As part of the company’s Clean Up Your Community initiative, EquipmentShare employees have teamed up with the Port of Little Rock to give back to the community.
EquipmentShare employees from the Little Rock, Ark., branch will commit to cleaning up the Port of Little Rock four times a year beginning Saturday, June 4. Employees will meet at the port to volunteer for around two to four hours. The goal of the project is to keep the area clean and free of pollution.
Located on the Arkansas River, the Port of Little Rock is the state’s largest industrial park. It’s home to EquipmentShare and more than 40 other businesses, employing more than 8,000 people and contributing more than half a billion dollars to the local economy, through payroll taxes and investments.
The Port of Little Rock is a lifeline to central Arkansas. It serves as a jobs creator, contributor to the economy and a global resource for importing and exporting goods. EquipmentShare is the first company to offer its resources to help clean and improve the area.
EquipmentShare’s Little Rock branch aims to promote the industrial park to recruit more businesses and generate more jobs. The companywide Clean Up Your Community initiative began as a way to encourage employees to build better communities during its annual Giving Back Week in April 2022. However, the initiative became a bigger commitment for the Little Rock branch.
“As a member of the Little Rock Port Industrial Zone, we take pride in our surrounding neighborhood and would love to offer our support to them,” said Gary Sadler, EquipmentShare’s territory account manager. “In unprecedented business times with many challenges, we are committed to the growth and prosperity of this area and our surrounding business neighbors.”
EquipmentShare, one of the fastest-growing equipment rental and technology companies in the nation, is committed to protecting the environment.
“It will make a difference,” said Bryan Day, executive director of the Port of Little Rock. “It will be important to the community to see the volunteer efforts and it will be important to the port to see that somebody– one of their neighbors– is investing their time and energy into making the port a better place.”
EquipmentShare’s philanthropic mission includes giving full-time employees up to 16 hours of paid volunteer time each year. The objective of this policy is to encourage employees to make a difference in the lives of others and in communities across the country. Little Rock employees who volunteer to clean up the port can use their allotted paid volunteer time off.
“We often tout ourselves as a better way to rent for various reasons, and this is one of them,” Sadler said. “We want to do our part to help promote growth, commerce, prosperity and to just be a leader.”