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2011

Crown Lift Trucks Make Light Work of Heavy-Duty Pumpkins at Annual Festival

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (October 24, 2011) – Moving giant pumpkins weighing more than 1,000 pounds in a crowd of people is no small feat. Crown Equipment, one of the world’s leading forklift manufacturers, recently supplied its Crown C-5 Series pneumatic tire forklift to safely transport the winning 1,370-pound pumpkin during the annual Pumpkinfest in New Bremen, Ohio, where the company is headquartered.

Participants in the giant pumpkin competition rely on Crown Equipment to transport their giant pumpkins from trailers and tractors to a massive scale. The Crown C-5 Series, along with other Crown forklifts, moved 16 pumpkins weighing more than 1,000 pounds.

The two-day event also featured a regatta, bake-off and pumpkin-smashing monster truck show. Coverage of this year’s event aired in mid-October on The Weather Channel’s show “Pumpkin Palooza.”

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Crown Equipment to Share Employee Safety Program Best Practices at AME Convention

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (September 29, 2011) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s leading forklift manufacturers, will showcase the company’s successful behavior-based approach to safety at the Association for Manufacturing Excellence national convention in Dallas on October 26 and 27. Brian Duffy, Crown’s director of corporate environmental and manufacturing safety, and Janice Clune, safety technician for Crown’s SafeSteps program, will present “Achieving Cultural Change Through Employee-Based Behavior Safety.”

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Crown Equipment Builds 500th Fuel Cell-Powered Forklift

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (September 21, 2011) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s leading forklift manufacturers, today announced that it has built its 500th new forklift to be operated with fuel cells. This is in addition to the Crown forklifts already in operation that have been retrofitted during the last few years to accommodate fuel cells. The achievement represents a notable milestone signifying the increased adoption of this technology in the material handling industry. read more »»

Crown Equipment Shares Scalable Paths for Forklift Fleet and Operator Management

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (September 15, 2011) – While many warehouse and material handling managers continue to face pressure to reduce costs and improve productivity, most industry reports show that these same managers are reluctant to implement a comprehensive forklift fleet and operator management program that could help achieve business goals. Cost and complexity are often cited as insurmountable barriers. This doesn’t have to be the case, according to a new industry white paper released today by Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s leading forklift manufacturers. The paper, which is called “Forklift Fleet and Operator Management: Optimizing Return through Phased Implementation,” outlines multiple paths for businesses of varying sizes to follow based on organizational objectives. read more »»

Crown Equipment Introduces One-Year Warranty on Pre-Owned Forklifts

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (August 18, 2011) – When Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s leading forklift manufacturers, began remanufacturing forklifts 10 years ago, it did so based on the principle that its Encore® line of renewed lift trucks should be the best in the industry. In recognition of this commitment, the company is introducing a one-year warranty with no hour limits on all major components of an Encore lift truck. The Encore warranty is currently the most comprehensive among all other major pre-owned forklift brands. read more »»

Crown Equipment Again Among World’s Best Industrial Designers

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (July 21, 2011) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s leading forklift manufacturers, announced today that it has been ranked again by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) as one of the world’s best industrial designers. Selected by IDEA and presented by Co. Design and Fast Company, Crown was honored with a 2011 Gold International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) for the Crown WT 3000 Series of pallet trucks. read more »»

America’s Largest Independent Coca-Cola Bottler Fills Up

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (July 11, 2011) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s leading forklift manufacturers, today announced that a fleet of 35 Crown FC 4500 Series counterbalanced, fuel cell-powered forklifts were delivered to Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, the nation’s largest independent bottler for Coca-Cola. The trucks were installed at the company’s Charlotte, N.C. production center. read more »»

DC Velocity Survey Ranks Crown Equipment at Top of Several Categories

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (June 9, 2011) — Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s leading lift truck manufacturers, announced today that respondents to a DC Velocity magazine survey ranked the company as a market leader for narrow aisle reach trucks, electric counterbalanced, stockpickers and pallet trucks. Respondents also put Crown at the top of fuel cell forklift performance as well as the lift truck manufacturer most associated with fleet management. Crown Equipment sponsored the survey conducted by DC Velocity, which is a national material handling publication. read more »»

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