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Cooper Civil P/L recently kicked-off a new project on the Bruce Highway which travels down the eastern cost of Queensland into Brisbane. The 1,700 kilometer highway is Queensland's major north-south road corridor, connecting coastal population centers from Brisbane to Cairns and supporting around 58 percent of Queensland's population. The Australian government is committed to providing a total funding of $6.7 billion for the Bruce Highway upgrade program.
This project includes major upgrades and realignments to the asphalted road, including road strengthening and widening. Several safety measures will also be added to frequent crash sites and provide additional overtaking lanes and rest areas. The main project contractor Lend Lease subcontracted with Cooper Civil P/L to complete gateway upgrade north. Cat® dealer Hasting Deering worked with Cooper Civil P/L to obtain the necessary Cat machines for the project.
Cooper Civil P/L was established in December 2015, and though they have completed numerous projects, purchasing new equipment is still a major financial decision for their operation.
"It can be daunting for new customers to commit to purchasing multiple machines especially given the Cooper brothers had just formed the company,” said Stuart Manton of Hastings Deering. “However, the enthusiasm and professionalism they project toward their clients and work is a testament to their significant growth and a driver for future business success.”
Cooper Civil P/L depends on Cat® excavators for the Bruce Highway upgrade project.
Cooper Civil P/L reached out to local Cat dealer Hastings Deering to determine the number of Cat excavators they needed to complete this job. Cooper Civil P/L has been a Caterpillar client since May 2016 when they purchased their first used 324E machine to complete relevant civil works on the Cooroy – Curra section of the Bruce Highway. The Cooper Civil P/L team secured additional work with Lend Lease and acquired their second Cat excavator 320E.
Cooper Civil P/L partnered with Cat Financial to determine what financial solutions were needed and how all parties could work together to make their vision of growth a reality.
Manton added, “Cat Financial has always been willing to work with my new customers to provide them with dynamic financial solutions and ease of transaction, which ensures security in future growth and peace of mind. Their ability to engage with my customers from the outset means that we [the dealer] are providing our customers with a complete business solution."
Caterpillar and Cat Financial are proud to be part of the Bruce Highway project. When we support the work being done by Cooper Civil P/L, we not only have the opportunity to support a great customer, but we also have the privilege of helping build a safer and more efficient community.