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Forklift Safety Rodeo Competition Looking for Drivers in Mid-Atlantic

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Baltimore, MD — Professional forklift operators and company teams from across the mid-Atlantic region are invited to demonstrate their skills this summer during qualifying skilled competitions for the first Annual 2009 Chesapeake Forklift Safety Rodeo. Co-sponsored by the Chesapeake Region Safety Council and Atlantic Lift Truck, the Forklift Rodeo and Safety Expo will take place at the Howard County Fairgrounds, July 18, from 7am-5pm.

The Chesapeake Forklift Safety Rodeo’s goal is to promote safe forklift operation and display the talent and skill of forklift operators from MD, DE, WV, Northern VA and the District of Columbia. Cash prizes will be awarded to the individual rodeo winners, with trophies being awarded to the top winning company teams. Bragging rights will go to the champions “Best Skilled” Forklift Operators and Company Teams in the Mid-Atlantic Region with the opportunity for a year to display their top awards on their company websites and sport the winning logo patches on their sleeves.

Employers are encouraged to sponsor in-house competitions and send their best drivers. Those who place first, second and third at the rodeo will be invited to go on to the U.S. Open Forklift Safety Rodeo in Ohio this October.

This one-day event features a Safety Expo, MOSH Keynote Speaker on “OSHA Safety in the Workplace!” and opportunities for learning the latest tools, technologies and strategies for improving workplace safety, featured demonstrations, and industry-leading products and exhibits. There will be lots of great food, family–fun activities, Jeff Burton CAT Racing Merchandise and much more!

Competitors will test their abilities in three areas: a written exam, pre-use inspection of a forklift and four course competitions. The forklifts being provided by Atlantic Lift and are sit-down counterbalanced CAT lift trucks. Registration (by June 18th) is limited to first come, first serve.

Proceeds to benefit WAY STATION, the U.S. Veterans Re-entry Into The Workforce Program. Register online at: or call 410/644-7777 for more information.

Sponsor the 2009 Chesapeake Forklift Safety Rodeo

  • Associate your business with one of the fastest growing and important messages in the business industry--Safety! Gain region-wide exposure by becoming a 2009 Chesapeake Forklift Safety Rodeo Sponsor and shape industry and individual attitudes about Safety!
  • Lend positive exposure to your company--generate media interest! Take this exceptional opportunity to reach a larger audience with repeated impressions (television, print, web & direct mail) of your company name and/or logo on all the rodeo promotional materials.
  • Reap the rewards of giving. Help promote the event and be a part of ‘the community that gives back’ with half of the Rodeo’s admission fees going to establish a safety-education operator training scholarships for veterans entering the workforce in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
  • Join the team that promotes safety in the workplace in the Mid-Atlantic. Become a sponsor of the 2009 Chesapeake Forklift Safety Rodeo.

For more information about becoming a sponsor click here.

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