Posted: January 5, 2018 Filed under: News | Tags: CLARK Material Handling, forklifts, Industrial truck association, Material Handling News
CLARK Material Handling Company (CLARK) is pleased to announce that Scott Johnson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, has been elected the new Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Industrial Truck Association (ITA). Scott accepted the gavel from outgoing Chairman Brett Wood of Toyota at ITA’s 34th Annual Meeting held at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, September 13-16, 2017.
“CLARK was instrumental in the formation of the Industrial Truck Association
over 65 years ago,” commented Scott upon accepting this prestigious position.
“For all these years, ITA has been the leading organization in the industrial truck
industry in North America, and has led the way for the formation of sister
organizations in other parts of the world. I am humbled and extremely proud to
support and now lead this organization which has served the forklift industry and
its members so well for so long.”
Scott previously served on ITA’s Statistics Committee and has represented
CLARK on ITA’s Executive Committee for several years. Scott has worked in the
material handling industry for over 20 years. He is also an active member of the
Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). Scott is an avid
outdoorsman, and a proud alumnus of the University of Kentucky.
Posted: August 23, 2016 Filed under: Forklift Safety, News, Uncategorized | Tags: chicago, CLARK Forklifts, CLARK Material Handling, forklift parts, forklift safety, west chicago
CLARK is pleased to announce the release of a new Hip Restraint Seat for its Operator Restraint System into the North American market.
This seat reflects a year and a half of CLARK development and test time. Compliant with ANSI B56.11.8, this seat combines operator comfort and productivity in a seat platform that promotes operator comfort and safety.
- Thick foam padding to promote operator comfort.
- Improved seat switch technology prevents inadvertent neutral shift.
- Easy to service and replace seat parts as needed.
- Meets industry vibration standards. Less vibration on the operator.
- Seat adjustment of a total 6 inches fore and aft.
- 2.4. inches of vertical travel.
- Larger weight range (110lbs. to 370lbs.) and larger seat area to accommodate all body types.
- Restraints double as arm rests which allows the operator to be more comfortable when leaning left or right.
- High visibility orange belt-easy to see.
- 30 degrees of back angle.
- Promotes 3 points entry/exit as per ANSI requirements.
CLARK forklifts have always been designed for comfort, safety and productivity. To learn more about our CLARK forklifts, please visit our CLARK Material Handling Showroom.
Posted: June 14, 2016 Filed under: Employee Safety, Forklift Equipment, Forklift Safety, Maintenance & Repair, Uncategorized | Tags: CLARK Forklifts, CLARK Material Handling, forklift operator training, Forklift Safety Day, Forklift Safety Day 2016
The day is here and companies all around the country are taking time today to bring awareness to the dangers presented by forklifts. We’ve been promoting what you can do to celebrate Forklift Safety Day, and today, our flagship line, CLARK Material Handling is having a celebration at their Lexington, KY headquarters. Below is a summary of the festivities.
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.
Apex Material Handling is your source for quality new forklifts, forklift service, parts, rentals and forklift operator training. Contact us 888-530-1832 to inquire about any of our products or services.