Corporate associates at The Shippers Group expressed their gratitude for the recent opportunity to give back to the community. Serving at the North Texas Food Bank in Plano, associates formed an assembly line, and worked together as a team to pack 9,312 meals for local seniors served by NTFB. Through the food bank's Commodity Supplemental Feeding Program, thousands of seniors who struggle with food insecurity are served each month. Many of those seniors living on fixed incomes are faced with the challenge of choosing between nutritious food, or paying for their medication or utilities. Each food box contains approximately 28 pounds of shelf-stable staples, and is distributed monthly.
When Tonnie Thompson started working at The Shippers Group in 1974, President Richard Nixon resigned in the wake of the Watergate scandal and Gerald Ford became POTUS. Gas was only $.55 per gallon and a dozen eggs cost $.78. That year the Miami Dolphins defeated the Minnesota Vikings in the Superbowl and The Godfather Part 2 was one of the year's most popular movies. During Tonnie's years at The Shippers Group a lot has changed but one thing that has remained consistent is Tonnie's work ethic and dedication to do his best work every day.
The Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics has published the Georgia Logistics Market Snapshot. The report summarizes a variety of key economic trends both nationally and in the state of Georgia. Shippers are feeling the pinch of higher distribution costs resulting from raising rental rates, low vacancy rates, and higher wages. With consumer confidence still up along with personal income, demand for goods is high. The Shippers Group is committed to improving storage efficiency within our facilities along with productivity enhancements to help mitigate the impact to our customers.
For an insightful and detailed look, click here to read the Georgia Logistics Market Snapshot in full.