Posts Tagged ‘hometown showcase events’

Smokin’ in the Hills

Published: | Author: Sergio Agrelo

R+L Carriers was proud to sponsor Hillsboro’s first “Smokin’ in the Hills BBQ Cook-off.” To show our support, the Hometown Showcase hauler traveled with the Lima Company Eyes of Freedom hauler to Rocky Fork Lake in Hillsboro, Ohio on Friday, Sept. 22. The two haulers made their entrance behind a truck and motorcycle convoy on Friday night in preparation for the event, which aims to support U.S. Armed Forces, firefighters, police officers, and first responders—all of our loved ones in service.

R+L Carriers was proud to sponsor Hillsboro’s first “Smokin’ in the Hills BBQ Cook-off.”

R+L Carriers was proud to sponsor Hillsboro’s first “Smokin’ in the Hills BBQ Cook-off.”

Hometown Showcase Smokin’ in the Hills

Although it was early on Saturday morning when all the fun began, the weather was hot and sunny and made for a perfect day for games, giveaways, and barbecue. The Hometown Showcase hauler provided music and entertainment all day. Since it was a college football Saturday, The Ohio State football game was displayed on the Hauler’s two outdoor televisions for fans that wanted to keep up with the action.  The Hometown Showcase also provided games such as Corn hole and the football toss to give visitors a chance to win stadium seats, T-shirts, mini footballs and blankets.

Smokin’ in the Hills Patriot Challenge

Early Saturday morning, more than 100 attendees registered for the Patriot Challenge, an obstacle course designed to test the strength and endurance of the teams. The partners began the race with a half-mile run, moved onto a quarter-mile canoe stretch and ended after enduring six obstacle challenges before reaching the finish line.

The Patriot Challenge was an obstacle course designed to test the strength and endurance of the teams.

The Patriot Challenge was an obstacle course designed to test the strength and endurance of the teams.

The Eyes of Freedom Hauler set up their portraits for all to see. Their memorial honors the service and sacrifice of all who answer our nation’s call; then, now, and tomorrow. This provided an interesting exhibit to look at and pay tribute to the fallen while the teams were cooking their barbecue. In addition to the Eyes of Freedom memorial, many other military and veteran exhibits were at the event. The day was full of honor for veterans, current military members, and first responders…and of course barbecue.

The Eyes of Freedom Hauler set up their portraits for all to see.

The Eyes of Freedom Hauler set up their portraits for all to see.

Smokin’ in the Hills BBQ Cook-off

Throughout the day, 25 teams from four states prepared their best brisket, chicken, ribs and pork recipes for the barbecue competition. Although the competition was fierce, it was Elegantly Violent from Grove City, Ohio that came out on top to win the $1,300 grand prize. It was their pork ribs recipe that put them on top and helped them secure the Grand Champion win.  As the official sponsor, R+L’s very own presented the check to the winners of the competition.

R+L Carriers presented Elegantly Violent with the grand prize.

R+L Carriers presented Elegantly Violent with the grand prize.

Are you interested in having the R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase visit your community event? Contact us today!

Hometown Stops in St. Louis

Published: | Author: HometownAuthor

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 Showcase Supports Veterans

Published: | Author: HometownAuthor

2017 is here! That means Hometown Showcase is hitting the road and traveling the country to provide career opportunities. The first two stops of 2017 were in Dayton, Ohio to support local veterans by offering jobs in a variety of career fields including professional driving, mechanical, IT, and more.

Hometown Showcase

USAR Command Depot

Hometown Showcase visited Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on Sunday, January 8th to talk to more than 100 active reservists about the different career opportunities available to them at R+L Carriers. Representatives presented a short 20-minute presentation to give the reserves some information on the history of R+L, review the multiple jobs and careers that are available to them locally as well as around the country and the benefits and perks of working for the company. The reserves were able to visit the Hometown Showcase Hauler and get a glimpse of what R+L is really all about: Family and pride in performance. They were also able to talk to Human Resources representatives about how they could apply for jobs currently available.

New Year, New Career Military & Veteran Recruiting Fair

Military & Veteran Recruiting

Inside the Hope Hotel & Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center, veterans and military personnel had the opportunity to connect with R+L Carriers employees, where they could learn more about the company and have an interview conducted on site.

Sponsored by the Military Veterans Resource Center, our hauler was on site to give veterans and military personnel an interactive look at the transportation industry.  Inside the Hope Hotel & Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center, veterans and military personnel had the opportunity to connect with R+L Carriers employees, where they could learn more about the company and have an interview conducted on site. This is our second year attending Military Veterans Resource Center’s New Year, New Career event and we look forward to another great event next winter!

Supporting Veterans Year Round

Lima Company Memorial

Life-size mural paintings of the 23 fallen soldiers in this battalion travel the entire country, honoring all the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

It was an honor to support our nation’s veterans and service men and women at our first events in 2017. Veterans have a special place in our hearts, as R+L Carriers is proud to support the Lima Company Memorial, a traveling memorial of the Marine infantry reserve unit based in Columbus, Ohio, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines (Three Deuce Five or 3/25). Life-size mural paintings of the 23 fallen soldiers in this battalion travel the entire country, honoring all the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. A complete schedule of events can be found on their website if you are interested in seeing the memorial in person. We highly recommend it.

If you are interested in having the R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase visit your school or community, contact us online today!

Hometown Goes Out West

Published: | Author: HometownAuthor

The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase headed west during the first week of November, traveling to three area high schools in three days. Elsinore High School, Lakeside High School, and Temescal Canyon High School all experienced the Hometown Showcase and learned more about the logistics industry.

Classroom Presentations

R+L representatives started the day bright and early with the California sunrise, which was beautiful by the way. Check out our pictures on Facebook and Instagram. Our presentations incorporated the definitions of logistics, transportation, and supply chain. We talked to students about how their life would be different without all three. Some students were surprised that without logistics and transportation, many of the clothes and accessories they love would not be able to make it to them for purchase.

classroom presentation

Interactive Hauler

Our 53-foot interactive hauler gave students the opportunity the experience the logistics industry up close. Inside the trailer, students could watch up to 11 HD displays about the various career opportunities with R+L in the shipping industry, as well as see some of the additional work that R+L does in the community through the Lima Company Memorial and the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. Always one of the favorite parts of the trailer on every stop is the technologically advanced Bose Ride seating simulator, which gives riders a chance to feel what it’s like to be behind the wheel at R+L Carriers as a driver.

Bose

Awards and Scholarships

Caleb from Elsinore High School and Alex from Temescal High School both received Hometown Showcase Achievement Awards. The R+L Carriers Hometown Achievement Award is an opportunity for teachers and administrators to recognize students that make a difference in their school and community.  This award showcases a student who demonstrates sportsmanship, academic excellence, exceptional character, and a commitment to their community. All three schools received a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to a graduating senior upon graduation and a $1,000 donation to support the school and their students.

Awards and Scholarships

Interested in having the Hometown Showcase come to your school? We are actively scheduling events around the country. Contact us today for more information.

 

Hometown Wraps Up October

Published: | Author: HometownAuthor

The last two weekends of October took Hometown Showcase to two Ohio high schools. During our time at these schools we discussed transportation and logistics careers with students, had fun tailgating at football games, and gave awards to deserving students.

Springfield High School

Our Hometown Showcase team spent October 21st with the students at Springfield High School. Students were able to get a first-hand look at the logistics industry when our team gave a brief classroom presentation on the logistics/transportation industry and how it impacts daily life. After the presentation, students took a tour of our 53-foot interactive hauler, where they learned specifically about the logistics opportunities R+L Carriers has to offer.

The Hometown crew stayed around for the football game that night, when Springfield hosted Wayne in a big time Ohio High School Football matchup. Wayne defeated Springfield 38 -14. Before the game, our team presented Springfield student, Tim Taylor, with the R+L Carriers Hometown Student Achievement Award.  We also awarded a $1,000 scholarship to the school on behalf of Hometown Showcase to be presented to a deserving graduating senior at the end of the school year.

Tim Taylor

Springfield High School student Tim Taylor was awarded the Hometown Showcase Student Acheivement Award.

 

Clinton Massie High School

High school students at Clinton Massie High School in Clarksville, Ohio were treated to a full day of learning about the logistics industry on October 28th. Throughout the day, R+L Carriers representatives gave a presentation to students about how the industry impacts their everyday life and the variety of careers in the industry. Your next adventure in logistics could be:

Students were then able to tour our interactive hauler for an up-close look at the industry.

Classroom presentation

High school students at Clinton Massie High School in Clarksville, Ohio were treated to a full day of learning about the logistics industry

Students and fans were able to join in on the Hometown Showcase fun again at the football game that night between Clinton Massie and East Clinton. R+L  rolled out our tailgating gear complete with corn hole. During the game, Clinton Massie student, Alyssa Zammert, received the Hometown Showcase Achievement Award. The school also received a $1,000 scholarship which will be awarded to a deserving senior after graduation.

Alyssa Zammert

Clinton Massie student Alyssa was awarded the Hometown Showcase Student Achievement Award.

The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase is actively scheduling events for our 2017 calendar. Are you interested in us rolling into your community? Contact us today!

 

Two Hometown Showcase Stops

Published: | Author: HometownAuthor

Last week our Hometown Showcase made two stops; one at a college in northwestern Ohio and one at a high school in Columbus, Ohio. Even though these two locations were different, we shared one goal: to deliver opportunities to students in America.

University of Northwestern Ohio

Our hauler rolled into the University of Northwestern Ohio on Wednesday and Thursday of last week for a Career Fair. Talented students and alumni from the UNOH College of Applied Technologies were able to speak with local, regional, and national companies including R+L Carriers. Our Hometown Showcase hauler was on full display both days and students had the opportunity to learn more about logistics overall and our many career opportunities.

Students also had a chance to win one of eight $50 Snap-On gift card. Snap-On manufactures high-end tools and equipment, perfect for all the students in the Automotive Technology Program studying to be Mechanics. R+L Carriers’ has a great demand for mechanics, as our fleet needs preventative maintenance and structural repair to keep our freight moving.

If you’re interested in a career in maintenance, learn more or apply for our Mechanic positions.

University of Northwestern Ohio

ONOH student Alex won a $50 Snap On gift card.

Bishop Hartley High School

In December of last year, The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase launched during the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s 44th Annual Football State Championships. The three-day event in Columbus, Ohio featured 14 Ohio high school football team competing for a state championship. During that event, the winner of the Division IV Football Championship was Bishop Harley. The team enjoyed a post game celebration in the Hometown Showcase Championship Zone, and was presented with a $1,000 scholarship. In April of this year, we traveled to Bishop Hartley to present that scholarship to Quri Hickman.  Quri is currently playing collegiate football at the University of Toledo.

 

Last week we traveled back to Bishop Harley and this time we brought our Hometown Showcase hauler to a Friday night football game. Fans were able to tour our hauler, win prizes, and learn about logistics careers. Before the game, we presented Bishop Harley student Jerusha with the Hometown Showcase Student Achievement Award. This award is given to students who excel in the classroom and community.

Bishop Hartley

Bishop Harley student Jerusha won the Hometown Showcase Student Achievement Award.

Are you interested in the Hometown Showcase coming to your school or community? We are actively scheduling events across America. Contact us today!

 

 

Home for Homecoming

Published: | Author: HometownAuthor

There’s no place like home, and that’s where the Hometown Showcase spent last Friday. Our team rolled into Wilmington High School for an eventful day with students, teachers, and fans.

WHS Homecoming Week

Wilmington High School spent the week celebrating homecoming, and Friday was the last day before the school dance on Saturday, so the students were already excited. Juniors and seniors were given a presentation on the impact transportation and logistics has on everyday life. Transportation is a common word, but the term logistics is more uncommon. Logistics is the coordination behind the scenes that make certain things like trucking possible. Someone has to coordinate a driver’s route and make sure the packages in their truck coincide with their route. That’s logistics. Every day, school bus drivers have a certain route and kids to pick up. That’s made possible by logistics. Every day, people are affected by logistics.

classroom presentation

Juniors and seniors were given a presentation on the impact transportation and logistics has on everyday life.

After the presentation, students then toured our interactive hauler, where logistics was on full display. Students also learned facts about R+L Carriers and the various career opportunities the industry offers. They were also able to win prizes outside the hauler by answering questions about the company.

Fans, Fun and Football

After the students were finished touring the Hometown Showcase and after the school pep rally, it was time to play some football! The Hometown Showcase set up shop near the entrance of the stadium, so fans couldn’t miss us. Our Corn Hole Challenge was a big hit! Several people won an official Hometown Showcase stadium seat and even more won Hometown Showcase blankets and t-shirts.

Before the game, we presented Ely with the Hometown Showcase Student Achievement Award for his excellence in the classroom and community. After an outstanding halftime performance from The Pride of Wilmington Marching Band, we presented Wilmington High School administration with a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to a graduating senior at the end of the year.

Ely Schumacher

We presented Ely S. with the Hometown Showcase Student Achievement Award for his excellence in the classroom and community.

It’s always great to be home, but we like to get out of town too! If you would like us to come to your school or next community event, we are actively scheduling events across America! Contact us today for more information.

Two Ohio Schools Experience Hometown Showcase

Published: | Author: HometownAuthor

It was a busy weekend for the R+L Hometown Showcase and two Ohio schools.  Friday we visited Cardinal High School in Middlefield, Ohio and Saturday, Pickerington High School North in Pickerington, Ohio.

Cardinal High School

Our Hometown Showcase team spent the day with the students at Cardinal High School and Cardinal Middle School. There students were able to get a first-hand look at the logistics industry through education when our team gave a brief presentation in the classroom about the importance of transportation and logistics and how it impacts their daily life. After the presentation students took a tour of our 53 foot interactive hauler, where they learned specifically about the logistics opportunities R+L Carriers offers.

Cardinal Middle School

After the presentation students took a tour of our 53 foot interactive hauler, where they learned specifically about the logistics opportunities R+L Carriers offers.

Logistics is fun but Friday night football is even MORE fun, so our crew stuck around for the Friday night football game. Fans had the opportunity to experience the same tour as the students inside the hauler. We also set up a tailgating atmosphere with corn hole and an inflatable football toss. At halftime, Cardinal High School student Megan T. was awarded the Hometown Showcase Student Achievement Award. This award is presented to a student who excels not only in school but also in the community.

Megan Tucker

Cardinal High School student Megan T. was awarded the Hometown Showcase Student Achievement Award. This award is presented to a student who excels not only in school but also in the community.

Pickerington High School North

Early Saturday morning our hauler rolled into Pickerington High School North for the Panther Cross Country Invitational. With the dew still on the ground, runners lined up to compete. Athletes in their down time and fans attending the invitational came to our hauler to check it out. Everyone there had the opportunity to tour the hauler to learn more about logistics and R+L Carriers. Of course, we set up corn hole and our scavenger hunt, giving people an opportunity to win prizes.

Pickerington High School North

The Panther Cross Country team was presented a $1,000 Hometown Showcase Scholarship that will be given to an athlete chosen by the school administration.

The Panther Cross Country team was presented a $1,000 Hometown Showcase Scholarship that will be given to an athlete chosen by the school administration.

Interested in having our Hometown Showcase hauler come to your school or next community event? Contact us today!

 

Students Learn About Logistics Careers

Published: | Author: HometownAuthor

The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase visited Wilmington College and Miami Trace High School on September 14 and September 16. Both events gave students an opportunity to learn about the many career opportunities in the logistics industry.

Wilmington College Career Fair

College students around the country are looking for part-time work during school and for career opportunities after graduation. R+L Carriers offer both and we were on hand to talk to Wilmington College students about how the logistics industry can fit their needs. Some of the part-time positions include Freight Handlers and Operations Clerk, perfect for a college student who needs flexibility in their schedule.

Nolan Keller

Nolan was awarded a $1,000 Hometown Scholarship on April 28 when we rolled into Cincinnati La Salle High School.

Speaking of college students, while we were there we ran into Nolan Keller. You may remember him from one of our stops earlier this year! He was awarded a $1,000 Hometown Scholarship on April 28 when we rolled into Cincinnati La Salle High School. Nolan is now a freshman at Wilmington College studying agriculture and business.

Miami Trace High School

High school students at Miami Trace in Washington Court House, Ohio were treated to full day of learning about the logistics industry. Throughout the day, R+L Carriers representatives gave a presentation to students about how the industry impacts their everyday life and the variety of careers in the industry. Students were then able to tour our interactive hauler.

Lauren Truex

Miami Trace student Lauren T. received the Hometown Showcase Achievement Award, which demonstrates excellence in the school and community.

Our crew stuck around to watch Friday night football too! At the game, we rolled out our tailgating gear complete with corn hole. Students and fans were able to join in on the Hometown Showcase fun! During the game, Miami Trace student Lauren T. received the Hometown Showcase Achievement Award, which demonstrates excellence in the school and community. The school also received a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to a student at the end of the school year.

The next Hometown Showcase stops are Cardinal Local School District (9/30), North Pickerington Cross Country Invitational (10/1) and Wilmington High School (10/7). If you are interested in having the Hometown Showcase come to your school or next community event, contact us today!

Hometown Visits East Clinton High School

Published: | Author: HometownAuthor

Think back to when you were in high school, or maybe you are in high school right now. Deciding on a career path may have or may be challenging. The good thing about transportation and logistics is a career path can include a lot more than just driving a truck.

On Friday, Sept.9, 2016 The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase rolled into East Clinton High School in Sabina, Ohio to talk to middle school and high school students about the career opportunities in logistics. We also stayed around for the high school football game!

Hometown at East Clinton High

The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase rolled into East Clinton High School in Sabina, Ohio to talk to middle school and high school students about the career opportunities in logistics.

Classroom Presentations

R+L representatives started the day bright and early with the East Clinton High students. Our presentation focused on defining logistics, transportation and supply chain. We then talked to the students about how their life would be different without all three. Some students were surprised that if not for logistics and transportation, some of the clothes and accessories they love would not be able to make it to them for purchase.

We also wanted to share some information about R+L Carriers. In this particular case, we were a logistics company right in their backyard offering a variety of career opportunities. Students also toured our interactive Hometown Showcase hauler throughout the school day too.

Classroom presentation

Our presentation focused on defining logistics, transportation and supply chain.

Logistics Career Opportunities

When someone hears the term logistics and transportation, the first thing they usually think about is trucking. Make no mistake about it; dedicated truckers play a tremendous role inside the logistics industry. There is, however, a vast array of other career opportunities available within logistics and transportation too.

Careers range from dock workers, freight handlers and mechanics to sales, communications and technology. All of these careers work in tandem to produce a well oiled transportation machine. There are numerous career paths you can take to achieve a successful career in logistics.

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase stuck around for some Friday Night Football at East Clinton High School.

The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase stuck around for some Friday Night Football at East Clinton High School. The team took on Greeneview and our hauler was there to provide a family friendly tailgating atmosphere. Students, parents, faculty and fans toured our hauler to learn more about logistics and R+L Carriers. Of course, we setup games like our Cornhole Challenge, where fans could win a t-shirt, blanket or stadium seat.  The concession stand even named a burger after us; The R+L Hometown Double Cheeseburger with bacon, slaw and BBQ sauce. Sound delicious? Well, it was!

Cheeseburger

The R+L Hometown Double Cheeseburger with bacon, slaw and BBQ sauce.

At halftime, we presented East Clinton High School with a $1,000 scholarship in gratitude for allowing us to educate their students and support the community.

Student scholarships

At halftime, we presented East Clinton High School with a $1,000 scholarship in gratitude for allowing us to educate their students and support the community.

It was a full day of activities with East Clinton Local Schools. We enjoyed educating the students about logistics and having a ton of fun while doing it! Our next stop will be Miami Trace High School on Friday, September 16.

Are you interested in the Hometown Showcase coming to your school or next community event? We are actively scheduling future events. Contact us today for more information!