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Winners crowned at the prestigious 2022 RIN Awards

From a resilience program targeting Year 6 students in Moranbah, to a lean, green mining bucket, the 2022 RIN Awards crowned some of the region’s most resourceful businesses in Mackay last Friday night.

The 2022 RIN Awards recognised the significant achievement and enterprise that local businesses are demonstrating across seven categories including safety, leadership, export, innovation, diversity, community connection, and individual excellence.

Moranbah-based training company Onsite Training Australia took out the Connecting in the Community Award for its ‘Leading Our Lives’ program targeting Year 6 Moranbah students transitioning into high school.

The judges commented on how business owner Nathan Corbett understood the impact mental health was having on the local high school and his efforts to develop a leadership program where students learnt about self-awareness, understanding and relating to others, how to effectively plan for the future, and dealing with different types of change.

Local METS company Mainetec was awarded for their outstanding approach to innovation with their “Hulk” bucket, taking out the Out of the Box Award.

While it may be perceived as “just another bucket”, the judges were impressed with the sustained research, the company’s Mainetrack technology, and data and client engagement, as they continued to evolve their solution.

“Trading Tracks”, a business program developed by C-Res and Local Buying Foundation, took out the Striving for Diversity Award for driving sustainable local Indigenous businesses for the future.

While the program is only in its early stages, the judges commented on how it will help all businesses striving to diversify and look forward to hearing about the positive outcomes.

Eighty-year-old project manager Howard Nielson, from DGH Engineering, took out the Standing Out from the Crowd Award for his inspirational contributions to the workplace.

The judges said Howard worked with integrity, leadership, patience, and cooperation, as well as having the natural ability to work with anyone he met.

Resource Industry Network general manager Dean Kirkwood said this year’s awards night was a great success with almost 300 people in attendance at the MECC to celebrate the people, the innovation, and the success stories of the resources services sector.

Mr Kirkwood said he extended a big congratulations to all finalists and winners.

“The awards recognise excellence in business and the significant contribution that those businesses make to the regional economy and community.

“This year’s RIN Awards was a special night and it’s always great to gather as a sector and collectively applaud the businesses doing great things,” he said.

The evening was made even more entertaining with keynote speaker and ANZ chief economist Richard Yetsenga presenting wonderful insights into the economic strengths of our region.

Full list of 2022 RIN Awards winners:

Out of The Box Award (sponsored by METS Ignited)

  • Mainetec – Winner

Chasing the Foreign Markets Award (sponsored by Trade & Investment Qld)

  • Vayeron - Winner

Safety Foremost Award (sponsored by Diacon Australia)

  • DGH Engineering - Winner

Connecting in the Community Award (sponsored by Local Buying Foundation)

  • Onsite Training Australia - Winner

Champion Culture Award (sponsored by Resources Centre of Excellence)

  • Field Mining Services Group - Winner

Standing Out from the Crowd Award (sponsored by Onsite Safety Training Compliance)

  • Howard Nielson (DGH Engineering) - Winner

Striving for Diversity Award (sponsored by BHP Mitsubishi Alliance)

  • C-Res/Local Buying Foundation - Winner

RIN would also like to acknowledge the event’s major partner Metarock, and silver partner Mackay Regional Council.

For further information, or to discuss interview opportunities, please contact:
Jodie Thompson - RIN Communications Manager
P: 07 4952 4184    |   M: 0408 638 968

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