Raymond Handling Wins Company of the Year for 2018
On February 6, 2019, Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation was named Company of the Year for 2018 by the Transportation Club of Seattle (TCOS). The award was presented during the Club’s February Lunch and Learn meeting. Accepting the award on behalf of Raymond Handling was Juan Flores, VP of Sales.
The Transportation Club of Seattle has been at the center of the Seattle area transportation community for 109 years. Founded in 1910, the club was formed to encourage the study of transportation issues by its members; to encourage closer business relationships, to promote the welfare of its membership as well as to sponsor educational programs and discussions pertaining to traffic and transportation matters. The Transportation Club of Seattle is a member of the Logistics & Transportation Association of North America.
Each year, the TCOS chooses one company that has supported both the club and the transportation industry in general. Raymond Handling, which has been a member of the club since 2014, was chosen for several reasons. Since joining, Raymond Handling has helped raise over $50,000 in scholarship money for the club by organizing and participating in an annual fundraising golf tournament. Additionally, Raymond Handling has helped the TCOS raise close to $100,000 for the Salvation Army through extensive participation in planning, hosting, donating to and attending the TCOS’ annual holiday fundraiser.
Raymond Handling also actively participates in the TCOS monthly Lunch and Learn events. At these luncheons, a speaker from the transportation industry gives presentations on timely, relevant transportation topics and fields questions from the attendees. These luncheons are great opportunities to stay on top of important and developing issues facing the transportation industry.
One such speaker at a TCOS luncheon was Steve Raymond, retired president of Raymond Handling Concepts. Steve spoke on the history of the Raymond Corporation, which was founded by Steve’s grandfather, George Raymond. Steve also talked about his grandfather inventing and patenting the four-sided pallet, which was only one of several inventions and patents by the Raymond Corporation. Many people who attended that luncheon still refer to it as one of their favorite presentations. This past December Steve had the distinction of being a founding member of the Salvation Army Red Shield Club by way of donating a certain amount of money at the TCOS holiday fundraiser.
Said past president of the Transportation Club of Seattle, and current Raymond Handling employee, Jason Thompson, “It was great news learning that we had won the award. It’s nice to be recognized, and I appreciate the commitment my company has made to support this organization and all of their important causes.”
About Raymond Handling Concepts
Raymond Handling Concepts provides high-density storage, order-picking systems and associated services to companies engaged in warehousing and distribution as well as material handling of all kinds. The company was established in 1987 as a family-oriented company that fosters close, long-lasting customer relationships. Raymond Handling is certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®, the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. “Raymond Handling. Trusted for Generations”