Generosity for the generations


This spring, the college approached the brink of its $25 million fundraising goal thanks to the generosity of five local companies and organizations that donated more than $1 million in cash, technology and equipment in recent months. These companies – D.A. Building Systems, the Lethbridge Construction Association, Simpson Plumbing, Timber Tech Truss and Western Tractor – have ensured that generations of Lethbridge College students will have access to the facilities, scholarships and programs needed to succeed in their professional lives. Continue reading through page 46 or go to, to learn more about the lasting effects these gifts have on students and learning.


D.A. Building Systems Ltd. donates $50,000 to create new classroom

A local company with a history of using local products is once again investing in its community, as Lethbridge-based D.A. Building Systems Ltd. has announced a $50,000 gift to Lethbridge College. In business in Lethbridge for 36 years, D.A. Building Systems is owned and operated by Doug and Scott Grenier. The gift to Lethbridge College will create the D.A. Building Systems Ltd. classroom in phase two of the new trades and technologies facility.

“Lethbridge College adds value to both industry and our community by training the workers of tomorrow,” says Doug Grenier, co-owner of D.A. Building Systems. “The new, modern facility allows for greater efficiencies and exciting opportunities to train a greater number of students and offer new trades in the region.”

Many of the company’s welders and carpenters have completed their apprenticeship training at Lethbridge College, while D.A. Building Systems also hires employees from the college’s Engineering Design and Drafting Technology program.

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Timber Tech Truss Inc. builds on long-standing partnership with $200,000 gift

Timber Tech Truss Inc., Lethbridge’s largest manufacturer and supplier of wooden trusses, is helping to build the future of Lethbridge College through its $200,000 gift, which was announced on May 25 and will benefit skilled trades and technologies training at the college. The gift will create two classrooms, named after Timber Tech, in phase two of Lethbridge College’s trades and technologies facility.

“The new addition of the trades and technologies facility is a great asset to the college and the city,” says Derrill Murphy, founder and President of Timber Tech Truss Inc. “Having this facility here in Lethbridge contributes greatly to keeping our young, skilled tradespeople right here in southern Alberta. Lethbridge needs these workers and we don’t have to go elsewhere to hire trades personnel.”

Timber Tech Truss Inc. employs many Lethbridge College graduates, including alumni of the Carpenter Apprenticeship Training, Engineering Design and Drafting Technology and Business Administration programs. Timber Tech Truss Inc. is a locally-owned family business founded by Derrill and Pearl Murphy in 1980, and many of the company’s employees (including two of the Murphy’s children, Ryan Murphy and Wendy Going, as well as CEO and 1986 Business Administration grad Kelly Skauge) have ties to the college.

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