ALCO Gas & Oil Equipment Production Ltd. designs and manufactures oil and gas processing equipment for both the Canadian and International marketplace. It has been committed to the highest quality of service and product since its formation in 1972. ALCO Gas & Oil Equipment Production Ltd. is proud to be a corporate sponsor and to contribute to increasing gender equity in industry.
Canwe Solutions Ltd. is a Western Canadian welding engineering consultancy company, dedicated to supporting and providing solutions that make a difference to their partners in the welded construction and fabrication community. Canwe is excited to offer a location and support to assist The Red Bench in their goals.
Miller® is about building things that matter. They lead the welding industry in building advanced, solution-focused products and meeting crucial needs for welding safety and health. Miller generously provides welding equipment and PPE to The Red Bench.
The CWB Group is an industry-supported private sector organization providing welding certification, management systems registration and training services. It is committed to recognizing the presence and contributions of all persons. The CWB Edmonton chapter is pleased to support women in welding in the Edmonton community.
AQT Water Management is a growth oriented company focused on becoming the first choice for waste management and water disposal throughout North America. AQT is proud to sponsor the purchase of PPE consumables.
In 1925, Hobart Brothers produced its first welder. The Hobart brand signifies collaboration, innovation and expertise, and is a recognized leader in the industry. Hobart generously provides stick electrodes and filler metal to The Red Bench.
Spectra Supply Inc. is an Alberta company that supplies quality Spectra work gloves and Canadian work wear products. Spectra is excited to provide their line of women’s welding and work gloves to The Red Bench.
The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology is a polytechnic and applied sciences institute in Edmonton. NAIT provides careers programs in applied research, technical training, applied education, and learning designed to meet the demands of Alberta’s technical and knowledge-based industries. The NAIT Welding programs are pleased to support women in the Edmonton community that have an interest in welding.
LJ Welding Automation specializes in the engineering and manufacturing of positioning, welding automation and material handling equipment and services clients with rentals/sales worldwide. Supporting The Red Bench is an initiative that will help increase women in the welding field and give them a foundation to help pursue interest in the metal fabrication industry.
Edmonton Community Foundation’s (ECF) Young Edmonton Grants (YEG) program gives funding for projects initiated, led, and organized by young Edmonton and area residents. The YEG program provides local youth with funding to turn their ideas into reality.
We are looking for shop items, like:
- New or used tools (hand, power)
- Equipment (bench top, standing)
- Materials (scrap, sheet)
- Consumables (blades, bits, discs, electrodes)
- New cylinders and refills
A list of equipment and supplies can be downloaded here. Note, the list is only to give a rough idea – we don’t expect the same makes and models! We are more than thrilled to accept most shop items, in working condition.
Please contact us so that we can introduce ourselves, make arrangements, and thank you!
Donate by Interac e-Transfer on your banking website using our payee email address, email@example.com
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Donate to the #LightsOnDoorsOpen GoFundMe for The Red Bench, to give toward our startup fund.
You will receive a personal thank you note from us and our gratitude for your support.
Our funding strategy centers on grants, corporate sponsorships, and private donations to deliver one-time and recurring support in the form of physical and cash assets. The Red Bench is seeking funding through these avenues at all levels, including locally, nationally, and internationally.
For physical assets such as shop items, second-hand items are expected to be a main source of tools and equipment. Second-hand items contribute to recycling and waste prevention initiatives, which promotes environmental stewardship in the community.
The support of the Albertan business community has been integral to our success. We are actively seeking partnerships with businesses for shop item donations or volunteer instructors and/or mentors.
Corporate sponsorship is at the heart of our funding goals. With your patronage, your organization has the opportunity to implement your commitment to social responsibility and governance, promote gender equity and community values, and affect real social change through philanthropic action.
If we haven’t contacted you already regarding a partnership or sponsorship, we would like to get in touch.