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Crown Highlighted In Fast Company

New Bremen, OH — “Sleek. Ergonomic. Innovative. User friendly.” These are the words Fast Company magazine used in a recent issue to describe products such as the Apple iPod, a Whirlpool washer, a Black and Decker drill and a Crown Equipment forklift. As part of a cover feature called, “The United States of Design: 30 Companies That Get It,” Fast ...

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In Memoriam: Thomas B. Rush, Equipco, Inc.

Thomas B. Rush passed away on November 14 at the age of 65. Mr. Rush began his career at Equipco, Inc. in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, in 1964 at the age of 18 working as a stock boy in the parts department. Over the next 18 years, he held the position of parts manager, rental manger, used equipment manager, salesman and sales manager. In ...

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Steel King Achieves Safety Milestone

Stevens Point, WI — Steel King Industries is pleased to announce its New London, WI, manufacturing facility has achieved a milestone in employee safety, specifically no lost time injuries (LTI) over a one-year time period. New London employees logged nearly 96,000 hours of work without a single lost time injury. “It’s really a phenomenal safety accomplishment for our employees, especially ...

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Berner Named Top Workplace

New Castle, PA — The Pittsburgh Post Gazette named Berner International to its list of “Pittsburgh’s Top Workplaces 2011.” The honor was given to 85 Pittsburgh-area employers and was based on an employee satisfaction survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics. Berner also received a special award for having the number one benefits package among all of the Top Workplaces. “We are ...

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All Lift Services Appointed Clark Dealer

Cleveland, OH — All Lift Service, Inc. is now an authorized distributor of Clark products in the Cleveland, OH, market. All Lift Service is a full service Clark dealer, featuring full sales and service departments, a rental fleet, an aftermarket parts department, as well as a full offering of allied products. A spokesperson for All Lift Service says, “We are ...

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Two MVPs Added

Vernon Hills, IL — R.H. Brown Co. (Seattle, WA) and warehouse1 (Kansas City, MO) were named MHEDA Most Valuable Partners (MVP). Sixteen distributors have earned the prestigious distinction in 2011. To become an MVP, dozens of criteria must be met within 5 areas: industry relations, customer relations, peer-to-peer networking, training and best practices. In addition to reaching all of the ...

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MHEDA Prepares for Leadership Hand-Off

2011 MHEDA President Chuck Frank, president of AHS, Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) met at the MHEDA office on Wednesday, November 9, for Officer’s Day with Richard Donnelly, executive vice president of Gregory Poole Equipment Company (Raleigh, NC), who will assume the duties of MHEDA President on January 1, 2012. The purpose of the meeting was to provide a seamless transition and ...

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Hyster Honored By ZF Group

Greenville, NC — Hyster Company was named Supplier of the Year by ZF Group North American Operations. Hyster was one of three companies to receive the award for a main category purchase type. The forklift manufacturer was selected as the winner for indirect material and services. “Hyster has been instrumental in defining our needs and pairing us with the right ...

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Toyota Material Handling N.CA. Honored

Hayward, CA — Toyota Material Handling of Hayward, CA, has been honored with recognition by the San Francisco Business Times in its selection of the “100 Largest Private Companies.” “This is quite an honor for us,” says a spokesperson from Toyota Material Handling. “The fact that San Francisco Business Times included Toyota Material Handling in its selection of ‘100 Largest ...

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Board Attends Orientation Meeting

Nominees met with Immediate Past President Greg Morrison, vice president, Morrison Industrial Equipment Company (Grand Rapids, MI); 2011 President-elect Richard Donnelly, executive vice president, Gregory Poole Equipment Company (Raleigh, NC); and MHEDA Executive Vice President Liz Richards to review their respective roles and responsibilities as they assume their positions on the MHEDA Board of Directors beginning January 1, 2012. Much of ...

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