January 3, 2013

Material handling, warehouse profession gives back

Here's our monthly roundup of "good deeds" by logistics, warehousing, and material handling equipment companies.

By DC Velocity Staff

  • Under the company's "Giving Veterans a Lift" program, Toyota Industrial Equipment dealer Toyota Lift of Minnesota trained 10 Marines from Unit MWSS471 to become certified forklift operators. The new operators are applying their skills to their jobs as well as to helping handle donated items at the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation's Minneapolis distribution center.
  • Hytrol Conveyor Co. Inc. Medical Clinic hosted its first annual St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Donation Drive. Hytrol employees and members of the Jonesboro, Ark., community donated enough gifts and funds to provide 581 items for patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a research hospital that treats pediatric cancer and rare catastrophic diseases.
  • NACCO Materials Handling Group Inc. (NMHG) presented the United Way of Pitt County, N.C., with a $39,000 check during East Carolina University's (ECU) final regular-season home football game on Nov. 23. NMHG made the donation based on the total number of ECU touchdowns during the 2012 season.
  • Through its Raising Hope Pallet Jack Giveaway Project, Clark Material Handling Co. has awarded one pallet jack to each of eight nonprofit organizations in the greater Kentucky Bluegrass area to further their community service and/or charity work.
  • The Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) and 10 of its local councils raised money to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The group donated both cash and warehousing services to the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN), of which WERC is a member. ALAN matches donors of logistics expertise and services with disaster-response organizations in need of those services.

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