VLI celebrates 22nd birthday

While our entire history dates back more than 30 years, we have now been operating as Valley Longwall (or VLI) for 22 years! At 4.30pm on October 16, 1996, contracts were signed over at the offices of Curtis, Grant, Irving (Solicitors) in Muswellbrook, NSW.

At the time of this signing, we were operating at a single mine site at Dartbrook Coal Mine in the Hunter Valley. We had four rigs and a lot of young, committed people working with us. We’ve had the pleasure of watching a lot of these team members grow over the years, and quite a few of them are still VLI employees today.

VLI have experienced an extremely prosperous 22 years. We have grown from humble beginnings, and today our operations span across Australia and even extend globally. Our company is people-focused, and each member of our team is highly qualified and passionate about what we do. This makes VLI an enjoyable and productive place to work, which is the foundation of our success as a business. We value our team, and we are committed to them and having their support and safety as some of our top priorities.

Our industry will always present challenges and opportunities, and we will continue to work together towards the best possible outcomes, both in Australia and internationally. VLI’s mission, to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations, is as important moving forward as it has been in the past. Our goal is to always be seen as industry leaders in technology and service solutions, constantly setting new benchmarks in safety, cost minimisation and productivity.

We would like to thank all who have been part of this journey so far, from the early days to where we are now. We know that each member of the VLI team has made a significant contribution to our success, and we are looking forward to many more years of growth and innovation.

Happy Birthday, VLI!