Calgary, Alberta (March 15, 2015)– Today marks the beginning of Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (“CASW”), a week in March annually dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of practicing safe agriculture. The 2015 theme for CASW is “Be the Difference!”
As advocates of agricultural safety, Cervus Equipment is taking an active role in promoting CASW within the agricultural community. Every year approximately 100 Canadian farmers are killed in farming accidents, 13 of those being children. We want to change these statistics for our customers, our neighbours and all our employees. Help us change these statistics and recognise those making a difference in their community by promoting and practicing safe agricultural practices.
“Cervus Equipment is proud to support Canadian Agricultural Safety Week,” said Cal Johnson, Cervus VP Operations – Agriculture. “Our customers and employees are top priority, which is why it’s important for us to be involved in spreading CASW’s message and ensuring everyone in our communities take agricultural safety to heart.”
Cervus would like to encourage everyone to get involved by using the social media hashtags #CASW and #GrowSafety to help raise awareness about agricultural safety and to take a minute before starting any job to think about safety first.
About Cervus Equipment Corporation
Cervus acquires and operates authorized agricultural, commercial, industrial and transportation equipment dealerships. The Company has interests in 75 dealerships in Canada, New Zealand, and Australia, employing more than 1,700 people. The primary equipment brands represented by Cervus include John Deere agricultural equipment; Bobcat and JCB construction equipment; Clark, Sellick and Doosan material handling equipment; and Peterbilt transportation equipment. The common shares of Cervus are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and trade under the symbol "CVL".
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Robin Richardson – Director of Marketing and Communications