Material Handling Inc. CEO Patrick Sain and Jerry Whitehead, a sales representative for MHI, donated a forklift and pallet jack to Georgia Mountain Food Bank, an equipment donation that equals approximately $20,000, on Wednesday.
MHI is the leading supplier of material handling and forklift solutions, warehouse products and repair and maintenance services for North Georgia, Middle Tennessee, Southeast Tennessee and Southern Kentucky, according to a press release regarding the donation.
MHI has served this area for more than 30 years with more than 80 factory-trained technicians and parts personnel. MHI has 46 service vans operating daily out of branch locations in Gainesville; Dalton; Nashville, Tenn.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Bowling Green, Ky.
“We are pleased to make this donation to Georgia Mountain Food Bank in honor of Jerry Whitehead,” Sain said. “When we learned more about GMFB and how passionately they serve needs in the area, we knew this was a great way to give back and honor Mr. Whitehead. Jerry has been a leader in our business and the Gainesville community with a spirit of excellence for over 45 years. We are grateful to make this gift and honor Jerry.”
“This gift will literally help GMFB double our warehouse output and increase our efficiencies exponentially,” said Steve Mueller, operations director at GMFB.