Kennards Hire was chosen to assist Badge Constructions in the rebuilding of an Ingham’s chicken processing plant where prompt delivery was a major requirement. The plant in Somerville, outside of Melbourne was destroyed by fire in early 2010.
Badge managed to rebuild in seven months after Ingham quickly announced their plans.
Kennards was chosen to supply all hire equipment with the majority being supplied by Kennards Hire in nearby Frankston.
“It was a very tight deadline project and Kennards was able to make the deliveries themselves and get it there quickly.
“They always had what we needed or, if they didn’t, quickly chased around their other branches.
“It was good quality and we could rely on it,” site manager, Ben Barclay said.
Kennards was able to respond quickly too all of the rebuild demands including providing 23 scissor lifts from the Frankston centre ranging from 5.8m electric units to 9.9m medium, rough terrain, diesel-powered machines.
Kennards provided a host of other equipment to the rebuild site including generators, vibrators, demolition saws, boom lifts, roof safety, harness kits, tarpaulins, concrete saws, wet vacs and lighting towers.
Badge has been involved in the design and construction of Ingham’s Australian food processing facilities since 1983.