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Mattingly CharitiesPresented by United Companies

December 3, 2015 at USI Theatre with Special Guests Albert Pujols and Toby Keith

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Evansville, IN – Mattingly Charities, a non-profit organization, today announced Evansville’s Pete Paradossi has been named Mattingly Charities Event Director for the “An Intimate Evening with Friends presented by United Companies” fundraising event being held Thursday, December 3rd, at the USI Theatre, within the University of Indiana’s Performance Center, Evansville, Indiana.

“We are excited Pete has joined our Mattingly Charities team in Evansville.” said Don Mattingly.  “Pete is a successful business leader, who also shares our passion and commitment to serve the underprivileged youth of Evansville.”

The event, hosted by Don and Lori Mattingly, will include a cocktail reception, a silent auction, a question/answer session with Don Mattingly and baseball superstar, Albert Pujols. It will conclude with musical entertainment featuring country music singer, songwriter icon, Toby Keith.

Founded by former New York Yankees captain and current Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, Mattingly Charities was created to serve under-privileged youth by supporting programs throughout the country that promote baseball and softball participation.

Mattingly Charities is also proud to announce Evansville’s United Companies has stepped up to become the presenting sponsor of the December 3rd fundraising event.

“United Companies is excited to team up with Don Mattingly and Mattingly Charities to support their fundraising efforts to launch Mattingly RBI next baseball season.” said Ron Romain, CEO and President. “Reviving Baseball In Inner Cities (RBI) is a Major League Baseball sponsored program designed to promote and provide disadvantaged youth the opportunity to experience baseball and softball. We are proud to be part of Don and Lori Mattingly’s efforts to bring such a great program to Evansville.”

Other notable corporate sponsors who have committed to-date include: Skanska USA, University of Southern Indiana, CD Corporate Design, Brinker’s Jewelers, Franklin Street Dentistry, Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro, CKB Commonwealth Kitchen & Bar and Pistons Bar and Grill.

For more information on how to purchase event tickets or donate online please visit www.MattinglyCharities.org.  To inquire about sponsorship opportunities please contact Ray Schulte.

About Mattingly Charities and Mattingly RBI

Mattingly Charities, a non-profit organization, was created to serve underprivileged youth by supporting programs which promote baseball and softball participation in conjunction with other developmentally related activities.

In conjunction with MLB’s RBI program, Mattingly Charities will establish Mattingly RBI Evansville and will provide funding, services and equipment for baseball, softball, and ultimately other sports, and related youth development activities, for the benefit of underprivileged youth, youth leagues, and social welfare and related organizations. 100% of the efforts of the organization will be focused on these activities to inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams. Funding will be generated year round through various activities including special events and direct solicitation of the general public.

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Mattingly Charities - An Intimate Evening with FriendsPresented by United Companies

Mattingly Charities, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, announced their first organization fundraising event in Evansville, Indiana will be held Thursday, December 3, 2015, 6:30pm-10:00pm, at the USI Theatre, within the University of Southern Indiana’s Performance Center. An Intimate Evening with Friends presented by United Companies, hosted by Don and Lori Mattingly, will include a cocktail reception, a live and silent auction, a question/answer session with Don Mattingly and baseball superstar, Albert Pujols and will conclude with musical entertainment featuring country music singer, songwriter icon, Toby Keith. Founded by former New York Yankee captain and current Los Angeles Dodgers’ manager, Don Mattingly created Mattingly Charities to serve under-privileged youth by supporting programs, throughout the country, that promote baseball and softball participation. “Lori and I are very honored and excited to officially kick-off Mattingly Charities in my hometown.”  said Don Mattingly, 1985 American League MVP.  “On December 3rd, we look forward to announcing a very special relationship with Major League Baseball’s RBI (Reviving Baseball Inner Cities) program to serve the disadvantaged youth of Evansville.” For more information on how to purchase event tickets or donate on-line please visit www.MattinglyCharities.org and/or want to inquire about sponsorship opportunities please contact Ray Schulte.


About Mattingly Charities and Mattingly RBI Mattingly Charities, is a non-profit organization, created to serve underprivileged youth by supporting programs which promote baseball and softball participation in conjunction with other developmentally related activities.
 
In conjunction with MLB RBI program, Mattingly Charities will establish Mattingly RBI Evansville and will provide funding, services and equipment for baseball, softball, and ultimately other sports, and related youth development activities, for the benefit of underprivileged youth, youth leagues, and social welfare and related organizations. 100% of the efforts of the organization will be focused on these activities to inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams. Funding will be generated year round through various activities including special events and direct solicitation of the general public.

2014 Business of the Year United Companies trophyOn September 10, 2014, The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana selected United Companies as the 2014 Norman P. Wagner Businessof the Year Winner. United Companies was chosen for this prestigious award by meeting the detailed criteria including building its capital investment in Southwest Indiana, community participation reflecting a profound regard for citizens in the area and making an overall difference in the quality of life in our region. United Companies and its associates are proud to be recognized by The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana as the 2014 Business of the Year.

Professional Transportation, Inc. is proud to once again be the presenting sponsor for the United Leasing & Finance Championship. Because of our continued involvement, the tournament achieves greater national exposure for Southwest Indiana as well as facilitating economic benefit for our entire community. Please join us from June 23-29 at Victoria National Golf Club and see tomorrows PGA stars compete on one of the finest courses in the country.

Ronald Romain, CEO of United Companies in Evansville, Indiana, recently announced his involvement in the University of Southern Indiana Capital Campaign by serving as Campaign Chairman. With his on-going interest in public education, Mr. Romain agreed to spearhead the financial challenge of raising $50,000,000 to help further educational opportunities at USI.

Ronald and Connie Romain jointly have pledged their personal financial commitment in hopes of stimulating additional donations from other individuals. Because of the Romains’ support, the University has announced the naming of the College of Business in the family name.

“Connie and I remain devoted to the importance of higher education. Both of us benefited from our experiences in the public school system, especially at USI. I know our college education would likely not have been possible were it not for USI in our community. What so many individuals sacrificed for us now require our family to give back and create educational opportunities for others.”

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Acquiring new company, adding 100 new jobs

EVANSVILLE, INDIANA (September 24, 2012) – Professional Transportation, Inc., one of the largest providers of ground transportation services in the United States, announced plans today to expand their headquarters at 3700 Morgan Avenue, creating up to 100 new jobs in Evansville over the next three years. The expansion is a result of the company’s recent acquisition of the Crew Transport division of Coach America, a former competitor.

Professional Transportation, Inc. currently provides rail crew logistical service in all territories east of the Mississippi River. With the acquisition of Coach America, the company will expand current operations by providing additional rail crew services in the Northwest region of the United States serving BNSF Railway, Canadian Pacific Railroad, Utah Railway, Portland and Western Railroad.

“PTI gave careful consideration when evaluating where to expand its transportation services with the Coach acquisition,” according to Steve McClellan, Vice President of Professional Transportation. “Based on the resources of qualified workers and exceptional local universities, Evansville, Indiana was naturally selected as the expansion area of choice.”

An investment of $5.45 million will be made by Professional Transportation, Inc. to lease, equip and expand 10,000 additional square-feet at the current Morgan Avenue location. Professional Transportation Inc. currently employs nearly 230 workers at the Morgan Avenue location and hopes to add a total of 100 new workers in a variety of occupations by 2015. The new occupations include; management, information technology, financial and voucher analysts, operations support, human resources and dispatch coordinators.

The economic impact on the Evansville region from Professional Transportation, Inc’s expansion will total in excess of $127.5 million over the next 10 years.

“The decision by PTI to relocate its new acquisition to Evansville is the result of our economic development team working closely with an existing employer committed to the success of the local economy,” said Mayor Lloyd Winnecke. “On behalf of the city, I would like to express appreciation to Ron Romain and his partners for creating 100 new jobs in Evansville, Ind.”

At the request of the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville, the City of Evansville offered Professional Transportation, Inc. a 10 year Tax Phase-in on their real and personal property investments totaling approximately $5.45 million.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered up to $675,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $85,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These taxes are performance-based, meaning until Indiana residents are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives.

“Employers like PTI put Evansville above most regional communities when it comes to job creation. Our existing businesses continue to be a primary source of new employment opportunities,” said Debbie Dewey, President of the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville.

About Professional Transportation, Inc.
As part of United Companies, Inc., Professional Transportation, Inc. (PTI) was founded in 1980 and began its operations, serving as a crew transportation service for Class I railroads in the Midwest. PTI’s focus is on safety, dependability, on time performance and logistical solutions for over-the-road and dedicated yard van services to some of the biggest companies in the railroad industries.

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National Safety CouncilIn a joint statement, Steve McClellan, Vice President of Evansville, IN-based Professional Transportation, Inc. (PTI), and Bobby Vincent, Director of Safety, have announced that the National Safety Council has awarded to PTI its “Significant Improvement Award” for 2010.

In his comments, Vincent stated that “while this Occupational Award is earned by meeting several different National Safety Council safety benchmarks, in general terms a company must demonstrate at least a 20% reduction in injuries or illnesses that involve days away from work in the January – December calendar year. This is PTI’s first such national award, and we are very pleased to be one of only 27 companies across the country to receive this honor.”

According to Mr. McClellan,”I thank the National Safety Council for this award that is especially gratifying because it acknowledges the safety training and safety initiatives Bobby Vincent and his team of fourteen Field Safety Officers and four Regional Safety Coordinators have developed and implemented, with the assistance of the Field Operations team, that have lead to our documentable safety improvements. Even more satisfying is the fact these reductions occurred during a year realizing over 20% growth. All our Safety Officers and Coordinators are National Safety Council certified instructors trained in a variety of safety competencies including fleet safety, substance abuse detection, and fleet safety auditing. Their training and total commitment to making safety a first priority is what has allowed PTI to become a safety leader in the railroad crew transportation industry.”

Founded in 1980, PTI provides crew transportation services to employees of some of the nation’s largest railroads.  As one of the largest such providers in the country, with operations in 26 states, PTI drivers log over 100 million miles annually, and through its many training, technology, and customer service initiatives, the company has a hard-earned reputation for providing safe, on-time crew transportation services for its many railroad customers.

Professional Transportation, Inc. is part of the United Companies family of businesses. With corporate offices in Evansville, Indiana, United Companies, named by Indiana Business Magazine as one of Indiana‘s Top 50 Largest Private Companies, is comprised of United Leasing & Finance, Professional Transportation, Inc., and the Romain Automotive Group. With over 3,400 employees, United Companies has growing business operations throughout North America.

In a joint announcement, Robert Sholly, Vice President of Human Resources for United Companies (UC), and Steve McClellan, Vice President of Professional Transportation, Inc. (PTI), have announced the promotion of Steve Greulich to Director of Human Resources for Professional Transportation, Inc.

Greulich joined United Companies in September of 2007 as PTI’s Human Resources Manager and has since distinguished himself as not only knowledgeable in Human Resources, but also as a valuable asset to the PTI Team in the areas of business objectives, employee needs, and company culture and philosophy.

Steve holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern Indiana and has thirteen years of progressive experience in the Human Resources field.  He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and a past Board Member, Finance Chair, and Legislative Affairs Representative for the Evansville-Area Human Resources Association. Steve is also on the Goodwill Business Advisory Council and is actively involved in his church community.

Founded in 1980, PTI provides crew transportation services to employees of some of the nation’s largest railroads. As one of the largest such providers in the country, with operations in 26 states, PTI drivers log over 80 million miles annually.  Through its many training, technology, and customer service initiatives, the company has a hard-earned reputation for providing safe and on-time crew transportation services for its many railroad customers.

Professional Transportation, Inc. is part of the United Companies family of businesses.  With corporate offices in Evansville, Indiana, United Companies, named by Indiana Business Magazine as one of Indiana‘s Top 50 Largest Private Companies, is comprised of United Leasing & Finance, Professional Transportation, Inc., and the Romain Automotive Group. With over 3,400 employees, United Companies has growing business operations throughout North America.