Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Lexington, KY (June 3, 2016) – CLARK Material Handling Company, underscoring its commitment to the safe use of forklifts and importance of operator training, is hosting a community-wide forklift safety awareness event at its Lexington campus on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, in support of the third annual National Forklift Safety Day. The program will run from 11:30AM to 1:30PM and is open to the public. CLARK is located at 700 Enterprise Drive in Lexington, KY at the intersection of New Circle Road and Old Frankfort Pike.
A full schedule of events planned to endorse and promote National Forklift Safety Day include:
• An open house including plant tours at 11:30AM and 12:30PM
• Special Flag Raising Ceremony at 12:00 noon, 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
• Door prizes
In addition to the activities in Lexington, CLARK executives will participate in the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) National Forklift Safety Day events taking place June 14 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, CLARK is conducting a lift truck operator instructor training certification course for a number of area companies.
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.
About the Industrial Truck Association
For 65 years, the Washington-based ITA has been the leading organization of industrial truck manufacturers and suppliers of components, parts and accessories that conduct business in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The organization promotes international standards development, advances engineering and safety practices, disseminates statistical information and holds industry forums for learning and networking.
About CLARK Material Handling Company
CLARK Material Handling Company, an industry leader since its production of the first gasoline-powered material handling truck in 1917, will be celebrating 100 years in the material handling business in 2017. Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, CLARK is a privately held global company and has built more than one million forklifts across its history. CLARK supplies a full range of internal combustion and electric trucks and parts which are distributed through its global network of more than 550 dealers. For additional information on CLARK, its products or to locate a dealer visit www.clarkmhc.com or call toll free (866) 252-5275.