Major trailer manufacturer MaxiTRANS and its staff have shown their support for men’s health by committing to this year’s ‘Movember’ campaign, raising awareness and much needed funds for the cause.
It’s the month of the year where males from around the nation can have a go at growing some facial hair all in support of a good cause. ‘Movember’, held every November, raises awareness about men’s health issues which include, but aren’t limited to, prostate and testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
Initiated by staff within the company, a number of ‘Movember’ teams have been created throughout the manufacturing, parts and retail businesses, which is generating the awareness necessary, and raising funds to go towards this great cause.
MaxiTRANS managing director and CEO, Dean Jenkins, said that “It is fantastic to see the MaxiTRANS family get behind the cause and drive awareness through a range of activities as part of the ‘Movember’ campaign. The initiative from the ‘Movember’ teams that have been created within the business and the passion they each bring to supporting the cause is truly commendable.”
In addition, this year MaxiTRANS commissioned a Maxi-CUBE Classic Refrigerated trailer with ‘Movember’ branded side walls. The trailer was recently purchased by New South Wales based company, Freezex, and will continue to create awareness for ‘Movember’ throughout the year.
Dean said that MaxiTRANS is committed to improving a culture that can speak openly about men’s health for both our customers and our staff. “This is why we are actively involved with many industry bodies driving the message of health issues for all of our customers and the greater road users. We also place significant emphasis on having a safe work environment at all our facilities. Safety is a fundamental driver not only in the development of all of our products but it also extends through one of our company values to “Send all our people home safely”.” Adding that it is outstanding to see the MaxiTRANS team get behind this company value and driving it with some great initiatives with the latest being ‘Movember’.
Safety today, whether it be at home or at work, is not just physical it includes mental wellbeing, something that the Company is passionate about supporting.
“I am impressed to see teams, from across our various sites throughout Australia, voluntarily drive these initiatives,” said Dean. “Most importantly though, we should not limit awareness and prevention to just one particular time a year. We should all feel empowered to check in regularly with our friends and colleagues, should you notice a difference in behaviour,” he added.
If you or someone you know is in need of crisis or suicide prevention support, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit www.lifeline.org.au/gethelp .