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Crown Equipment Turns Tight Aisles into Ample Results for Live to Play Sports Group

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (January 11, 2017) – Live to Play Sports, Canada’s largest and most experienced distributor of premium bicycles, parts and accessories, needed help to capitalize on the narrow aisle design of its new warehouse. Crown Equipment, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, helped Live to Play improve operator confidence, stability and productivity for lifting and picking large and heavy loads in narrow aisles. read more »»

Crown Equipment Keeps On-the-Grow Urban Evolutions On-the-Go

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (August 30, 2016) – Urban Evolutions, Inc., a supplier of reclaimed building materials, fixtures and a line of accessories for homes and businesses, was in the midst of exponential growth and knew it couldn’t afford downtime because of equipment limitations. The company tasked Crown Equipment, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, with helping them be faster and more efficient. Today, the Crown C-5 Series is hard at work for Urban Evolutions making operators more comfortable, maintenance concerns virtually non-existent and boosting overall productivity by 75 percent. read more »»

Crown Equipment Helps Henningsen Cold Storage Boost Warehouse Productivity and Operator Comfort

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 »»

Gold Metal Recyclers Conquers Rough Terrain with Crown C-5 Series Forklift

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (July 24, 2013) —When Joel Back, production manager for Gold Metal Recyclers, describes his company’s Dallas processing yard, he challenges anyone to “think of the harshest environment possible for a forklift, such as a construction site…and then multiply it by a factor of 10.” As if this statement was not enough by itself, he is compelled to offer some justification for the claim. read more »»

Owens & Minor Gains Insight into Fleet Utilization with Crown Equipment’s Insite™ Productivity Suite

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (August 14, 2012) —An increased focus on cost reduction is leading many fleet managers to focus on efficiency, utilization, availability and optimization of assets. As new technology enables the collection of information generated at the forklift level, managers are gaining access to meaningful information that is giving them new visibility into operations to answer critical questions.

Two of the commonly asked questions: “How many forklifts do we have? How many do we need?” read more »»

Interstate Warehousing Builds Up, Reaches Higher and Sees Big Results

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (February 23, 2012) — Interstate Warehousing, one of the top 10 refrigerated warehouse companies in North America, had a challenge on its hands: many of its warehouses were at capacity – except for the top positions in the rack because the majority of its product was too heavy to lift to those heights. Unfortunately, empty top positions were common in narrow-aisle, cold applications as no forklift in the industry had the capacity or capability to reach the necessary height to fill those positions. read more »»

Case Study: Pumping Up Forklift Operator Visibility

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (October 31, 2011) – Peerless Pump wanted to improve visibility for its forklift operators. What the company got was improved visibility for its operators, as well as improved visibility into its entire operation.

Based in Indianapolis, Ind., Peerless Pump Company is one of the largest manufacturers of centrifugal pumps and systems for liquid applications. Formed in 1923, the company specializes in the design, manufacturing and servicing of various types of large built-to-order and engineered-to-order centrifugal pumps for various industries and applications, including municipal, agricultural, industrial and fire protection. read more »»

Planned Maintenance Program Spells ROI for Cara Donna

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (September 20, 2010) – When the Cara Donna Provisions Company (Cara Donna) started operations in 1945, the movement of goods was largely represented by the company founder riding the trolley into town to deliver product. Sixty-five years later, the movement of goods may be best illustrated by the Crown Equipment forklifts humming through two warehouses with pallet loads of Italian deli meats, cheeses and related provisions. It’s a carefully orchestrated operation built on speed, precision and productivity – all of which are maintained through a commitment to planned maintenance of the forklifts. read more »»



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