May 5, 2015

Logistics gives back

Logistics gives back

Here's our monthly roundup of some of the charitable works and donations by companies in the material handling and logistics space.

By DC Velocity Staff

  • Lynden Air Cargo put its L-100 Hercules aircraft to good use flying emergency relief supplies to Vanuatu after Tropical Cyclone Pam devastated the South Pacific islands on March 13. Lynden partnered with Digicel Fiji and the World Food Programme (WFP) to bring supplies from neighboring Fiji and Australia, including food rations and technical equipment for the repair of communications towers.
  • Engineers from **bold {Jervis B. Webb Co., a subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Co., stepped into the classroom recently to share their expertise with first-year mechanical engineering students at Lawrence Technological University. The students have also planned a visit to Webb's demonstration center in Wixom, Mich., to see live demonstrations of automated material handling equipment for warehouses and DCs.
  • The Raymond Corp. donated 16 pallets of nonperishable food and personal care items, valued at more than $14,000, to the Addison Community Switchboard (ACS). Based in Addison, Ill., ACS is a nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance to local residents.
  • Crowley Maritime Corp. is continuing its record of helping Haiti recover from a devastating 2010 earthquake. The company is now providing shipping services to The Blood Alliance of Northeast Florida as the groups cooperate to deliver a retired bloodmobile to the Caribbean island. The large bus will serve as a mobile health clinic serving more than 3 million people.

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