Family donates $100,000 for heavy equipment bay

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A family-owned and -operated farming and custom harvesting business has given $100,000 to establish a heavy equipment bay at Lethbridge College.

Taylor Harvesting Ltd. has operated out of southern Alberta for 30 years.

“My son, Darren and I are both alumni of the college and agree that Lethbridge College provides hands-on training, teaches business skills, and instils a strong work ethic upon its students,” said Ray Taylor. “The college provided us with the skill set we needed to succeed in our industry of choice and it’s our turn to give something back.”

The new heavy equipment bay is part of the recently opened first phase of the trades and technologies facility. It offers automotive service technician, parts technician, and agricultural and heavy equipment technician programs.

Taylor Harvesting, which started with three Massey Ferguson combines, has grown to a 12-combine operation at its peak farming 32,000 acres of owned and rented land on and off the Blood Reserve.

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