OUR HISTORY

Family business; JW Cross was founded in WA’s southwest in 1960 by Jack Cross then later run by his four sons. Jack’s passion for industrial construction saw him capitalise on Government project opportunities in the early years. A range of industrial maintenance services grew steadily from heavy machinery acquisitions and expertise.

1950s – Construction Projects by Jack Cross

– Provision of Bunbury’s first public weigh bridge associated with the construction of the land-backed wharf for Bunbury Port Authority

1960s – Acquisitions & Company Start

– Acquisition of front end loaders and tipping trucks
– Jack’s sons develop range of skills in different disciplines
– Mineral sands works commenced at Koombana Bay
– Road construction work in Mt Newman / Mt Magnet
– Trading as JW Cross & Sons

1970s – Consolidation and Growth

– Youngest son of four joins business
– Acquisition of backhoes and excavators- All sons work full time for the business

1980s onwards – Relationships and Segmentation

– Land purchased for premises north of Bunbury
– Rubble licence acquired
– Active in construction phase of Worsley Alumina and continued relationship further 20 years – JW Cross Maintenance was created specialising in earthworks, site maintenance and more
– JW Cross Maintenance becomes a 2nd generation- directed company run by qualified managers

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SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

All our business owners reside in and around the Bunbury area and are therefore aware of and concerned with local issues. Some of the local projects and organisations that JW Cross Maintenance has contributed to are: