BAT Logistics Gives Back
As we look forward to the new year and form our goals, we can't help but remember all we gave back to the community this past year. We are fortunate to have accomplished all we have, and giving back is a small way to say thank you and to pay our fortune forward to help others.
This year, we contributed to the following organizations:
- Women and Children
- Cornerstone Christian School
- Cheryl Heimes Memorial Scholarship Fund
- St. Pius School
- Aerotek Charitable Golf Tournament
- Childrens Hospital
- Dollar General Literacy Foundation
- Omaha Lightning Non-Profit Basketball organization
- Food Bank for the Heartland
We hope everyone has a great 2014!
BAT Certified As A Veteran-Owned Business
BAT Logistics, one of the fastest growing 3PL providers of transportation services, was verified as a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) by the Department of Veterans Affairs this month.
Some companies have freight set aside for veteran-owned businesses to handle. The designation makes BAT eligible for that cargo. The Center for Veterans Enterprise provides a database of businesses verified as a VOSB on its website.
BAT President and Owner Shawn Rorie was an Army Flight Engineer on Chinook helicopters from 1986-1989.
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BAT Trux Opens Next Week
BAT Logistics, one of the fastest growing 3PL providers of transportation services, is expanding with BAT Trux, its own trucking company.
BAT has leased the first truck, a Peterbuilt 389 truck with a new 53-feet stepdeck, for this new adventure. The truck will haul military freight starting next week.
"We are excited about expanding our operations into asset based trucking," said Liz Wayne, Government Services Manager.
Barry Franz was hired as the driver. He has eight years of experience hauling specialized sheets of glass.
Echo: Dollar General Raises Funds for Literacy Foundation
Did you know Dollar General's co-founder, J.L. Turner, couldn't read when he started his company?
Since its founding, Dollar General has been committed to supporting literacy and education. In 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation was established to improve the functional literacy of adults and families by providing grants to nonprofit organizations dedicated to the advancement of literacy.
"Dollar General believes learning to read, receiving your GED or learning the English language is an investment that opens doorways for personal, professional and economic growth," the company notes on its foundation's website. "It is the one gift that no one can take away- the one gift that lasts a lifetime."
One way Dollar General raises money for its foundation is through its annual golf classic. Since 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation Golf Classic has raised more than $13 million for literacy initiatives.
On Monday, Shawn Rorie and Stephen Sinclair represented BAT Logistics at the 20th annual event in Nashville, Tenn.
"We have been blessed as a company and want to extend that to as many as possible," said Rorie, co-owner and president of BAT Logistics.
BAT is strict about the business charities it supports, focusing on the percentage of donated money that actually goes to people in need.