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.
- Oconomowoc, Wis.-based reusable packaging specialist Orbis has donated 300 gallons of milk to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. This donation was inspired by the recent ProFood Tech 2019 food and beverage trade show in Chicago, where Orbis donated three gallons of milk for every booth visitor it received.
- Following catastrophic flooding in the Midwest in March, truckload and logistics giant Werner Enterprises stepped up to assist with relief efforts in its home state of Nebraska, donating money as well as 19 pallets of water. The carrier also supplied two temperature-controlled trailers to hold perishable donations and provided drivers to help move relief supplies.
- In observation of Earth Day 2019, contract logistics service provider DHL Supply Chain donated $17,600 to provide 6,000 trees for the greater Columbus, Ohio, area. On April 12, DHL associates and students from The Ohio State University planted 1,000 of the donated tree seedlings near DHL's headquarters in Westerville, Ohio.
- Green Bay, Wis.-based transportation and logistics services company Lubenow Cos. Inc. raised more than $5,000 in its inaugural "Hauling for Good" fundraising campaign. The company donated the proceeds to the Littlest Tumor Foundation, an Appleton, Wis.-based nonprofit that supports children with the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis.
- To support the Utah Food Bank's initiatives to fight hunger and food insecurity, cold-chain transportation provider Carrier Transicold (top photo) has provided a new-generation Supra truck refrigeration unit that will be used for delivering perishable items to food pantries around the state.
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