Calling out to QAL early days

The Observer - - NEWS - Caro­line Tung Caro­line.Tung@glad­sto­neob­server.com.au

GLAD­STONE’S Par­son’s Point be­came a hive of ac­tiv­ity in 1963 when Kaiser En­gi­neers and Con­struc­tors Inc. ar­rived with the con­struc­tion of Queens­land Alu­mina Lim­ited.

Next month, work­ers and their fam­i­lies in­volved in the orig­i­nal con­struc­tion of the plant will gather over one week­end to remember the bonds formed dur­ing tur­bu­lent times from 1963-1973.

The man­age­ment of QAL and Kaiser En­gi­neers had a “strong policy” to make sure op­por­tu­ni­ties were avail­able for lo­cal fam­ily busi­nesses to par­tic­i­pate and grow in the con­struc­tion in­dus­try.

Lo­cal firms such as Cyril Gold­ing Earth­mov­ing, Bar­ney Point Engi­neer­ing, and Glad­stone Engi­neer­ing ben­e­fited and ex­panded through the con­struc­tion pro­gram, along with lo­cal traders and sup­pli­ers.

The plant has now op­er­ated suc­cess­fully for 50 years in an in­creas­ingly com­pet­i­tive world.

Please reg­is­ter by Tues­day, Septem­ber 5. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Jim El­liott on 49757162, Bob Beale on 49750171 or Dick Wool­cock on 49721834.

EARLY DAYS: QAL is hold­ing a week­end for staff in­volved in the con­struc­tion of QAL be­tween 1963 - 1973 to re­call the bonds formed dur­ing tur­bu­lent times.

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