Toyota Donates Education and Training Center | Construction News
Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) is donating equipment and resources to support the Vincennes University Logistics Education and Training Center located in Plainfield, Ind. Toyota’s contributions include: two lift truck engines, an internal combustion (I.C.) lift truck, and instruction in TMHU’s “Train-the-Trainer” operator safety program.
“Toyota is committed to supporting the community and educational programs that enrich the next generation of manufacturing and distribution professionals,” said Jeff Rufener, president of TMHU, located at Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. Inc. (TIEM) in Columbus, Ind. “With the Vincennes University Center located so close to our manufacturing plant, it is a natural extension for Toyota to contribute its resources to support the University’s material handling and warehouse training programs
In addition, Toyota is also offering the faculty at the Center an opportunity to participate in its “Train-the-Trainer” operator safety program to gain a better understanding of lift truck principles, OSHA requirements, improved pedestrian awareness, training techniques, and trainer responsibility. The information gained will help faculty further augment the University’s dedicated forklift operator safety training program.
The two specially designed Toyota lift truck engines donated will support hands-on instructional use. The engines feature special cut-a-way sections to allow students to see the inner mechanical workings on the engines. Students will also use the donated I.C. lift truck to gain a first-hand account of the required skills to maintain and safely operate a forklift.