December 18, 2018

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

  • Lexington, Ky.-based lift truck maker Clark Material Handling Co. raised money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation through its "CLARK Raising Hope" program, with 22 dealers and 18 vendors participating by either making a qualifying donation—matched by Clark—or purchasing a pink Clark WPL25 pallet jack to support the breast cancer research group's Race for the Cure event. Clark had 145 employees and family members participate in the 5K run and the one-mile family walk.

  • Greer, S.C.-based material handling systems manufacturer Creform Corp. donated two automated guided vehicles (AGVs) to the Alabama Industrial Development Training Center, an agency that provides work-force development training for area businesses. The vehicles will be used to simulate manufacturing processes in the training center's lab.

  • Jacksonville, Fla.-based railroad CSX Corp. launched a community investment program, called CSX Pride in Service, to provide financial assistance and support to service members, first responders, and their families. The program will connect recipients to the resources and help they need through partnerships with several not-for-profit organizations, including Blue Star Families, First Responders Children's Foundation, Operation Gratitude, Operation Homefront, and the Wounded Warrior Project.

  • Brownsville, Texas-based railroad network operator OmniTrax Inc. donated $5,000 to repurpose a caboose as a children's library (main photo). The library, housed in a former Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railway car, is expected to open in early 2019.

Chandler, Ariz.-based regional parcel carrier OnTrac donated $2,000 to a canned food drive to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry and help fight hunger during the holidays. The "Million Can Crusade" food drive netted over 2.3 million cans last year, with proceeds benefiting community food pantries and food boxes delivered to hungry families in the Greater Phoenix area.

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