Business Central December 2021

56 | Mangoihe Logging FORESTRY Teamwork the key for top contractor T T Richard Loader Mangoihe Logging Director Bryan McCarthy (left) with the spoils at the North Island Wood Council’s Forestry awards with Cam Eyre (NZ Forestry, sponsor of ‘Contractor of the Year Award). Toyota store selling new and used vehicles, servicing, parts and finance & insurance Palmerston North 66 Walding Street, Feilding 38 Aorangi Street, Masterton 174 Dixon Street & Levin 330 Queen Street “We are only as good as the guys that we have working for us. Leadership is important, but you certainly rely on those guys to make it happen ...” A warded Contractor Of The Year at the 2021 Southern North Island Wood Councils Forestry Awards, Mangoihe Logging’s Director Bryan McCarthy attributes his company’s success to the hard work and professionalism of his team. Nominated for the award by forest man- agers Forestry360 and PF Olsen, along with forest owners CFGC Forest Managers (NZ) Lim- ited (China Forestry), Marton based Mangoihe Logging operates a hauler crew and roadline/ ground base crew in Hunterville. The Contractor of the Year award recognis- es the entire team or company that provides outstanding service to the forestry industry. To be eligible for the award the company must; deliver with conviction in areas of pro- duction, health & safety, and human resource management; deliver their service with a quality output; demonstrate strong leadership skills; be endorsed by forest owner or man- ager as showing good character with being positive, honest and reliable. The awards were announced at a gala dinner held at the Awapuni Racecourse & Function Centre in May, with eight proud members of the Mangoihe Logging team and their partners present. “When the award was announced we were very proud of the staff,” says Bryan. “We are only as good as the guys that we have working for us. Leadership is important, but you certainly rely on those guys to make it happen and get the good results. “I was pretty proud of the whole team and getting to the point where three companies nominated us. They also nominated Hamish Thompson, one of my crew foreman, for the Harvesting Excellence award, and he was runner up.” Mangoihe Logging was established 24 years ago by Bryan’s father Mark, who remains a director of the company. Brian has been part of the successful family business for the last 14 years, buying into it seven years ago. While Bryan’s wife Olivia skillfully handles business administration, Bryan looks after the operational side of the business in conjunction with senior team leaders, as well as physically working in the crew on a daily basis. With long term contracts with China For- estry logging in their Craig Dean Forest and Rangatira Forest Estates and working closely with forest managers PF Olsen and Forest360, Mangoihe Logging is on track to log 115,000 tonne of Pinus Radiata this calendar year. Bryan says resilience through the good times and bad, learning from experience, and trying to grow the business and the people have been the cornerstones of the company’s success. “We often start people straight from school, developing them to be highly professional at what they do. These days we’re entirely focused on working for corporate forestry companies, which give us greater certainty of continued work.” Technology savvy, Mangoihe Logging invests in safe and reliable machinery and equip- ment, owning and operating a predominantly mechanised harvesting operation consisting of a roadline salvage component as a well as a clearfell grapple yarding capacity, complete with a tethered felling system. “We still operate one manual faller but the majority of the work we do is fully mecha- nised,” says Bryan. “We operate grapple cam- eras on the hauler so we don’t have any one on the ground manually hooking logs up.” A focus on planning is a key component of success for the company and time is taken to physically access each harvest area well in ad- vance, while employing fundamental technical tools in doing so. Data is downloaded, reviewed and aspects such as haul distance, deflection, potential payload assessed, while looking to set up the safest environment for staff and machines and ensuring environmentally friendly solu- tions are achievable. The values, attitudes and beliefs displayed by Mangoihe Logging see priority focus on safety and wellbeing of its staff, along with protection and enhancement of the environ- ment, including the land it works on.