Raymond Donates Food and Personal Care Items to Chicago-area Nonprofit

Apr 07, 2015
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Following ProMat 2015, The Raymond Corporation donated 12,000 pounds of food and personal care items to the Addison Community Switchboard, a Chicago-area nonprofit.

GREENE, N.Y. — Following its involvement in ProMat 2015 — a material handling trade show held March 23-26 in Chicago — The Raymond Corporation donated 16 pallets of nonperishable food and personal care items to the Addison Community Switchboard, a nonprofit organization in Addison, Illinois, that provides emergency assistance to residents.

Approximately 12,000 pounds of food and essentials were collected, valued at more than $14,000. Donated items also were part of Raymond’s display at the trade show, which included a mock warehouse stocked with pallets of product. “The generous contribution from Raymond will greatly help the Addison Community Switchboard serve families in need of assistance,” says Jim Lombardo, president of the Addison Community Switchboard.

The Addison Community Switchboard provides for underserved families and senior citizens in the community through a food pantry, clothes closet, holiday program and other resources. It is entirely funded by grants and donations from individuals and organizations, such as local schools, churches and businesses.

About The Raymond Corporation

The Raymond Corporation is a global provider of end-to-end warehouse solutions, fleet management, forklift training and support to increase efficiency and lower costs throughout material handling operations. Raymond® forklifts are engineered to achieve higher performance, enhance operator comfort and increase efficiency. Raymond manufactures a full line of forklift trucks — including reach trucks, pallet jacks, pallet stackers, sit-down and stand-up forklifts, orderpickers and turret trucks. The iWAREHOUSE® fleet management and warehouse optimization system provides solutions to manage industrial vehicle fleets, labor efficiencies and warehouses. Additionally, flexible automation, customized solutions and industry-leading consultation from Raymond further enhance and streamline processes while helping customers to drive down costs. 

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