MAC Surfacing | Emerging from uncertainty by investing in growth
Covid-19 and its health and economical impact has been the single biggest news story we may have ever seen for the last few months. The prolonged uncertainty has raised a number of fears, questions and unknowns as the nation battles to stop the spread of the virus.
Now, it appears we are beginning to see some light at the end of the tunnel. As the country, world and more specifically, our industry shows signs of recovery and a phased return to normality, companies within the sector are beginning to make a return to full capacity.
Not content at ‘just’ a return to capacity, MAC Surfacing picks up where they left off in terms of striving for growth and being an industry leader by investing in their capabilities to be able to deliver the complete surfacing solution.
Actions speak louder than words, and the latest MAC Surfacing statement involves the addition of an 1803-3i paver with a 5m screed. Where many may consolidate, MAC choose to invest to increase level of service and operational capacity.
The decision to invest in new machinery comes as an increasing amount of Highways England and Public Authority works are underway since the Covid-19 lockdown was enforced in late March.
Marc Copson, Company MD told us:
“Another machine allows us to continue to serve our core customers which are Tier 1 and 2 contractors working on these schemes.”
Incredibly, the new machine was whipped into shape, fitted with a tracker, stickering and other additional features and deployed to its first job in less than 24 hours. Impressive efficiency for the MAC team.
We asked Marc why the time was now to invest and not tread carefully.
“We have been impacted by Covid-19 just like every other company, and whilst we still have a long way to go as an industry, I have used this time to strengthen what we do and believe we will come out of this stronger than we have ever been due to strategic investments like high-quality new machines that are already in demand for key schemes as the industry continues to show further signs of growth and activity.”