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  • New Yale End Rider Pallet Truck

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 11, 2019) – Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces the debut of its new end rider pallet truck series, designed to help operations boost labor efficiency and increase throughput in order picking, unloading and other warehouse tasks. The Yale® MPE060-080VH end riders feature a comprehensive lineup of ergonomic, productivity-enhancing and maintenance-friendly features, designed to address the labor challenges and cost pressures facing supply chains.

    The optional extended platform provides over 30 percent more usable foot space than leading competitors and the Ultra Cushion helps reduce shock and vibration, keeping operators comfortable and focused all shift long. The end rider’s Precision Pick feature enables precise bi-directional control of speed and coast functions at the press of a button, allowing operators to easily navigate between pick locations.

    “Order picking accounts for 50-75 percent of operating costs for the the typical warehouse. What’s more, operator productivity can decline by as much as 30 percent near the end of a shift,” says Chris Murtha Brand Manager, Yale Materials Handling Corporation. “We worked to address these pressures with the new end rider, and it shows. The truck is designed to keep total cost of operation to a minimum and packs a laundry list of features to keep operators focused and productive.”

    The new end rider series has already garnered critical acclaim, winning the product of the year award in the lift truck and accessories category from Material Handling Product News. Nearly 3,000 readers cast votes on products across 12 categories, from AGVs and data capture to supply chain software and conveyors. This is Yale’s third such award in two years.

    The end rider is designed with extended service intervals of up to 1,000 hours, which translates into service requirements reduced by as much as 50 percent. When service is necessary, the maintenance-friendly design offers quick, secure access to key components, enabling service tasks to be completed in reduced time. LED platform and fork lights can increase operator awareness and visibility in low light or congested areas, like dim storage aisles and dark trailers. This can help avoid unnecessary costs due to product and equipment damage.

    The end rider’s Smart Shift bundle enables shortcuts to improve operator efficiency. Operators can raise and lower forks with a single touch, and use the cruise control system to relax over long hauls. The Smart Acceleration feature automatically selects two distinct acceleration profiles based on application, load and task, while Yale Smart Slow Down™ automatically reduces speed in cornering for improved stability.


    About Yale Materials Handling Corporation
    Yale Materials Handling Corporation markets a full line of materials handling lift truck products and services, including electric, gas, LP-gas and diesel-powered lift trucks; narrow aisle, very narrow aisle and motorized hand trucks. Yale has a comprehensive service offering including Yale Vision wireless asset management, fleet management, Yale service, parts, financing and training. Yale® trucks are manufactured in an ISO 9001:2008 registered facility and range in capacity from 2,000 to 36,000 lbs.

    Yale Materials Handling Corporation is a division of Hyster-Yale Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately 7,700 people world-wide.

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    Company Contact:
    Brad Long
    Yale Materials Handling Corporation
    252-931-5649
    brad.long@hyster-yale.com

    Media Contact:
    Dan Gauss
    Koroberi
    336-409-5391
    dan@koroberi.com
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  • Greenville, NC Christmas Parade

    We are pleased to be a part of the greater Greenville community and a proud sponsor of the Greenville Christmas Parade.

    For the over 30 years, the Greenville Jaycees have provided an exciting beginning to the holiday season in Greenville. The Greenville Christmas Parade marches through the Uptown Greenville area giving thousands of citizens their first celebration of the Christmas holidays. Typically, over 150 entrants march through the parade including numerous Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops, several high school bands  as well as local groups merchants. Many media outlets participate in the event and often broadcast the event live for the their viewers. Sponsorships pay for numerous expenses associated with the parade including performance fees, float rentals, and insurance.

    http://greenvillejaycees.com/

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  • The Gold Award

    The Gold Award

    Our insurance company, Raffles, presents Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards each year for the top performers in each category. The scores are tabulated using the Risk Assessment scores, the Injury Rates, the DART rates, the attendance to the insurance workshops, and several other insurance metrics.

    Gregory Poole has received the Silver award for the last two years, but it was a matter of time before our safety culture improvements would get us to the Gold. This year we were presented with the Gold Award and I wanted to thank everyone at Gregory Poole for helping to bring us from middle of the pack to the best in class. Not only did we win the Gold for our group, we had the third highest score of all the members!

    Again, Thank you for all that you have done to help us achieve this safety recognition!
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  • Gregory Poole Lift Systems Receives MHEDA Industry Award

    RALEIGH, NC – Gregory Poole Lift Systems has been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award for 2019, based on their accomplishments in 2018.  For the ninth consecutive year, since the Award’s inception, Gregory Poole Lift Systems has earned an MVP Award from the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association).  

    Award recipients must satisfy a rigorous set of criteria with less than 10% of the association’s membership earning the award.   As a 2019 MVP, Gregory Poole Lift Systems has successfully demonstrated a commitment to business excellence, professionalism and good stewardship.

    To qualify for the annual MVP Award companies are required to provide evidence of their commitment to their partners in business including their customers, employees and suppliers.  They must satisfy criteria in the following important areas:

    • Industry Advocacy
    • Customer Service & Safety Practices
    • Business Networking
    • Continuing Education
    • Business Best Practices

    “MHEDA MVP winners are among an elite group of distributors that have reached a pinnacle of the best service to customers combined with industry leading business practices,” said Doug Carson, 2018 MHEDA Chairman of the Board and VP of Marketing & Sales for Fallsway Equipment Company in Akron, OH.

    Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Gregory Poole Lift Systems is a full-service provider of material handling solutions throughout eastern North and South Carolina, Virginia and portions of West Virginia. For more information about Gregory Poole Lift Systems, please visit www.gregorypoolelift.com.

    The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) is the only national trade association dedicated solely to improving the proficiency of the independent material handling distributor.  MHEDA represents close 650 companies in the material handling equipment business.  Located in suburban Chicago, the association provides services to companies seeking to improve their business through education, networking, benchmarking and best practices.  For more information, visit www.mheda.org.

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  • Gregory Poole Lift Systems is honored to be named a Yale Dealer of Excellence for 2017

    This award honors Yale® dealers that have exhibited focused leadership, and continue to drive their customers to the highest level of performance in all functional areas of materials handling. To receive the award, dealers must meet rigorous business practice standards and performance criteria which are assessed and modified annually to ensure alignment with evolving customer expectations and heightened industry demands.

    “Our entrepreneurial, exclusive independent dealer network is a definite competitive advantage and integral to providing the expert knowledge and support that drives customer satisfaction and attracts new business. Every year, the Dealer of Excellence recipients demonstrate their ability to enhance their capabilities, meet the increasingly demanding criteria and stand out among a remarkably talented group of dealers,” said Bob Sattler, Vice President, Dealer Business Development.

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  • Gregory Poole Lift Systems is honored to be named a Hyster Dealer of Distinction for 2017

    This annual award recognizes top-performing dealers across the country that drive their organizations to the highest level of sales and service performance.To be named a Hyster Dealer of Distinction, companies must meet defined business practices and overall rigorous performance standards that are updated annually to keep pace with evolving customer expectations and industry dynamics.

    Hyster dealers - and the people they employ - deeply understand customer applications. They are passionate about our industry and dedicated to helping keep customer operations moving and costs under control. These dealers exemplify a bold, entrepreneurial spirit and quest for excellence. We’re delighted to honor their outstanding achievement,” said Bob Sattler, Vice President, Dealer Business Development.

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  • GREGORY POOLE LIFT SYSTEMS RECEIVES INDUSTRY MVP AWARD

    Raleigh, NC – Gregory Poole Lift Systems has been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award for 2018. This is the 8th consecutive year we've received the honor, being named an MVP each year since the inception of the program. In fact, Gregory Poole Equipment Company was the very first MVP winner named when the awards program began in 2011-2012 by the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association).

    Award recipients must satisfy a rigorous set of criteria with less than 10% of the association’s membership earning the award. As a 2018 MVP, Gregory Poole has successfully demonstrated a commitment to business excellence, professionalism and good stewardship.

    To qualify for the annual MVP Award companies are required to provide evidence of their commitment to their partners in business including their customers, employees and suppliers. They must satisfy criteria in the following important areas:

    • Industry Advocacy
    • Customer Service & Safety Practices
    • Business Networking
    • Continuing Education
    • Business Best Practices

    "MHEDA MVP winners represent the very best in dealership management,” said Buddy Smith, 2017 MHEDA Chairman of the Board and CEO of CMH Services in Columbia, SC. “These dealers have demonstrated their commitment to excellence in all aspects of their business.”

    About Gregory Poole Lift Systems

    Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Gregory Poole Lift Systems is a full-service provider of material handling solutions throughout eastern North and South Carolina, Virginia and portions of West Virginia. Gregory Poole represents the full line of Hyster and Yale equipment, from electric pallet jacks and reach trucks to the most rugged container handler and reach stacker. The company’s complementary warehouse products, specialty material handling equipment, extensive parts inventory, OSHA training programs, service programs and rental fleet ensure that it delivers comprehensive solutions that drive efficiency for its customers. For more information about Gregory Poole Lift Systems, please visit www.gregorypoolelift.com.

    About MHEDA


    The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) is the only national trade association dedicated solely to improving the proficiency of the independent material handling distributor. MHEDA represents close 650 companies in the material handling equipment business. Located in suburban Chicago, the association provides services to companies seeking to improve their business through education, networking, benchmarking and best practices. For more information, visit www.mheda.org.

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  • Gregory Poole Lift Systems is honored to be named a Yale Dealer of Excellence for 2016

    This award honors Yale® dealers that have exhibited focused leadership, and continue to drive their customers to the highest level of performance in all functional areas of materials handling. To receive the award, dealers must meet rigorous business practice standards and performance criteria which are assessed and modified annually to ensure alignment with evolving customer expectations and heightened industry demands.

    “Our entrepreneurial, exclusive independent dealer network is a definite competitive advantage and integral to providing the expert knowledge and support that drives customer satisfaction and attracts new business. Every year, the Dealer of Excellence recipients demonstrate their ability to enhance their capabilities, meet the increasingly demanding criteria and stand out among a remarkably talented group of dealers,” said Bob Sattler, Vice President, Dealer Business Development.

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  • Gregory Poole Lift Systems is honored to be named a Hyster Dealer of Distinction for 2016

    This annual award recognizes top-performing dealers across the country who drive their organizations to the highest level of sales and service performance. To be named a Hyster Dealer of Distinction, companies must meet defined business practices and overall rigorous performance standards that are updated annually to keep pace with evolving customer expectations and industry dynamics.

    "Hyster dealers - and the people they employ - deeply understand customer applications. They are passionate about our industry and dedicated to helping keep customer operations moving and costs under control. These dealers exemplify a bold, entrepreneurial spirit and quest for excellence. We’re delighted to honor their outstanding achievement,” said Bob Sattler, Vice President, Dealer Business Development.

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  • Gregory Poole Lift Systems Awarded MHEDA MVP Award For 6TH Consecutive Year

    RALEIGH, NC (January 11, 2017) – Gregory Poole Lift Systems has been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award for 2017! This is the sixth consecutive year that Gregory Poole has earned an MVP Award from the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association).

    Award recipients must satisfy a rigorous set of criteria with less than 7% of the association’s membership earning the award. As a 2017 MVP, Gregory Poole Lift Systems has successfully demonstrated a commitment to business excellence, professionalism and good stewardship.

    “We are honored to accept the MHEDA MVP award for the sixth consecutive year – each year since the inception of the MVP program,” said Hal Ingram, Group Vice President, Lift Systems, Gregory Poole Equipment Company. “Our primary objective is to take care of the customer and we are committed to delivering the world-class equipment and exemplary service our customers have come to expect from the Gregory Poole family. MHEDA has been a valuable partner to us and we are proud to be a part of such a prestigious organization.”

    To qualify for the annual MVP Award, companies are required to provide evidence of their commitment to their partners in business including their customers, employees and suppliers. They must satisfy criteria in the following important areas:

    • Industry Advocacy
    • Customer Service & Safety Practices
    • Business Networking
    • Continuing Education
    • Business Best Practices

    “MHEDA members represent the best of our industry; and those who earn the MVP Award have documented that excellence and commitment to their customers, employees and the material handling industry,” said Scott Lee, MHEDA’s 2016 Chairman of the Board and President of Schaumburg, IL based Conveyor Solutions, Inc. “MHEDA is very proud of our MVP Award winners.”

    About Gregory Poole Lift Systems

    Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Gregory Poole Lift Systems (www.gregorypoolelift.com) is a full-service provider of material handling solutions throughout eastern North and South Carolina, Virginia and portions of West Virginia. Gregory Poole represents the full line of Hyster and Yale equipment, from electric pallet jacks and reach trucks to the most rugged container handler and reach stacker. The company’s complementary warehouse products, specialty material handling equipment, extensive parts inventory, OSHA training programs, service programs and rental fleet ensure that it delivers comprehensive solutions that drive efficiency for its customers. For more information about Gregory Poole Lift Systems, please visit www.gregorypoolelift.com or call 800-447-3125.

    About MHEDA

    The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) is the only national trade association dedicated solely to improving the proficiency of the independent material handling distributor. MHEDA represents close 650 companies in the material handling equipment business. Located in suburban Chicago, the association provides services to companies seeking to improve their business through education, networking, benchmarking and best practices. For more information, visit www.mheda.org

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