The Canadian National Railway Co. (CN) has donated C$500,000 (US$627,000) to the Centre for Supply Chain Management at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario. CN's donation will support internships and a cooperative education program for students.
Spirax Sarco sponsored a team-building and charity event to benefit a local preschool in Blythewood, S.C. Employees built classic pedal cars, which were presented by the United Way of the Midlands to children who participated in a pre-kindergarten reading program.
For the 11th year, Cat Lift Trucks and local dealer Adobe Equipment Houston will provide more than 100 lift trucks for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. In addition, Cat Lift Trucks will award a $5,000 scholarship to a local high school student pursuing higher education.
Through weekly contributions, truck drivers and other employees of Averitt Express raised a total of $450,000 in 2014 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Since 1986, Averitt Cares for Kids, the company's employee-giving program, has contributed nearly $7.5 million to children-related charities, including the Shriners Burn Institute and Ronald McDonald House.
Temperature-controlled warehousing specialist Americold has kicked off a program to provide logistics support to the anti-hunger organization Feed the Children. To launch the effort, Americold employees filled some 500 backpacks with school supplies, toiletries, clothing, and other essential items for homeless and at-risk children in DeKalb County, Ga.