Grammer Industries, a leading hazardous materials transportation company, recently announced a $250,000 campaign initiative to benefit the Shepherd Center and the Wounded Warriors Project.
The yearlong initiative kicked off on March 27, 2014, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, where company executives plan to unveil a custom-wrapped propane transport paying tribute to our nation’s military heroes.
Proceeds from the campaign will go to support the SHARE Military Initiative at the Shepherd Center, an Atlanta-based spinal cord and brain rehabilitation clinic, and the Wounded Warriors Project. Both programs provide assistance, support, and education to US service members wounded and injured during the Afghan and Iraqi conflicts.
“We set out on this endeavor, because we were inspired by the life-changing impact and rehabilitation support provided to one of Grammer Industries’ own,” according to Charles “Shorty” Whittington, Grammer Industries founder and CEO. “The work that the Shepherd Center and the Wounded Warrior project do is phenomenal, and we are thankful for the tremendous support from our vendors.”
The custom tractor-trailer is also was displayed at the National Propane Gas Association’s South-eastern Convention and International Propane Expo in Atlanta GA and at the M-PACT conference in Indianapolis IN before beginning nationwide service.
Sponsors for the Wounded Warrior Project propane transport include Peterbilt Motors, Mississippi Tank Co, Cummins, Peterbilt of Louisville, The Larson Group, Michelin North America, Ridewell Suspension, Marshall Excelsior, Betts Industries, Blackmer Pumps, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, McClintock Finishes, U-Tech, M Tank Co, Base Engineering, Cummins Crosspoint, Paccar Parts, Eaton Corp, Horton, Meritor, National Seating, Alcoa, Revolver, Jost, Muncie, Espar, Republic Pneumatics, Road GFX, and Indiana Motor Truck Association.
For more information on the Shepherd Center SHARE military initiative and the Wounded Warriors Project, and to get involved, contact Scott McKeand (Scott@GrammerIndustries.com) or Amanda Morrison (Amanda@GrammerIndustries.com) or call (812) 579-5655. ♦
Find the Mid America Trucking Show archive with articles from 2010 to present