WECHSEL DIGS DEEP INTO THE BLACK
Written on the 30 October 2015 by Laura Daquino
GRANT Wechsel said one year ago his business was about to 'go gangbusters' - and it did, right on cue.
"For what we do, the decline or softening of commodity prices is what's driving a lot of our growth," Wechsel says.
"The companies we are working with traditionally would have employed everyone directly in a boom time and are now wanting to partner with people, outsource and have more flexible and cost-effective ways of mining.
"It's really tough for other service providers like equipment and rental, and especially if you are a miner - at networking events for my industry sometimes I seem to be the only one who is happy.
"It's a strange time for all commodities, not just coal. Prices are down on all of them at the same time."