Brian & Bernice Day started Ingham Earthmoving - and subcontracting at CSR Victoria Mill for the disposal of mill mud and fly ash and undertaking minor civil earthworks in the region
Ingham Earthmoving transitioned from a partnership to a private company and thus MAMS Plant Hire was established. At this time, the company developed a software program called the Mud and Ash Management System - hence our name ‘MAMS’ was created. At this time, MAMS Plant Hire gained the contract as the sole distributor of mill mud and fly ash at CSR Victoria Mill Ingham - the largest sugar mill in the southern hemisphere.
Bribern industries created the first certified premium potting using the by-products of the milling process of sugar cane. ‘Maximiser’ potting mix was a recipe developed by Brian and Bernice as an alternative use for the excess product not being used by farmers as fertilizer on the cane fields.
MAMS Plant Hire took their first step into waste management and was awarded the Hinchinbrook Shire Council Contract for the collection of domestic waste and recycling. At this time, MAMS Environment Services was created as a divison of the MAMS Group.
MAMS expanded their waste management services to Palm Island after securing a contract to build a landfill and transfer station on the remote aboriginal island off the coast of QLD.
Day & Day Shipping was born and the company’s first landing barge, renamed ‘Olympic’ was delivered to Lucinda on the day of the Sydney Olympics opening ceremony. Day & Day Shipping established the first ever barge service between the two communities that supported and attracted business to our local regions. Day and Day Shipping were licensed to carry passengers’ freight, vehicles, waste.
MAMS expanded when they won the Palm Island Waste Management Contract.
Day & Day Shipping division was sold to the Palm Island Barge Company. MES concluded their work on Palm Island in 2011 with the sale of that decision of the business
MAMS Plant Hire purchased a landscape supply and mini-skip business in Ingham which was operating as BIZI ‘B’ and Ingham Mini Skips. This enabled us to expand our existing skip business in the local area.
MAMS Plant Hire rebrands to the MAMS Group and finalizes the rebranding process by purchasing the Cassowary Coast Waste Management Contract and expanding operations north to manage 7 waste transfer facilities and 2 landfills, employing a further 20 local staff.
MAMS Group opens 3 container refund points in North Queensland, Ingham, Innisfail and a mobile site at Tully. The Cassowary Coast Container Refund Points give residents their first opportunity to recycle locally in the region.
MAMS Group signs a contract with FarmWaste Recovery to collect and bale used Fertiliser bags in the Cassowary Coast and Hinchinbrook regions. This agreement allows the MAMS Group to expand their fleet through the purchase of a curtainside trailer to transport baled Fertiliser bags between the Cassowary Coast and Ingham.