It was a long, hot summer, but that didn't keep providers of logistics and material handling products and services from pressing ahead with their community service and charitable giving efforts. Here are some recent examples:
Clark Material Handling Co. will donate pallet jacks to six nonprofit organizations in its home state of Kentucky. The lift-truck manufacturer has long engaged in philanthropy and continues to support many charitable organizations in the areas of health, homelessness, education, and more.
BearCom and Motorola Solutions, providers of wireless communications equipment and solutions, will be the lead sponsors of the 2012 AUSA Wounded Warrior Golf Classic, a golf tournament organized by the North Texas Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). The October tournament will benefit Heroes on the Water, which helps injured military personnel relax, rehabilitate, and reintegrate with society through fishing and other outdoor activities; and Operation Once in a Lifetime, which provides financial and moral support to U.S service members and their families as well as veterans.
The board of directors of the Material Handling Education Foundation Inc. (MHEFI) recently announced its 2012-2013 scholarship winners. Twenty-eight scholarships totaling $86,750 were issued for the current academic term. Scholarships were provided by the Material Handling Industry of America's product councils as well as by a number of equipment manufacturers and consulting firms.
Hawaii's Matson Inc. has established the Matson Foundation to administer the ocean carrier's corporate giving programs. The foundation will contribute funds, material goods, and services to not-for-profit, charitable, and community organizations where Matson has business operations, including Hawaii, Guam, and the continental United States. Areas of interest include maritime environment and ocean resource conservation, education, human services, culture and arts, and civic and community programs.