NEW BREMEN, Ohio (December 17, 2015) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, today announced an enhanced relationship with Universal Technical Institute (UTI), which will augment and facilitate UTI’s electrical and hydraulic technical training relevant to material handling equipment technology nationwide. UTI is a provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians.
Crown Equipment will be the preferred partner for material handling equipment, such as forklifts, work assist vehicles and pallet trucks, at all 12 UTI campuses across the country. As part of the agreement, Crown lift trucks will be used as educational and training aids in the company’s technician training program. The lift trucks will also be used in material handling applications around the campuses.
“UTI and Crown Equipment have worked closely for years to place our graduates in service technician jobs at Crown,” said Chuck Barresi, senior vice president of customer solutions at Universal Technical Institute. “This new collaboration deepens our close working relationship and integrates the latest training aids and material handling equipment at our campuses across the country.”
“As a forklift manufacturer and material handling technology provider, Crown understands the importance of skilled forklift technicians,” said Neal Hittepole, director of branch aftermarket sales, Crown Equipment. “This important relationship with the Universal Technical Institute is an investment in the future of our industry that will help provide career advancement opportunities for technicians and ensure we have the qualified technicians we need to continue to provide exceptional customer service.”
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 12,000 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 crown.com.
About Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI) is the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. With more than 190,000 graduates in its 50-year history, UTI offers undergraduate degree and diploma programs at 12 campuses across the United States, as well as manufacturer-specific training programs at dedicated training centers. Through its campus-based school system, UTI provides specialized post-secondary education programs under the banner of several well-known brands, including Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech).