tourists, truck driv­ers and lo­cals trav­el­ling along the Bruce High­way,” a Puma spokesper­son said.

“We know com­pe­ti­tion pro­vides choice to cus­tomers and we are con­fi­dent this new site will help con­nect lo­cals to our fuel net­work in the far north and pro­vide a point of dif­fer­ence to com­peti­tors.

“We are proud of our strong net­work of more than 400 sites and look for­ward to be­com­ing an im­por­tant part of the lo­cal in­fra­struc­ture.”

Puma En­ergy Mt Lar­com of­fers 91, E10, Pu­ma­max 98, Diesel and Pu­ma­max Diesel.

Photo: Chris Ison ROK170518cpuma4

ME­CHAN­I­CAL BULL: A bull sculp­ture made from car parts can be seen out­side the Puma Ser­vice Sta­tion at Mount Lar­com, which opened yes­ter­day.

Photo: Chris Ison ROK170518cpuma2

Mar­garet Scott (left), Ka­reen Miles and Is­abelle Job at the Puma Ser­vice Sta­tion at Mount Lar­com.

Photo: Chris Ison ROK170518cpuma1

The Puma Ser­vice Sta­tion at Mount Lar­com has just opened for busi­ness.

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