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Thursday, 9 September 2010 ( #478 )
JCB is donating two backhoe loaders to Pakistan.
JCB is donating two backhoe loaders to Pakistan.
JCB pledges support for Pakistan Rocester, United Kingdom JCB chairman Sir Anthony Bamford has pledged USD250,000 worth of assistance to help in the reconstruction program in the wake of Pakistan's devastating floods. He will donate two high-specification 4CX backhoe loaders with attachments to the stricken country where the floods have left millions of people homeless and where rebuilding costs are expected to cost about GBP10 billion. It is not the first time JCB has helped Pakistan in times of natural disaster. After the 2005 earthquake, the company donated excavators to help in the clear-up operation. Clark reports strong performance Lexington, KY, United States Clark Material Handling Company has reported business growth for its first half of 2010 attributable to strong performance in dealer orders, the US government business sector and improved after-market parts orders, and a growing national accounts presence. Clark reported the US forklift market grew 47% in the first half of 2010 compared to the previous year while the company's business increased by over 80% in the same period. NMHG gives back to locals Greenville, NC, United States Nacco Materials Handling Group Inc (NMHG) is sponsoring the East Coast University (ECU) athletics and simultaneously raising awareness for United Way of Pitt County. During ECU's upcoming season for football, basketball and baseball games, NMHG will sponsor each game's touchdowns, tree-pointers and home runs as a way to communicate its partnership with United Way. Each year, NMHG and its employees donate to United Way of Pitt County, a volunteer-driven organisation that seeks to advance the common good by focusing on education, income, health and neighbourliness. There are about 1,400 United Ways in the US.