For nearly a century, United States Cold Storage (USCS) has been making a name for itself in the frozen and refrigerated storage industry. Now with 42 facilities across 13 states and more than 4,500 employees, USCS provides frozen and refrigerated storage, transportation and logistics services to some of the largest American and international food producers. In its busy 498,000 square foot frozen storage warehouse in Bethlehem, PA., the company employs 140 forklift operators working three shifts every day of the week in temperatures ranging from negative five to 35 degrees Fahrenheit.
NEW BREMEN, Ohio (June 6, 2019) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, is using this month’s National Forklift Safety Day sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), to collaborate with companies on achieving greater connectivity in their facilities to help enhance safety. read more »»
Many material handling organizations are using technology, including forklift-based features, to improve warehouse productivity and efficiency. For instance, leveraging data from the forklift is one way companies can realize measurable improvements in warehouse management.
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.
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 »»
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 »»
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, 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 »»