A leading mining and civil infrastructure company has recently opened a branch in Cobar with Jemrok holding an Open Day last Friday.
A division of the Kyda Group, Jemrok invited business owners, mine managers, council and The Cobar Weekly to go along to their re-furbished Lewis Street workshop and find out what products and services they offer.
Kyda Group managing director David Kenworthy said purchasing the former Promec business had been a good opportunity for his company.
“It was a fantastic bolt on for us, it was what we did anyway and just allowed us to spread our wings,” he said.
“We are going to maintain and grow what the existing business had, which includes vehicle hire, maintenance on vehicles and labour hire.
“We also have a very strong mining operation and a team of civil engineers, mechanical engineers and environmental scientists, with a whole array of different skill sets.”
He said the company has a strong focus on staff training and upskilling, with a number of staff having dual trades.
Mr Kenworthy said 19 years ago the company had initially been focused on manufacturing and producing polyethylene pipe and mining related products in Tasmania and Victoria.
He said over the years it had evolved and branched out into specialized civil engineering and vehicle maintenance work as well.
Mr Kenworthy said while the mining industry was their main target market, because the Cobar workshop in the past also served the local community, it would continue to do so.
“This business supports the community, we aren’t going to take away anything from what it does,” he said.
“The guy that works at the local supermarket that needs his vehicle serviced, we can look after him as well,” Mr Kenworthy said.
“As a group, we have a can do, can help service attitude and that’s how we structure our business, it’s predominantly service based support.
“We’d like to think that if someone comes to us with a question, we can help,” he said.