The Varley Story - Part 24

The 'Varley Egyptians' at work.

Throughout the seventies and eighties, Varley employees earned the reputation of being like ‘the Egyptians that built the pyramids’, among their customers, due to their rolled-sleeves, workhorse attitudes.

Varley’s staff members working in the marine and industrial repair sector could, and did, move all sizes and weights of vessels and equipment from where it was to where it needed to be, whether inside buildings or in open spaces. There was no sizeable structure that would stop the ‘Varley Egyptians’.

Utilising cranes was out of the question for Varley; instead, they used pipe rollers, skates, and grease on steel plates, chain blocks and slings. There was even one Varley worker that was so strong and proficient that he was known as ‘Harold the Human Crane’.

There was no job that was too big for Varley – anything was possible, thanks to the diverse team of riggers and tradies that always ‘got in and had a go’, which earned the Company an even stronger reputation of supreme ability, fidelity and consistency…

Stay tuned for more of the incredible Varley Story.