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Raymond donates 12,000 pounds of food, personal care items, to Chicago-area nonprofit

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.

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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