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.
- Ceres Barge Line, an East Saint Louis, Ill.-based barge freight management, logistics services, and consulting firm, and Federal Marine Terminals (FMT), a port stevedore at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, both donated a portion of the revenues generated by a recent shipment to the Mary Crowley Cancer Research organization. The shipment took place last month when Ceres' bright pink barge, Big Hope 1, (above) traveled from the Tulsa Port of Catoosa up the Mississippi and Illinois rivers to deliver a large refinery storage tank. The money will go toward helping expand treatment options for cancer patients.
- Fremont, Calif.-based third-party logistics service provider (3PL) RK Logistics Group has teamed up with the City of Fremont's Community Services Department to provide scholarships for low-income children, enabling them to participate in summer recreation programs. The 3PL's $3,800 charitable contribution will help the city provide scholarships for up to 48 children.
- Material handling equipment supplier Raymond Handling Concepts Corp. (RHCC) raised $17,328 through its fourth annual Pink Pallet Jack Project online auction to benefit two breast cancer charities: the Tina Fund in Greene, N.Y., and Northwest Hope and Healing in Seattle.
- The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Atlanta-based transport and logistics giant UPS Inc., will award more than $2.4 million to nonprofit organizations to encourage global volunteerism. The funding includes grants to nine organizations, supporting initiatives including disaster preparedness and recovery, youth literacy and skills development, and veterans training.
- Automobile maker Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, has given $100,000 to the University of Evansville (Ind.), including $90,000 to launch the school's Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) program. The program will be introduced in the fall of 2018.
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