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					                    SPONSORSHIP KIT
       Chesapeake Forklift Safety Rodeo
                Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, Maryland
                            Saturday July 18, 2009
                                  7am-5pm




KIT INCLUDES                                           CONTACT
Event FAQ                                              For Information,
Registration Information                               Call 410.644.7777
Sponsorship Levels Package                             www.atlanticlift.com
Exhibitors Form
Press Release
RE:     Chesapeake Forklift Safety Rodeo: July 18th, 2009


Dear Rodeo Sponsor,


Thank you for the opportunity to get you involved in our inaugural Safety Rodeo and Expo, the
First Annual 2009 Chesapeake Forklift Safety Rodeo, to be hosted at the Howard County
Fairgrounds, on July 18, 2009. Presented by the Chesapeake Region Safety Council and Atlantic
Lift Truck, Inc. (the authorized Caterpillar/Mitsubishi Forklift Dealer in the mid-Atlantic), we
will focus on the important message of ‘safety in the workplace’ in a family-oriented event
that features safe and responsible fun to celebrate team-building skilled forklift competition.

Please find enclosed the 2009 CHESAPEAKE FORKLIFT SAFETY RODEO materials for your
review. These materials are provided as Adobe Acrobat PDF files. Also, if required, you can
access many of these documents of information located at http://www.atlanticlift.com.

You have a very important opportunity to participate with us and brand your logo and company
name on this event to promote ‘safety in the workplace’ in the mid-Atlantic region. This
important industry-wide message can make a difference in the quality of today’s business
standards and the quality of lives saved. We would enjoy your partnership and want to discuss
the possibility of having you help us make this event highly successful.

We would like to make an appointment with you to discuss our mutual interests in this type of
safety event. Please call us to discuss any questions you might have at 410.644.7777.


Thank you for your special interest and support.



Glenn Baer, President and CEO
Atlantic Lift Truck, Inc.
                                                EVENT FAQ SUMMARY
          2009 CHESAPEAKE FORKLIFT SAFETY RODEO
             _________________________________________________________________________________________

                 Presented by Chesapeake Region Safety Council and Atlantic Lift Truck.

          The 2009 Chesapeake Forklift Safety Rodeo’s goal is to promote safety in the workplace
          and display the talent and skill of forklift operators from around the Mid-Atlantic Region.

DATE:        Saturday, July 18, 2009
HOURS:        7:00am-5:00pm
LOCATION: Howard County Fairgrounds at 2210 Fairgrounds Rd., West Friendship, MD 21794


                                             What is a Forklift Safety Rodeo?
      An event where professional forklift operators and company teams demonstrate their expert skills during
             qualifying, fun, challenging and team-building competitions that promote safety and skill.


EVENT ATTENDANCE: EXPECTED 400-500 OVER ONE DAY
WHO WILL ATTEND: Registered forklift operators, safety officers and staff employees from companies
who are invested in the Material Handling Industry within the mid-Atlantic Region; safety-products
vendors, the families of the company operators, and corporate professionals interested in supporting
the important message of safety in the workplace; the public is invited to attend.
REGISTRATION: $65/Individual Operator and $125/Two-Man Company Team
Registration Limited, First-come, first served. DEADLINE: June 18th, 2009.
EVENT ADMISSION: $2/PERSON ADMISSION PROCEEDS: Proceeds from the admission fees will be used
to establish ‘Chesapeake Region Safety-Education (Operator-Training) Scholarships’ for veterans
entering the workforce in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
AWARDS: Cash prizes will be awarded to the individual rodeo winners, with trophies being awarded to
the top winning company teams. Bragging rights will go to the champions “Best Skilled” Forklift
Operators and Company Teams in the Mid-Atlantic Region with the opportunity for a year to display
their top awards on their company websites and sport the winning logo patches on their sleeves.
HOW TO WIN: Contestants will be evaluated by a team of impartial judges, scorekeepers and safety
officers on their safe, efficient, skillful and proper completion of the course layouts using accepted
forklift operation standards and based on three steps: 1) written test, 2) pre-start inspection and 3)
qualifying course performance.
FUNDING: Corporate sponsorships and vendor/exhibitor rentals, and company participant/team
registration fees.
THE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY
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THE BUCK STARTS HERE…………




                          Why Sponsor the 2009 Chesapeake Forklift Safety Rodeo?


   •   Associate your business with one of the fastest growing and important messages in the
       business industry--Safety! Gain region-wide exposure by becoming a 2009 Chesapeake
       Forklift Safety Rodeo Sponsor and shape industry and individual attitudes about
       Safety!

   •   Lend positive exposure to your company--generate media interest! Take this exceptional
       opportunity to reach a larger audience with repeated impressions (television, print, web &
       direct mail) of your company name and/or logo on all the rodeo promotional materials.

   •   Reap the rewards of giving. Help promote the event and be a part of ‘the community that
       gives back’ with half of the Rodeo’s admission fees going to establish a safety-education
       operator training scholarships for veterans entering the workforce in the Mid-Atlantic
       Region.

   •   Join the team that promotes safety in the workplace in the Mid-Atlantic. Become a
       sponsor of the 2009 Chesapeake Forklift Safety Rodeo.




                                  Why a Forklift Safety Rodeo?
                This event is designed to bring the message of safety to the workplace
                and promote skilled and safe operation of forklifts. WHY?

       OSHA estimates there are about 85 forklift fatalities per year, 34,900 serious injuries and 61,800
       non-serious injuries. According to the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), there are about 855,900
       forklifts in the U.S., so over 11 percent will be involved in some type of accident each year
       (assuming only one accident per forklift). The ITA also reports that the useful life of a lift truck
       is eight years, which means that about 90 percent of all forklifts will be involved in some type of
       accident during their useful life. Studies show that most accidents could have been prevented
       by better operator training and better condition of the lift truck.

       Did you know that Daily Pre-start Inspections alone can prevent up to 79% of most accidents
       every year?
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                                & Exhibitor Registration
                                          Presented By: Chesapeake Region Safety Council and Atlantic Lift Truck, Inc.


                            July 18, 2009                 Howard County Fairgrounds
                            7:00am to 5:00pm                 2210 Fairgrounds Rd. West Friendship, MD 21794




    SPONSORING TITLE PARTNER $20,000 Level
    Special Delivery: A Certified Pre-Owned Low-Hour 2007 Cat C-5000 Lift Truck, LP Gas, 188triple,
    Side-Shifter, 42”Forks, FORKMYLIFTTM Custom Paint finished with YOUR Company Colors and Company Logo
    Other Incentives: Company Logo/Banner displayed for event audience         Presenter of top winning Company
    Trophy Primary mention in the event program and Team Handbook Logo & Publicity on all regional and
    global e-media Feature logo and hot link from hosts’ websites Company website linked to all email event
    reminder notices Four registered Two-Man Company Teams Exhibitor Booth in the Safety Expo
    Free admission up to ten Free attendance for one person in National Safety Council’s Certificate in Principles
    of Safety Course in Ocean City Md, including hotel room.



    PLATINUM STAR Sponsor $2,500 Level
 FORKMYLIFT TM Custom Paint YOUR Forklift with YOUR Company Colors and Company Logo
Other Incentives: Company Logo/Banner displayed for event audience Primary mention in the event
program and Team Handbook Logo & Publicity on all regional and global e-media Feature logo and hot link
from hosts’ websites Company website linked to all email event reminder notices Three registered Two-Man
Company Teams Exhibitor Booth in the Safety Expo Free admission up to eight Free attendance for one
person in a one day National Safety Council’s Course in Ocean City MD, including hotel room.




    GOLD STAR Sponsor $1,250 Level
Incentives: Company Logo/Banner displayed for event audience Primary mention in the event program and
Team Handbook Logo & Publicity on all regional and global e-media Feature logo and hot link from hosts’
websites Company website linked to all email event reminder notices Two registered Two-Man Company
Teams Exhibitor Booth in the Safety Expo Free admission up to six Free attendance for two people at the
CRSC Annual Conference & Expo on September 15, 2009.



    SILVER STAR Sponsor $500 Level
Incentives: Company Logo/Banner displayed for event audience Primary mention in the event program and
Team Handbook Logo & Publicity on all regional and global e-media Feature logo and hot link from hosts’
websites One registered Two-Man Company Team Exhibitor Booth in the Safety Expo Free admission for
four Free attendance for one person at the CRSC Annual Conference & Expo on September 15, 2009.
BRONZE STAR Sponsor $300 Level
Incentives: Company Logo/Banner displayed for event audience Primary mention in the event program and
Team Handbook Logo & Publicity on all regional and global e-media Feature logo and hot link from hosts’
websites One registered Driver/Operator Exhibitor Booth in the Safety Expo Free admission for two
 Free attendance for one person at CRSC Annual Conference & Expo on September 15, 2009.



TIN STAR Exhibitor $100 Level
Incentives: Company Supplied Banner displayed for event audience Primary mention in the event program
and Team Handbook Two chairs and 8 foot table provided only Free admission for Two Free attendance to
Chesapeake Region Safety Council’s CPR Certification Course.



           BE A TRUE RODEO STAR! Premier Sponsor Opportunities
                        Benefits feature special HR, media, print and event recognition for this Sponsor

 BRAND your Company Logo and Name on These Special Events or Services
  Cash Awards and Company Trophy(s): $1000 Event Program and Company Team Handbook Printing: $750
 Winners Circle Ice Cream Reception: $500 Competitor’s Saddle Bags: T-shirts, hardhats, safety goggles, etc. $500
 Sponsors-Media-Judges Day-Long Reception Corral: $350 Judges & Officials Badges and Shirts: $250
 MOSH Keynote Speaker $150 Adopt a Course $350/course or two for $600.


  For more information about these sponsorship levels and opportunities, Please contact
Atlantic Lift at 410-644-7777 Deadline for sponsorship reservation & payment is June 1, 2009
                    Please send logo in an eps or jpeg format to kate@chesapeakesc.org

  Company Name_________________________________________________________________________
  Company Contact Person ____________________________________________________________________________________
   Address:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
   Phone Number:_____________________________________________ Fax:________________________________________
   Email Address: ______________________________________________________________________________

   Authorized Signature: ___________________________________________________________ Date: _________________________

 Sponsorship Donation: (please check):

        $20,000           $2,500         $1,250        $500          $300         $100          Rodeo Star! $________
                                                                                                Email confirmation will
   Payment Method:                                                                              be sent to you regarding
                                                                                                what you would like
       Check included*           Credit Card          PO #________                              to sponsor


                                                                                   Send Form and Payment to:
                                                                                      Atlantic Lift Truck, Inc.
                                                                                      2945 Whittington Ave.
                                                                                       Baltimore, MD 21230
                                                                                            410-644-7777
                                                                                         Fax to: 410-644-9273
                             2009 CHESAPEAKE FORKLIFT SAFETY RODEO
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                               Exhibitor Application Form

Saturday, July 18, 2009
7:00am-5:00pm, Exhibitor Set-up 6:30am
Howard County Fairgrounds at 2210 Fairgrounds Rd., West Friendship, MD 21794
For payment instructions and more information, please call 410.644.7777.

IMPORTANT: PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY

Date _______________________
Applicant Company Name:
______________________________________________________________________________________________
Contact: Name _________________________________________________________________________________
Contact's E-mail Address: _______________________________________________________________________
Company Street Address: _______________________________________________________________________
City, State / Zip Code ___________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________
Phone ______ ______ _______ Fax number: _________________________
Company Website Address_______________________________________________________________________
$100.00/exhibitor’s space. Number of booth spaces needed: ________________________________________
Exhibitor Space: Under roof: 10’X10’ , Two chairs and 8 foot table only,
Free Admission for 2
Demonstration(s)? Please provide time schedule and description _____________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________
Product/services description (for listing in Rodeo Program). Please note: the final program copy
will read exactly as you have provided it below; please limit your description to 25-50 words.
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________________

Special Needs:
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________________

This is a binding contract. Booth space cannot be guaranteed unless application is accompanied by full
payment.
                  For Immediate Release: April 20, 2009

Forklift Safety Rodeo Competition Looking for Drivers in Mid-Atlantic
Baltimore, MD — Professional forklift operators and company teams from across the mid-Atlantic region
are invited to demonstrate their skills this summer during qualifying skilled competitions for the first
Annual 2009 Chesapeake Forklift Safety Rodeo. Co-sponsored by the Chesapeake Region Safety
Council and Atlantic Lift Truck, the Forklift Rodeo and Safety Expo will take place at the Howard County
Fairgrounds, July 18, from 7am-5pm.


     The Chesapeake Forklift Safety Rodeo’s goal is to promote safe forklift operation and display the
talent and skill of forklift operators from MD, DE, WV, Northern VA and the District of Columbia. Cash
prizes will be awarded to the individual rodeo winners, with trophies being awarded to the top winning
company teams. Bragging rights will go to the champions “Best Skilled” Forklift Operators and Company
Teams in the Mid-Atlantic Region with the opportunity for a year to display their top awards on their
company websites and sport the winning logo patches on their sleeves.


      Employers are encouraged to sponsor in-house competitions and send their best drivers. Those
who place first, second and third at the rodeo will be invited to go on to the U.S. Open Forklift Safety
Rodeo in Ohio this October.


      This one-day event features a Safety Expo, MOSH Keynote Speaker on “OSHA Safety in the
Workplace!” and opportunities for learning the latest tools, technologies and strategies for improving
workplace safety, featured demonstrations, and industry-leading products and exhibits. There will be lots
of great food, family–fun activities, Jeff Burton CAT Racing Merchandise and much more!


      Competitors will test their abilities in three areas: a written exam, pre-use inspection of a forklift and
four course competitions. The forklifts being provided by Atlantic Lift and are sit-down counterbalanced
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CAT lift trucks. Registration (by June 18 ) is limited to first come, first serve.


      Entry fee for the Chesapeake Forklift Safety Rodeo is $65, $125/2-man company teams.
Admission is $2/person. Registration is online at: www.atlanticlift.com. or call 410.644.7777 for more
information.

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                  For media information: Contact Matt McQuillan, Atlantic Lift Truck, Inc.

                             410.644.7777 or by e-mail mattm@atlanticlift.com.
        2009 CHESAPEAKE FORKLIFT SAFETY RODEO
      __________________________________________________________________________________________

              Presented by Chesapeake Region Safety Council and Atlantic Lift Truck




                                           The Chesapeake Region Safety Council is a private, non-profit,
     non-governmental public service organization whose mission is to provide the safety training and
    education that will reduce disabling injuries and save lives. The organization serves businesses and
citizens in Maryland, Delaware and the Greater Washington D.C. metropolitan region, and is a chapter of
             the National Safety Council, the premier safety organization in the United States.

  Since 1923, we have been dedicating our resources to the prevention of all kinds of accidents, and the
 promotion of safety and well-being in the work place and the community at large. We believe safety is in
   everybody's best interest. We believe safety has value. We know that the training programs we offer
result in fewer injuries and lost work time, safer environments and employees, and increased productivity.
                                          Visit us at www.chesapeakesc.org/.




                    Atlantic Lift Truck is the authorized CATERPILLAR forklift dealer for the Mid-Atlantic
     region, and celebrates 50 years of history this year serving customers in the mid-Atlantic region
                 covering Maryland, Delaware, D.C. Northern Virginia and West Virginia.

Our mission is to move America’s commerce one customer at a time and our true business lies in forging
  profitable partnerships with innovative solutions. Because we see the need for companies to remain
  vigilant and safe in this economy, Safety First! has become our focus. Our commitment is to provide
  industry-leading products and quality services to help support continuous safe conditions for forklift
            operation. Safety in the workplace will benefit us all within a potentially dangerous
                  industry that has historically moved America’s commerce day to day.
                                      Visit us at www.atlanticlift.com.



                  Cat lift trucks are to be provided for each of the Rodeo eight course competitions.
                                                                                                ®
       Cat Lift Trucks manufactures materials handling equipment in Houston, TX under the Cat brand name as
       an ISO 9001:2000-certified business operation of Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), and is
       a privately held joint venture of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and Caterpillar Industrial Inc. Model
       capacities of Cat Lift Trucks range from 2,200 pounds to 36,000 pounds (990kg to 16,200kg).