Metzke was founded in Perth, Western Australia in 1978 and has established itself as a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of RC drilling equipment, RC sampling systems and drilling consumables.
The Metzke team were proud to gather together to acknowledge the retirement of Vaughan Burt and to celebrate his career.
The team recognised Vaughan’s service to the drilling contracting industry and the development of the globally recognised Metzke Made range of drilling equipment.
Vaughan spoke fondly of his lifelong involvement in the drilling industry. He said “it’s a game like no other” and that his most cherished and valued memories have been the many people, friendships, and characters he has met along the journey.
Whilst Vaughan has stepped down as a director of Metzke, he is looking forward to being a frequent visitor to the Metzke facilities and keeping in touch with all the team - some of which have been with Vaughan for over 30 years.
To Vaughan and his wife Elizabeth, the Metzke team wish you a long and happy retirement.
Metzke is proud to continue as the naming rights sponsor for the ADIA Driller of the Year Award.
Metzke is pleased to be involved in raising the recognition of ‘the driller” for their contribution and skill in the creation of Australia’s mineral wealth, infrastructure development and management of our continents most precious resource, water.
Where would Kalgoorlie, Newman, Telfer, Kambalda, Olympic Dam, Lake Cowal, Tanami, Peak Downs and Savage River be today, without exploration, resource definition, grade control and water management drilling being carried out?
Drilling has evolved to being one of the most innovative industry’s in reducing risk, enhancing safety and developing and applying technologies.
The industry now provides new entrants a clearly defined career path and accredited certification, providing long term and rewarding employment, making drilling a desirable industry to attract and retain high calibre people.
Drilling techniques and practices developed here in Australia are used globally by the world’s leading drilling and mining companies.
To you the driller, Metzke thanks you for your valuable contribution to our industry and on the ongoing development of Australia’s resources.