GREENVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 16, 2012) – Being tough in rugged applications does not have to translate to being tough on the environment. Hyster Company was recently recognized as one of Inbound Logistics’ 75 Green Supply Chain Partners for its energy-saving lift truck design and environmentally-friendly company policies.
“Hyster may be tough, but we will always be working towards creating an environmentally-friendly workplace and providing energy efficient lift trucks to our customers,” said Jonathan Dawley, president of Hyster Distribution. “Our trucks are durable and are geared to combat fuel and energy costs for both IC and electric truck users. To be recognized by Inbound Logistics is an honor and validation of our efforts.”
The 75 Supply Chain Partners were selected based on their sustainability innovation, industry recognition, measurable green results and continuous improvement in each of these areas. The list is intended as a green buyers guide for Inbound Logistics’ readers looking to work with sustainable providers.
In the Green 75 announcement, Hyster is recognized for continuing to design and manufacture energy-saving electric lift trucks that conserve energy when lowering loads, as well as when braking. In addition to these zero-emission solutions, the company was also praised for their extensive recycling programs on all Hyster sites, which promote the re-use of wood, paper products, metals, electronics, lift truck batteries, tires and oil.
About Hyster Company
Based in Greenville, N.C., Hyster Company (www.hyster.com) is a leading worldwide lift truck designer and manufacturer. Hyster Company offers 130 models configured for gasoline, LPG, diesel and electric power, with the widest capacity range in the industry — from 2,000 to 115,000 lbs. Supported by one of the industry’s largest and most experienced dealer networks, Hyster Company builds tough, durable lift trucks that deliver high productivity, low total cost of ownership, easy serviceability and advanced ergonomic features; accompanied by outstanding parts, service and training support.
Hyster Company is part of NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. (NMHG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries employ approximately 5,300 people worldwide and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
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earlier start than usual harvesting their fields. The large, slow moving equipment can cause many hazards on the road. As always want our customers and employees to be safe.
Below are some tips and things to consider as you encounter this type of equipment on the road this year and every year.
Difference in speeds: Most farm machinery is transported at 25mph or less while other vehicles travel faster. The difference causes motorist to miscalculate how fast they are approaching the farm machinery.
Large equipment: Farm machinery is very large sometimes extending into several lanes of traffic creating a hazardous situation.
Poor visibility: Corners, hills, curves and other blind spots reduce a motorist’s ability to see farm equipment pulling onto the roadway.
Outdated equipment: Older equipment may have poor lighting which makes it difficult to see.
Towing equipment too fast: The equipment may start to sway and cause the operator to lose control.
Harvest: Heavy increase in farm machinery traffic during harvest season can produce a hazard for motorists.
Operator error: You may be an alert and cautious driver, but the farm equipment/operator may cause hazards, such as, a tractor with bald tires or no brakes, passengers that could fall off, poor road conditions like large potholes that could cause the operator to lose control or equipment sliding off a trailer due to improper tie down.
Thank you for Being Safe in the Moment this day and EVERYDAY!
For more information about MH Equipment’s safety and training programs, please visit our website!
MH Equipment invites you to attend our Fleet Management Seminar and Luncheon. Learn the benefits of Fleet Management such as:
Reduction of costs: we’ll discuss how to reduce your service and parts expenses, how to save on your rental spend and equipment costs, and how to virtually eliminate abuse expenses.
Productivity increases: we’ll discuss how you can increase your productivity with improved periodic maintenance and repairs as well as having the appropriate equipment specifications.
Making more informed business decisions: we’ll discuss setting goals and measuring them for utilization, usage, costs per hour, abuse cost in ways meaningful to your business. We will also share ways to make decisions about fleet replacement, rotation, retirement, and retention, and creating a culture of accountability and involvement.
Having the right tools: we’ll discuss the tools you need for a successful fleet management program and view a demo of MH Equipment’s new MH Fleet Management Software Solution.
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As a mindless TV junkie, I was both intrigued AND horrified when the TLC hit show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” ran promos promising to reveal the pint size pageant queen mom’s “forklift foot”.
First, what is “forklift foot”? Well….
In the episode they reveal that, “Mama” aka Honey Boo Boo’s mother, was involved in a forklift accident several years ago in which her foot was ran over, leaving it deformed. So, today, I thought I’d provide a few safety tips so you never have to experience the horror of “forklift foot” for yourself…
Your feet are used to perform a variety of work-related tasks, such as climbing ladders and operating machinery, yet some people neglect their feet by being careless on the job. For example, they jump off of forklift or other moving equipment, don’t wear the proper footwear, or don’t watch where they walk.
As a result, feet or ankles may wind up with sprains, fractures, and other serious injuries that can keep a person off the job and result in lost income for days or even weeks or months. Amputation may occur if a loose pants leg or shoelace gets caught in moving parts or if your feet are crushed by machinery.
Knowing how to avoid injuring your feet will help prevent serious incidents that can linger with you the rest of your life.
Watch your step
Wear the right footwear
More important points
Being Safe in the Moment is our mantra here at MH Equipment and can be applied in any aspect of your life – not just on the job site or in the office. With that in mind, we’d like to take a moment to remind parents and drivers to do their part to keep kids safe as they head back to school this year.
Please drive carefully, be vigilant of children walking and getting on and off the school bus. This is also a great time to take the opportunity to talk about Being Safe in the Moment with your kids.
Whether you are 8 or 80 – Safety is everyone’s responsibility and being safe in the Moment, every moment, will go a long way in keeping you and your loved ones out of harms way.
Whether at home, in school, or on the job, safety is paramount. Safety training is one of the best investments you can make for your company and your employees. You cannot place a value on the peace of mind that comes with knowing your operation is up to safety standards and all of your employees are safe.
Training your fork lift truck operators is an investment that will provide endless benefits for your work atmosphere including:
MH Equipment offers specialized and comprehensive forklift training classes, materials and programs
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Check out the video of this JCB Backhoe going over 100 MPH AND popping wheelies!
“On Your Marks” is an annual charity event supported by the ASDA Supermarket chain in the UK. This event gives people the chance to ride around Bruntingthorpe’s Proving Grounds in anything from supercars to some of ASDA’s own fleet of articulated lorries!
Over lunch they thrill spectators with a series of ground and air displays from some of the UK best acts – such as this one from JCB!
We’re finding more pictures of Hyster on the scene helping out at the 2012 London Olympic Games. It’s giving us all a little bit of Olympic fever! Check out more photos of the equipment used to help build the Olympic Stadium HERE!
For more than 60 years, MH Equipment has been entrusted by thousands of companies to provide the comprehensive solutions and necessary innovations to meet their specific material handling applications. In addition to our Hyster Trucks, we currently offer an array of materials handling equipment such as trailer mounted equipment, compact forklifts, container handling equipment, industrial products and supplies, and much more. MH Equipment’s goal is to offer the necessary equipment to move materials and people to any place and over any terrain our customers require. To learn more about MH Equipment, visit our website.
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Well, would you look at that! Hyster trucks helping to transform the London 2012 Olympics Stadium back to the Athletics track after the opening ceremony! The amount of work involved to pull off an event like the Olympic games is astounding!
In addition to the hundreds of thousands of hours of man power and equipment, there’s all the great back stories. I’d love to know the story behind the company that provided these trucks! What other companies have you seen that have played a behind the scenes part in the games? Leave your comments below!
If you need “extra help” at your next event, have a season spike, a boost in volume, or a breakdown, MH Equipment is here to help! Just call a member of our Rental Team. We have a wide range of equipment on hand and ready to rent. From forklifts, to backhoes, scissor lifts, to scrubbers, and everything in between. MH Equipment is THE LIFT TRUCK AND MATERIAL HANDLING PROFESSIONALS!
Photo courtesy of the Hyster Europe Facebook Page.
As the demand for more environmentally friendly business practices grows, it’s important to remember that there are many aspects to consider when “greening” up your company. According to this article from “The Pallet Truck Shop” based in the UK, Ideal Stelrad Group has made great strides in reducing the carbon footprint of their manufacturing facility by over 300 tons just by implementing the use of pallet trucks and making modifications to their forklifts. AMAZING!