Hyster Company recently honored its top-performing dealers with its prestigious Dealer of Distinction award. The 2011 award-winning celebration, held on Kiawah Island, S.C., marked the 18th year that Hyster has honored its dealers for their industry-leading level of performance in all areas of the materials handling business. “Hyster Company’s Dealer of Distinction Awards Program recognizes dealers with focused leadership who have driven their companies to the highest level of performance in all areas of the business,” said Jonathan Dawley, president of Hyster Distribution. “The dealers that make this commitment to strive for distinction elevate their organization to this elite level.”To become a Dealer of Distinction, dealers must reach elevated goals in customer satisfaction, dealer performance, general management, truck sales, short-term rental, training, aftermarket sales, and parts and service operations.
Arnold Machinery Company – Utah
MH Equipment – Iowa Division
MH Equipment – Kentuckiana
Papé Material Handling, Inc. – Portland
Papé Material Handling, Inc. – Eugene
Papé Material Handling, Inc. – Central Washington
Papé Material Handling, Inc. – Sacramento
Papé Material Handling, Inc. – Spokane
Sellers Equipment, Inc.
Wajax Industries – West
Arnold Machinery’s Colorado Division was named a Dealer of Merit.
The Motrec T-210 standup tow tractor is powered by an 8 hp 24 volt motor and can tow a 10,000 lb. load. It will accept a 24 volt industrial battery and travels at speeds up to 6 mph un-laden.
The T-210 has been designed for applications that require frequent stops. Large wheels provide a smooth ride and an ergonomically positioned steering wheel contribute to operator comfort.
Well suited for congested industrial settings, the Motrec T-210’s standup operator position makes it convenient to frequently mount and dismount while providing excellent visibility to the operator.
If you answered ‘Yes’ and are looking for a position where you can grow and develop in an atmosphere where People Matter, Passion Inspires, and Purpose Unites, then MH Equipment is the company for you!
When you join MH Equipment, you’ll be joining one of the leading material handling dealerships in the country and one of the largest in the Midwest. We have 26 locations in 10 states and over 600 hardworking and dedicated employees.
We are always searching for the best talent to join our team! Your hard work and dedication will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits package and a positive work environment.
It was quite an exciting morning at our Des Moines Branch yesterday! A new Rail King RK320 arrived at our dock doors in all of its bright orange glory!
If you’d like to see this amazing piece of machinery in person just stop by our facility or contact MH Equipment for more information!
Heavy equipment theft is a growing problem throughout North America. As with vehicle theft, organized crime rings are the primary driving force behind heavy equipment theft. In many instances, these sophisticated criminals have equipment shopping lists. They know the types of equipment they want and where to find it, and frequently target construction sites rather than secured dealer lots.
Many of these organized criminal rings send stolen construction equipment to other countries. Stolen equipment is often transported to the nearest port or across the border prior to its being reported as stolen.
To help combat this problem, equipment manufacturers adopted a standard worldwide 17-digit product identification number (PIN) system beginning with their year 2000 models. With this format, international law enforcement computer systems can better check, verify, and track equipment reported stolen.
Theft Prevention Tips:
If you suspect insurance fraud or theft, speak up! Call the National Insurance Crime Bureau
toll-free hotline at 1-800-TEL-NICB (1-800-835-6422. Your call is free. Your call can be anonymous. You could be eligible for a reward.
For the past three years, manufacturing must have seemed like a high-stakes poker game to some people. It also seems the game has been played only two ways—fold, or go all in.
If you have ever seen the World Series of Poker, though, you know the only people who go all in are either supremely confident or desperate, and neither seems like an especially sound business strategy.
There is a third way to play, of course. It takes a lot more work and a lot more patience, and it won’t always yield positive results on every play, but it is a surer way to build your chips. You have to place your bets in the right places, at the right moments. You must manage the game for the long term, and not just play the game looking for the one big hand.
Manufacturers around the U.S. and around the world are succeeding in manufacturing because they have placed their bets on the right aspects of their business. They cannot control what other players have in their hands. They play the cards they are dealt and seize the opportunity to improve when it comes along.
Our 2011 Top Plant winner, NACCO Material Handling Group of Berea, Ky., is an outstanding example of placing your bets in the right place. NACCO bet on its people to help grow the organization. In doing so, the company has helped grow the community. Read More…
Originally published by http://www.plantengineering.com Bob Vavra, Content Manager 12/15/11