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Hometown Showcase Travels to the West Coast to Talk Mechanic Careers

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The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase traveled to the West Coast to visit automotive technical schools and area R+L Carriers Service Centers. Our goal was to provide current automotive students the opportunity to spend time with R+L Carriers recruiters and mechanics as well as show appreciation for our customers and employees. Many diesel mechanic students wonder what it will be like to work for a large transportation company like R+L Carriers, and we’re there to help.

Check out the many opportunities for diesel mechanic jobs at R+L Carriers if you’d like to learn more too!

Here’s a wrap up of our time on the west coast.

Universal Technical Institute (UTI)

Our team visited two Universal Technical Institute campuses in Phoenix, AZ, and Sacramento, CA. The core programs at UTI include Automotive, Diesel, and Welding. The school has made a name for themselves in the transportation industry boasting 12 total campuses across the U.S. and 200,000 graduates in over 50 years. Our mechanics and recruiters talked to students about the transportation industry and career opportunities at R+L Carriers Service Centers near their campus. Students in Sacramento had the opportunity to meet and talk to our Sacramento Service Center Shop Foreman and UTI – Sacramento graduate, Johnny.  Shop Foreman is a supervisor position in the mechanic field, so it was great for students to see the career path and career opportunities for mechanics at R+L Carriers.

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Students in Sacramento had the opportunity to meet and talk to our Sacramento Service Center Shop Foreman and UTI – Sacramento graduate, Johnny.

Mechanic careers in Phoenix, AZ

Mechanic Careers in Sacramento, CA

Arizona Automotive Institute

This was our first visit to Arizona Automotive Institute. AAI offers courses in Automotive Service Technology, Combination Welding, Diesel – Heavy Truck, and HVAC and Basic Refrigeration. For more than 45 years, AAI has been a resource for students from all backgrounds to become certified in automotive careers.  Our mechanics and recruiters wanted to make this visit beneficial to the students, so we shared the ins and outs of being a mechanic in the transportation industry.

 

Portland Automotive College

Diesel Day at Portland Community College promotes hands-on learning sessions for students who wish to find out what today’s Diesel Technicians do in the field. The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase participated this year and it was great to see so many students interested in learning more about becoming a diesel technician. Students were able to tour our interactive hauler to learn more about R+L Carriers and the transportation industry as well as talk to our mechanics and recruiters about mechanic careers. Bennett, a new mechanic at R+L Carriers and current Portland Community College student attended the event as well as Shop Lead Kris. They were able to provide insight into the life of a mechanic to students.

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It was great to see so many students interested in learning more about becoming a diesel technician. and enjoying our interactive hauler.

Mechanic Careers in Portland, OR

Customer and Employee Open House

We wanted to show appreciation for our employees on the West Coast since we were in the area. Our Customer and Employee Open House was a perfect way to do that. Our Service Centers in Phoenix, AZ, Tucson, AZ, and Sacramento, CA enjoyed a fun afternoon with the Hometown Showcase hauler. Sales Executives were also able to invite their customers to the Service Center to show their appreciation to them too.

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Our time on the West Coast was great! The weather was beautiful, the students were able to build on their education of the mechanic and transportation industry, and our employees were able to feel appreciated and have fun.

Our time on the West Coast was great! The weather was beautiful, the students were able to build on their education of the mechanic and transportation industry, and our employees were able to feel appreciated and have fun. If you are interested in working for R+L Carriers, visit our Career Center to view our opportunities nationwide.

Job Opportunities at R+L Carriers’ Newest Service Center in Sanger, TX

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The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase visited the newest R+L Carriers service center in Sanger, Texas over the weekend. Located directly north of the thriving Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, this service center will help R+L Carriers continue to exceed customer expectations and provide excellent customer service. Operations for the new service center are slated to begin on April 29, 2019.

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Operations for the new service center are slated to begin on April 29, 2019.

R+L Carriers Sanger, Texas Service Center

Job seekers were greeted by friendly R+L staff and invited to tour the custom Hometown Showcase hauler, receive prizes and learn more about the many job opportunities that will be available in Sanger in the near future. The new service center that is located on 4000 N. Stemmons Freeway is currently hiring for various shifts and multiple positions including:

Customer Service

Dock Workers

Clerical

Management

Drivers

Mechanics

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If you are interested in applying for a position, please visit our Career Site or reach out to the R+L Carriers Recruiting Department at 866-200-1600 or recruit@rlcarriers.com.

 

If you are interested in applying for a position, please visit our Career Site or reach out to the R+L Carriers Recruiting Department at 866-200-1600 or recruit@rlcarriers.com. Follow R+L Carriers on social media for the official Grand Opening Announcement in April.

Wilmington College Career Services Talks Careers

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It is always a pleasure to engage with the students of Wilmington, Ohio. The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase hauler was welcomed at the Wilmington College – Spring Career Fair which took place Wednesday, April 18, 2018. It may not have felt like Spring, but despite the unseasonably cold temperatures, we successfully delivered a preview of professional life and various career opportunities with R+L Carriers.

Wilmington College – Career Fair

Displayed outside of Herman Court, the R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase hauler and recruiting team weathered the snow flurries while speaking with students of Wilmington College who were excited to tour the hauler, participate in a scavenger hunt and take our career exploration survey.

Approximately 418 careers are available nationwide with R+L Carriers:

Wilmington College Career Services

Nina Talley, Director of Career Service at Wilmington College was kind enough to talk to us about how students prepare for the workforce before, during, and after graduation. Ms. Talley shared her expertise and helped us understand what qualities are most attractive to a potential employer when new graduates set out on their professional career path.

If you are interested in career advice and tips, check out the R+L Carriers – Career Blog.

To explore opportunities within the logistics field, visit the R+L Carriers – Career Center.

 

 

 

 

Fairfield High School Students Get Recognized

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A primary component of the R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase is investing in the future of high school students across America. One way we support our mission is by providing college scholarships and career opportunities to students at the institutions we visit, and the special events that we attend. We believe continuing education and specialized training is critical when preparing for the future.

Fairfield High School

On January 26, 2018, the Hometown Showcase arrived at Fairfield High School located in Leesburg, Ohio.  The Fairfield High School motto is “ Excellence, Preparation for Life, Opportunities for All.” This reminds students that the effort they put into their education from the beginning of each day, of each school year, will reap rewards later in life.  The Hometown Showcase advocates the very same and believes that we are champions of our own success. We quickly realized the connection we had with the students, faculty, and staff. The Hometown Showcase could not be more pleased to partner with Fairfield High School for this initiative.

Fairfield High School

Fairfield High School students Cody and Makenna were recognized for their outstanding for their work at school and in the community.

Students were able to tour our interactive hauler throughout the day and our team was on hand to discuss career opportunities that exist within logistics and commercial transportation. When most students hear about commercial transportation companies such as R+L Carriers, they quickly associate the entire industry with the truck driving profession. In reality, the logistics industry must leverage experts from numerous fields such as accounting, marketing, mechanics, IT and sales.

Achievement and Scholarship Awards

This past December, we had the opportunity to see Fairfield High School Boys Varsity Basketball participate in the Ohio Valley Hoops Classic. During our visit to the school in January, we were able to watch the team play again and at halftime, we presented two students with the Hometown Achievement Award and a $1,000 Scholarship.

Cody G: Hometown Achievement Award Winner

Cody Fairfield High School

Cody G received the Hometown Achievement Award.

Cody is a senior at Fairfield and has played baseball and basketball for four years. He also volunteers to assist in maintaining the baseball fields at the school. Cody displays excellent sportsmanship, assists in numerous community and school-related activities and has always been a leader in his actions and words. Congrats, Cody!

Makenna L: Hometown  Scholarship Recipient

Makenna Fairfield High School

Makenna L was the Hometown Showcase Scholarship recipient.

Makenna was the recipient of the $1,000 Hometown Showcase scholarship. She is a senior at Fairfield who plans to attend Northern Kentucky University and pursue an education degree, with an ultimate goal of becoming a social studies teacher. Makenna has been on the Gold Team, in National Honor Society, student council, band, yearbook staff and works with the athletic department. Congrats, Makenna.

Achievement and scholarship recipients are not required to be athletes, but they must demonstrate outstanding qualities that contribute to making their community special. If you would like to nominate a student in your community who deserves recognition for outstanding achievement, contact us today!

 

Schools Show Bright Future for Diesel Mechanics

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Diesel mechanics help keep our drivers safe on the road, that’s why they are vital to our operation. The Hometown Showcase recently had the opportunity to visit a few of the top up and coming diesel mechanics.

Universal Technical Institute

The Hometown Showcase trailer took a trip down to Irving, TX to visit the students of UTI – Dallas on October 5 and 6. We were parked in front of the building; our bright green truck stood out and piqued the interest of the 900 students in the auto and diesel technician school. Students could come out and interact with the trailer and they could ask our team questions at the table we set up inside. Universal Technical Institute has many locations all over the country providing an education for aspiring Diesel Mechanics.  What is amazing about the several UTI schools is the diversity of where the students have lived. Since these students are from many different areas of the country, it is great for them to learn about what opportunities R+L Carriers has to offer in their geographical area of interest.

Five of the technicians at our Dallas Service Center have graduated from UTI – Dallas. Knowing that R+L continues to operate from these technicians must have harvested a lot of interest from the students because by the end of our visit we received over 30 applications!

University of Northwestern Ohio

On October 11 and 12, we took a drive up to Lima, Ohio for the UNOH Career Fair. Like we usually do, we parked our interactive hauler outside of the career center and also set up a table inside so the students could have easier access to our team to ask questions. Not only could the students play the Hometown Showcase Scavenger Hunt to win official Hometown Showcase merchandise, we also gave out four $50 Snap-on gift cards. Snap-on makes industrial tools for professionals, so we wanted to assist these ambitious mechanics when purchasing equipment to further their knowledge and career.

UNOH is a university in northwest Ohio that has five different colleges within. Our team got a chance to talk to the Diesel Mechanic students in the College of Applied Technologies about the abundance of opportunities that we have at R+L Carriers. The students at UNOH are from around the country, and since R+L Carriers has many Service Center locations throughout the U.S., they were excited to learn that there are different locations to potentially work in after graduation. A few students even filled out applications.

Clark State Community College

Clark State Community College is a comprehensive, multi-campus, two-year college offering degree and certificate programs in today’s most in-demand career fields. Some of the programs prepare students to enter the workforce immediately after graduation, while others are designed to help complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree then transfer to a four-year institution.  Clark State was established to address the need for specialized training required for economic and industrial growth. A skilled workforce is a product of specialized training, which is why we took the opportunity to discuss our career opportunities with the faculty and students of the Diesel Technology Program there. The day began with the Hometown team giving the students a logistics presentation, after which students were able to see under the hood of the hauler, which peaked their interest since they could see the technology that went into our hauler. We received compliments from students all day. One student mentioned that we were a large company with a small business feel about it. That’s exactly what being family-owned and operated means to us! We strive to help small businesses grow and succeed, and we’ve been doing it since 1965.

“Overall, I feel the visit was an excellent experience. The presenters did an amazing job captivating their audience,” said Ethan Bertelson, Diesel Technologies Instructor and Coordinator of Diesel Technologies at Clark State.  

Diesel technicians are vital to the logistics industry. If you are interested in applying for a mechanic position at R+L Carriers, visit our Career Center and apply today!

 

Trucking Themed Pumpkin Carving Stencils

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The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase is all about careers and educating students about logistics, but we also like to have fun in the process. That’s why we’re giving you an opportunity to celebrate Halloween with us with these trucking themed pumpkin carving stencils!

We’ve created a stencil for you to carve out a R+L Carriers logo or truck on your pumpkin!

We’ve created a stencil for you to carve out a R+L Carriers logo or truck on your pumpkin!

This Halloween season, many people will celebrate by carving a pumpkin. Deciding what to carve on your pumpkin can be challenging and even stressful. We know you want the perfect pumpkin to display at home or at work, so we’ve created two stencils for you to carve out a R+L Carriers logo or truck! If you carve one, be sure to tag us #RLHometown on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so we can share them and make sure all of our fans see your creativity.

Happy carving and enjoy all of your Halloween festivities!

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Pumpkin-Stencils-Truck

 

How to Choose a Career Path

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“What do you want to be when you grow up?” That’s the question adults ask you frequently as a child. The future is now though. Now is the time to answer that question and settle into a future career that you love. At R+L Carriers, we have a variety of job openings nationwide. Follow our road map to learn how to choose a career path that works for you.

how to choose a career path

Learn how to choose a career path that works for you.

How to Choose a Career Path? Self Examine

A good place to start is to look at yourself and find two or three of your strengths you enjoy. These can be your hobbies, communications skills, academic skills, or any other attributes you enjoy. Think about which careers can utilize your strengths and attributes on a daily basis. By using a search engine or asking those around you, such as a school advisor or a counselor, you can discover different career paths.

Consider Trade Schools

If you know you want to be an electrician or work with the automotive industry, then a trade school is an option that you may want to look into. Trade schools offer great opportunities to learn trades that are in high demand and pay extremely well. Trade schools provide you with a specific skill in less time than it takes to obtain a four-year college degree. These skills are generally related to more “hands-on” types of jobs. If you have a more concrete idea of what you want to do, then a trade school might be the best option for you.

Diesel mechanics are a great example of a career that is in high demand, pays well and can be taught at a trade or vocational school. Read the 10 reasons why you should consider diesel mechanic jobs to learn more about this opportunity.

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Diesel mechanics are a great example of a career that is in high demand, pays well and can be taught at a trade or vocational school.

Explore College Options

College is a great place to explore and develop your strengths and gain an understanding of yourself. It is normal for students to pick a major and decide on a profession, only to graduate with a completely different degree. Over the course of four years, you become very independent since you are finally able to make decisions on your own. This newfound independence can influence your career path.

College degrees can help you land software development jobs, technology jobs and logistics careers. Read our guide on the top 10 reasons to join the logistics industry.

Networking Works

Connections are important. You can use the connections you make during trade school or college as assets after you graduate and are looking for a career. Connections can be your colleagues, professors, or internship bosses. Many of these people want to see you succeed and will help you in any way they can. These lifelong networking connections can give you advice when you have questions and offer support while you are going through this journey.

Follow our guides to avoid these six common resume mistakes for new graduates and learn the Career Fair basics.

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Follow our road map to learn how to choose a career path that works for you.

Apply Now

Do you know how to choose a career path now? When you are ready, R+L Carriers is seeking to fill open positions in logistics, technology and in our garages nationwide for positions such as diesel mechanics. Family-owned and operated for more than 50 years, we offer a work environment that is both challenging and fun. R+L Global Logistics is made up of the best transportation specialists in the industry and is seeking to fill a variety of positions too.

When you are ready for a position in a company that values fun and family, apply today for a position at our R+L Career Center.

10 Reasons Why You Should Consider Diesel Mechanic Jobs

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Are you a diesel mechanic looking for a company with the right tools and values you need to succeed in the industry? At R+L Carriers, we have a variety of diesel mechanic jobs and other job openings nationwide. We are always looking to fill those positions with responsible and trustworthy employees that exemplify our values. Our Wilmington, Ohio-based tractor foreman Duane has the 10 reasons why you might be the perfect fit for a truck mechanic job with R+L Carriers.

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R+L Carriers has a variety of diesel mechanic jobs and other job openings nationwide.

We Run the Latest in Mechanic Equipment

“We run the latest in mechanic computer technology,” Duane says. “We have the most up to date computer diagnostic programs and the latest in manufacturer supplies too.”

On the Job Experience Lives Here

Duane really appreciates how his co-workers are willing to teach new employees everything they need to be successful.

“This is a place where on the job experience is important,” Duane says. “Your coworkers want to see you succeed.”

Watch our video below to learn more about the R+L Carriers mechanic family.

24-Hour Operation Allows for Flexibility

Mechanics don’t stop working because our trucks never stop driving. Our mechanic shops are 24-hour operations that offer three shifts. Shifts run from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 4 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.

“Seniority takes precedence over the day shifts but in the meantime, the other shifts allow employees to spend time with family and provide flexibility for personal time,” Duane says.

Advancement Opportunities Abound Here

Movin’ on up. That’s a growing trend when it comes to diesel mechanic jobs.

“The more you learn from others and the more certifications you have, your opportunities within the mechanics shop grow,” Duane says.

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The more skills you have, the more you will see in your paycheck courtesy of a tiered pay scale.

Every Day is Different

If you are the type of person that loves the unique challenges of a new day, then an R+L Carriers mechanics career is the right path for you.

“Sometimes, your day can turn on a dime,” says Duane, describing that a diesel or tractor mechanic can be taken off a job at a moment’s notice to help a truck driver get back on the road. “You might have to fix an air conditioner in a truck immediately or stop everything to fix an urgent engine problem. Every day is different.”

Build Trucks from the Ground Up

Are you the type of diesel mechanic that likes working on every aspect of a truck? The mechanic shops in Wilmington, OH, Atlanta, GA, Philadelphia, PA and Dallas, TX are responsible for building and repairing trucks.

“We build (trucks) from the ground up at these locations,” Duane says. “We can do it all.”

Enjoy a Tiered Pay Scale

The more skills you have, the more you will see in your paycheck courtesy of a tiered pay scale.

“The more you know and the more class certifications you have, the more you will benefit from a tiered pay scale,” Duane says.

Pick from a Variety of Mechanic Shop Locations

A perk of applying for a mechanic position with a nationwide trucking company is we have available positions in more than 80 mechanic shops from coast to coast. Pick and choose where you want to live and work.

R+L Carriers company-owned resorts

Just one of the perks that comes with being an R+L Carriers mechanic is access to company resorts.

Enjoy Vacation at Company-Owned Resorts

Just one of the perks that comes with being an R+L Carriers mechanic is access to four company resorts in Pigeon Forge, TN, Wilmington, OH, Big Bear Lake, CA and Daytona Beach, FL. These resorts are available to all mechanics after six months of service. Mechanics are also able to participate in the company’s 401K plan with matching contributions after one year of service with the company.

Enjoy a Family-Owned Company Atmosphere

Duane, an employee of R+L Carriers for 18 years, says if you want to work for one of the largest trucking companies in the world “and not be treated like a number on the wall,” you want to be a member of the R+L Carriers family.

Apply for Diesel Mechanic Jobs Today

R+L Carriers is seeking to fill open diesel mechanics jobs, as well as trailer and tire mechanics positions. Family-owned and operated for more than 50 years, we offer a work environment that is fun and challenging. R+L Carriers is comprised of the best diesel, trailer and tire mechanics in the business and is seeking to fill a variety of mechanics positions at more than 80 locations nationwide.

If you’re looking for a mechanic position in a company that values family and fun, apply today for a position at our R+L Career Center.

Hometown Stops in St. Louis

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R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase hit the road and headed for the city with the famous arch along the Mississippi River.  On March 30, we pulled into Ranken Technical College in St. Louis, Missouri to share with students the careers available in logistics.  On April 1, no fooling, we headed over to our service center in St. Louis for their open house to talk, once again, about the many career opportunities available in the logistics industry. Here’s what we learned.

Ranken Technical College Visit

Classroom

Ranken Technical College students learned about the logistics industry inside our interactive hauler and in the classroom too.

Preparing students for their professional future is something Hometown Showcase takes seriously, and so does Ranken Technical College. Hometown has been touring the country providing career opportunities to students for a little more than a year. Ranken has been doing it in the same St. Louis facility for more than a century. Modern shops, classrooms, and spaces have made Ranken Technical College a cutting-edge technology center. Automotive Import Technology gives students at Ranken an opportunity to learn automotive repair, perfect for a career as a mechanic.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, technicians and mechanics, careers are expected to rise 5 percent through 2024. To apply for a mechanic position at R+L Carriers, visit our career center to apply.

R+L Carriers St. Louis Service Center Open House

Our St. Louis service center, located on 1740 Sauget Industrial Pkwy, held a career open house on April 1. Attendees interested in applying for a position at R+L Carriers were able to talk to industrial professionals and tour our interactive hauler. Candidates who apply can expect can expect traditional benefits including Healthcare, Life insurance, 401 (k) Retirement Plan and Paid Vacation, Holidays and Personal/Sick Days. One of our most unique non-traditional benefits include three employee resorts located in Daytona Beach, FL, Big Bear lake, CA and Pigeon Forge, TN established exclusively for R+L employees and their families.  Our career opportunities are in the following fields:

Candidates who apply can expect can expect traditional benefits including Healthcare, Life insurance, 401 (k) Retirement Plan and Paid Vacation, Holidays and Personal/Sick Days.

Start your next adventure and apply today!

St. Louis was good to us during our short stop. Next time, we will definitely stay longer. If you think the Hometown Showcase should come to your community, contact us today!

 

 

Hometown Brings Fan Interaction to OHSAA Tournament

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The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase rolled into the 2017 Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Boys Basketball Tournament, which took place March 23-25 in Columbus, Ohio. Sixteen Ohio basketball teams and thousands of fans ascended onto The Schottenstein Center for the three-day tournament. Thursday and Friday each division held two semifinal games and on Saturday, four champions were crowned in each division.

Fan Interaction

Our Hometown Showcase hauler was hard to miss outside the Northwest Entrance of The Schottenstein Center! Crowds gravitated to our interactive hub for entertainment, games and to learn more about the many career opportunities at R+L Carriers. Several R+L representatives were on hand to pass out literature about the Hometown Showcase and guide guests through the hauler. Perhaps the biggest hit of the three days; outside of the great basketball games, was the Cornhole Challenge. Participants had the opportunity to win official Hometown Showcase merchandise like t-shirts and stadium seats.

Hometown Showcase

Our Hometown Showcase hauler was hard to miss outside the Northwest Entrance of the Schottenstein Center.

OHSAA Basketball Tournament

Exciting basketball took place inside The Schottenstein Center over the three-day tournament. On Thursday, Wauseon defeated Columbus Eastmoor Academy in the first Division II semi-final and Akron St. Vincent – St. Mary defeated Trotwood-Madison in the second Division II semi-final, which saw St. Vincent – St. Mary win in dramatic fashion on a buzzer beater.

OHSAA Boys Basketball

Exciting basketball took place inside The Schottenstein Center over the three day tournament.

Next up, the Division IV semi –finals.

The first game featured Cleveland Heights Lutheran East who defeated Delphos St. John’s and Columbus Wellington who defeated Lima Perry.  During the Friday games, Division III Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph defeated Proctorville Fairland, and Cincinnati Roger Bacon defeated Archbold. Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller defeated Pickerington Central to remain undefeated on the season and Massillon Jackson defeated Lakewood St. Edward.

Championship Saturday brought us more exciting basketball. The division champions were:

Career Opportunities

At each Hometown Showcase event, one of our goals is to showcase career opportunities to those that visit our hauler. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1 million logistics jobs are expected by 2017 and jobs in the industry are expected to grow 22 percent a year. The logistics industry is rewarding and versatile.  Careers at R+L include jobs in the following fields:

Apply for a logistics career today!

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We thank the Ohio High School Athletic Association for letting us be a part of such an exciting weekend event.

We thank the Ohio High School Athletic Association for letting us be a part of such an exciting weekend event. Are you interested in having the Hometown Showcase attend your next sporting or community event? If so, we are actively scheduling upcoming events. View our 2017 calendar and contact us today if you’d like us to attend your next event!