December 14, 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

  • Fremont, Calif.-based third-party logistics service provider RK Logistics has teamed up with the Silicon Valley Leadership Group to contribute $1,000 to the "STEM with Mayor Sam" program. The initiative supports education in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs for underserved elementary and middle school students in the San Jose, Calif., school system.
  • Oak Brook, Ill.-based intermodal transportation solutions provider Hub Group Inc. has launched its annual #CauseContainer program, which helps raise awareness and funds for charities by using custom-painted 53-foot intermodal containers as mobile billboards. (See photo above.) Entering its third year, the campaign has raised $150,000 to date for recipients that include the National Park Foundation, Chicago Blackhawks Charities, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Fisher House Foundation.
  • People celebrating food drive donations Transport broker OnTrac donated $1,500 and 9,192 cans of food to radio station KNIX's food drive.
  • Chandler, Ariz.-based transportation broker OnTrac donated $1,500 and 9,192 cans of food to St. Vincent de Paul in support of the 10th annual 102.5 KNIX Million Can Crusade. This year's food drive collected nearly 2.4 million cans of nonperishable food that will be used to feed hungry families across the greater Phoenix area during the holiday season.
  • A consortium of logistics service providers at Florida's Port Canaveral have teamed up to support relief efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. Merritt Island, Fla.-based Beyel Brothers Crane and Rigging partnered with Cape Canaveral-based marine terminal operator Ambassador Services Inc. to transport vital communications equipment and emergency supplies to the island, including pallets of bottled water, bundles of fiber optic cables, vehicles, and light poles.
  • Fremont, Calif.-based materials handling equipment supplier Raymond Handling Concepts Corp. (RHCC) held its third annual "Operation Santa Supply Chain Food and Toy Drive" from Nov. 13 to Dec. 15. The drive, which was held online and at all RHCC locations, collected food and toys for local food banks and charities from Raymond Handling employees, customers, and their families and friends.

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