OCTOBER 2016
From the Director's Desk
Joe Wagner Group is continuing to build on our busy start to 2016 with a number of new projects now well under way. Our roadworks crews have been working on the Warrego Highway at multiple locations between Brisbane and Chinchilla and on the New England Highway; our structures teams have travelled all over Queensland for QR bridge and track formation reconstruction; and our plant hire business continues to grow. 

I would like to welcome a few new senior members to the team: Dave (Supervisor), Wayne (Supervisor), Ben (Final Trim Operator) and Brad (Civil Engineer) bring significant knowledge and experience with them and will be of great assistance in delivering successful projects for our clients and training the next generation of JWG staff.
JWG Demonstrates Reliability on Time Critical Projects
Dave Pinchin and his crew has recently completed an upgrade on the Warrego Highway at Haiglsea just in time for the opening of a new service station and travel centre.  JWG was engaged for this project with an extremely tight timeframe and we are very proud that works were completed in time for opening of the new BP. Project works included bulk earthworks, drainage, gravels, asphalt, street lighting and road furniture.  Experienced staff, reliable plant fleet and strong client/designer/contractor and contractor/subcontractor relationships have been critical to this achievement.
 
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The JWG team also demonstrated performance under pressure recently during formation reconstruction works for Queensland Rail. The task required over 25 machines working night and day to rebuild 550m of track near Jondaryan.  The rail was cut, the existing formation boxed out to varying depths and then thousands of tonnes of roadbase and ballast were placed.  The track was re-opened on time and under budget.  JWG’s significant plant fleet and team of multi-disciplined, final trim operators are highly valued by key clients during critical and shutdown works.
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JWG Safety Initiative - Phase out of Rollover Forks
All JWG backhoes and skidsteer loaders are now available with quick release front buckets and dedicated pallet fork attachments.  JWG staff identified that the common roll-over style pallet forks fitted to the front buckets present a safety hazard even if they though they haven’t resulted in any accidents at JWG yet.  Management decided to purchase new machinery with quick release front buckets 12 months ago and have now rolled this imitative out across the entire fleet; all machines with roll over forks have now also been retrofitted with quick release buckets or replaced with brand new machines. 

Our Our newly delivered Case  590ST Backhoe and Case TR270 Compact Track Loader are equipped with quick release buckets and a dedicated fork attachments; demonstrating the Directors’ mission to be the industry leader in earthmoving machinery safety..
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Joe Wagner Group - Supporting the Local Community.
Jim and Nick are committed to engaging local suppliers, building long term relationships and supporting the local communities that support us. It was fitting for JWG to support the Haigslea State School with their 140th centenary celebration. JWG donated to the school’s P&C Committee and provided a static machinery display on the celebration day for the kids see the machinery safely, up close.

The Haigslea community were very patient and understanding throughout the construction works for the new travel centre and associated road works.  Thank you to the Haigslea community, our local workforce and all of the commuters affected by the works for your support!
Did You Know?
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco has a relocatable safety barrier system to relieve the congestion of the 8000+ vehicles per hour travelling across the bridge during AM and PM traffic peaks.
The $30 million relocatable safety barrier project consists of 2.7 kilometres of interlinked barrier system and two $1.4 million “zipper trucks” which are used to relocate the 800+ 680kg barriers. The “zipper trucks” are able to move all 1.7km of barriers 2 full lane widths in under an hour to change the lane configuration to four and two to match AM and PM traffic demands and reduce congestion. The ne safety barrier is a vast improvement on the previous laborious task of twice a day installing and removing plastic tubes similar to bollards to set out traffic lanes on the bridge. Whilst this is not new technology it is a fantastic road safety initiative that is now being utilised all over the world.
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Social Circles -  It's A Bloke Thing.
Joe Wagner Group recently supported the It’s A Bloke Thing Prostate Luncheon at Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport. JWG joined 500+ guests to enjoy a great afternoon with plenty of laughs from special guests Karl Stefanovic, James Morrison and Alan Joyce. The event raised a record $1.35 million for prostate cancer support and research. Well done to everyone involved in making this event a fantastic success.