May 11, 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

  • Athens, Ga.-based transport refrigeration equipment maker Carrier Transicold announced a program to donate truck and trailer refrigeration units to individual food banks in the Feeding America network. Funded by a $150,000 grant from parent company United Technologies Corp., the program provides for the donation and installation of transport refrigeration units to seven food banks, located in Louisiana, South Dakota, Michigan, California, Georgia, and Nevada.
  • Truckload, logistics, and intermodal company J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. is making a $2.75 million grant to the University of Arkansas to create the J.B. Hunt Innovation Center of Excellence. The center will be a collaborative effort between the company, the college of engineering, and the Sam M. Walton College of Business to study how to advance supply chain management efficiency through technology.
  • Transportation and supply chain solutions provider Ryder System Inc. has granted $30,000 to Florida International University (FIU) in support of two of the university's educational programs in Washington, D.C. One of the grants will fund the Ryder Women in Leadership Scholarship, which was created to give promising female leaders greater access to advanced educational and leadership development opportunities. The second grant will help a promising FIU undergraduate or graduate student with an interest in transportation/logistics gain valuable internship experience.
  • The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Atlanta-based transport and logistics giant UPS Inc., will award $14.1 million in grant funding and in-kind support to advance global humanitarian relief and community safety initiatives. Recipients include Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF, the American Red Cross, and the World Food Program USA.
  • Omaha, Neb.-based transportation and logistics service provider Werner Enterprises has presented the nonprofit Nebraska State Patrol Foundation with a donation to cover all costs for an additional police service dog. The firm says its partnership with law enforcement will continue to make roads and communities safer by aiding the Police Service Dog Division in its mission of detecting controlled substances, locating lost or missing persons, and apprehending suspects.

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