04/05/2011 - 04:00 am

PERC Receives Safety and Green Award

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) was honored recently with an award from the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) and the Industrial Truck Standards Development Foundation (ITSDF) in recognition of PERC’s support for industrial truck safety, clean air regulations, and funding efforts.

"PERC has contributed substantially to the success of our efforts to serve our customers and our users, and we want to say thank you," said Jeff Rufener, president, ITA, and vice president of marketing, Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America.

The ceremony took place on 23 March at ITA’s annual spring meeting in Washington. PERC president and CEO Roy Willis accepted the award. "PERC has worked together with the Industrial Truck Association and the Industrial Truck Standards Development Foundation for a decade to protect, grow, and create markets for lift trucks," said Willis.

"We have protected our markets with safety and training programs and by shaping regulatory regimes that initially threatened them. We have grown our markets with cleaner, more efficient equipment. Our collaboration has produced results, and continued collaboration will help us create future markets, served by the next generation of propane engines in hybrid powertrains."

PERC has helped ITA and ITSDF in the development of various clean air initiatives and safety programs, helped secure funds to reduce equipment ownership costs for end users, hosted activities at association events, and raised awareness of industrial trucks, a category that includes forklifts and hand-pallets, throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.  

Brian Feehan, vice president, PERC, recently was named to the ITSDF Board of Trustees.


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