Groendyke Receives Philanthropic Award

ENID, OK  (July 12, 2013)— Groendyke Transport proudly accepted the overall award for Charitable Influence by a Large Business at the sixth annual Journal Record Beacon Awards on Thursday, July 11, 2013. The awards banquet honored Oklahoma-based companies and their employees who have given back to their communities and state through non-profit support. 

 The Company was honored for its support of local community and state initiatives, throughout its areas of operation, such as a five year, $250,000 pledge to a local school bond that resulted in the construction of two new schools and renovations to several others. In 2012, the company and its employees around the nation donated over $800,000 dollars to various non-profits, and most recently the Company and employees donated over $7,000 for the Moore and El Reno storm relief efforts. Employees at the Company’s 32 terminals across the country also participate in charitable activities, and have supported charities such as: Toys for Tots, Salvation Army Angel Tree and Energy Relief Fund, Loaves and Fishes, March of Dimes, MD Anderson, and the Vietnam Memorial, to name just a few worthy organizations. 

 While Groendyke is proud to support a number of causes, the Company and CEO, Mr. John D. Groendyke, have placed particular emphasis on educational and nature programs. By pledging gifts to local school systems, United Way, Youth & Family Services, and local youth sports associations across the country, the Company helps to equip the nation with strong, competent and well-rounded future leaders. The Company also provides financial support to Leadership Oklahoma and higher education institutions including Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma.

Through the charitable giving of the Company and senior leadership to organizations such as the Nature Conservancy, future generations will have the opportunity to experience and enjoy the natural treasures found locally in our communities. It is important to pass this message of conservation and environmental responsibility on to tomorrow’s leaders.

President Greg Hodgen notes that this companywide spirit of giving can be traced to the principles on which the Company was founded. Harold C. Groendyke began the trucking company during the throes of the Depression in 1932 with the grit and determination to find a better and more efficient way to transport liquid bulk commodities. It is that fortitude and willingness to face the seemingly impossible, that has been passed down through the Company, and is exemplified by Groendyke’s 1300- strong employees across the country.

The Beacon Awards were presented by the Journal Record at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City. Along with Groendyke, 25 businesses were recognized for their charitable and philanthropic efforts. Honorees were divided into six categories, and an overall winner was recognized for each category. In Groendyke’s category of Charitable Influence by a Large Company, other finalist companies included Oklahoma Publishing Co., Chaparral Energy, and Target. Sponsors for the event included First Fidelity Bank, Delta Dental, McAfee & Taft, Sonic, and the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits.

Press Contact

Becky Hodgen
Groendyke Transport, Inc.
bhodgen@groendyke.com
580-213-9282

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Groendyke Receives Philanthropic Award

ENID, OK  (July 12, 2013)— Groendyke Transport proudly accepted the overall award for Charitable Influence by a Large Business at the sixth annual Journal Record Beacon Awards on Thursday, July 11, 2013. The awards banquet honored Oklahoma-based companies and their employees who have given back to their communities and state through non-profit support. 

 The Company was honored for its support of local community and state initiatives, throughout its areas of operation, such as a five year, $250,000 pledge to a local school bond that resulted in the construction of two new schools and renovations to several others. In 2012, the company and its employees around the nation donated over $800,000 dollars to various non-profits, and most recently the Company and employees donated over $7,000 for the Moore and El Reno storm relief efforts. Employees at the Company’s 32 terminals across the country also participate in charitable activities, and have supported charities such as: Toys for Tots, Salvation Army Angel Tree and Energy Relief Fund, Loaves and Fishes, March of Dimes, MD Anderson, and the Vietnam Memorial, to name just a few worthy organizations. 

 While Groendyke is proud to support a number of causes, the Company and CEO, Mr. John D. Groendyke, have placed particular emphasis on educational and nature programs. By pledging gifts to local school systems, United Way, Youth & Family Services, and local youth sports associations across the country, the Company helps to equip the nation with strong, competent and well-rounded future leaders. The Company also provides financial support to Leadership Oklahoma and higher education institutions including Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma.

Through the charitable giving of the Company and senior leadership to organizations such as the Nature Conservancy, future generations will have the opportunity to experience and enjoy the natural treasures found locally in our communities. It is important to pass this message of conservation and environmental responsibility on to tomorrow’s leaders.

President Greg Hodgen notes that this companywide spirit of giving can be traced to the principles on which the Company was founded. Harold C. Groendyke began the trucking company during the throes of the Depression in 1932 with the grit and determination to find a better and more efficient way to transport liquid bulk commodities. It is that fortitude and willingness to face the seemingly impossible, that has been passed down through the Company, and is exemplified by Groendyke’s 1300- strong employees across the country.

The Beacon Awards were presented by the Journal Record at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City. Along with Groendyke, 25 businesses were recognized for their charitable and philanthropic efforts. Honorees were divided into six categories, and an overall winner was recognized for each category. In Groendyke’s category of Charitable Influence by a Large Company, other finalist companies included Oklahoma Publishing Co., Chaparral Energy, and Target. Sponsors for the event included First Fidelity Bank, Delta Dental, McAfee & Taft, Sonic, and the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits.

Press Contact

Becky Hodgen
Groendyke Transport, Inc.
bhodgen@groendyke.com
580-213-9282

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