In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina sent out a request for loaned forklifts via Feeding America. ALAN (American Logistics Aid Network) shared the request with MHEDA and within an hour Gregory Poole Lift Systems was able to loan 2 forklifts to help with the relief effort. We thank Second Harvest for their work in helping the people affected by the flooding from Hurricane Matthew and are glad that we could assist.
Here are some stats:
The food bank serves approximately 200,000 people in 7 counties around Raleigh.
During a typical month they distribute about 850,000 lbs of food. Since the flood they have distributed 1.2 million lbs (41% increase in demand)
The forklifts have allowed them to bring on additional volunteers and staff to meet the demand. Because of the type of tires on the lifts, they were able to use them outside and set up a drive-through food distribution in their parking lot.
The pallets of water shown in the photo are going to Lumberton, which lost their water treatment facility due to flooding from Matthew. The school system is planning to re-open on Monday and the water will be used at the schools.
MHEDA - http://www.mheda.org
Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina - https://actionpathways.ngo/hunger
ALAN (American Logistics Aid Network) - http://alanaid.org/
Cincinnati, OH – AHS, LLC has once again received the “Emerging 30” award from the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, recognizing it as one of the fastest growing companies in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region.
The Emerging 30 award has been given annually for the past 15 years, and recognizes the top companies based on the highest average annual revenue growth. To be considered for this award, companies must have an average annual growth of 15% or more over the past three years.
“AHS has been serving companies nationwide in a variety of industries for more than 40 years,” said Chuck Frank, president of AHS, LLC. “Combining the power of creative design with best-in-class equipment, we provide our clients with integrated fulfillment and distribution solutions for the supply chain. We are honored to represent the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region and we thank the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce for recognizing the AHS team and our success once again.”
AHS, LLC is a full-service provider of integrated fulfillment and distribution solutions within the supply chain. Uniquely equipped with multiple service groups that provide the complete spectrum of services and products, we help companies streamline processes, improve employee productivity, and maximize their return on investment. AHS is an affiliate of Gregory Poole Equipment Company. For more information about AHS, visit: www.ahs1.com or contact us at 800-891-5504.
About the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Inc., founded in 1969, is the leading business organization in Northern Kentucky. It is a Five-Star Accredited Chamber with nearly 1,600 member companies representing approximately 175,000 employees. The Chamber focuses its efforts on education, workforce development, international trade, leadership development, and government relations at the federal, state and local level.
Gregory Poole Lift Systems was recognized at the Charleston County Economic Development Industry Appreciation Luncheon on October 18th. It was an honor to be in such good company and we thank you for the recognition!