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.
- Employees of Rockford, Ill.-based supply chain and technology integrator SupplyCore Inc. raised $15,430 for local charities this year, setting a new record. SupplyCore matched the amount raised, bringing the total to $30,860. All proceeds were donated to four not-for-profit organizations, including Youth Services Network, the disability services group RAMP, Walter Lawson's Children's Home, and the Veterans' Drop-In Center.
- A team of 68 walkers and volunteers (in photo above) from Maxim Truck & Trailer, a Canadian retailer of new and used trucking equipment, raised $230,024 for CancerCare Manitoba at the foundation's 2019 Challenge for Life event. Maxim has raised $1,527,244 for the organization since the event's inception in 2008. The CancerCare Manitoba Foundation helps patients and their families throughout Manitoba, northwestern Ontario, and Nunavut who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis.
- Thomasville, N.C.-based less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has joined the American Red Cross's Disaster Responder Program and pledged $250,000 to the cause. Disaster Responder members—along with their employees and customers—pledge financial and in-kind donations in advance of disasters, providing the Red Cross with infrastructure, trained volunteers, technology, and other resources necessary to support those in crisis.
- ATA: Trump tariffs on intermodal containers would have cost logistics companies $63 million per year
- UPS opens high-speed package sortation center in Delaware
- Report: The delivery economy is here
- Postal Service delivers $2.3 billion loss for third quarter
- Logistics industry growth accelerates in July
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