Henschke Industries was established in 1962 when Lawrie Henschke purchased 13 hectares of land on Blackwell Road.
Lawrie had started a sawmill on the same property a few years earlier. He had been cutting timber for many years around the district using a portable plant. Lawrie went on to purchase two crushing plants installing them onsite to diversify into the quarry industry.
In 1968 the value of Agricultural Lime was recognised by the farming community as a neutralising agent to reduce soil acidity. At the time The Department of Chemistry in Adelaide said it was the highest quality lime in the state. The product became known as "Mosville" Agricultural Lime, named after the Henschke home which was next door to the quarry.
When Lawrie retired in 1984 sons Graham, David, John and daughter Lynette took over the running of the company.
Now 55 years later in 2017 David and John are the company directors, employing 6 long term staff, 3 casual staff and one office administrator.
We continue to supply top quality quarry products around the region. As well as hiring out Earth moving and Excavating equipment for large and small jobs.