Wood unveils foundation to help children
By Alex Ruppenthal / MLB.com | 06/30/11 1:31 PM ET
CHICAGO — Kerry Wood has visions for a high school baseball stadium on Chicago’s North Side and other projects as part of the Wood Family Foundation, which Wood and his wife, Sarah, launched Thursday.
The foundation will benefit children’s charities throughout the Chicagoland area. Wood said some plans include teaming with the Cubs to potentially build a baseball stadium on the North Side for high schoolers, coat drives in the winter and school-supply drives. Wood has already funded a play room for the oncology floor of the new Lurie Children’s Hospital, scheduled to open in June 2012.
Navistar Donates Vehicle, Money to Assist In Alabama Rebuilding Efforts
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
WARRENVILLE, Ill. – Navistar continues to show its commitment to the communities it serves by donating a used step van valued at $20,000 to HERO (Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Organization, Inc.) in Hale County, Alabama, to assist the organization in its rebuilding efforts in the wake of the devastating tornadoes that swept through the state of Alabama, where Navistar has significant operations.
Alan Stegich, national service director for Navistar’s Workhorse custom products business unit, and Andrea Clay, Workhorse legal and consumer affairs manager, recently presented the keys to HERO Executive Director Pam Dorr.
“This donation is a small token of how Navistar and Workhorse are giving back to the areas where employees live and work,” said William Osborne, vice president, Custom Products, Navistar. “We are committed to ensuring the community succeeds in its rebuilding efforts.”
Navistar Receives 2011 J.D. Power and Associates Customer Satisfaction Award
June 30, 2011 | Business Wire, Inc.
WARRENVILLE, Ill.—(BUSINESS WIRE)— Navistar Inc.’s International® brand trucks rank highest in customer satisfaction among Class 8 truck owners in the Pickup and Delivery segment, commonly known throughout the industry as regional haul, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Heavy-Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Study (SM) released today.
“We are very pleased that customers have recognized our commitment to providing trucks and engines that satisfy their business needs,” said Jack Allen, president of Navistar’s North American truck group. “We know that more and more customers in the industry are shifting toward regional haul, and we are well positioned with our product portfolio of ProStar+, TranStar and DuraStar. But most of all we are honored to be recognized for our efforts.”