Sonia Edwards, the sister of former long-time Interflow New Zealand employee Glenn Edwards, has sent Trenchless Australasia a picture of her brother with his profile from the September 2017 edition of the magazine.
The article ‘Glenn Edwards’ lifetime of trenchless adventures’ coincided with Glenn’s retirement from Interflow NZ last year; he was one of the company’s longest serving employees and spent more than 50 years in the no-dig industry.
Mr Edwards achievements during his career included introducing cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining in countries around the world and developing innovations that have extended the possibilities of the industry.
Sonia says since following his retirement Glenn has been keeping busy tending to his impressive vegetable garden (Trenchless Australasia has seen the pictures) as well as spending plenty of time fishing.
She has also unearthed a historical photo, taken in 1971, of the siblings’ father, Len Edwards, working on the Grafton Gully stormwater culvert at the entrance to the Auckland Hospital Garden Nursery.
The project used hand digging to excavate a 7 m deep shaft through rock, in an opening approximately 5 m wide at the surface.
All of Len’s sons – Glenn, David, Danny and Rod – worked with him on this job, although Sonia says Danny claims to have done most of the work!
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