(Raymond Corp.) The Raymond Corporation contributed to 75 nonprofit organizations in 2015, as well as concentrated its efforts on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. With this focus, Raymond is using its experts and their knowledge to aid in the development of the future workforce and impact its community.
Raymond customized a Model 8210 pallet truck for Breast Cancer awareness month in October.
Proceeds from each pallet truck purchased went to breast cancer research. Photo: Raymond Corp.
In 2015, Raymond collaborated with high schools, trade schools, colleges and universities to stress the critical role STEM plays in manufacturing and the material handling industry. Through financial contributions, facility tours, mentoring, a cooperative and other programs, Raymond encouraged students to see manufacturing, engineering and related fields as viable choices for future careers. Here are a few highlights from the year:
Rick Harrington, Raymond senior vice president of operations in his presentation at the
National Manufacturing Day on 2 October.
“Working in part with educational organizations, we hope to encourage students to see careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics as exciting and rewarding,” says Steve VanNostrand, executive vice president of human resources at Raymond. “Raymond will continue to support STEM efforts in 2016 and we are eager to support the STEM fields of study as they’re the future of our industry, as well as a multitude of other industries.”
Additional organizations that Raymond supported this year include:
Raymond's employees in No-Shave November event.
“Raymond continually supports its employees who selflessly give their time and raise donations for a number of causes,” says VanNostrand. “We could not do all of these great things without our dedicated employees who believe in these causes as much as we do.”
The Raymond Corporation, recipient of the 2014 IndustryWeek Best Plant Award and 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan, is a global provider of unmatched material handling technology, expertise and support to increase productivity and cost-efficiency. Designed with ecological and economical benefits in mind, Raymond® lift trucks are engineered to achieve higher performance and increase efficiency. Raymond offers a full line of manual and electric lift trucks — including pallet trucks, walkie stackers, counterbalanced trucks, reach trucks, orderpickers and turret trucks — and iWAREHOUSE®, complete with iWAREHOUSE Essential™ and iWAREHOUSE Enterprise™, to manage lift truck fleets, labor efficiencies and warehouses. Additionally, flexible automation solutions and industry-leading consultation from Raymond further enhance warehouse processes and streamline material handling practices.
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