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Linamar Premium Sponsor and Skyjack Donates Two SJ3226 Scissors for Use at Ontario Skills Competition

POSTED May 15, 2023

Linamar Corporation (TSX:LNR) and Linamar Corporation’s Skyjack are proud to support the Ontario Skills Competition. Linamar helped fund the event as a premium sponsor, while Skyjack facilitated events with the donation of two SJ3226 DC electric scissors for use in the competition.

Skills Ontario is a not-for-profit organization that promotes skilled trade and technology careers. Taking place from May 1st to May 3rd at the Toronto Congress Centre, the Ontario Skills Competition offers top students the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and compete against the best of the best in the province. Over two and a half days, students ranging from elementary to post-secondary compete in a variety of skill-focused events including heavy equipment service, welding and workplace safety, among numerous others.

“We’re thrilled to support the next generation through the Ontario Skills Competition,” shared Malcolm Early, Vice President of Marketing at Skyjack. “Skilled trades and technology careers play a large role in our success at Skyjack and more broadly Linamar, and we’re happy to recognize and foster these upcoming leaders in their respective fields.”

After qualifying for the provincial competition, students competed for medals as well as monetary awards including scholarships, bursaries, and potential job offers. Winners are also able to move onto the Skills Canada National Competition and from there to the World Skills Competition.

"Skills Ontario is proud to host the largest skilled trades and technology competition in Canada,” said Ian Howcroft, Chief Executive Officer, Skills Ontario. “This event would not be possible without the collaboration of our partners, like Skyjack and Linamar, as their support allows us to provide hands-on opportunities for youth to explore these rewarding careers."

The SJ3226 is part of Skyjack’s DC electric scissor range. Recognized as an industry leader for over a decade, the DC scissor lifts are ideal for indoor work where accuracy and precision turns around sensitive material is critical.

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