The Wickepin kaolin project in WA. Source: WA Kaolin
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  • WA Kaolin (WAK) strengthens its operational team at the Wickepin kaolin project with new appointments
  • The company appointed Graham Tanner as its operations manager, effective from July 18, and local Wickepin resident David Griffiths as Maintenance Manager from July 11
  • WAK says it’s committed to employing residents from Western Australia’s Wheatbelt region for roles at, with nine employees in its workforce residing locally
  • Additionally, WA Kaolin has signed a one-year transport contract with ACFS Port Logistics for services between the Wickepin Kaolin Project and ACFS’s Fremantle Port facility
  • On market close, WA Kaolin was up 2.63 per cent, trading at 19.5 cents per share

WA Kaolin (WAK) has strengthened its operational team at the Wickepin kaolin project with new appointments.

The company appointed Graham Tanner as its operations manager, effective from July 18.

Mr Tanner is an experienced general manager and site senior executive with a career spanning more than 25 years in both Australia and West Africa. He most recently held the role of Operations Manager for Metro Mining (MMI) at the Bauxite Hills Mine in Queensland.

Local Wickepin resident, David Griffiths has also been appointed Maintenance Manager for the Wickepin Kaolin Project, commencing from July 11.

WA Kaolin said it’s committed to employing residents from Western Australia’s Wheatbelt region for roles at Wickepin, with nine employees in its workforce residing locally.

 “As a company, we remain committed to employing local people where possible as our workforce needs to expand along with the operation,” CEO Andrew Sorensen said.

“As such, we are very pleased to report that within our workforce, the number of residents from the Wheatbelt region continues to grow.”  

Additionally, WA Kaolin has signed a one-year transport contract with ACFS Port Logistics for services between the Wickepin Kaolin Project and ACFS’s Fremantle Port facility.

Under the agreement, ACFS will transport bagged kaolin by container from the Wickepin processing plant to Fremantle Port for export.  

On market close, WA Kaolin was up 2.63 per cent, trading at 19.5 cents per share.

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