MRO Magazine

Skyjack seeks 30 projects to do charitable community work


February 23, 2015
By Bill Roebuck


Guelph, ON – Linamar Corporation’s Skyjack Division is launching 30 For 30 Partners, a charitable campaign where 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. These machines plus the assistance would be supplied through Skyjack customers, with Skyjack covering the costs of up to C$2,500 per project.

The program is to help celebrate the company’s 30th business anniversary.

Skyjack 30TH-LOGO“We are grateful that our customers, communities and the industry have supported us consistently, allowing us to get where we are today — one of the world’s leading suppliers of access equipment,” said Brad Boehler, president of Skyjack. “As such, we want to use the occasion to give something back. And the best way we can think to do this is via the company, the products and, most important, the customers that mean so much to us.”

Skyjack is looking for projects that could benefit the community. For example, it could be a local charity’s shelter in need of renovation, an educational facility needing a Skyjack machine for classes or staging a local event, or a historical monument that’s in need of a facelift.


“The project could use the machine to set up for events, as part of conceptual art, or even for videoing of games at a sporting event,” Boehler said. “We will consider all ideas and choose them upon their merit.”

In the past, Skyjack has supported similar community projects such as loaning a SJ63 AJ articulating boom to assist The Arboretum, University of Guelph in Guelph, ON, to preserve rare trees, including the Cucumber Tree, the first tree in Canada to be listed as endangered.

Skyjack also has a tradition of partnering with rental companies, such as United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, to participate in a Jobs for Veterans effort called STEP (Service-to-Employment Program), which helps 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:

  • Charitable organizations
  • Museums
  • Hospitals
  • Historical societies
  • Military Veteran charities
  • Organizations that –

– restore historical places or items

– help with poverty prevention

– do environmental protection

– improve education equality

“The 30 For 30 Partners campaign is our way of thanking the customers and communities that have supported us and helped us succeed over the years,” Boehler said.

For organizations interested in submitting project ideas, visit