ATS helps with Harvey relief

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According to this article, Anderson Trucking Service, “which is headquartered here in St. Cloud,” will “be redirecting more than 200 trucks from its fleet to help deliver relief supplies to areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. The family-owned company said that beginning next week, it will dedicate between 15 and 20 percent of its fleet, 220 ATS vans and flatbed trailers, for the delivery of food, water and other essentials. Marketing spokeswoman Brenda Schermerhorn said the hauler will be paid.”

Additionally, Anderson Trucking announced it “is also raising money for Harvey victims with a “Casual for Charity” week at the office, where employees get to dress casually each day with a donation to select hurricane recovery causes. Potthoff said the Anderson family will match donations dollar for dollar, with all proceeds going to relief efforts.”

Anyone who knows the Anderson company isn’t surprised with this announcement. St. Cloud is fortunate to be blessed with companies that believe in being good corporate citizens. Anderson Trucking certainly fits that description.

According to Jeff Potthoff, senior vice president of ATS’ van division, ATS “has a terminal in Houston and its sister company, New Energy Transport, is also headquartered there. So while ATS is headquartered in St. Cloud, it also considers the Houston community its home.”

Last week, the nation was impressed with how Houstonians responded to Harvey’s flooding. Towards the end of the week, questions started popping up, asking whether the nation would forget Texas once the drama was removed. Articles like this show that some companies are in this to help Houston rebuild.