Stonestreet's wins mine contract
THE OWNERS of Stonestreet's Coaches, Phil Stonestreet and his sister Bev Mules, have 18 million reasons to smile after securing a lucrative contract servicing the booming mining and resources sector in Gladstone.
The Toowoomba-based company secured an $18 million contract which will see them transport more than 600,000 mining and resources workers annually to LNG sites located near Curtis Island and the surrounding region.
The family-owned business has grown remarkably since it first opened its doors 18 years ago, and Mr Stonestreet said securing the contract was a big win for the business.
"We started off with three buses doing the local school run in Toowoomba and now we own, or manage, more than 110 coaches," Mr Stonestreet said.
"It is certainly a very big win for our business and employees. It is by far the single biggest contract we have undertaken in our history."
Mr Stonestreet said the company was a firm believer in passing on their success to current and prospective employees.
"It is definitely an exciting time. As we expand, obviously, there will be further employment opportunities for local people."