Contracting firm’s growth sees fuel partnership increase

Ross Moore is a family man and loyal coaster who lives in the small South Island town of Reefton. His passions include classic cars, helicopters and rugby so collecting, flying and cheerleading keeps him busy.

In 1995, having gained experience in underground and opencast coal mining, Ross offered his services to the mining and civil industries on the West Coast and in Canterbury. He soon employed ten staff and was completing a number of large-scale contracts, at which point in 2002 Rosco Contracting Limited (RCL) was formed.

RCL are now involved in projects all across the South Island, providing services in contract mining, civil earthworks, mine remediation, drill blasting and plant hire.

Over the years, RCL has capitalised on the steady growth of these sectors and currently employs over 100 staff, working 135 pieces of major equipment. This has seen the contracting business play a major role in the West Coast community.

“We are as busy as we have ever been. Reefton has had its ups and downs but it is a positive place to be these days and as the largest employer in Reefton, Rosco Contractors is strongly behind that,” says Ross.

Farmlands Fuel has an ongoing commercial involvement with RCL, historically providing bulk fuel to the Reefton operation and product through its Challenge contract to RCL’s service stations.

Recently, Farmlands won supply of considerable volumes of bulk fuel to RCL’s Reefton base and to their mining remediation operation in Waikaia, Southland.

 Farmlands Fuel Territory Manager for the West Coast, Phil Gavin, says “Ross, his family and the team are a pleasure to work with demonstrating pragmatic, hardworking Coaster values. With mineral exploration buoyant on the Coast, this relationship enables both parties to look positively towards the future.”