March 12, 2017

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

  • Marengo, Ill.-based forklift manufacturer UniCarriers Americas Corp. (UCA) and its employees will support Make-A-Wish Illinois and help grant wishes for local children with life-threatening medical conditions. Funding will come from a donation by the company and a series of fundraising events organized by UCA employees, such as bake sales, chili cook-offs, raffles, and silent auctions.
  • Atlanta-based parcel delivery giant UPS Inc. has awarded more than $2.3 million to nonprofit organizations to promote global volunteerism, through its UPS Foundation. The grants will support initiatives like disaster preparedness and recovery, youth literacy and skills development, and veterans training. Recipients include the Points of Light Foundation, the National Youth Leadership Council, and Toolbank USA.
  • Freight brokerage firm Total Quality Logistics of Cincinnati achieved a record-high participation rate of 75 percent in its 2016 annual employee giving campaign, TQL Cares. The company attributes the high participation rate to its inaugural use of the Benevity charitable giving software platform, which allows employees to allocate their contributions to the charities that are most meaningful to them.
  • Greene, N.Y.-based industrial lift truck supplier The Raymond Corp. donated two hand pallet trucks to the Greene Central School District middle and high schools. The schools will use the equipment to transport parcels, food preparation items, and miscellaneous maintenance supplies.
  • Positioning solutions specialist Trimble Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif., made a gift-in-kind that will expand the University of Massachusetts-Amherst's training and research programs in 3-D building design, digital fabrication, and the sustainable built environment. The gift will establish the 1,300-square-foot Trimble Technology Lab in the new Design Building at the college, using equipment such as Trimble's laser scanners, robotic surveying systems, and imaging rovers.

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