Alabama Railroad Company Turning The Tide in Literacy and High School Graduation

June 7, 2017

Written by Larry Huff, Yellowhammer; June 6, 2017

Most folks know of Progress Rail as an Alabama company owned by Caterpillar that’s the world’s largest builder of diesel-electric locomotives. What many may not know, is some of the ways their employees are engaging their local community to make it a better place to live, work, and raise families.

One example is Christmas for Kids, a program Progress Rail launched in 1989 that provides clothes, toys, and necessities for low-income children each year. The company also makes donations to Big Oak Ranch, a Springville, Alabama Christian camp that gives at-risk kids a better chance at a healthy life. In the past six years, Progress Rail has provided over $1.25 million through these two programs, touching the lives of more than 500 children a year in the Marshall County.

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