NACCO Materials Handling Group, maker of Hyster- and Yale-branded lift trucks, last week presented a $6,250 check to United Way of Pitt County during the East Carolina University baseball game versus High Point University. The donation was given for every homerun hit this season by the Pirates, who have pounded 25 homeruns so far.
“Along with our football and basketball partnership, NMHG has now donated $69,850 to United Way of Pitt County this academic year thanks to the athletic teams at ECU,” said Brett Schemerhorn, vice president, marketing for NMHG. “We are honored to be able to make these donations, which we know will make our community a better place through helping those around us.”
Jim Cieslar, executive director of United Way of Pitt County, was present to receive the check from NMHG’s Thom Peebles, director, brand management, and Mike Moran, director, warehouse product sales.
United Way of Pitt County is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization that seeks to advance the common good by focusing on the keys to a good life — education, income, health and neighbors helping neighbors. United Way of Pitt County is a member of the United Way Worldwide, located in Alexandria, Va.
A world leader in the lift truck industry, NMHG designs, engineers, manufactures, sells and services a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally primarily under the Hyster and Yale brand names. Headquartered in Cleveland, NMHG is a wholly owned subsidiary of NACCO Industries.