Posted by: jeanannfrench | October 15, 2009

Thursday, October 15

At the race days in Toowoomba August 29, I met Mary Wagner and learned about her family’s manufacturing facilities.  She is also a Zontian and has been for 2 years.  One thing led to another and I asked for a tour of the plant and then made arrangements to bring the students on a field trip and include Geoff Slaughter.

Instead of having a regular class today, I got one of the vans and the class headed out for Toowoomba at 9ish.  We were off to have a tour of  Wagners.PA140006

Here’s a description of the company:

Established in 1989, Wagners is a family owned business with company headquarters located in Toowoomba, Queensland. Initially establishing three trading divisions – Wagners Concrete, Wagners Quarries and Wagners Transport, the company now incorporates Wagners Concrete Pumping, Wagners Composite Fibre Technologies, Wagners Pre-Cast Concrete, Wagners Steel Reinforcing, Wagners Projects and Wagners Global Services.Wagners Global Services manages projects throughout New Caledonia, Russia and Indonesia from the company’s global headquarters located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Noel Larkin, GM Sales & Operations, gave a 45 minute overview of the company & its carbon fiber, resin product.

 In 2009, Wagners employs more than 1100 staff globally.  The Wagner Group of Companies is a Third Party Quality Endorsed Company, accredited by SAI Global and complying with the ISO 9001:2000 Quality management systems.

Noel Larkin, GM Sales & Operations, gave a 45 minute overview of the company & its carbon fiber, resin product.

Independently, each division of Wagners offer the quality assured specialized products and services required by our national and international customers. These products and services include premixed concrete, mobile concrete batching plants, pre-cast concrete products, concrete pumping, reinforcing steel products, contract crushing, quarry materials, civil works, project management services, bulk haulage transport, and composite products.

(L-R) Jean Ann, Mary, Geoff, & Noel.

(L-R) Jean Ann, Mary, Geoff, & Noel.

After the discussion and tour, we headed to USQ main campus for a quick lunch with Geoff.  The students had not been to the main Uni before.  Geoff and I talked about my last two weeks, what needs to be accomplished, meetings that need to be held, and my last days on campus plus transporation to the airport.  You see, I’m really coming home soon!


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