Look for Epes Transport at the UNC Charlotte Spring Career & Internship Fair on Friday, February 17, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm. The fair will take place on campus at the Student Activity Center/Halton Arena, 202 Barnhardt Student Activity Center, Charlotte, North Carolina 28223. More details can be found at the UNC Charlotte website: https://uncc-csm.symplicity.com/events/07fafdf9d27026ef155ad0d231a1f6cd/overview.
The Epes Transport Greensboro terminal is collecting plastic bags for the months of January and February for the Operation Bed Roll initiative.
Operation Bed Roll is a collaboration between the Greensboro, North Carolina Field Operations and Police departments. It is to keep non-recyclable materials out of our landfills and help some of Greensboro’s neediest residents have a safe place to sleep. Operation Bed Roll is aiming to transform plastic grocery bags into sleeping mats for people in Greensboro experiencing homelessness.
Epes is donating plastic bags to the Operation Bed Roll initiative as well as supporting a local high school student in obtaining 250 hours of community service in order to obtain a service-learning diploma.
For more information, visit http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=4980
Due to the unfortunate and unexpected passing of our beloved Executive Vice President of Operations, Kevin Rickansrud, the Toys for Tots Stuff the Trailer event scheduled for Saturday, December 3, 2016 has been cancelled.
Epes Transport will still accept toys and donations for Toys for Tots at our Greensboro location, 3400 Edgefield Court, Greensboro, North Carolina on December 3rd. However, the games, food and other activities associated with the event have been cancelled. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.
From the Epes family:
It is with deep sadness and sorrow that we announce that one of our Epes family members, Kevin Rickansrud, Executive Vice President of Operations, unexpectedly passed away this past weekend. Without question, Kevin was truly passionate about his work and had a deep, caring impact on all those who knew and/or worked with him at Epes, regardless of position. Kevin will be sorely missed and our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.
As a community, we ask that you keep the Rickansrud family in your thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.
During the week prior to Thanksgiving, the Epes Transport Rockwall office held a challenge to bring 10 canned goods or $10 to donate to Helping Hands of Rockwall. On Thursday, November 17, 2016, an SUV full of food was delivered as a gift from the terminal. We made a difference in our community today!
Epes Transport participated in the Guilford County Schools Career Exploration Fair on November 15, 2016 from 4 pm – 7 pm at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center. The event exposed middle school and high school students to the various industries within our area and provided information on the path to take to obtain the position desired. This was a great opportunity for Epes to engage the students in discussions about our driver and non-driver positions that are within our company. The biggest attraction was the tractor truck that the students (and parents) were able to get in and explore.
Epes employees Matthew Bryant – Local Driver, Tommy Wilson – Greensboro Maintenance Manager and Tamara Anthony – Director of Human Resources were in attendance.
Epes Transport participated in Greensboro’s First Annual Veterans Day Parade in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina on Friday, November 11, 2016.
The parade started on the corner of Elm St. and Lindsay St and ended at the World War Memorial Stadium on the corner of Lindsay St and Yanceyville Road. The Epes antique truck was pulled in the parade and one of the Epes wrapped trucks was out on display at the World War Memorial Stadium.
This was a great event to show honor and thanks to our local Veterans.
Epes Transport participated in the United Way Trunk or Treat event on October 30, 2016, at the United Way on Yanceyville Road in Greensboro, North Carolina. Over 1,200 trunk or treaters came out all dressed up to see the decorated trunks and collect candy and books. Thank you Epes employees for donating your time, candy and books to make this event a big success!
On October 14, 2016, Epes Transport hosted a Career Day for 16 students from Northwest High School in Greensboro, North Carolina in support of the Junior Achievement organization and its job shadowing program. Students and staff toured the Epes Greensboro facility, including all departments in the office and the maintenance shop. Various employees spent time interacting with students, demonstrating their job functions and were available for questions. Lunch was provided to the students and staff in the maintenance shop break room.