Regional business growth on a high

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One of the Upper Spencer Gulf’s largest employers is hoping new investment in the region will drive its success even higher.

MAX Crane and Equipment Hire launched in August 2002 with four staff and three cranes. Now rebranded as MAX Services, the business today employs almost 300 staff across six established depots, with equipment hire, project management and critical part storage added to its list of services.

And that growth looks set to continue in the coming years.

“For so long now it’s been relatively quiet in the Upper Spencer Gulf,” said Matt Cimarosti, MAX Services Whyalla business manager.

“There hasn’t been any major spend in the area for quite some time, so new projects are going to mean good things for the region.”

People development is a large part of the MAX Services remit. The company has invested in its own training academy to help create direct pathways to employment for local talent and grow its workforce even further.

“Developing people is a big part of what we do,” Cimarosti says. “We’re the only company that offers Certificate III and IV in mobile crane operations through MAX Academy.

“We’ve currently got about 35 trainees at varying levels and we’re graduating five to 10 trainees a year across the business, so we’re poised for the expansion and the growth to be able to manage that.

“It’s going to be an interesting time for sure.”

Cimarosti is encouraged by the signs of development around him. “The Hallett green concrete plant broke ground recently, so that was nice to see something real,” he says.

“There’s a lot of cool things happening.”


Sunday Mail article about MAX Whyalla

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