Howard Colburn, General Management for Contractors

 

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MARCH 1996 TO NOVEMBER 1996

Mc LAUGHLIN MINING AND ENGINEERING, INC

GENERAL MANAGER

In March 1996 the owner of this firm requested I take over the day to day operation of the company and allow him to recover from a disabling injury.

 

Review of the company financial status revealed that it was in debt to the employees and most of its vendors in amounts that had been building for two years.

 

I implemented a steady and programmed expansion under my leadership that eliminated the debt of the past and produced a gross income of more than $1.5 million within six months.  We had grown to a staff of 12 in the field and an office staff of three to maintain records and keep finances current and were showing a net profit over 20%.

 

Our total output for the period included constructing an explosives plant and storage area, over 40,000 lineal feet of utility conduit and pipeline, 5 miles of 1,000 psi steel water line, 40,000 feet exploratory drill roads, an 8 million ton flyash disposal site and maintenance of leach heaps for mines in the Mojave desert.