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.
- Logistics management, brokerage, and technology services provider PLS Logistics Services has partnered with the Kids In Need Foundation by giving an in-kind donation of its technology and supplying a classroom in the Pittsburgh area through the organization's new "Supply A Classroom" program. The Kids In Need Foundation distributes pencils, notebooks, and other school supplies to students in economically challenged communities nationwide.
- Cummins Inc., a manufacturer of power-generation products, and forklift distributor Toyota Material Handling North America teamed up to donate $20,000 to four charities in Bartholomew County, Indiana. The funds were distributed to the Salvation Army, Lincoln-Central Family Neighborhood Center, United Way 2-1-1, and the Columbus, Ind., Firemen's Cheer Fund.
- As part of a companywide celebration for surpassing $3 billion in sales revenue in 2018, freight brokerage firm Total Quality Logistics (TQL) (pictured above) gave $81,000 in grants to nonprofits across the nation. TQL employees were allowed to select the grant recipients.
- Employees of transportation company CFI once again played the role of Santa Claus by supporting charities in eight cities across the U.S., Mexico, and Canada through the company's 25th annual "Truckloads of Treasures" holiday giving campaign. The 2018 campaign raised more than $46,000 solely through contributions from employees and independent contractors.
- In 2018, forklift manufacturer The Raymond Corp.'s Sales & Service Center network contributed to over 150 nonprofit and educational organizations with money, forklift donations, and volunteer hours. The recipients included the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, American Cancer Society, and Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
- Lake Success, N.Y.-based transportation and logistics company Transervice Logistics Inc. donated toys to children at more than 124 locations this holiday season. The toys went to the children of company employees throughout North America as well as to the Salvation Army to help spread holiday cheer for families in need.
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