DEVENS, Mass. — A truckload of PolartecR fabric was delivered to Goodwill Industries in Miami this week as part of the relief effort for victims of the recent devastating earthquake in Haiti.
Thanks to the quick response and generosity of PolartecR and NFI, its logistics services provider, a 53-foot dry van departed from the NFI warehouse the company operates for PolartecR in Devens, Mass., on Jan. 16.
"We are honored to join forces with PolartecR in providing much-needed assistance to Haitian earthquake victims," said Sid Brown, president of Cherry Hill, N.J.-based NFI. "When they told us of their desire to contribute their high performance PolartecR fabric, we didn't hesitate to provide a truck and driver to make it happen."
The truck delivered the PolartecR fabric to Goodwill in Miami on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Goodwill will produce blankets out of the lightweight series of the brand fabric and send them to Haiti to keep earthquake victims warm and comfortable.
"I was looking for a company to partner with us to move our donated fabric, and the first name that came to my mind was our warehouse partner NFI. They have done a fantastic job warehousing and shipping our fabric, and I knew I can count on them for help," said Peter Sobha, director of global credit, collections and logistics for Polartec.R "I called and they responded within the hour with an affirmative."
NFI offers a variety of services to help businesses manage, grow and succeed in today's logistics marketplace. It is a fully-integrated supply chain solutions provider, offering logistics, distribution, transportation, intermodal, global shipping, real estate and packaging services across the U.S.
Headquartered in New Jersey, the company owns over 10,000 tractors and trailers encompassing over-the-road and dedicated fleets. Privately held by the Brown family since its inception in 1932, NFI operates over 18 million square feet of contract and public warehouse space.
NFI is a partner in the Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay program, which is dedicated to increasing energy efficiency and reducing the impact of the freight industry upon the environment. NFI.
For more information visit: www.NFIindustries.com.
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