Columbus, Ohio-based third-party logistics service provider Zipline Logistics donated the equivalent of $32,000 in groceries to Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Participants at Zipline's annual Strike Out Hunger bowling event donated a total of 1,925 pounds of nonperishables and raised $3,252 in cash for the nonprofit that provides groceries to needy families.
Lexington, Ky.-based Clark Material Handling Co. and material handling equipment supplier Cardinal Carryor Inc. donated a $15,000 forklift to Fairdale High School in Louisville, Ky. Students in the school's heavy equipment science magnet program will use the vehicle to train for careers in manufacturing and construction.
Toyota Material Handling is helping Louisiana flood victims.
Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) and forklift dealer Scott Equipment Co. LLC of Monroe, La., are providing rebates and financing assistance to Louisiana residents affected by the recent floods (which also affected Scott's Baton Rouge location). TMHU and partners also collected more than $30,000 to donate to Scott employees in need and donated an end-controlled rider pallet jack to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
Truck drivers and other employees of Cookeville, Tenn.-based Averitt Express Inc. donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund to provide food and shelter to victims of the floods in Louisiana. The company also provided transportation services for goods and materials being distributed to affected areas.
Employees at Troy, Mich.-based trucking equipment supplier Meritor Inc. completed 3,970 pushups to raise awareness for veteran suicide prevention, while the company contributed $5,000 to provide outreach and resources for active-duty members and veterans.