In 2017, The Raymond Corporation supported more than 150 nonprofit and educational organizations with monetary contributions, forklift donations and voluntary participation in which Raymond employees gave their time and talents.
“At Raymond, giving back is at the core of our company values, and we thank our employees, who are an integral part in helping us live out this mission,” says Steve VanNostrand, executive vice president of human resources at Raymond. “This year, our employees organized more than 25 charitable events raising more than $30,000 in additional donation funds.”
Here are some examples of Raymond’s support this year:
- American Red Cross: Raymond and its authorized network of Sales & Service Centers donated 11 lift trucks to support the needs of 10 American Red Cross warehouses across the United States. New and renewed designs of Raymond® Model 8210 walkie pallet trucks will help streamline operations, so each facility can continue serving their communities.
- Arduino Educational Workshop: Raymond hosted 10 local New York State high school science teachers for a hands-on training session to learn about Arduino, an open source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. By offering these types of opportunities, Raymond hopes to get teachers and students excited about engineering and technical fields — and ideally, inspire generations of software and electrical engineers.
- National Manufacturing Day: Raymond highlighted innovation and virtual reality (VR) simulation during this year’s National Manufacturing Day event held in October. More than 250 students from Southern Tier of New York high schools, grades 10 to 12, attended Raymond’s Innovation in Manufacturing event for National Manufacturing Day at Raymond’s headquarters in Greene, New York. Students experienced VR and hands-on activities, reinforcing manufacturing as an ever-progressive industry.