This week the Myers team attended CONEXPO-CON/AGG!
While attending the expo we had the opportunity to meet with Parker Schnabel from Discovery's Gold Rush. Pictured below is the Myers team with Parker and our new gold Volvo A40G articulated hauler! Proceeds from the 50th anniversary gold-painted truck's sale will support SkillsUSA programs and support trade skill education
Please read below for information from the Volvo press release and details about how the trucks sale will help support the next generation of skilled professionals. See the full press release on the Volvo website.
"Proceeds from Allan Myers’ purchase of the golden A40G will benefit SkillsUSA and Skills Compétences, allowing Volvo to help the organizations reach even more students to educate them on the opportunities skilled positions offer in the construction industry."
"In 2016, the hauler set upon a North American tour, with the intent of connecting technical students in SkillsUSA and Skills/Compétences Canada with experienced professionals in the construction industry, stopping at dealerships and events throughout the U.S. and Canada. It was this connection between students and professionals that executives at the organization say was so appreciated. Countless connections were made throughout the year. The hauler tour made nearly 50 stops, traveled more than 15,000 miles upon the bed of a fellow gold-painted Volvo Truck, and was seen by more than 145,000 people at the stops. "
“The skills gap is an issue that’s affecting every aspect of our industry,” said Dave Foster, vice president, marketing and communications, Volvo Construction Equipment. “We had an opportunity to help bring that to light, and expand students’ understanding of the wide variety of career opportunities available in the construction industry — opportunities from technology and engineering to welding and fabrication. It wasn’t just about a donation, it was about education."