Atlantic Bulk Carrier holds 3rd annual “Appreciation Day Cookout” for Emergency Responders

Atlantic Bulk Carrier hosted it’s 3rd annual appreciation day picnic for our first responders last month.  Members of police, fire and emergency response crews from Charles City County, New Kent and Providence Forge along with members of the state highway patrol attended the luncheon.  It was a held outside at Atlantic Bulk Carrier’s home office on Barnett’s road as first responders enjoyed a catered lunch from Pierce’s Barbecue.

The event was scheduled to help educate first responders on the carrier’s operations and the specialized tanks it uses to transport liquid and dry bulk products.  Vice President, J. Ward Best conducted a walking tour of a liquid trailer that hauls hazardous and non-hazardous materials and discussed the operations of the company’s dry bulk trailers.

2015 cookout“We appreciate the hard work and dedication of the first responders in our community,” Best said. “These volunteers make sacrifices every day for our community and we appreciate all that they do.  “We want Atlantic Bulk Carrier to have a positive impact on all the communities we serve and we support those who do so much for their communities.”

Laura Newmark, Responsible Care Coordinator, and Brenda Johnson with Atlantic Bulk organized this year’s event, which saw the most attendance of any community luncheon. “The event went very well and we look forward to showing our appreciation again next year,” Newmark said. “Thanks again to all of our first responders for attending our lunch and tank review.”