Melbourne, Australia: Orica’s new Bulkmaster™ 7 has arrived in the New South Wales coal region with a splash of colour, with the new mobile manufacturing unit donning the colours of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service to raise funds and awareness.
The 47 tonne capacity, yellow-and-red Bulkmaster™ 7 was unveiled at an event at the Westpac Rescue Helicopter’s Broadmeadow base this morning and is sure to turn heads on local roads and on-site at Yancoal’s Moolarben Coal Operations.
Orica has been a proud supporter of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service since 2015, contributing more than half a million dollars to the Service over that time.
“The Westpac Helicopter Service is a vital lifeline for the community. We’re so proud of our partnership with the Service that we’ve painted one of our Bulkmaster 7 trucks in their colours, to lend support and spread awareness.” said Orica’s Vice President for Australia Pacific, Todd Peate,
“We have operations at numerous sites throughout the Hunter Valley and northern New South Wales from Newcastle to Gunnedah, and it’s reassuring to know that this life saving service is there for us and the community.
“Our partnership expands on the existing support from Orica employees who have generously contributed through Orica’s ‘Dare to Share’ payroll deduction program over many years, with Orica matching our employee donations, dollar for dollar”.
CEO Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, Richard Jones, said that support from companies like Orica is critical to ensure future operations every day of the year. “No one ever pays to be assisted by the Service, but its value is priceless. We truly appreciate the long term and valued support from Orica,” he said.
“This is an incredibly creative promotional push for our service. We are fortunate to have many people support us in so many diverse ways. We know the great history of Orica’s colours and we’re humbled and privileged that Orica has chosen to support our Service this way.”
Each year, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service undertakes more than 1200 missions across the Hunter, Central Coast, Mid North Coast, New England and North West regions.
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