SALEM, VA -- On Friday, August 22, Carter Machinery hosted its own unique version of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - with the help of a 150-ton Caterpillar Mining Truck. A Cat 785B Mining Truck dumped more than 3,000 gallons of ice water onto 100 Carter employees below. Standing nearly three stories tall and boasting 1,400hp, the massive truck provided for an Ice Bucket Challenge unlike any other. Nearly 200 people attended the event.
"Finding a cure for ALS is a cause that really hits home for me," said Jim Parker, CEO. "In addition to affecting many throughout the region, the disease has directly touched our Carter family as well. We at Carter want to support the movement in any way we can and are happy to have done so in a unique manner that hopefully makes people take notice. In addition to getting doused with ice water, we will be making a monetary donation of $10 for every Carter employee."
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About the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge:
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been successful in generating awareness of the disease. The social media phenomenon encourages people to post videos of themselves being doused by ice water and then challenge others to do the same.
Established in 1952, Carter Machinery has a clear vision: enable every customer to achieve their highest level of success. We demonstrate this commitment every day through our support of the people and equipment working in diverse industries ranging from construction and mining to trucking and power generation. Our network of 19 locations across Virginia and southern West Virginia is staffed by over 1,100 unrelenting, top-notch professionals. As a result, we've grown to be one of the leading Caterpillar dealers in the U.S. More information is available at: www.cartermachinery.com.