Material Handling Inc. and Industry News

MHI Earns Top Workplace for Second Consecutive Year– The Tennessean has awarded MHI the Top Workplace of Middle Tennessee for the second straight year. 

OSHA Reveals its Top Ten for 2019 – OSHA has released its Top Ten cited categories for 2019. See what businesses were fined for most this year.

CLARK Introduces New Low Lift Pallet Jacks – HWXE/PWXE…The foundation of the CLARK Powrworker® line continues to set the standard for rugged dependability since its introduction as the industry’s first hydraulically powered low-lift in 1920.

CLARK Reveals Pink Forklift for 2019 – CLARK Material Handling has revealed in 2019 pink S-Series forklift in honor of “The Cure.”

MHI Earns Top Workplace Award – We are proud to announce that the “Tennessean” has awarded our Nashville branch the “Top Workplace Award” for 2019. Learn more about the award and what it takes to achieve it.

Linde Introduces New Order Picker – Linde Material Handling introduces the new model 5215 Order Picker. See all the new features, advantages, benefits and video.

Linde Introduces New Narrow Aisle Reach Truck – Linde has introduced the new model 5195 Reach Truck for narrow and very narrow aisle applications

Material Handling Inc. Named “Dealer of Excellence”– CLARK Material Handling has named Material Handling Inc. as  “Dealer of Excellence” for 2019.

CLARK Expands Lexington Ky Facility, Re-shores Models – CLARK Material Handling has expanded it’s Lexington Kentucky manufacturing facility to add a third line and re-shored models.

Mike Sain, President MHI Appointed to TCCI We’re proud to announced that our President, Mike Sain has been received a three year appointment to the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

MHI Named Dealer of Excellence – We are pleased to announced that we have once again been name a “Dealer of Excellence” by Hawker Powersource.

Electrification Panel Discussion Included MHI President – A panel of experts from Lockheed Martin Energy, The Tennessee Valley Authority, The Clean Cities Coalition, and Material Handling, Inc., came together to encourage dialogue and conversation around a popular concept in the energy industry: Beneficial Electrification (BE) and our President, Mike Sain was asked to participate.

MHI Plans Grand Opening for New Bowling Green Facility – Material Handling Inc has renewed its commitment to the South Central Kentucky material handling equipment market with its latest plans to celebrate with customers and prospective customers on April 27th, 2018.

Linde’s 346, Built Like No Other – Linde’s 346 3- wheel electric forklift is engineered and manufactured for maximum performance, durability and reliability. Find out how Linde engineers built a 3-wheel forklift that out performs and out lasts all other competing models.

CLARK Introduces the New S-Series Forklifts – Clark has introduced the new S-Series forklifts that build on their century of forklift engineering and manufacturing. With optional telemetry, which can provide a wealth of data to optimize utilzation, this new CLARK is one of the smartest forklifts on the market.

Material Handling Inc. Announced Dealer of the Year – Material Handling Inc. is proud to have been selected as the Dealer of the Year, 2017 by CLARK Material Handling. Each year, CLARK selects a hand full of dealers that excel in customer service, sales and operations, then selects the “cream of that crop” as the top dealer. We are honored to have received this designation for 2017. All of our associates at Material Handling Inc. treat each customer like a member of the family and this approach to customer service has resulted in many awards over the years.  Read more about our approach on our Vision, Mission and Values Page.

OSHA’s Free Safety Consultation Program – OSHA provides small to medium size companies that lack the resources for safety departments and managers, a free consultation service to help identify areas that present potential liabilities and hazards. Learn more about the program and sign-up.

MHI Receives Safety Awards – MHI has earned two separate awards from BB & T insurance, representing MHI’s commitment to safe working operations. Read more about the awards.

Section 179 Tax Savings Still in Play – You have until January 1, 2018 to put equipment in service and get tax savings in 2017. Learn more about the deductions available this year.

Linde Material Handling Adds New Models – Linde Material Handling, part of the KION Group, has added to new models to bring Linde quality, value and durability to the mainstream forklift model, at competitive pricing.

CLARK Material Handling Earns MVS Status – CLARK Material Handling has earned Most Valuable Supplier status from MHEDA (Material Handling Distributors Association).

MHI Employees Pull Together to Benefit Harvey Victims – When hurricane Harvey devastated so many lives in Houston, MHI employees pulled together and made a great donation of time and materials to help assist those effected. 

CLARK Material Handling Centennial Celebration – Since 1917 CLARK has been a pioneer in the material handling industry and this year marks their 100th year of producing material handling equipment. To celebrate, CLARK has designed a special Centennial Edition Forklift including a special Centennial Warranty. See the new Centennial Edition forklift and warranty.  More…

Linde Adds Extended CareWarranty – See the Savings Add Up – All Class 1,4 and 5 models will receive at no charge the Linde Extended Care Warranty.

Introducing Baoli Forklifts by KION – Value Packed and Better Backed – MHI is proud to introduce the latest forklift to our lineup, the Baoli, by KION (Linde’s parent). Baoli is a great affordable alternative for light-use applications.

CLARK Introduces New FORD Engine for GEN2 Forklifts – CLARK Material Handling has announced that GEN2 Model, LPG forklifts will feature Ford’s 2.5 Liter that will improve peformance, reduce maintenance costs and improve efficiency. This addition will also cut engine service intervals in half!

KION Ads Baoli Forklifts to It’s Line-up – We are very excited to announce the addition of the world-wide Baoli forklift line to our product lines. Read more about Baoli and this addition.

Section 179 is Back and Better for 2016 – Thanks to the PATH Act (Protection Against Tax Hikes) approved by Congress, Section 179 deductions have been increased to $500,000 with bonus depreciation kicking in after that amount.This means real savings for any company considering a new or used forklift.

CLARK Increases Footprint in USA – Effective May of this year, CLARK Material Handling will move production of two more of its lift trucks to Lexington, KY. This move is seen as not only a dedication to providing dealers and customers with products more efficiently and effectively, but it promotes the concept of reshoring jobs to America.

OSHA Raises Fines for the First Time in Decades – On November 3rd, it was announced that OSHA would increase penalties for the first time since 1990. The new provision is entitled the “Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.”

Linde Introduces it’s New Line-up of Heavy Duty Forklifts – Linde’s new BR1411 line of heavy duty forklifts will change the way you think about big forklifts. Linde has engineered a heavy duty forklift that performs with the quality you’d expect, while maintaining the ease of use and service of a forklift much smaller than it’s size.

Material Handling, Wins Prestigious Dealer of Excellence Award – CLARK Material Handling has presented us with the Dealer of Excellence Award for 2015. Read more and see pictures of our event!

New OSHA Report; The Costs of Not Protecting Our Workforce – A new report generated by OSHA highlights the real costs associated with on the job injuries, who pays them and how this impacts the employee and taxpayers.

MHI Named Dealer of Excellence by Hawker Powersource for 2014FY – Material Handling Inc is proud to receive this award, given by Hawker to its top dealers. Thank you to all the MHI employees who made this distinction possible. 

Green Technology Moves Nashville – As propane fuel prices continue to rise, and supply chains are mandated to go green, LP gas forklifts are quickly being replaced with electrics. 

AMP Disposes of Hazardous Equipment By-Products – When you get batteries serviced by one of our trained AMP technicians, you can feel good knowing that all hazardous waste byproducts, including waste water, junk acid and scrap batteries will be disposed of in the proper, environmentally safe way.

Designed and Built in the USA: The New Linde 346 Electric Forklift – This exciting new 36/48 Volt Linde lift truck represents a new standard of design and engineering innovation. 

CLARK PWX/HWX Electric Pallet Jacks Give Powerful Performances – CLARK never stops improving their equipment. With the PWX/HWX 30-40 series 100% AC pallet jack, CLARK took the highly successful design of the PWD/HWD series and enhanced it by adding 100% AC technology.

Komatsu Offers Lift Truck Solutions – Whether you are a grocer challenged by better space utilization, a pharmaceutical distribution center dominated by narrow aisles, or even a paper warehouse managing multiple sized pallet loads, Komatsu has the right lift truck to meet your exacting standards and ease your frustrations

Komatsu IC Units Reduce Your Overall Costs – Need a lift truck that reduces overall costs?   Then the Komatsu Internal Combustion (IC) AX and BX Series lift trucks are for you.  The series has been redesigned to incorporate…

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