Congratulations to Travis Block, Dylan James, Rodney Eisen, and Zachary Fisher (missing in photo) for recieving Apprenticeship Awards for exceptional achievement in their Journeyperson and Apprenticeship Level Agricultural Equipment Technician exams, meeting scholarship requirements of Young’s Equipment Inc. & the Western Equipment Dealer Association.
Young’s Equipment Inc. has a strong and long-standing partnership with STARS Air Ambulance. This partnership is founded on a mutual commitment to rural Saskatchewan, and a deep respect for the crucial, often life-saving, service which STARS provides to the communities where our customers, employees, and families live, work, and play. Because of this partnership and respect, I have agreed to participate in STARS’ 2019 Rescue on the Prairie.
The Rescue on the Prairie event is one that will see me dropped off in a remote location on Thursday, September 5th, and I’ll only be brought back if I’m able to raise enough money in support of STARS. Luckily, we’re allowed to start raising money in advance of the event, as I’m going to have my work cut out for me!
As part of my fundraising efforts, I’ve decided to take advantage of our relationship with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in order to offer some unique and exciting incentives to donate, centered around one of the most exciting weekends of the football season:
The Labour Day Classic between the Riders and Bombers on September 1st!
First, for anyone who donates before noon on Monday, August 26th, 2019, your name will be entered into a draw for a pair of tickets in the AGT Lounge. For those not familiar with this area of the stadium, the AGT Lounge is the Riders’ Premium Club Seating area. With a first-class view of the game from comfortable plush seats, a complimentary premium buffet and non-alcoholic beverages, and an exclusive VIP entrance, the AGT Lounge is a dynamic environment, perfect for enjoying an enhanced game-day experience with your family and friends. Donations can be made through my personal Rescue on the Prairie donation page, a click on the following button will lead you directly there.
The second option provides an opportunity for a priceless VIP Labour Day experience. This package includes $250.00 in merchandise vouchers for the Rider Store, exclusive VIP Pregame Sideline Passes, including the opening kick-off, and 2 suite tickets for the game, including food and beverages. We will be auctioning this package off to the highest bidder, with all proceeds going to STARS. Bids can be made by commenting on the post on Young’s Equipment’s Facebook page, or by e-mailing us your bid. Please click the button below to do that. Any questions or requests for more details can also be forwarded by e-mail. Bidding closes at noon on Monday, August 26th, 2019, and will receive a tax receipt for the amount of the bid.
Please feel free to forward this e-mail to any family, friends, or co-workers you feel may be interested, and thank you in advance to everyone for your support and donations. The generosity and kindness of Saskatchewan people truly make this province the best place to live, raise a family, and do business, so thank you once again,
Assistant General Manager
Young’s Equipment Inc.
“We first went there [Ireland] in 2008 following the massive market and real estate crash in the U.S. and around the world,” says Bazin. “Thousands lined up at job fairs and paid money just to get in the door.” Above is just one example of the long lines people stood in to get into job fairs in Ireland.
Brent Bazin, corporate service manager at Young’s Equipment, shared the dealership’s history with international recruitment and why they see it as a valuable option when looking for new employees.
A talented technician cannot be found overnight. When there are not enough near your dealership looking for work, you need to come up with a new strategy to bring in a good technician. Within the few last year, Young’s Equipment has hired a number employees from overseas as part of the international hiring strategy they started over a decade ago.
The Agricultural Equipment Technician program offered through the Sun West Distance Learning Centre has opened the door for high school students to get an understanding of the ag industry and potentially get an early start on careers as technicians.
Finding a good employee and keeping them on has become an increasingly difficult task for many farm equipment dealers. A good service technician is particularly hard to find. What seems to be a consensus among many dealers is younger people do not know enough or do not even consider entering the ag industry.
“Whether they were technicians in the agriculture industry or the trucking industry or the heavy equipment industry, there is becoming a worldwide shortage of technicians,” says Brent Bazin, corporate service manager at Young’s Equipment and board member of the Agricultural Equipment Trade Board for the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). “A technician today is not the technician we had 20 years ago. It is a lot more intense in terms of technology. Nowadays to get by in this trade you can pretty much be just as successful with anything offered at university. It becomes a matter of ‘Is this what I want to do for a career?’”
Young's Equipment Inc has been recognized by the Consumer Choice Award (CCA) for the Farm Equipment Parts and Supplies in Regina award. Thank you to our customers and communities for giving us the chance to serve you! #ThankYouFarmers
Consumer Choice Award (CCA) was established in 1987 and is considered to be the most distinguished award for business excellence in Canada. This is the only organization in North America to recognize business excellence by conducting third party market research of both the consumer & business community with statistical accuracy. The research method determines all the service providers, ultimately selects the top ranked companies and establishes the winner within each industry.
Each year across Canada, Consumer Choice Award gathers opinions, perceptions and expectations through the responses of thousands of consumers and businesses. All winners have gone through a rigorous selection process conducted by a third party research firm to ensure only the most outstanding service providers are the winners within their respective industry.
Consumer Choice Award lives in Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Hamilton, London, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Regina, Saskatoon, St. John's, Toronto, Vancouver, Waterloo and Winnipeg.
Representing Case IH is Darren Keefe, Manager of Field Service Operations (Saskatchewan), presenting the Moose Jaw Service Department’s Pinnacle Award for meeting Case IH’s Pinnacle Service Criteria. Moose Jaw has met these requirements for the past 3 years. Pinnacle awards are presented to an elite group of Case IH dealers who have met the highest standards for facilities, training, and customer service within their Service Department. Congratulations to the Moose Jaw Service Team on this achievement.
Representing Case IH is Darren Keefe, Manager of Field Service Operations (Saskatchewan), presenting the Weyburn Service Department’s Pinnacle Award for meeting Case IH’s Pinnacle Service Criteria. Weyburn has met these requirements for the past year. Pinnacle awards are presented to an elite group of Case IH dealers who have met the highest standards for facilities, training, and customer service within their Service Department. Congratulations to the Weyburn Service Team on this achievement.
Representing Case IH is Darren Keefe, Manager of Field Service Operations (Saskatchewan), presenting the Assiniboia Service Department’s Pinnacle Award for meeting Case IH’s Pinnacle Service Criteria. Assiniboia has met these requirements for the past 3 years. Pinnacle awards are presented to an elite group of Case IH dealers who have met the highest standards for facilities, training, and customer service within their Service Department. Congratulations to the Assiniboia Service Team on this achievement.
Since 1913 the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association is the biggest and most passionate advocate for independent cattle producers in Saskatchewan. We consider the SSGA an effective, strong and independent thinking organization, determined to strengthen the industry for the good of the people and our Province. Young’s Equipment and the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association are upholding the same high values and today we are happy to announce our partnership and tell you how you will be able to benefit from it as well:
Between now and December 31st active Members of the SSGA will receive a $1,250 Young’s Equipment Gift Card for Parts and/or Service at any Young’s Equipment location with the purchase of any of the following new units:
In addition to that, we will donate $250 per unit sold to the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association to support their formidable cause.
Safe to say it pays out to be an SSGA member, please klick the following button if you’d like to join them:
If you’re interested in this offer, we will be happy to answer all your questions and assist you in all your needs. Give us a call, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.
Representing Case IH is Darren Keefe, Manager of Field Service Operations (Saskatchewan), presenting the Raymore Service Department’s Pinnacle Award for meeting Case IH’s Pinnacle Service Criteria. Raymore has met these requirements for the past 4 years. Pinnacle awards are presented to an elite group of Case IH dealers who have met the highest standards for facilities, training, and customer service within their Service Department. Congratulations to the Raymore Service Team on this achievement.