McLanahan will celebrate the launch of its new 18,000 square metre manufacturing facility at Cameron Park, New South Wales, on Friday.
The company’s clients, suppliers, and local government and industry representatives will view the equipment being assembled at the company’s flagship facility, which opened its doors in August.
This invitee list includes reps from Austrade, the NSW Minerals Council and the NSW Department of Industry.
Company chairman Mike McLanahan and chief executive officer Sean McLanahan will also be visiting from the United States to attend.
“Having our chairman and CEO here from the US is a clear demonstration of the company’s long-term commitment to Australia and our mining clients from the Hunter Region,” McLanahan managing director APAC Neil Hunt said.
McLanahan originated as a family-owned US company in Pennsylvania in 1835. The company launched an Australian division as a crusher and feeder-focused original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in Newcastle in 2003 with just five full time staff.
Since then, the Australian team has expanded considerably; the Cameron Park facility has 38 staff, including engineering designers, technical services staff and a design draft team.
The company received the 2018 Manufacturer of the Year award at the Hunter Manufacturing Awards and a nomination at the Queensland Mining Awards for its work with Thiess at the Lake Vermont coal project.
“Newcastle and the Hunter are well recognised for high calibre subcontractors, suppliers and engineering firms. Together, they provide a strong foundation for high value manufacturing,” Hunt continued.
“Coming off the back of the most successful year in our history, we feel the new facilities position the company for strong growth in the future.”