LINDSAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 17, 2009) - Enbridge Gas Distribution (TSX:ENB) (NYSE:ENB) today announced it will donate equipment valued at $90,000 to Fleming College's Centre for Heavy Equipment Technology.
Enbridge Gas Distribution's Phil Mannell, General Manager, Central Region East, handed over the keys for three backhoes and three sidebooms to Fleming College President Tony Tilly at a special event at the Centre for Heavy Equipment Technology at the College's Frost Campus in Lindsay.
The backhoes and sidebooms will be used by students in the Heavy Equipment Operator and the Motive Power Techniques programs.
The students will gain practical, applied experience as a result of the donation of this equipment. Helping the students at Fleming College is one way that Enbridge Gas Distribution shows support for the communities it serves.
"Enbridge Gas Distribution has a strong commitment to education and vehicle safety training," says Janet Holder, President, Enbridge Gas Distribution. "Enbridge is proud to support Fleming College and their commitment to educational excellence by donating six heavy equipment vehicles to the Centre for Heavy Equipment Technology."
"This generous donation from Enbridge Gas Distribution highlights the benefits that come from working with companies in the community. The students will gain much knowledge and practical experience operating and working with these heavy equipment vehicles, which will add to their overall skill set and increase access to career opportunities in their field," said Tony Tilly, President of Fleming College.
"Our students will benefit greatly from this equipment donation from an industry leader like Enbridge. Their fleet management programs are exceptional," said Carmen Moore, Coordinator of Fleming's Heavy Equipment programs.
Enbridge Gas Distribution has a 160-year history and is Canada's largest natural gas distribution company. Enbridge Gas Distribution is owned by Enbridge Inc., a Canadian-based leader in energy transportation and distribution. Enbridge Gas Distribution and its affiliates distribute natural gas to about 1.9 million customers in Ontario, New York State, New Brunswick and southwestern Quebec. For more information go to www.enbridgegas.com.
Located in Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 90 full-time programs in Business, Computing and Hospitality; Continuing Education and Skilled Trades; Education, Health and Wellness; Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences; Fine Arts; Interdisciplinary Studies; and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has 5,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and more than 54,000 alumni.
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