At a special plaque unveiling, Red River College honoured Maxim Truck & Trailer’s partnership with Red River College with the naming of a classroom.
The Maxim classroom signifies the long standing partnership between Maxim Truck & Trailer and Red River College which includes support of Alumni and student success and a generous $100,000 pledge to the Heavy Equipment Transportation Centre in 2012. Maxim President, Doug Harvey served as the Capital Campaign Chair of the HETC fundraising campaign and through his network was able to assemble a group of industry representatives to aid in supporting this project. Mr. Harvey has been a driving force in the success of the activities related to the campaign that will benefit apprentices and the industry for years to come.
“Doug Harvey’s contributions to Red River College and to various causes and organizations demonstrate what an incredible philanthropist and friend he is to the Manitoba community,” said Stephanie Forsyth, President & CEO, Red River College. “With his passion for the transportation industry, Doug Harvey has been one of the most influential reasons for industry engagement in this monumental project that has allowed the realization of a 60,000 square foot state-of-the-art technical training centre.”
“The importance of Heavy Duty Technicians to our business cannot be overstated,”said Doug Harvey, President, Maxim Truck & Trailer. “We are proud to support a first-class training centre at Red River College that helps promote, attract and train heavy duty technicians for the transportation industry.”
The new Heavy Equipment Training Centre (HETC) features 60,000 square feet, 9 classrooms and space to work on numerous large vehicles that represent a variety of sectors simultaneously. Offering modern transportation technology, the facility meets the LEED Silver standard in energy efficiency. Located on the Notre Dame Campus, HETC houses 4 programs: Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic, Outdoor Power Equipment Technician, Transport Trailer Mechanic Apprenticeship and Transport Truck/Bus Apprenticeship.
Partnerships with industry are undertaken at the new centre stimulating development of new vehicle technologies through applied research with the transportation industry in alternative fuels, emission testing and cold weather environment testing. Supporting this research program, the facility has enhanced electrical and mechanical infrastructure, an overhead crane, chassis and engine dynamometers, emission test equipment and an environmental chamber.
HETC supports close to 800 students attending technical training.
Maxim Truck & Trailer has 15 branch offices and over 500 employees in 10 cities from Vancouver to Montreal. Maxim Truck & Trailer capabilities include the sale, rental, leasing, and complete after-sales service of new and used heavy duty trucks and trailers.