Families of workplace tragedy get a lift

    Master Lift joins Threads of Life in on-going challenge to support
    families, improve on-the-job safety

    TORONTO, Nov. 7 /CNW/ - Threads of Life have a new friend in Master Lift,
an Oakville-based fork truck company that has pledged thousands of dollars in
support to the charity and the families it represents.
    "My mother used to tell me that if you don't stand for something, you'll
fall for anything," says Gary Wilson, whose company, MasterLift, will be
donating a percentage of every lift truck sold over the coming year.
    "Workplace safety is an issue for all of us, and it's something we can
stand for. It's an honor to support an organization like Threads of Life and
help eliminate life-altering workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths."
    The gift was received with open arms by Threads of Life, who said it
couldn't have come at a better time.
    "Threads of Life is very pleased with its new relationship with Master
Lift," says Shirley Hickman, Executive Director of Threads of Lift. "It is our
hope that this new partnership will pave a way for other Canadian businesses
to help support families who have been personally impacted by a tragedy in the
workplace. Only by working together, will we raise awareness of the importance
of workplace health and safety."

    Master Lift (www.masterlift.com) was born in 2000 from the merger of Kap
Lift and Master Lift and the subsequent acquisitions of Quick Lift and First
Choice Lift Trucks. In addition to Master Lift forklifts, the company leases,
rents and sells MasterPallet movers, MasterPower industrial batteries,
sweepers, scrubbers and offers MasterTrack Fleet Management System to small
and large companies across North America.

    Threads of Life (www.threadsoflife.ca) is a national charitable
not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting families along their
journey of healing who have suffered from a workplace fatality, life-altering
workplace injury or occupational disease. The charity provides families with
only the one-on-one peer support program in the world that is delivered by
trained Volunteer Family Guides who have also experienced a workplace tragedy.
They also provide links to community resources and opportunities to promote
workplace injury prevention at the grassroots level. Threads of Life currently
supports over 450 families from across the country.

For further information:

For further information: or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Siân Gibson, Program Manager, Partnerships & Communications, Tel: (905)
655-9188, email: sgibson@threadsoflife.ca

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