An upcoming event will highlight logistics with a focus on teamwork, fun, fellowship and fundraising.
The 5th Annual Hampton Roads LogistXGames will take place Thursday, June 7, beginning at 10:00 a.m., at Virginia Regional Commerce Park building B, 5391 Virginia Regional Drive, Suffolk.
This annual competition is aimed at team building, raising awareness, and providing networking for logistics employees while promoting the logistics industry locally, regionally and nationally.
Net proceeds will help fund scholarships for workforce programs at Paul D. Camp Community College and Tidewater Community College. “The funds raised during this event are critical for our workforce students,” said PDCCC Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Workforce Development. “In many cases, finances are an issue. Having some assistance can mean the difference between whether or not a potential student is able to enroll.”
The following four events will take place for logistics industry teams at the 2018 competition:
- The Pallet Puzzle Sprint – Three-person teams each take 36 different-sized corrugated boxes from floor locations, assemble them and stack them on a pallet. The team with the quickest time wins.
- Pallet Jack Relay – Three-person teams participate in a timed pallet jack relay race through an obstacle course while keeping the boxes on the pallet.
- Pick/Pack Hurdle – Three-person teams move boxes from the pallet to a warehouse racking system while memorizing positioning and SKUs in a timed race.
- Box Put –Teams will have packed one box with fragile bottled liquid items, in the Pallet Puzzle Sprint event, utilizing selected packaging material from various options. During the Box Put event one team member will then throw the box for distance and accuracy without breaking the contents.
Last year, Givens won first place, Keurig Green Mountain earned second and Emser Tile came in third.
The following are the sponsors for the 2018 LogistXGames event:
In-Kind and Other Sponsors
Prime 3 Software
The Lee Group
Bronze Sponsor ($1,000)
Isle of Wight County
Keurig Green Mountain
Remedy Staffing and CostPlus
RRMM Design Build
Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer
Silver Sponsor ($2,500)
Southeast Industrial Equipment
The Port of Virginia
Williamson & Wilmer
Gold Sponsor ($5,000)
CBRE Hampton Roads