Maybe an ISU logo too...the founder's name is on the College of Business Building at ISU https://www.ivybusiness.iastate.edu/gerdin-business-building/ They've given close to $20M to the College of BusinessAlso made a major gift to build and name the Gerdin Athletic Learning Center....a place for athletes to study, receive tutoring, etc.
There’s no chance they were doing this gratis is there? My neighbor says they were doing it for freeI bet there was a lot of back-patting and self congratulating when TanTara got to fuck over the liberal Hawkeye football team they did business with for two decades. What a piss poor business from a piss poor town.
What is going on with the longtime transport provider for Iowa equipment? I heard they left Iowa high and dry last week, forcing them to find a new truck company to bring equipment up to Twin Cities and that it was politically motivated or something?
TanTara Transportation from Muscatine, Iowa, has hauled the football program’s equipment since 1985. The Riggan family, which owns and operates TanTara, decided to pull its recognizable W900 Kenworth Hawkeye-themed semi away from the Iowa football complex when the program allowed the players to kneel for the “Star-Spangled Banner.” In both of the home games, 33 players — black and white — and two assistant coaches took a knee on the sideline during the national anthem. The Riggan family put the program in a tough spot in the middle of last week and Iowa officials had to scramble and find a quick provider to haul equipment to Minnesota.
For the final two regular-season road games, Heartland Express of North Liberty, Iowa, will haul to State College, Pa., and Champaign, Ill. The Gerdin family founded Heartland Express and has donated millions of dollars to the University of Iowa, the athletics department and University Hospitals and Clinics. In 2017, the family gave $5 million toward an academic learning center already named for them.
I can somewhat understand them stepping down in protest after the season. But leaving mid-season and fucking the team you've supported for decades over is a bit much.Imagine forfeiting that cash cow because some 20 year olds don’t feel the same way you do about a stupid song. But hey, the libs Gotta get pwn’d somehow.
Not really, for example I never once thought about who has carted around the Hawkeyes stuff in the 40 some years I have been a fan- i have seen the Hawkeye semi many times even.Making a story out of this gives the company exactly what it wants.