Sparwood Finning barbecue

Finning employees enjoyed a family barbecue with miniature and heavy equipment stealing the kids attention.

Sparwood Finning treated their employees to a barbecue to show appreciation for their hard work.

Staff at the Sparwood Finning was treated to a barbecue last Friday.

“We work hard together,” said Brad Joseph, Finning service supervisor. “So let’s have some fun together. We want to build a stronger team so it’s not just about work.”

“We’re mostly heavy-duty mechanics and family means something to us. We appreciate the efforts of our employees when they work overtime as it’s time spent away from their families. It’s a chance for the kids to come out and see what dad and mom does at work. It’s all about the kids.”

The bouncy tents were fun, P.T. the Clown painted faces and made balloon animals and the barbecue was yummy. The kids were thrilled by the car crushing demonstration by a CAT bulldozer.

“We crushed three vehicles and the kids loved it, ” said Joseph. Parents called later to say their kids were jacked up from watching the heavy equipment do their stuff. Draw prizes of stuffed animals and remote controlled miniature equipment were a pleasant surprise for the children.

There was a cake to celebrate they have had no lost time due to accidents in over a year.

This was Finning first staff barbecue of its kind. “It was well received,” said Joseph. “I just want it to go bigger and better every year.”


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