CM learns of transportation careers


By Diana Miller - For The News Journal



Brett Bradley gets a feel for what it feels like to drive a big rig down the open highway.


Courtesy photos

Sadie McIntosh investigates the shipping and logistics aspect of R+L Careers.


Courtesy photos

CLARKSVILLE — Clinton-Massie High School and Middle School welcomed “R+L Carriers: Hometown Showcase” for a day of community contribution and family-friendly tailgate fun on Friday, Oct. 28, kicking off an exciting opportunity to support further achievement in the Massie community.

Following a presentation by R+L representatives that showcased career paths offered by the company, students toured the mobile Hometown Showcase that engaged students in interactive activities and simulations that exist within the transportation, shipping, and logistics industry.

The Hometown Showcase also traveled to Frank Irelan Field for Friday night’s football game and was open to the public for tours and career information.

The Hometown Showcase honors students and the network of parents, coaches, teachers, and school systems that make it possible for young student-athletes to strike a balance between academic and athletic achievement.

According to Greg Bronner, VP of Business Critical Solutions at R+L Carriers, as a company founded 50 years ago in small-town Wilmington, R+L is thankful to all of the communities, both big and small, that have helped R+L grow, and would like to show its gratitude by giving back and investing in the success of the Massie community, starting with Clinton-Massie High School.

“We will provide Clinton-Massie High School students with a college scholarship opportunity, discuss potential career paths within our industry, offer support to local booster clubs, and of course, offer Hometown Showcase fun!” said Bronner.

Information for this article was provided by Diana Miller, who coordinates communications for several area schools.

Brett Bradley gets a feel for what it feels like to drive a big rig down the open highway.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_RL32016.jpgBrett Bradley gets a feel for what it feels like to drive a big rig down the open highway. Courtesy photos

Sadie McIntosh investigates the shipping and logistics aspect of R+L Careers.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_RL-2-2016.jpgSadie McIntosh investigates the shipping and logistics aspect of R+L Careers. Courtesy photos

By Diana Miller

For The News Journal

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