Finning to donate $100,000 to Fort McMurray Fire Relief
EDMONTON, ALBERTA – Finning Canada, a subsidiary of Finning International Inc. (TSX:FTT), today announced a contribution of $100,000 in support of immediate and ongoing fire relief efforts in Fort McMurray.
“Finning has been a part of the Fort McMurray community for over 50 years and our thoughts are with all of those impacted by this tragedy,” said Juan Carlos Villegas, president of Finning Canada and COO of Finning International Inc.
“With 850 employees in the oil sands region, our priority over the first 72 hours was ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our employees and their families,” said Mr. Villegas. “We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from across the entire Finning organization for our fellow employees and their families who have been displaced by the devastating fires. Everyone is doing what they can to help their colleagues, customers and friends in Fort McMurray.”
In addition to the support provided by employees, Finning is donating $25,000 to the Red Cross to support immediate needs and $75,000 to support the recovery and rebuild efforts that will be required in the future.
Finning is also exploring other opportunities to provide equipment or services in support of the efforts to fight the wild fires in the region.
Finning Canada is a division of Finning International Inc., the world’s largest Caterpillar equipment dealer. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta Finning Canada sells, rents and provides customer support services for Caterpillar equipment and engines in British Columbia, Yukon, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories and a portion of Nunavut. They serve a diverse range of industrial markets, including mining, forestry, construction, pipeline/oil field construction, agriculture, government sector, marine, transportation, fisheries, and the commercial transport industry.
Kelly Vail, Finning Canada