Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. has donated an internal combustion forklift and two specially designed lift truck engines to Vincennes University's Logistics Education and Training Center, which includes a fully functioning warehouse. TMHU is also offering hands-on operator safety training to faculty of the Indiana institution. In addition, TMHU will make a donation to the Arbor Day Foundation for every new 8-Series, reduced-emission diesel-powered forklift sold in 2013.
IFCO Pallet Management Services hosted the 3rd Annual IFCO Pallet Management Services Charity Golf Invitational in Las Colinas, Texas. Through the benefit, IFCO and its customers and suppliers raised $60,000 to support the Ryan Palmer Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project. Among the many sponsors were Yale/Hyster, Penske Truck Leasing, Ryder, Conveyor Experts, and J.B. Hunt.
Pizzas 4 Patriots and DHL Express shipped 17,000 pizza pies to U.S. servicemen and women in Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Oman in time for July 4 celebrations. This follows the team's record-setting 2012 pizza delivery, recently confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records. The nonprofit Pizzas 4 Patriots was founded in 2008 by Master Sgt. Mark Evans.
Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The UPS Foundation have awarded 30 Community Tree Planting Grants totaling $150,000 to KAB affiliates for tree planting initiatives in urban and suburban communities.
More than 30 employees of Clark Material Handing Co. participated in the Tri-4-Freedom 27-hour triathlon. The two-day event raises awareness about the 27 million people enslaved worldwide, promotes social and environmental sustainability in sports, and financially supports human-trafficking survivors.
SDI Intelligrated, a joint venture in SÃ£o Paulo, Brazil, between Intelligrated and SDI Group USA, has brought three interns from Brazil to St. Louis as part of a scholarship program sponsored by the Brazilian government. Scholarship recipients are primarily students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.