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Forklift Safety

110,000 forklift accidents per year. Let that number sink into your head a little bit. Okay, now that you are over the initial shock the question becomes what can we do to lower that number drastically.  110,000 forklift accidents per year | SHD Logistics News.

The number one, most important role you can play if a manager will be to make sure all of your operators are properly trained. The flip side to that is that if you are an operator ensuring you do not operate equipment you are not trained on. That is not only for your safety but everyone’s safety in the facility.

There is not a price that can be put on safety training when it comes to operating your forklift. Did you know that $135 million of immediate costs are incurred due to forklift accidents each year but the real cost comes in when approximately every 3 days, someone in the US is killed in a forklift related accident.

FSI offers both operator training and train the trainer courses. We provide you with all of the materials that you will need to be OSHA compliant. We can come to your facility or you can come to ours!!

Our Tennessee Headquarters

Address: 884 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37210
Office Hours: 7:30am – 5:00pm (Mon-Fri) 24 Hour Emergency Service for current customers
Phone: (615) 255-6321
Toll Free: (800) 752-1882
Main Fax: (615) 255-8242
Email: safety@forkliftsystems.com

Our Alabama Main Office

Address: 132 West Park Drive, Birmingham, AL 35211
Office Hours: 7:30am – 5:00pm (Mon-Fri) 24 Hour Emergency Service for current customers
Phone: (205) 945-1112
Toll Free: (800) 752-1882
Fax: (205) 945-8783
Email: safety@forkliftsystems.com

 

 

Forklift rodeo adds challenge – Longview News-Journal: Local News

A forklift can be a very difficult piece of machinery to operate. Especially in some of the environments in which to operate them! This is a pretty cool article on the 2nd annual forklift rodeo. Operators come from some diverse places to compete for who the best forklift driver is. I love the new challenge they added this year with the basketball. What a creative and fun idea!

Come check out the article and Youtube video showing these guys in action. Some very experienced and skilled operators in this group!

Forklift rodeo adds challenge – Longview News-Journal: Local News.

How to Safely operate a forklift truck | ConstructionWeekOnline.com

There are a lot of reasons to operate a forklift safely. Number one being so you make it back home to your family safe at the end of the day.

OSHA is cracking down as well on forklift drivers who are not properly certified. These fines can reach into the thousands of dollars for each person cited. That kind of money can add up very quickly!

If your drivers have never been certified or the certification needs to be renewed. Give Forklift Systems a call to see how we can help and potentially save your company a lot of money. We also hold train the trainers classes as well!

Give us a call @ 1-800-752-1882

In the meantime check out these forklift safety tips brought to you by www.constructionweekonline.com

How to … Safely operate a forklift truck | ConstructionWeekOnline.com.

FSI Completes State Of The Art Media Room

            Forklift Systems just completed the installation of a state of the art modular training facility at WWL Logistics inside the Nissan Motors Plant in Smyrna, TN. These units are manufactured by National Partitions. This unit is 36 x 24 x 12 tall. It was built using the optional Hush Core panels so that the room is virtually sound proof for training sessions. These prefabricated units are available in virtually any size or height and can be customized to the customers needs. This particular unit is equipped with 2 HVAC units that have Bluetooth connectivity so temperatures may be adjusted from any smart phone during a training session. This allows the temperatures to be changed in the room without interruption to anyone else.  The room has a Bose sound system in the ceiling, a wireless podium for presentations, a powered roll down screen and ceiling mounted projector

Beginning Construction

           Rear Side During Construction

 

Front Side Main Wall

Inside Finished

Installing Roof

Finishing Touches

This product is available with modular electrical wiring built right in at the factory.  These units can be one or two story and/or mezzanine supported. Doors, windows, electrical outlets, switches, data ports and phone jacks can be placed to custom needs so as to make  them as convenient and user friendly as possible. They can be open rooms or divided into multiple offices.

           Forklift Systems has done everything from a simple in plant office, to training rooms, to insulated refrigerated coolers for the beer industry. They are typically ready to ship from North Carolina within 30 days of the order. Installation is quick and easy due to the modular design. We have installation experts that can get it up and running in as little as 2 days for smaller units and usually within a week for larger units. They are available with non-structural or structural roofs so that he roof can be used for additional storage.  These units are also available for outdoor use such as a guard shacks or storage facilities.

Contact Forklift Systems for this and many other material handling needs. We have trained experts out in the field right now to help you with any problem in your facility.

Phone Support

New Client: (800) 752-1882
Customer Service: 752-1882
Main: TN (615) 255-6321
Main: AL (205) 945-1112
Fax: TN (615) 255-8242
Fax: AL (205) 945-8783


Fresh Out Of The Paint Shop!!

We just received back from our paint shop a 2007 Doosan GC15S-5 Series forklift. We have completely redone the forklift and it turned out looking great!

This particular units come with a Triple 83/187″ Mast, Sideshifter, New Black Traction Cushion Tires, Fresh Paint & OEM Decals, Rear Grab Bar W/ Horn Button and a Rear Worklight. Come check out this forklift here —> http://www.forkliftsystems.com/doosan-cushion-forklift-p-252.html

To check out this great unit plus many more come check us out at http://www.forkliftsystems.com The website is open 24/7/365.

Our Tennessee Headquarters

Our Location: 884 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37210
Office Hour: 7:30am – 5:00pm (Mon-Fri) 24 Hour Emergency Service for current customers.

Our Alabama Location

Our Location: 132 West Park Drive, Birmingham, AL 35211
Office Hour: 7:30am – 5:00pm (Mon-Fri) 24 Hour Emergency Service for current customers.

Cushman Industrial Products

Not many people would know because of the “forklift” in our company names that we offer numerous products beside just forklifts. One of the products I would like to focus on today is our Cushman Industrial line of vehicles. These type vehicles can vary from personnel carts, stock chasers, maintenance carts, golf carts and yes, even emergency type vehicles.

Cushman utility vehicles are famous throughout the world for their dependability, durability, and versatility. Forklift Systems has celebrated a lot of successes with our customer by offering this quality line of vehicles.

Cushman offers factory reconditioned vehicles as well. We just received in one of these units today. It is a 2009 Cushman/EZGO RXV Personnel cart. This unit has everything from new batteries to fresh paint! If you want to check out this great line of products come see us! Let us find solution to all of your warehouse headaches!

http://www.forkliftsystems.com/cushman-pneumatic-electric-personnel-cart-p-253.html

Our Tennessee Headquarters

Our Location: 884 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37210
Office Hour: 7:30am – 5:00pm (Mon-Fri) 24 Hour Emergency Service for current customers.

Our Alabama Location

Our Location: 132 West Park Drive, Birmingham, AL 35211
Office Hour: 7:30am – 5:00pm (Mon-Fri) 24 Hour Emergency Service for current customers.

800-752-1882

Doosan GC15S-5 Now Available!!

These new Doosans are not your Grandfather’s Daewoo! We have some great successes with the Doosan family line of forklifts. These units are engineered with the customer in mind. Very ergonomic and comfortable! Engines are strong and long lasting as well.

We just had a late model 2007 Doosan GC15S-5 become available in our used inventory. This unit comes has a Triple 187″ mast, sideshifter, new black traction tires, 42″ forks, LPG engine. It has been ran through our shop and checked out great!

Follow this link for pictures and pricing on this fantastic machine! http://www.forkliftsystems.com/doosan-cushion-forklift-p-252.html

As always come check out Forklift Systems for your material handling needs! We also are the Nilfisk-Advance, JLG and Cushman dealer for Middle TN and Alabama!

Our Tennessee Headquarters

Our Location: 884 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37210
Office Hour: 7:30am – 5:00pm (Mon-Fri) 24 Hour Emergency Service for current customers.

Our Alabama Location

Our Location: 132 West Park Drive, Birmingham, AL 35211
Office Hour: 7:30am – 5:00pm (Mon-Fri) 24 Hour Emergency Service for current customers

Happy New Year 2013!

I would just like to take a quick second and wish everyone a Happy New Year! In 2012 we saw the market rebound, businesses rebound, sales and profit rebound! Here is hoping we can build on the successes of 2012, learn from our misses and excel towards having a great 2013.

To our customers thank you for making us one of the top material handling dealerships in the nation. Without your loyalty and support we would not be here.

I am thankful for the new friends I have made on social media and we are looking forward to building even more new relationships for 2013.

Nissan 15,500 Lb. Solid Pneumatic Diesel Forklift Now Available!!!

We have just pulled out of our rental a nice, freshly painted Nissan PD155 forklift. These units do not come around much especially for the price we are offering it at! Follow the link below for pictures, specs and pricing!!
This unit would be a great yard truck for a long time to come. Forklift Systems has purchased this machine brand new! The unit has dual drive solid pneumatic tires, strong Nissan diesel engine, fresh paint and been well taken care of!

http://www.forkliftsystems.com/nissan-p155-solid-pneumatic-diesel-forklift-p-243.html      
Remember whether you are looking for new equipment, used equipment, parts, service, rentals, sweeper, scrubbers or aerial equipment give Forklift Systems a call!!

Our Tennessee Headquarters

Our Location: 884 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37210

Office Hour: 7:30am – 5:00pm (Mon-Fri) 24 Hour Emergency Service for current customers.

Our Alabama Location

Our Location: 132 West Park Drive, Birmingham, AL 35211
Office Hour: 7:30am – 5:00pm (Mon-Fri) 24 Hour Emergency Service for current customers

Hiring of Tom Chiles to our Birmingham, AL Branch

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Tom Chiles as the Branch Manager for our Birmingham, Alabama location.

Tom comes to Forklift Systems with an extensive background in the earth moving business.  His career began as a Product Support Sales Representative at John Fabick Tractor Co., the oldest Caterpillar earth moving equipment dealer in the world.  Tom went on the manage the product support department for John Fabick.

Tom made a stop at Aggreko as Managing Director before becoming Product Support Marketing and Business Development Manager for Thompson Tractor Co, the Caterpillar earth moving dealer in Alabama and NW Florida.

Forklift Systems is excited with what the future hold for our Birmingham branch. Tom is an excellent addition to our family here. If you need material handling sales, service, parts or rental in Alabama be sure to give Tom a call!

Our Alabama Location

Our Location: 132 West Park Drive, Birmingham, AL 35211
Office Hour: 7:30am – 5:00pm (Mon-Fri) 24 Hour Emergency Service for current customers.