June 2016
From the Directors' Desk
It’s hard to believe we’re almost half way through the year.  The team at Joe Wagner Group has already completed a number of projects across Queensland including: installing electrical conduits for a high and low voltage network upgrade at Bailie Henderson Hospital; flood repair works for DTMR and Banana Shire Council; severa Queensland Rail bridge replacements; and installing gabion baskets to stabilize an embankment for the Toowoomba Regional Council. Well done to the crews who have helped to successfully deliver these projects; the second half of the year is shaping up to be even busier.
 
I would also like to congratulate Aaron & Tess Burgess on the safe arrival of Matilda Elizabeth Burgess, Aaron is one of JWG’s multi skilled truck drivers, welcome to the JWG family Matilda.

Jim Wagner
Director

Skills and reliability set JWG apart..
DTMR and Banana Shire Council
JWG recently completed flood repair works on over 100 sites around central Qld for Banana Shire Council and DTMR. Typical works included grouted rock pitching, rock protection, concrete batter protection and removal of silt and sediment from pipe and culvert structures. 

Mil and his team used a specialist high pressure water jet to remove silt and sediment from the pipes and culverts, many of which were completely full.

Challenges included very limited phone service, significant travel distances and a tight program. The team opened up multiple work fronts to deliver the project safely, efficiently and to the client's satisfaction.  Gecko even overcame his fear of flying on chartered flights all around the region.
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Warrego HIghway - Charlton 
JWG has almost completed all drainage works for Seymour Whyte on the Warrego Highway Upgrade at Charlton. Liam and his team installed more than 6km of reinforced pipes up to 5.5m deep, precast and cast insitu pits, reinforced box culverts and precast and cast insitu end structures. Works were staged to ensure that traffic flows and were un-interrupted and other works were not impacted during construction. 
 

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Joe Wagner Group - Supporting our Team
At Joe Wagner Group we enjoy playing in the dirt  so it was a no-brainer when Pete White, one of our experienced plant operators, asked if JWG would support his speedway racing team.  Pete races a Modified Sedan, which is race car built from a hard-top road car with a minimum seating capacity of 4 people.  A lot of modifications are required to make the car compliant with regulations; including removing all glass, installing a roll cage, changing the wheels and tyres and removing all seating to install an approved driver seat and racing harness.

Pete has been racing speedway for around 15 years; he first started out in a junior class racing a 4 cylinder Cortina. From that day he was hooked on the oval track and has seen many of the ups and downs of motor sport.  Pete says he has “loved every minute of it; learnt plenty and spent many more hours working on the car than he has racing it”.

Good luck for next race season Pete.
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JWG is GPS equipped
Joe Wagner Group employs Topcon 2D and 3D GPS systems to ensure that projects are delivered accurately and efficiently. We utilise the GPS on a number of excavators from 13t to 35t for for bulk earthworks, pavement box outs, stormwater installation and final trimming on a variety of projects. 

On graders we use Topcon GPS and MM machine control to guarantee that our final trim is well within required tolerances; the accuracy and reliability of our system provides JWG and our customers with confidence in our delivery and with our final product.

Did You Know?
Beijing based Transport Explore Bus has recently unveiled a proposal for a Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) at the 19th China Beijing International High-Tech Expo.
Major traffic jams have long been a daily occurrence in Chinese CBDs; particularly Beijing. With a population more than 3 times that of Sydney, transport technology experts have had to think outside the square to develop TEB; which is best described as cross between a gantry crane and a modern tram. The TEB is proposed to be rail based, capable of carrying 1200 passengers and elevated over 2 traffic lane allowing the TEB to straddle over vehicles and avoid traffic jams.

It’s well and truly out there, but with major pressure on CBD transport infrastructure worldwide we don’t think it will be to long before you see the TEB in major cities all over the world!

Click on the image to see further information and a video of the TEB concept in action. 

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Social Circles - JWG Supporting the local community..
Joe Wagner Group recently sponsored the ‘2016 Allora Golf & Bowls Day’ to help raise much needed funds for the Allora Men’s Shed. ‘Men’s Sheds’ are non-profit organisations that have been popping up all over Australia in recent years to foster social interaction and reduce depression in men. Men of all ages gather at the Allora Men’s Shed to share skills, stories and experience from many different backgrounds.

Nick, Aaron, Scooter, Ash and Jack enjoyed the day; testing their skills on the bowling green and knowledge in a trivia challenge before enjoying a few well earnt cold beers and sharing stories with the locals. The boys even managed to come away with some silverware for the ‘Most Improved’ team.

Well done guys.

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