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Sunland’s team in North Charleston helped support an effort to distribute 300,000 PPE supplies to medical providers in SC in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The effort was a collaboration between Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, Charleston County Medical Society, and the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness to deliver access to PPE for physicians and medical personnel practicing in clinics and small independent practices outside of the hospital systems.

Under the leadership of Dave Manners, Site Manager for Sunland’s North Charleston site, the team welcomed Susie Shannon, Suzanne Dickerson, and Taylor Jackson from the South Carolina Council of Competitiveness & SC Logistics on two Fridays in May to receive PPE that had been flown from China into Dallas, TX, and then hauled to North Charleston. Together the team fulfilled approximately 400 orders that would be delivered to BlueCross Blue Shield offices in Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville for physicians to pick up the following Saturday. As Manners said in an interview with Charleston News2, “Sunland is all about community service, not just profit. Our team here was excited to be involved with a way to help during the pandemic. Just like our #ThankATrucker campaign everyone bought in and worked with all of the team from SC Council of Competitiveness. We are here for us and everyone in SC.”

Suzanne Dickerson, Executive Director of SC Logistics at the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness shares “Not only has the logistics industry been keeping the grocery shelves stocked and the food supply moving during this unprecedented time, but logistics has also played the vital role of getting critically needed medical supplies to locations where they are needed most.  We could not have accomplished this without the exceptional support from the team at Sunland Logistics.  Their flawless execution of this project made our success possible and we sincerely appreciate this professional partnership”.