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____ Monday December 14, 2015 ____


Gift Giving

Horizon Utilities donates truck to Conestoga College Powerline Technician program

Ontario utility compnay makes gift-in-kind donation for Powerline Technician training in Ingersoll

Hamilton / St. Catharines / Kitchener – Horizon Utilities is embracing the spirit of giving this holiday season by making a donation of a bucket truck to Conestoga College.

As part of Horizon Utilities’ fleet replacement cycle, it was determined that the 16 year old (1999 model) diesel-powered Freightliner FL80 single-bucket truck would be a welcome addition for the training needs at Conestoga College’s powerline technician program.

“We’re proud to make this contribution to the powerline technician training program at Conestoga College.” said Kathy Lerette, Vice President of Operations, Horizon Utilities. “It’s very rewarding to provide support for the training of future powerline professionals that will serve our industry and communities in the future.”

“The support of our industry partners is instrumental in providing Conestoga students with the learning opportunities that will lead to their future success,” said Rachel Banham, Chair of Trades & Apprenticeship at Conestoga College. “We are grateful to Horizon Utilities Corporation for today’s generous donation of this aerial device, which will provide many practical learning opportunities for Powerline Technician students, and greatly appreciate their ongoing support for our students and program.”

“We know students will benefit from these additional resources that are sometimes outside the reach of program budgets,” said Lerette.

Horizon Utilities is proud of its ongoing community investments while supporting growth and providing safe, reliable and sustainable power for customers in the communities we serve. Learn more at

Photo - Front Row; Dave Evans (Conestoga College), Kevin Townsend, Scott Biggs, Joseph Almeida, Rachel Banham (Conestoga College), Kathy Lerette (VP Operations), Brian Robinson and Roy Owen.

On Truck - Horizon Utilities Apprentices and Conestoga College graduates: Jon Farrugia and Cory Goff.

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