UPS Joins World in Celebrating Chilean Miners’ Rescue

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UPS Joins World in Celebrating Chilean Miners’ Rescue

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Congrats to the rescue team in Chile. At UPS, we're celebrating with the world: http://bit.ly/dydkrc

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In early September, the Chilean Embassy asked UPS to help aid the rescue efforts and we gladly accepted. Just before Labor Day, UPS moved special drilling equipment from several U.S. locations to Copiapo.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 6:15pm

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Last month, we shared the story about UPS’s role to transport the drilling equipment that would accelerate the rescue of 33 trapped Chilean miners. Today, we’re watching and rejoicing with the world as the miners’ rescue takes place.

In early September, the Chilean Embassy asked UPS to help aid the rescue efforts and we gladly accepted. Just before Labor Day, UPS moved special drilling equipment from several U.S. locations to Copiapo. The total weight for the more than 50,000 pounds of equipment involved 7 separate shipments that required creative logistics with multiple flights and trucks. UPS funded the initial shipment under designation as a humanitarian mission, an in-kind charitable gift funded by the UPS Foundation.

read more here - http://blog.ups.com/2010/10/13/ups-joins-world-in-celebrating-chilean-miners%e2%80%99-rescue/

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Keywords: Chilean miners | Deputy Chief of Mission Roberto Matus | UPS Foundation | rescue

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