VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 21, 2009) - Finning International Inc. (TSX:FTT) -
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Finning achieved a significant milestone today with the delivery of the 200th Caterpillar 797 off-highway truck in Canada. The Caterpillar 797, one of the world's largest mining trucks, was first introduced in 1999. While it took Finning eight years of steady growth to reach the 100th truck delivery mark, it has taken only an additional two years to double the 797 fleet.
"Delivering 200 Caterpillar 797 trucks in ten years is a significant achievement. It demonstrates both the exceptional quality of the Caterpillar product and our employees' commitment to providing great product support," said Mike Waites, president and chief executive officer for Finning International Inc. "The rapid growth in mining equipment sales over the past two years surpassed our expectations. The resulting large fleet of machines represents the foundation for Finning to grow our parts and service business while maximizing productivity and operating efficiency for our customers."
"This accomplishment is a source of pride for Finning and all of our employees," said Dave Parker, president of Finning (Canada). "We have a tradition of going the extra mile for our customers that is embedded in our company's values and history. Reaching this goal recognizes our unwavering focus on exceeding our customers' expectations when they purchase Caterpillar equipment."
Finning International Inc. is the world's largest Caterpillar equipment dealer. The company sells, rents and provides customer support services for Caterpillar equipment and engines in Western Canada, the U.K., and parts of South America. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Finning International Inc. is a widely held, publicly traded corporation, listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol FTT). For additional information please visit www.finning.com.
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