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Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 ( #657 )
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The award-winning BT Movit N-series tow tractor.
TMHE truck design honoured
Hannover, Germany

Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) received the iF international design award for its BT Movit N-series tow tractor in Munich, Germany last week.
The BT Movit N-series truck is suitable to work in a variety of environments, ranging from warehouses to hospitals. "We are honoured that our tow tractor has been chosen for its clean and functional design," says TMHE head of design Magnus Oliveira Andersson.
The International Forum Design Awards (iF) has been supporting the work of talented designers since 1953 by promoting healthy competition and increasing their worldwide visibility. This year, the jury of 49 experts evaluated designs from 55 countries. The MHE BT Movit N-series is one of the winners selected from about 3,249 entries.

IPAF supports Miami awards
Miami, FL, United States

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) will support the first ALH Conference and Awards held on 11 November at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami, Florida, USA.
The North American-focused event will feature a one-day conference followed by an awards evening. It is organised by Access Lift & Handlers (ALH) magazine. ALH is the official magazine of IPAF in North America. IPAF will provide speakers and input into the conference topics.
The IPAF North American Regional Council will meet on 10 November and IPAF will organise an IPAF members’ breakfast meeting at the Biltmore Hotel on the morning of 11 November.

Hyster names award winners
Greenville, NC, United States

Hyster Company has announced its 2013 Dealer of Distinction award recipients.
The 13 dealers were chosen because they have met defined business practices and performance standards, including "superior customer satisfaction, dealer performance, general management, truck sales, short-term rental, training, aftermarket sales and parts and service operations".
The award recipients are: Arnold Machinery Company – Utah; Equipco Division Phillips Corp; Hilo Materials Handling Group;, LiftOne LLC – South Division; MH Equipment – Iowa Division; Papé Material Handling – Central Washington; Papé Material Handling – Eugene; Papé Material Handling – Fremont; Papé Material Handling – Fresno; Papé Material Handling – Portland; Papé Material Handling – Seattle; Papé Material Handling – Spokane; and VBS Material Handling Equipment.

Yale honours top dealers
Greenville, NC, United States

Yale Materials Handling Corp has recognised its top performing dealers with its 2013 Dealer of Excellence awards. A celebration is planned for 23 March in Arizona where the awards will be presented. The awards program was established 20 years ago. The recipients are: Alta Equipment Company (Eastern Michigan Division); Berry Material Handling, Black Equipment Company; Burns Industrial Equipment; Dougherty Equipment Company (North Carolina Division); Eastern Lift Truck Co; Fairchild Equipment, (Wisconsin Division); Fitzgerald Equipment Co; Harding Forklift Services; Hilo Materials Handling Group; Insley-McEntee Equipment Company; Inc, Key Material Handling Equipment Co. Inc, M&G Materials Handling Co, MacKinnon Equipment & Services; Medley Material Handling Company; Northland Industrial Truck Company (Massachusetts Division); Ohio Materials Handling (Burns); Riekes Equipment Company; Tynan Equipment Co; Yale/Chase Equipment and Services (North Division); and Yale Kentuckiana,                                                                                              

Wal-Mart orders GenKey package
Latham, NY, New York

Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores has ordered a package of GenDrive fuel cell units, GenFuel infrastructure and GenCare service from Plug Power Terms were not disclosed.
Under its new turnkey GenKey program, Plug Power will deploy the 1,738 fuel cell units to six sites over two years in fulfilling its largest order. The GenFuel aspect includes infrastructure and hydrogen fuel supply, and the deal includes a six-year GenCare service contract for each site. Publicly traded Latham-based Plug Power disclosed the order on 10 February, but could not release the customer’s identity at that stage.
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