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Crown Equipment’s C-5 Series keeps Bland Farms on the move during busy harvest season

Located near Savannah, Georgia, Bland Farms began as a five-acre farm in the 1980s and has since grown to operate on 2,300 acres of land across the United States, becoming the world’s largest producer of Vidalia onions. The family-owned business also maintains growing operations in Peru and Mexico and ships about four million boxes annually. read more »»

Flyte Camp finds Crown Wave® and C-5 Series to be essential tools for travel trailer restoration

Flyte Camp, a vintage travel trailer restoration and custom renovation shop in Bend, Oregon, operates out of a facility with a variety of workstations, so space is often at a premium. Crown Equipment, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, helped the company maximize facility space while also increasing productivity and safety. read more »»

Ace Endico leverages Crown’s automation technology to “blow picking rates out of the water”

Ace Endico, a full-service supplier of fine foods headquartered in Brewster, New York, needed to increase productivity in its order picking operation to keep up with growing demand. Crown Equipment, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, helped the company reach new levels of productivity, efficiency and safety. read more »»

Crown’s manufacturing training gives employees knowledge and skills to grow

At Crown Equipment, employees are more than a number—they’re an investment. Crown is committed to helping its employees excel at their jobs and grow into long-term career goals. One way the company does this is through programs and training that provides skills and knowledge to both new and current employees. read more »»

InfoLink provides utilization data to help increase productivity and uptime

Crown Packaging is a privately held company headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, with facilities in Ohio and Tennessee. The company specializes in contract packaging for the automotive industry and regularly takes in, sorts, packages and ships out approximately 4 million automotive parts each month. After being asked to evaluate the overall use of the operation’s lift truck fleet, Brian Cox, corporate controller of Crown Packaging, found that existing information was inaccurate and built around the misconception that every lift truck was not only needed, but was fully utilized. read more »»

From forklift operator to family man

Henningsen Cold Storage is one of the largest public refrigerated warehouse companies in the U.S. Its refrigerated logistics consists of a national warehouse network totaling more than 53 million cubic feet of multi-temperature controlled storage (-20 to +60°F). In the past, Henningsen had trouble finding pallet jacks that were robust enough to hold up in a refrigerated application and were easy on the operators. Rider pallet forklifts are used for low-level order picking, as well as loading and unloading trailers on the dock in their operation. Operator fatigue was apparent over the course of a shift due to the constant maneuvering of extended fork pallet trucks in tight spaces. read more »»

From classroom to conference room: the co-op experience at Crown

Every semester, millions of college students nationwide look to gain valuable work experience through a co-op assignment with a nearby company. Most seek out positions that align with their major, hoping to get a jump on their peers when it comes time to search for a job post-graduation. Unfortunately, many find out that they’re looked upon as the eager student who will go on coffee runs, file papers or complete minor tasks that no full time employee wants to do. Perhaps the company benefits but what value does the student receive? read more »»

Increase uptime in harsh working environments

Growing, packing and distributing agricultural products, especially in hot, dusty environments like California, can be a challenge. Peri & Sons Farms, one of the largest onion-to-seed companies in the world, understands what it takes to meet this challenge. This family-owned business grows, packs and ships premium onions six days a week, with employees working 10-12 hour shifts. Thick dust and grit in the air, as well as onion peels carpeting the ground, create a harsh environment, so the company was experiencing excessive downtime to prevent their forklifts from overheating. Operators were forced to shut down the truck multiple times per shift to clear the radiator and allow the powertrain to cool – a time consuming procedure. read more »»

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