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October 1, 2015

A Cut Above: Intricate Design Turns Brazil Seamstress into Global Costumer

Cleuza Torres spent years working at a bank in Sao Paulo, Brazil, but underneath her business attire and bank nametag was a dream to work with the arts. Little did she know her dream would come true, and that she would help fulfill the dreams of dancers all over the world. It started in 1994,

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September 9, 2011

Smile on George’s face…priceless: a sustainable approach to long term disaster recovery

As we pull up in front of the lot in late August – construction still in progress – the smile on George’s face is priceless. He bounds out of the car, camera in hand, and starts snapping away, taking photos of a new home being built in the Broadmoor neighborhood in New Orleans (see photo).  

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August 17, 2011

Moving the Chilean Miners’ rescue capsule from Point A to Point B – that’s it! Or is that all that’s really involved?

FedEx Express was selected a few months ago by the Chilean Copper Corporation (CODELCO) and the Ministry of Mining for the Republic of Chile as the Official Carrier of the Fénix capsule used to rescue miners trapped in the San Jose mine last year.We took on the responsibility to move the capsule, all 14 feet and 800 pounds of it to Canada, Germany and Washington, D.C. – where it is getting ready to be displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History beginning Friday in an exhibition titled “Against All Odds”.

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January 18, 2011

The Earth Needs a Purple People Leader

When I was asked to put a requirement in our FedEx Express building specifications for our newly built facilities to obtain LEED® Certification, I didn’t think I heard correctly.  Surely we just want to specify that our buildings might go for LEED, not that we really intend to certify all our future projects, right?  Wrong!  Yes, we wanted to save energy, help the environment, and create better places for our customers and employees, but we also wanted to be sure that FedEx was doing it the right way.

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