14/06/2016 - 17:53 pm

Clark Supports National Forklift Day – Industry News

Clark Material Handling Co. is hosting a community-wide forklift safety awareness event today at its Lexington, Ky., campus, in support of the third annual National Forklift Safety Day. National Forklift Safety Day, sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association, serves as a focal point for manufacturers to highlight the safe use of forklifts and the importance of operator training. This day provides an opportunity for the industry to educate customers, policymakers and the administration on forklift operating safety practices.

A full schedule of events will endorse and promote National Forklift Safety Day. They include: 

  • An open house including plant tours; 
  • Special Flag Raising Ceremony, in honor of Flag Day;
  • “Lift Truck Rodeo” competition and safety demonstrations;
  • A display of aftermarket safety products;
  • The premiere of the new CLARK video, “Forklift Safety: Pre-Shift Inspection”;
  • Local media coverage including a live radio remote by 98.1 FM ‘The Bull’, WBUL;
  • Free lunch – prepared by Smokin’ Jax Grill; and 
  • Door prizes

 

In addition to the activities in Lexington, Clark executives will participate in the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) National Forklift Safety Day events in Washington, D.C.

“It is vitally important to emphasize the safe use of forklifts and proper operator training,” stated Dennis Lawrence, president and CEO of CLARK. “Forklift safety is not just a one day per year focus. At Clark, forklift safety is our top priority every day. We are proud to join with the ITA and our fellow forklift manufacturers to raise awareness about the safe use of forklifts and the continual need for operator training.”

In further support of forklift safety, Clark is offering customer discounts on select safety products purchased during June 2016. Additionally, it is conducting a lift truck operator instructor training certification course for a number of area companies.


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