Linamar Corporation’s (TSX-LNR) Skyjack Division used Intermat, the triennial exhibition for the construction and material industries, held in Paris, France, to kick off celebrations surrounding Skyjack’s 30th business anniversary.
As part of the celebrations, Skyjack is launching the 30 FOR 30 PARTNERS campaign — the company is searching for 30 worthwhile projects, spread across the world, that would benefit from the use of a Skyjack machine or, potentially, some other kind of support, such as parts, supplies or repairs. The machines, plus the assistance, would be supplied through Skyjack’s customers, with Skyjack covering the costs of up to approximately €1,700 per project.
“Skyjack is recognised as being one of the world’s leading suppliers of access equipment, but we have only reached this position in the market because of the continued support from our customers, communities and the industry,” said Brad Boehler, president of Skyjack. “As such, we want to use the occasion to give something back. And that is what 30 FOR 30 PARTNERS is all about — supporting the projects that really matter to the local community.”
Skyjack is looking for projects that will benefit local people and their communities. It’s the company’s 2015 mission to find and support 30 worldwide projects that are in need of assistance. The project could be a local charity’s shelter in need of repair or a historical monument that deserves to be renovated. The project could also use the machine to set up for a charity concert or sporting event.
All projects will be considered, and successful applications will be chosen on their merit.
“In the past, Skyjack has supported a number of community projects, including preserving an endangered cucumber tree at the University of Guelph, Canada, and restoring a late-18th century windmill in Worcestershire, UK,” Boehler said. “Maintaining social responsibility is extremely important to Skyjack and we were delighted to offer our support to such a worthwhile charitable organisation.”
Skyjack has also partnered with United Rentals — the largest equipment rental company in the world — to participate in STEP (service to employment programme), aimed at helping military veterans throughout the United States transition from active duty to service technician careers.
In particular Skyjack is looking to offer support to the following types of facilities:
Military Veteran charities
Organizations that –
Restore historical places or items
Help with poverty prevention
For organisations interested in submitting project ideas, please visit: Skyjack.com/30for30.