Ports corporation's pink dozer an eye catcher
THE Gladstone Ports Corporation is tickled pink about its new pink CAT D11T Dozer at the RG Tanna Coal Terminal.
Painting a dozer National Breast Cancer Foundation pink was a concept suggested by GPC trades assistant Gary Anderson.
Mr Anderson's mother is undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
GPC's cargo handling general manager Allan Brown co-ordinated the project with dozer supplier Hastings Deering.
"This dozer is a first for Gladstone Ports Corporation and represents something very important to us - the health of our employees and their families," Mr Brown said.
"If this dozer can send a message of support and awareness to our employees, then it has done its job."
Hastings Deering mining account manager Peter Kluver said the National Breast Cancer Foundation was close to the heart of their organisation because of the invaluable work it did.
"GPC and Hastings Deering hold a strong working relationship and we are happy to paint our equipment pink to achieve better health outcomes and happier lives for everyone working in our allied industries," Mr Kluver said.
The pink dozer will work beside 22 other dozers at the coal terminal to help manage stockpiles at the coal terminal, and to be a long-term symbol of support for cancer sufferers.