Cat® D6T Dozer Boosts Beaver First Nation’s Business

March 01, 2017

With the Alberta Government’s announcement, February 23, 2017, for funding through the Aboriginal Business Investment Fund, Beaver First Nation was able to purchase a new Cat D6T LGT dozer from Finning for their fleet.

“Alberta is proud to support this business venture as it will help to create good jobs and diversify the economy. It opens doors for a new revenue stream for Beaver First Nation and creates employment opportunities for community members. First Nation businesses also contribute to healthier local economies promoting growth and prosperity that makes life better for all Albertans,” said Minister Indigenous Relations, Richard Feehan.

The addition of this equipment enables Beaver First Nation to fulfill forestry industry contracts in the area and helps strengthen the economy with the hiring and training of local employees for their projects. “We appreciate this grant from the Province of Alberta which will ensure that our community has the capacity to create employment and training opportunities for members of Beaver First Nation and help First Nations like us become more self-sufficient,” said Beaver First Nation Chief Trevor Mercredi.

The purchase of the D6T Cat dozer will allow the First Nation to gain and maintain contracts by maximizing uptime. “Finning is proud to continue our partnership with Beaver First Nation as they invest in the local economy with this new business venture. They’ve picked a great piece of equipment, a Cat D6T, and our local team will be there to provide on-going technical support and service,” said David Primrose, executive VP core industries, Finning Canada. The D6T is scheduled for delivery in the spring of 2017.

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