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2008

IDSA Honors Counterbalanced Lift Truck With Top Award

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (July 21, 2008) —  Setting new design standards for operator comfort, visibility and task support, Crown Equipment Corporation receives its ninth Gold International Design Excellence Award (IDEA).

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Turret Stockpicker Moves from the Warehouse to the Manufacturing Floor

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (July 7, 2008) —  In order to significantly reduce costs and increase efficiencies at its manufacturing facilities, Crown Equipment Corporation successfully applied a concept that has long been used in warehouses and distribution centers – to build up rather than spread out. Doing so saves space and contributes to a more efficient system while increasing the bottom line. The configuration is so unique, Crown has a pending patent application on the system. read more »»

Commitment to Excellence Acknowledged by Crown

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (June 27, 2008) —  During its annual dealer recognition program, Crown Equipment Corporation acknowledged Pat Rizzo, former president of A.J. Jersey, Inc., for his longtime contributions. read more »»

Crown’s DP LeadSafe® Lift Truck Safety Program Targets Supervisors

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (June 27th, 2008) —  Feedback paired with training produces a safer lift truck operator. According to a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health study, those operators who received regular feedback in addition to traditional training made substantially fewer mistakes than those who received formal training only. read more »»

Crown First Lift Truck Manufacturer to Offer Online Purchasing

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (April 28th, 2008) — Crown Equipment Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of lift trucks, has launched an online purchasing feature. Customers interested in buying a hand pallet truck (hand pallet jack), Crown’s PTH 50 Series, may now complete the transaction online at crown.com. Crown is the first major lift truck company to sell hand pallet trucks via the web.“More and more customers are seeking the convenience, speed and ease of online shopping for business transactions,” said Director of Marketing and Product Management Matt Logan. “We understand there are ways our customers utilize the web in their personal lives that also make sense in making business purchases. This new feature offers companies looking for a high-quality hand pallet truck a quick solution.”Crown’s hand pallet truck is available in a variety of configurations. The PTH 50 Series section of crown.com includes a Buyers’ Reference Guide and additional information on features, benefits, options and accessories for Crown’s hand pallet truck to assist customers. read more »»

14 Companies Recognized in Annual Summit Awards Program

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (April 10th, 2008) — Crown Equipment Corporation, a global leader in the electric forklift market, announces the winners of its annual distributor recognition program. The Summit Awards program honors the top Crown branches and dealers for excellence in sales and customer satisfaction. This year, 14 winners were chosen from Crown’s nationwide network of more than 100 branches and independent dealers.
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Stand-Up Counterbalanced Lift Truck Among 2007’s Most Cutting-Edge Product

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (April 8th, 2008) —  Each year, The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design presents the international GOOD DESIGN™ Award to designers and manufacturers for advancing new, visionary and innovative product concepts, invention and originality and for stretching the envelope beyond what is considered basic product and consumer design. With this year’s win, Crown Equipment Corporation products have been designated as GOOD DESIGN seven times over the past 10 years. This year, Crown’s Most Versatile Performer (MVP), the RC 5500 Series Stand-Up Counterbalanced lift truck, received the honors.
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Crown Awarded Approximately $1 Million State Grant to Conduct Fuel Cell Research

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (March 31st, 2008) — Crown Equipment Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of lift trucks, is committed to advancing hydrogen fuel cell technology. The company was recently awarded nearly $1 million in grant money from the state of Ohio to conduct fuel cell research.

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