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New depot and contract wins for GLH

GLH depot

It’s been a productive 2023 so far for Queensland business George’s Loader Hire (GLH), expanding operations with the opening of a new depot in Rockhampton, and winning two major contracts with Aurizon and one with Queensland Rail (QR).

The Aurizon works involve excavator undercutting and rail stress management/welding, while the QR contract is for labour hire.  They complement GLH’s large portfolio of major rail projects and customers throughout Queensland.

The Rockhampton GLH depot allows for efficient access to the Central Queensland coal network as well as the regional QR network.

GLH introduced the very first excavator undercutter to the SE Queensland Rail network about 10 years ago, and has continued to provide the service to QR by way of hi-rail excavators and non-hi rail excavators with height limiters.

It has also performed undercutting services in the more restricted access environment in SE Queensland and more open environments in Central Queensland.

The most recent diversification into labour hire (welding and restressing) augments the undercutting services, providing a one-stop service for customers.

The Central Queensland team has a wealth of experience in undercutting, welding and restressing tasks, and GLH is excited to hit the ground running in Rockhampton doing what it does best: all things rail maintenance and construction.

The company has invested in state-of-the-art modern equipment to perform rail maintenance and restressing tasks, including hi-rail undercutters and clipping machines.

The directors of GLH – Cameron Baird and Kelly Cooke – are exceptionally proud to be expanding operations with the support of a strong operations and administration team in Brisbane and Rockhampton.

GLH has been serving the Queensland rail industry for nearly 30 years to date and will continue to be entrenched for as long as there are railways that need maintenance and construction, they said.