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Crown Equipment Dealer Opens New Facility in Washington

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (May 16, 2017) – NorthWest Handling Systems, Inc., a longtime Crown Equipment Corporation lift truck dealer, recently opened a new facility near Yakima, Washington, to meet the growing needs of new and existing customers. The facility, NorthWest’s sixth in the Pacific Northwest, strengthens Crown’s service and support of customers in the region.

“The Yakima Valley, which is known for its vibrant agriculture base, has also been gradually growing into a strong supply hub with a number of distribution centers now calling the region home,” said Kevin Martin, branch manager. “Our agriculture and supply chain customers need durable equipment and advanced technology that helps them accomplish business goals and provide a flexible platform for continued growth.”

The facility located at 1101 Valley Mall Blvd., Union Gap, Wash. will provide customers with a complete selection of material handling technologies, products and services. This includes award-winning forklifts, warehouse design solutions, Integrity Parts and Service System, automation technology and Crown’s wireless InfoLink® fleet and operator management system. The location also offers a training area where customers can participate in Crown’s Demonstrated Performance® TrainSafe train-the-trainer training.

“NorthWest Handling Systems has been a dependable Crown partner for many years. They’ve grown into a strong brand ambassador for our company and an even stronger proponent for our customer’s evolving needs,” said Jim Mozer, senior vice president, Crown Equipment. “We recognized President Jim Franck and his team numerous times with Crown’s highest honor, the James F. Dicke Pioneer Award, for outstanding achievements in sales and customer satisfaction. They have demonstrated a commitment to providing customers with the right material handling equipment and technology to help control costs, improve safety and enhance energy efficiency.”


About Crown Equipment Corporation

Crown is one of the world’s largest material handling companies with a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and technology, and superior after-sale service. Crown’s business philosophy utilizes vertically integrated processes to design, manufacture and distribute forward-thinking, innovative solutions that improve customers’ productivity and operating efficiency. Crown produces a broad range of forklifts as well as automation and fleet management technologies.

The company’s global headquarters is located in New Bremen, Ohio, USA, with regional headquarters in Australia, China, Germany and Singapore. Its employees number more than 13,000 worldwide. Crown operates a service and distribution network that exceeds 500 retail locations in over 80 countries. To learn more about Crown’s ideas for helping customers advance the productivity of their operations, visit

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