Movers & shakers

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- 22 Jul 2021 ( #1035 )
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Fontius
Fontius
Beckum, Germany
Beumer Maschinenfabrik
has appointed Jörn Fontius as managing director. He succeeds Norbert Stemich, who, after eight years in this position, is now focusing on the activities in the product business area.
Fontius joined Beumer in 2013 to guide corporate strategy. Afterwards, he was head of the global supply chain management. At the end of 2019, he moved to Beumer Corporation in Arlington, Texas, the North American subsidiary, where he was president - airport division until April 2021.
Before joining the system provider in 2013, he was a member of the management board of the Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL).
Fontius graduated in business administration and completed his doctorate in logistics during his professional career. He brings a wealth of experience to his new position.

Surridge
Surridge
Patchway, United Kingdom
Bristol Forklifts
has appointed Steve Surridge to its sales team. He has more than 30 years' experience in the sales of materials handling equipment, and brings extensive knowledge of the warehousing sector, which is hoped to greatly strengthen the dealer's presence in the Bristol and Swindon areas.
Surridge has worked for some of the biggest names in the industry including Crown, BT Rolatruc/Toyota and Combilift. His expertise will be invaluable to companies of all sizes across the region.
Since his arrival, Surridge has been particularly impressed by the quality and diversity of the award-winning range from Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks.
Seattle, WA, United States A Washington State warehouse worker was killed when he was crushed between a forklift and a metal rack. According to the state Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Program (FACE...
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Fact of the week

According to a 2014 news article in the UK's Independent, Monty Python's 1979 song 'Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life' overtook Frank Sinatra's 'My Way' as the preferred choice of music played at funerals. Some people choose to make their final farewell an upbeat affair while traditional hymns, football anthems and classic pop songs continue to top the list of the “funeral music chart”.

Forklift Diaries

It’s personal: building connection and a positive safety culture at Koala Farms
Christine Stiles
With farming one of the most dangerous occupations in Australia, working as a QA and WHS manager at Koala Farms in Queensland is not without its challenges. According to Christine Stiles, getting to know people on a personal level is key.

Inside Forkliftaction

Just when you thought ICE had gone cold, German manufacturer Linde announces a new line of diesel- and LPG-powered forklifts designed for heavier loads.
Sure, there are many battery-powered machines that can cope with heavy loads, but Linde clearly recognises the trust that many owners still place in ICE.
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Fact of the week

According to a 2014 news article in the UK's Independent, Monty Python's 1979 song 'Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life' overtook Frank Sinatra's 'My Way' as the preferred choice of music played at funerals. Some people choose to make their final farewell an upbeat affair while traditional hymns, football anthems and classic pop songs continue to top the list of the “funeral music chart”.
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Forklift Diaries

It’s personal: building connection and a positive safety culture at Koala Farms
Christine Stiles
With farming one of the most dangerous occupations in Australia, working as a QA and WHS manager at Koala Farms in Queensland is not without its challenges. According to Christine Stiles, getting to know people on a personal level is key.

Inside Forkliftaction

Just when you thought ICE had gone cold, German manufacturer Linde announces a new line of diesel- and LPG-powered forklifts designed for heavier loads.
Sure, there are many battery-powered machines that can cope with heavy loads, but Linde clearly recognises the trust that many owners still place in ICE.
At
...Continue Reading