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Concrete Pumping Queensland was founded in Emerald Qld in 1993 by Bruce Nixon with a single small line pump for hire. Since then Concrete Pumping Queensland has grown to service the entire Central Queensland region and in 2014 merged with O'Briens Concrete Pumping in Rockhampton, Now with Depots in Emerald, Moranbah, Clermont and Rockhampton CPQ offers more services and pumps to all of Central Queensland, from Boyne Island to Longreach, Roma to Mackay

Family operated by Bruce, Karl and Dwayne Nixon and 100% locally owned , it is important to us that our customers are 100% satisfied with the product we deliver. Our drivers and line hands will assist your concretors where ever possible whether it be finishing concrete or just assisting with screeding in between trucks, Concrete Pumping Queensland will go the extra step, leap and bound. A true local business.

O'briens Concrete Pumping Services was established in 1982 by Peter O'Brien to service the Rockhampton area, Peter is still working for Concrete Pumping Queensland using his expertise in a new team. Peter was looking for another company to merge with to deliver a wider array of service and more depth that still holds to the O'Brien Concrete Pumping values.

Bruce Nixon - Company Founder

Bruce Nixon is the founder of the Concrete Pumping Queensland company - starting the business in 1993, with just one truck and himself as the only employee. Bruce now manages the Boyne Island Branch of Concrete Pumping Queensland whilst Karl runs the Rockhampton Branch and Dwayne manages the Emerald branch both with a new fleet of Concrete Pumping boom trucks.

Karl Nixon - Company Director / Master Operator

Karl has been in the building/construction industry for 24 years, 16 of witch Karl has been self employed, Karl has seen the boom and the fall of the building/construction industry and truly knows how to keep his own business booming - by keeping the customers happy and satisfied at all times. Being a licenced concretor Karl knows his concrete. Karl has been operating concrete pumps for many years and was line hand, maintenance, repairs from the start also... a true family business owned and operated

Karl's tickets:

  • registered builder
  • carpentry and joinery trade
  • concrete pump boom ticket
  • concreter, blue card, HR truck licence
  • coal board medical, generic induction
  • current drug and alcohol ticket
  • various mine inductions

Dwayne Nixon –  Company Director/Master Operator

Dwayne was employed as a service engineer working on various underground mining machinery for 10 years prior to entering into Concrete Pumping Queensland. Bruce Nixon bought Concrete Pumping Queensland's first concrete pump in 1993, and since then Dwayne has worked on and with concrete pumps, including line hand, operation, maintenance and repairs - Dwayne has over a decade of experience in the industry.

Dwayne's tickets:

  • certificate 1 in engineering and 4 in engineering (diesel fitter)
  • concrete pump boom ticket
  • QMS1,2,3 (supervisor ticket)
  • trainer / assessor ticket
  • blue card, confined spaces ticket
  • working @ heights ticket, coal board medical
  • generic induction, HR truck licence
  • current drug and alcohol cert
  • various mine inductions
  • brake testing



Employees - All employees have been carefully chosen for their role. Some examples of this criteria includes outstanding operating skills with combined experience, excellent safety record and safety attitude, pride in their job, happy to please, experience in the concrete/cement industry and being able to do concrete placing, not just pump it (helps with the levels so less work for your company). These are just a few of the things our employees will deliver.

Concrete Pumping Queensland is an equal opportunity employer and is always looking to employ anyone who has the qualities of this company and who is willing to work as a team. All employees must be able to carry out jobs from set up, line hand and operator. Concrete Pumping Queensland conducts regular training with employees to ensure no "bad habits" or "unsafe acts" occur. Line hands are regularly trained to progress into driving and operating  pumps allowing us to maintain CPQ standards and practices. Please contact us via this website if you think you fit the role. 

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