American Red Cross Los Angeles Region Working
With Hitachi to Increase Disaster Response
September 10, 2010 06:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time
LOS ANGELES--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Torrance-based Hitachi Transport System (America), Ltd. has
donated 4,500 square feet of warehouse space to the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region, to store disaster
relief supplies. These supplies include cots, water, blankets and other materials. Hitachi Transport uses the
warehouse to receive, store and transport the goods for many companies, but now it will also significantly increase
the Red Cross’ readiness to respond to disasters of all sizes including, single family home fires, wildfires and
In addition, Hitachi Transport has offered to train Red Cross volunteers as forklift operators. During disasters,
supplies need to be retrieved quickly and the forklift training will increase the Red Cross’ ability to set-up shelters
and meet the needs of clients.
Mr. Yasuo Nakatani, president, Hitachi Transport System (America), Ltd. said “This is the start to a growing
relationship and we hope to provide further support to the Red Cross in the future.”
“Hitachi Transport’s donation and training partnership will enable the Red Cross to expand its resources and more
efficiently provide our disaster services to the community,” said Paul Schulz, CEO, American Red Cross Los
For more information regarding corporate partnerships and donations, contact Amy Keller, director of Development
About Hitachi Transport System (America), Ltd.
Hitachi Transport System (America), Ltd., a subsidiary of the internationally renown Hitachi Transport System, Ltd.
in Japan, has been conducting business in the United States since its incorporation in 1987. The company (HTSA)
has built on its reputation of quality and service, expanding to include seventeen locations nationwide with a staff of
more than 250 employees, all dedicated to perpetuating our customer first philosophy. Deta