Golfers Chip Over Skyjack Lift for Charity | Construction News


Linamar Corporation’s Skyjack division donated $3,000 to the Marie-Vincent Foundation in partnership with Groupe Lou-Tec for their 2nd annual golf tournament and fundraising event. In addition, Skyjack also provided a SJ6832 RT rough terrain scissor lift, for golfers to chip over, which raised $350 in additional funds for Marie Vincent Foundation.

Lou-Tec’s Golf Tournament benefits the Marie-Vincent Foundation, an organization that helps Quebec children under the age of 12 who are victims of sexual abuse. The $12,700 raised during the golf fundraising event will go toward financing prevention, education, and supporting services for young victims and their families.

Groupe Lou-Tec has supported the Marie-Vincent Foundation for almost ten years, with Guévin serving on the foundation’s board since 2006. Lou-Tec’s Golf Tournament was the second fundraiser the company has hosted for the foundation.

Skyjack supported the annual Lou-Tec’s Golf Tournament as part of its 30 FOR 30 PARTNERS campaign, which celebrates the company’s 30th anniversary in business. The golf tournament was the perfect opportunity for Skyjack to give back and support longtime customer Groupe Lou-Tech, which has been a Skyjack customer for over 20 years. Groupe Lou-Tech is the largest lessor of heavy machinery, equipment and tools in the area of construction, renovation, and maintenance services for commercial, industrial and residential in Quebec. The company was founded in 1979 and currently has over 80 branches across the region.

Skyjack wanted to show their support by not only donating but also participating in the event. As a part of the tournament golfers had to chip over Skyjack’s SJ6832 RT rough terrain scissor lift.

“In jest, participating golfers would ask us if the machine would be at a discounted price if they were to hit it a few times with their golf balls. In that case they would aim at the machine instead of over it,” Guévin said. “But overall, the golfers were just pleased to be helping raise money for a good cause.”

Although the SJ6832 RT served as a formidable obstacle for golfers, the rough terrain scissor lift is typically used for commercial and industrial construction, highway bridgework and outdoor maintenance. The machine has a raised platform height of 32 ft (9.7 m), which corresponds to a working height of 38 ft (11.6 m). Its maximum capacity is 1,000 pounds (454 kg) – much more than a couple of stray golf balls.

“When Claude told us he was turning their annual golf tournament into a fundraiser we jumped at the invitation to participate,” Bourbonnière said. “Not only were we able to help a good cause but it also lives up to Skyjack’s goal of being good partners with our customers, and our motto of being easy to do business with.”