The Mendi Group has acquired a third quarry in the Townsville area to supply the local construction industry.
Mendi managing director Jeffrey Doyle said the new CAMM North quarry would be ramping up production to supply raw materials on the northern and southern approaches to Townsville.
“The purchase of the previously-named Wild Boar Quarry is a very strategic step for us and represents a significant local investment by the Mendi Group, ” he said.
“The new CAMM North quarry gives us a supply of raw materials on the northern side of Townsville, meaning our main operating location in the Bohle is now centrally located between the three quarry locations.
“We’ve experienced a significant increase in demand for services over the past 12 months and the acquisition of this quarry will mean the recruitment of more local people, demonstrating our confidence in the North Queensland economy moving forward.”
The group also operates sand supplier Townsville Graded Sands at Kelso and CAMM Quarries at Roseneath.
“Our second quarry at Roseneath which opened in July 2018 and produces high-quality aggregates and road base materials, was developed by Mendi from a greenfield site and has already far exceeded production expectations,” Mr Doyle said.
“This is a positive sign for our business.
“Over the past three months we’ve also made significant additions to our operating fleet including three dump trucks, two excavators, a loader and four prime movers to cater for road-train configurations with a carrying capability of 85 tonnes.”
The 24.2ha Wild Boar quarry property, about 45km north of Townsville, is listed on the Colliers International website as having sold for $1.5 million.
Products include landscape rocks, fill aggregates, road base and