Temporary structure hire relieving storage headaches for mining

Image: Reece's Event Hire.

In what will come as welcome news in the mining sector, Western Australia’s largest marquee supply company is now providing industrial grade temporary shelters for hire with a promise to install at any location within the state.

Recognising an industry-wide demand for temporary storage facilities that can securely hold and protect large plant and machinery, Perth-based Reece’s Event Hire is offering full-service marquee hire packages including delivery and secure installation by its specialist temporary structure construction team.

Companies are able to choose from a wide range of heavy-duty structures spanning in size from 3 metres up to 30 metres and can expect to have their shelter mobilised in one week, regardless of their proximity to Perth.

Established in 1914, Reece’s Event Hire has earned a solid reputation in Western Australia for providing events hire and management services for large-scale events of all types including industry expos, public festivals and corporate conferences.

Reece’s managing director Jamie Gilkison said he was pleased to be offering mining and major industry an innovative solution to their short-term storage needs while steering the events business in a new direction.

“When the global pandemic hit, the events industry was essentially decimated, and it was critical we act swiftly to ensure our long-term viability,” Gilkison said.

“Like many businesses we pivoted to meet our customers’ changing needs and very early on saw our marquees attract interest for a number of unique reasons, including becoming pop-up COVID-19 testing sites and make-shift departure lounges for Perth’s regional airport terminals.

“Before long, Reece’s reputation grew within the mining sector as a provider of fast, short-term industrial grade shelter solutions that served a number of purposes – including the storage of large equipment, which until now was an issue many mining companies were struggling to manage.

“It made sense to offer commercial temporary structure hire packages that would take the stress off operations who at times need short-term storage but can’t justify the cost of a permanent facility that may often sit empty.”

With mining companies often needing short-term storage at little notice, the option of having a marquee delivered and securely installed on site in just one week was attracting a lot of interest to Reece’s according to Gilkison.

“Another benefit of engaging Reece’s is that no matter your location – it could be the Kimberley, the Goldfields or even on a vessel – our specialist construction team will professionally install your marquee for you as early as one week from enquiry,” he said.

Reece’s entire range of marquees are constructed to withstand the harsh Western Australian climate and can be quickly dismantled in the event of extreme inclement weather, such as a cyclone. Marquees also come with full insurances and associated building licenses.

In addition to temporary structure hire and installation, Reece’s Event Hire continues to offer their full range of hire items including specialised temporary structure lighting and can provide advice around power distribution and air conditioning.

All marquees are delivered thoroughly sanitised and can be easily maintained as a clean environment.

Reece’s can also offer mining companies tailored furniture packages suitable for training, inductions and workshops. Items for hire include office chairs, tables and audio-visual equipment and state-wide delivery is available.

Companies interested in short-term storage solutions can learn more about Reece’s Event Hire by visiting its website at reeces.com.au/.

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