The Great Game of Business and Giving
Since the start of 2013, long-time warehousing & distribution provider FW Warehousing has made two charitable donations, according to Mark Cusumano, President and CEO of FW Warehousing.
“As part of our new open-book management system based on The Great Game of Business we have a new system in place where a committee of FW associates meets on a monthly basis to identify charitable causes within the communities where we live and work and to make donations on behalf of FW and all our associates from a pool funded by company profits,” Cusumano said. “For January and February, we made a donation to the JSAW Foundation, a non-profit action sports ministry dedicated to building and operating skate parks where inner city youth can participate in action sports activities in a safe, positive environment. For the month of March, we helped one of our own. One of our fellow FW associates needed help with some major hospital bills resulting from a serious car accident involving a family member. The committee thought it was only right to help a coworker in a time of great need. This new approach to our charitable giving involving more of our team members is one more positive arising out of our adoption of The Great Game of Business.”
“The Great Game of Business is about more than just running our company in the most efficient and profitable way to best serve our customers,” Cusumano concluded. “There’s a higher purpose to it all. It’s about changing lives. We have an opportunity to help our associates grow and develop as people. We also have an opportunity to make positive contributions to our community. It’s part of our mission to build on our successes as a team here at FW and to then spread the joy and success we create from our work, starting from our coworkers to our vendors, customers, families, friends and moving outward to our neighborhoods and beyond. This is just the beginning.”
FW Warehousing is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with Midwest warehouse distribution centers in Kansas City, Indianapolis and St. Louis totaling more than four million square feet. Founded in 1949 with a focus on food-grade storage, FW later broadened its services to include contract warehousing, dry storage, hazardous material and chemical storage, temperature-controlled storage, product distribution and B2B and B2C fulfillment.
FW Warehousing has more than 50 years of experience in third-party 3PL logistics and has been ranked in the top 100 Third Party Logistic Companies in the country by Inbound Logistics magazine.
For more information about the warehousing & distribution capabilities at FW, visit the Distribution Services page of the FW Warehousing web site.