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Briggs Equipment’s Donation Gives Boy Scouts a Lift

Wed January 26, 2011 - West Edition

Briggs Equipment donated a Yale fork lift truck to the Boy Scouts of America.
Briggs Equipment donated a Yale fork lift truck to the Boy Scouts of America.

Briggs Equipment, a distributor and supplier of fork lift trucks, industrial equipment and construction equipment, has donated a Yale fork lift truck to the Boy Scouts of America. The refurbished fork lift, valued at more than $10,000, will be used by the Boy Scouts to move boats, canoes, tents and other equipment at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch in Bridgeport, Texas.

“We are so pleased to be able to give back to a local organization that is empowering our country’s youth to be the leaders of tomorrow,” said Mike Winemiller, president, Briggs Equipment “At Briggs, we believe strongly in giving back to and making a difference in the communities where we live, work and play. This donation to the Boy Scouts is just one of many contributions that Briggs and its employees are honored to have been a part of this year.”

The donation of the fork lift truck was the idea of Briggs Technician Jesse Pittman who volunteers with the Boy Scouts. He spends time at the local camps repairing equipment and providing much-needed support that helps keep the camps operational. Prior to delivery to the Boy Scouts, the fork lift received a new coat of paint donated by Paul Heatherington of Dallas Wholesale Forklift.

“We are grateful for this very generous donation. On behalf of all Boy Scouts, their adult leaders and camp staff, I want to thank Briggs Equipment for its strong and consistent support within our local community,” said Dan Clifton, CEO of the Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America. “This contribution will have an immediate impact, making it much easier for camp rangers to prepare each week for the 40,000 Boy Scouts and adults who attend summer camp and weekend programs throughout the year at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch and the Texas High Adventure Base.”

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