Riverside Logistics and six other teams from the region’s top logistics firms competed in the second annual RVA LogistXGames on Thursday May 19, 2016. Again this year, the competition was friendly but competitive incorporating events similar to those performed daily in the logistics work environment. Teamwork, speed, experience and talent was the difference for Riverside who won two of the four events, and won the overall competition by only one point! The award…a golden pallet to proudly display in the warehouse at Riverside! The team consisted of 3 men and two women who demonstrated impressive skills in events like the Pallet Puzzle Sprint, the Pallet Jack Relay, the Pick/Pack Hurdle and the Box Put.
Michael Kenny, Director of Warehouse Operations, oversees Riverside’s three warehouses near the Richmond Airport (RIC). The warehouse employees handle over 60,000 shipments annually which equals approximately 1.8 million cases. In response to his employee’s win at the LogistXGames, Mr. Kenny said, “I was really proud to see the team representing Riverside Logistics squeak out a win against stiff competition. This event gave us and other logistics companies the opportunity to compete and show how well we work together, as we all do on a daily basis to get the job done for our customers.
Sponsored by CBREI/Richmond, the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) and the Virginia Port Authority, the event is designed to showcase the talents of employees in this business sector, as well as emphasize the importance of logistics and distribution to the region. The proceeds support workforce development programs available through the Community College Workforce Alliance.
Congratulations to the other teams who competed! We look forward to next year!