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Northwest Mining Company is a locally-owned and operated mine support business located in Muswellbrook, NSW. We offer equipment hire, automotive maintenance and repair and onsite labour solutions to clients big and small across the Hunter.

Our story

Northwest Mining Company was established in 2010 by Managing Director Shayne Clark. Having worked onsite at Rio Tinto for over 20 years, Shayne identified a gap in the market for low voltage LED lighting towers.

As the company began to grow, our portfolio of services expanded with the purchase of  Radar Auto Electrical and Mechanical Repairs in 2014. With the support of Radar’s customers,  Northwest Mining Auto was established.

Thanks to the positive relationship we built with our clients, we were able to grow the company further, offering labouring solutions and expanding our automotive and equipment services.

After designing and successfully trialling the new lighting tower, the orders started coming in. Our innovative towers slowly replaced competitor models on two separate mine sites, and have since become the industry standard.

Our Vision, Mission & Core Values

Vision

Our vision is to continually improve performance, reliability and reduce downtime for our clients while providing an environmentally sustainable future through the creativity of our people; Northwest Mining ‘Mining for the future’.

Mission

Our mission is to be part of the future. We must reinvent innovation for our clients by providing effective on-time mine support solutions that protect our environment and develop our communities.

Core Values

  • Continuous learning and innovation
  • Constant improvement
  • Dependability
  • Safety
  • Consistency

Our People

Over the last 12 months, Northwest Mining Company has expanded its workforce by 60 people. We pride ourselves on having 90% of our employees based locally in the Hunter Region. Guided by our experienced leadership team, our highly skilled employees are able to complete tasks to a high standard of quality, in a timely manner.

Our low employee turnover rate can be credited to our company culture. At Northwest Mining, we believe that it is important to maintain an environment that has a strong sense of community and team morale.

Northwest Mining Company has invested in all of their employees, providing opportunities for growth and development. Our management team regularly participate in leadership courses, to ensure that they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to excel in their positions. We also provide training and upskilling opportunities for our employees, allowing them to develop and expand their skill set.

Our Corporate Social Responsibility

Mental health is very important to us at Northwest Mining. TradeMutt aim to bridge the divide between the blue-collar workforce and mental health professionals and create the cultural and social shift needed to stem the rate of suicide and create an environment that encourages help seeking behaviour.
We purchased over 60 of TradeMutt’s ‘This Is A Conversation Starter’ shirts for our employees.

We believe in giving back to our local community. In 2019, Northwest Mining donated $5000 to Muswellbrook South Public School. This money was went towards purchasing new playground equipment for their Warrae Wanni Prior to School Program.

Northwest Mining sponsor a large quantity of promotions on the local radio station, the most recent of which being the ‘Local Hero’. This promotion was a 5 night cruise for 2 that went to someone local who had being a ‘hero’ throughout the drought and recent bushfires.

Every year, Northwest Mining purchase $2000 worth of beanies from the ‘Beanies for Brain Cancer’ fundraiser. This money goes directly to ‘The Mark Hughes Foundation’.