Thinking about our workforce’s future skills, professional development

Geelong was a wonderful host for the IQA’s 62nd annual conference in October. The city itself showcased a progressive region that supports infrastructure growth, tourism, agriculture and light industry. The theme – The Future of Quarrying – was apt for the region as we had the privilege of visiting Barro Point Wilson and Boral Deer Park Quarries.

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Has the evolution of washing entered a paradigm shift?

In the field of sand washing, major developments are few and far between. Some types of equipment actively used today were developed over a century ago, and many items are 50 years old. There are improvements over time, of course, in quality, tolerances, efficiencies, motors, bearings, wear parts, and so on. However, there are few transformative leaps in the actual washing process.

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