CJ Industriescovers all the bases
A recent residential driveway project for Motueka concrete contractor CJ Industries, requiring drainage, kerb and channel, landscaping, exposed aggregate and coloured concrete, saw the company provide a turnkey service using its contracting, premix, crushing, and drainage divisions.
CJ Industries’ project manager, Justin Mclean, says his customers had a complex project and were looking for a contractor that could handle all parts of it.
“We are by far the largest contracting outfit based in Motueka and we’re reasonably well-known in town,” he says. “The enquiry came through the front office and we knew it was a good opportunity for us to handle everything from start to finish.”
CJ Industries is an established family business specialising in the manufacture and supply of certified premix concrete, aggregates, construction works, asphalting and landscaping supplies for the commercial and residential sectors. It can provide an in-house turnkey service from planning and design to supply to construction.
“Keeping everything in house means we can maintain high standards of quality and can keep effi ciencies up, so costs are lower for the end user,” Justin says.
As a new build on a subdivided piece of land, the property required an access crossing from the road, across a grass verge to the driveway.
Since CJ Industries is a Tasman District Council approved contractor, it was able to work with Council on the compliance process to obtain consent for the crossing.
“That was another advantage of working with us. We could deal with the compliance process for the crossing which was the smallest part of the job, but the part with the most paperwork!” The client on this project dealt solely with Justin. “There were a lot of moving parts to this project, and they had to be done in a sequence,” he says.
This project was one of the largest driveway projects undertaken by the company which is still pumped over its record-breaking 4000+cum concrete pour for Golden Bay Fruit’s new packhouse late last year. It was the biggest ever concrete pour on Motueka soil.
The first Golden Bay Fruit pour used 630cum of concrete, requiring more than 100 concrete truck loads and beat CJ Industries’ previous pour record by 50%.
Working for 22 straight hours and double shifting trucks and drivers took a huge team effort, and ensuring there was enough product on the yard was a decent achievement in itself, because CJ Industries processes all of its own material from rivers and quarries
CJ Industries was processing river material for two months in advance of this project.The company looks forward to more opportunities to provide turnkey service and record breaking concrete pours.
It has more cool store slabs in the pipeline, and is now in talks with Golden Bay Fruit which is booming and already needing an expansion to its 21,000sqm packhouse facility.
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