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.
NEW BREMEN, Ohio (January 19, 2016) – When Henningsen Cold Storage, one of the largest warehousing companies in the United States, needed pallet jacks and forklifts that were robust enough to hold up in a refrigerated application and could store more product at higher heights, they turned to Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, for a solution. read more »»
NEW BREMEN, Ohio and MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (July 9, 2014) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, announced today that J.H. Ryder Machinery Limited (J.H. Ryder) is joining the organization’s global network of Crown Lift Trucks sales and service locations. J.H. Ryder, which has more than 400 employees and 14 sites throughout the Ontario and Quebec regions of Canada, will begin doing business as Ryder Material Handling, part of Crown Lift Trucks. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close this summer, will not be disclosed. J.H. Ryder has been an authorized dealer of Crown lift trucks for more than 30 years. read more »»
NEW BREMEN, Ohio (May 15, 2014) – Forklifts and material handling technology solutions from Crown Equipment Corporation are the best performing products on the market, according to a survey conducted by AGiLE Business Media, publisher of logistics and supply chain publications DC Velocity and Supply Chain Quarterly. Participating readers of DC Velocity ranked Crown ahead of 10 other forklift manufacturers when asked to identify the best performing forklifts in these categories: electric counterbalance, reach truck, pallet truck, stacker, stockpicker/order picker and turret truck. Crown also earned the top spot in the two technology-related performance categories: fleet management systems and automation/semi-automation. read more »»
NEW BREMEN, Ohio (July 23, 2013) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, today introduced the Crown ES 4000 Stacker Series that is designed and engineered to provide precision and power in small spaces. It is capable of handling capacities up to 3,500 pounds and can reach a lift height of 132 inches. The forklift is ideal for use in stacking, stock replenishment and work positioning in a variety of industries, including manufacturing and printing operations. read more »»
NEW BREMEN, Ohio (February 14, 2013) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest forklift manufacturers, announced today that its Crown RM 6000 Series reach truck earned the prestigious GOOD DESIGN™ Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. This marks the third significant design award for the Crown RM 6000 and the 12th GOOD DESIGN™ Award for Crown Equipment. read more »»
NEW BREMEN, Ohio (August 28, 2012) — As warehouse and distribution center managers look to maximize efficiency and existing space, Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest materials handling companies, has added two optional truck features to its Crown RM 6000 Series of narrow aisle reach trucks. The innovative Xpress™ Lower technology and Quick Change Load Wheels are both designed to help managers increase productivity and performance gains. read more »»
NEW BREMEN, Ohio (February 23, 2012) – Just when Interstate Warehousing, one of the top 10 refrigerated warehousing companies in North America, thought it had seen it all in terms of options for storing customers’ products, it found opportunity in the form of the new Crown RM 6000 narrow aisle reach truck. Interstate Warehousing believed that it could enhance service to its customers and keep their costs down by leveraging unused rack space at the top of its distribution centers. In many cases, the space had gone unused because no forklift had the capacity to lift heavy product that high in their application until Crown Equipment, one of the world’s leading forklift manufacturers, introduced the Crown RM 6000 in February 2010. read more »»