April 12, 2017

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

Photo of Averitt employee with child t St. Judes Hospital Averitt Express employees donated $5000,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
  • Employees at Cookeville, Tenn.-based freight transportation and supply chain management company Averitt Express donated $500,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. The donation was made possible by weekly contributions by truck drivers and other employees as part of the carrier's charitable employee-giving program, Averitt Cares for Kids.
  • Calgary, Alberta-based transcontinental railway Canadian Pacific (CP) gave $1 million to the Sainte-Justine university hospital center (CHU Sainte-Justine) to fund stem cell research. (See main photo.) The center is working to develop new treatments for children suffering from complex congenital heart defects, a condition that currently has no permanent treatment.
  • Hanel employees with Rotomat AS/RS Hanel employees with the AS/RS the company donated to a high school in North Carolina.
  • Pittsburgh-based vertical storage unit manufacturer Hänel Storage Systems has donated an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) to Western Guilford High School in Greensboro, N.C. The school will use the Rotomat vertical carousel to store materials and provide live demonstrations as part of its logistics education program.
  • Chandler, Ariz.-based transportation broker OnTrac raised $540 for the American Cancer Society after employees completed that number of laps during their second annual Relay For Life on Feb. 23. Inspired by the gift, OnTrac's business partner, Columbia, Md.-based distribution and delivery firm RouteSmart Technologies Inc., matched the donation.
  • Employees at Miami-based fleet management and transportation service provider Ryder System Inc. contributed more than 1,000 hours of volunteer time to charities across the U.S. and Canada on Nov. 29. More than 250 employees from some 50 Ryder commercial rental locations participated in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.

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