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August 26, 2015

What a Difference a Year Makes

In the spring of 2014, purple-shirted FedEx volunteers were busy converting a science classroom at Atlanta’s KIPP Strive Academy into a fully-functional science lab. One year later, those same volunteers came back to see first-hand how well the lab is functioning by helping students dissect frogs. “It’s incredible to see how excited the kids are

August 19, 2015

Wheels up, it’s National Aviation Day!

In my world of express transportation, today is significant. It is Orville Wright’s birthday, one half of the famous Wright Brothers. In his honor, August 19 was also deemed National Aviation Day – a day to celebrate and reflect on the development of aviation. Orville Wright once said, ‘No flying machine will ever fly from

August 20, 2015

Oak Park, Michigan Shares Their Excitement About New FedEx Ground Facility

FedEx Ground recently hosted a groundbreaking event in Oak Park, Michigan for a new 300,000 square-foot distribution center that is scheduled to open in August 2016. The station will join three existing FedEx Ground facilities serving the Detroit area. About 220 employees are expected to work at the station when it opens next summer with

August 13, 2015

FedEx Has a Deck Full of Aces – Safe Driving Tips:

Over 150 FedEx drivers are participating in the 2015 National Truck Driving Championships, a competition of professional truck drivers hosted each year by American Trucking Associations. In the competition, each driver has a chance to demonstrate his or her driving and inspection skills, knowledge and professionalism through a series of tests. The drivers undergo a

August 12, 2015

Data Puzzling for a Good Cause

What crosses your mind when making a reservation in a nice restaurant? Is it the location and atmosphere of the place? The type of cuisine they offer? The price of food and drink? Many people have these thoughts in mind when making their choice – however, accessibility can be an even more relevant aspect. A

August 6, 2015

A Time for Community

Katie Franklin had just become a mother to a beautiful baby boy—already a big commitment, maybe the biggest of her life. She was married. She had a busy professional life as a FedEx Ground pickup and delivery manager at a local facility in Tennessee. And now Katie had a chance to join Leadership Wilson, a

August 3, 2015

Tapestry Unveiled at Ellis Island to Honor John Lennon

A beautiful French tapestry was recently delivered to Ellis Island’s Immigration Hall, designed by Peter Sis, a Czech artist residing in New York. The tapestry, which shows the island of Manhattan as a yellow submarine, honors the late John Lennon. New York City proclaimed July 29th “John Lennon Day” 40 years after Lennon received his

July 17, 2015

“Dear FedEx, I want to fly airplanes”

Over 20 years ago, a young boy who dreamed of being a pilot sat down and wrote a letter to FedEx addressed to “To Whom It May Concern”. He didn’t know if anyone would even bother to answer. All those years later, he came to FedEx to personally thank the man who showed him how

July 13, 2015

FedEx Increases Representation on the Executive Leadership Council

Most people are familiar with efforts to improve diversity within the corporate workforce. But what about diversity among corporate decision makers? That’s the mission of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC), a non-profit organization comprised of current and former black CEOs, senior executives and board members of Fortune 500 companies. The ELC is committed to increasing

June 29, 2015

The Ultimate Sport for the Mind: FedEx Supports FIRST [Video]

FIRST was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. The FIRST World Championship was later developed to allow STEM students the forum to showcase their skills and learn the value of teamwork.