KION North America Donates Equipment to Lowcountry Food Bank

David Brown, KION North America Director of Human Resources, and Chris Shiell, KION North America Demo Fleet Manager, present Linde MT12 pallet truck to Lowcountry Food Bank.

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — KION North America Corporation donates second Linde MT12 pallet truck to the Lowcountry Food Bank this year. This pallet truck will be used by the Lowcountry Food Bank in their warehouse to help move food to appropriate areas for sorting, packing, storage and delivery to their associated agencies.

The Lowcountry Food Bank plans to designate this pallet truck (75% of the time) to their volunteer team who organize and administer their many, daily volunteer jobs. “KION’s generous donation of the electric pallet truck helps us more efficiently meet the needs of our community,” said Pat Walker, Lowcountry Food Bank CEO. “The pallet truck will help our volunteer team organize daily volunteer projects, which will result in moving even more nutritious food to children, seniors and families who struggle with hunger every day in the Lowcountry.”

KION North America's donation comes from their Lifting up the Lowcountry Outreach Program. “In addition to making in-kind donations of equipment, teams of KION employees volunteer their time in helping sort and package food several times during the year,” said David Brown, KION North America Director of Human Resources.

In 2019 alone, KION North America has participated in two volunteer events with the Lowcountry Food Bank that included over 30 employees and family members of KION North America. Through the Lifting Up the Lowcountry Outreach Program, KION North America has two more volunteer events scheduled with the Lowcountry Food Bank, which will include another 30 participants.

KION North American Corporation
Headquartered in Summerville, S.C., KION North America Corporation is a member of the KION Group, one of the world's two leading manufacturers of industrial trucks and the largest manufacturer of electric forklifts. Their brand companies, Linde and Baoli, serve the specific industrial truck requirements of the U.S. Canadian and Mexican markets with a comprehensive and complementary product portfolio. KION North America produces material handling equipment known for their innovative technologies, reduced energy consumption and low operating costs. KION North America also works closely with their sister company, Dematic, the global leader in automated material handling that provides a comprehensive range of intelligent supply chain and automation solutions.