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Having the right forklift for the job increases productivity at Lodge Manufacturing

Lodge Manufacturing is a manufacturer of cast iron cookware in continuous operation for more than 120 years. The company’s products are shipped worldwide and sold through big box stores, hardware stores, specialty retail outlets and through online e-commerce. For many years, the original Lodge foundry and a 40,000 square foot warehouse and distribution center kept pace with demand, but in the mid-1990’s business began to increase dramatically. A foundry expansion, followed by construction of a second foundry and a new 212,000 square foot distribution center, provided the capacity the company needed but there were many critical decisions to make in configuring the new DC.

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Crown helps Midwest Warehouse & Distribution System maximize productivity

Midwest Warehouse & Distribution System provides third-party warehousing, transportation and other supply-chain solutions for a variety of industries. With four affiliate companies and more than a dozen facilities nationwide, Midwest is responsible for more than 6 million square feet of contract and public warehousing space. read more »»

Five Tips for Engaging Operators in Forklift Safety

Forklift operators are required to be trained to learn the  skills necessary to operate forklifts in a safe and productive manner. It is important that compliance with forklift safety training remain top of mind for operators. To help achieve and maintain a vibrant safety culture, managers can engage operators in several meaningful ways. read more »»

Crown Equipment’s InfoLink® Operator and Fleet Management and warehouse solutions help Menasha increase productivity

Menasha is a provider of primary and secondary packaging services for large consumer product goods companies. The company turned to Crown Equipment, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, to help them increase productivity and better utilize their warehouse capacity. read more »»

Northgate Markets finds InfoLink® to be essential tool for managing its forklift fleet

Northgate Markets, a regional chain of family-owned grocery stores in southern California, realized it was spending too much time and money managing its extensive forklift fleet. The company turned to Crown Equipment, one of the world’s largest material handling companies for a fleet management solution. read more »»

A dependable forklift and complete maintenance plan can virtually eliminate the expense of unexpected downtime and repairs

G&H Diversified Manufacturing started as a small tool and die shop in Houston, TX but has since grown into one of the region’s leading contract manufacturers, providing engineered component and assembly solutions to a wide array of industries. G&H provides services for their customers, such as precision machining, fabrication, laser cutting, welding, coating and painting within their nine facilities in the Houston area. read more »»

Bariani Olive Oil discovers one Crown C-5 forklift can do the work of two forklifts

Bariani Olive Oil, an organic olive oil producer that maintains its own farming and bottling systems, realized its older counterbalance forklifts weren’t able to keep pace with its growth and the increased demand of its busy harvest season. The company turned to Crown Equipment, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, to help increase efficiency and productivity.

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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 »»

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