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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 »»

What does forklift sustainability mean to you?

Going green has become a pretty common catchphrase, generating thoughts of recycling, switching to energy efficient light bulbs, saving water or even buying that fancy new “smart” thermostat to control the comfort of your home. While activities like these are usually the ones that are top of mind when thinking about sustainability, there are countless other components in the supply chain that can make a positive impact. For example, think about forklifts, they have likely moved everything around us. Because of their widespread influence, they are a vital link in the ever-evolving global supply chain and the global mission to conserve our planet and all of its resources. read more »»

Forklift rental, without the headache

Do you remember the last time you rented a car? Anyone who has ever had to do so knows it can be a huge hassle, especially when something unexpected happens and you need a car right away. The options are limited, which only adds to the already stressful situation. The one-size-fits-all contract contains all sorts of details, add-ons and accessories. When you finally get your vehicle, it may look beaten up, worn down, overused and dirty. If so, then you can tell the experience isn’t going to get any better. read more »»

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