Exciting things are on the horizon for the Australian mining industry, and with 2019 mining expos coming thick and fast, it’s an excellent opportunity to network, exchange ideas and boost business.
Each Wednesday, join me, Peter Finn, managing director of FACE Contracting, as I navigate the ups and downs of the mining industry with forward-thinking professionals from all walks of life. If you’re involved in the mining industry in any way – whether you’re a lifer or a high-school student looking to make the leap – Full Production is the podcast for you.
In this week’s episode, my special guest is Worthy Parts founder and Full Production podcast veteran, Michael Worthington. Worthy Parts is recognised within the international mining industry as THE platform for sourcing and selling surplus parts, components or machinery. In its inception in 2014, it had just 37 listings on its website. Now there are more than 9500, with that number growing by the week. Michael’s innovative attitude towards how he manages his staff is highly commendable, as he constantly seeks new avenues in order to retain, maintain and upskill.
During our chat, we get talking about the peaks and troughs of business, the Worthy Parts service provider expo 2019, as well as finding out what’s on the cards for Michael in 2019.
We also discussed:
- Are mining machinery parts becoming more scarce?
- Looking back at 2018 and what we can expect in 2019
- Why you should be providing programs and initiatives to up skill your workers
- How taking coworkers with you overseas is a boost for business
- Vegas or Germany? – The international mining expos of 2019
- Why expos are the key to networking
- Talking tech, and researching your market
- How is the spare parts industry is doing internationally?
- Showing people value, upfront
- Kalgoorlie – going from strength to strength in mining