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    New mining rail could send demand for rail maintenance equipment higher

    Published on 21 March 2019, Thursday, 4:52 AM

    Western Australia has a mining industry that has proven to be resilient, even in the face of potential sector slumps, low commodity prices and weak demand.

    This is evidenced by a new mining rail project that will soon be under construction. The Roy Hill iron ore mine is expected to create several new opportunities for junior miners to begin extraction, and this will require greater access to ports via new rail systems.

    These railways are crucial for shipments of ore to be sent to refinement facilities and exported to other countries. But this infrastructure also requires intensive maintenance, and in turn, the right skilled workers to perform it.

    Kennards Hire has all the equipment necessary for work on railways. Rail grinder, for example, can ensure perfect and consistent grinding of the rail head, using rollers to guarantee a fine finish from both horizontal and vertical positions.

    Rail saws are also necessary for any rail maintenance projects. These can easily be mounted to the rail and cut exact right angles every time.

    Railways are essential for keeping goods moving across the country, which will underpin demand for maintenance and repair workers nationwide.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.