26/06/2018 - 08:07 am

Crown Equipment Expands Network of Regional Forklift Service Training Centres

With a salute to National Forklift Safety Day, Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, has announced the opening of a new regional forklift service training centre in Toledo, Ohio. The facility increases the company’s training network to 14 sites globally, including nine regional service training centres across North America.

Located within the Crown-owned branch in Toledo, the new training centre is overseen by Rod Schenck, regional service trainer, Crown Equipment. It joins the company’s existing US regional training centres in California, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio, Kansas, and Texas in offering Crown’s Demonstrated Performance (DP) Training programmes for service technicians.

Justin Moore, general manager of service training at Crown Equipment said,“As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to transform the way we interact with machines, data and each other, it is bringing a new level of connectivity to the forklift and the service technician. Having educated service technicians with high-tech skills is vital to helping reduce maintenance costs, ensure fleets are operational and available when needed, and create a safety-based culture.

“Crown’s DP training delivers the knowledge and skills service technicians need to keep pace with evolving technology and equipment. They also learn important safety practices so they can continue to play an important role in maintaining a safe working environment.”

Crown’s DP Training for service technicians goes beyond traditional classroom lectures by providing intensive, one-on-one instruction that is customisable to match the needs of each technician. Through hands-on learning, participants work directly on forklifts with instructor supervision, to learn first-hand the skills and knowledge necessary to keep a fleet up and running. To complete the programme, students are required to demonstrate learned skills during an individual instructor evaluation.

Crown, through its network of regional training centres, company-owned branches and independent dealers, offers a comprehensive range of forklift training programmes in addition to DP Service Training, including DP MoveSafe Train-the-Operator, DP LeadSafe Train-the-Supervisor, DP TrainSafe Train-the-Trainer and pedestrian training. For more information on these programmes, visit Crown’s website.

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