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Forklift finals take place next month

Thursday, 12 March 2009 ( #401 ) - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The finals of the annual forklift competition hosted by the SCLAA takes place on 2 April at the National Safety Show in Melbourne.

Contestants will be moving pallets and cages supplied by CHEP Storage Systems, and the competition is supported by many large corporations including Woolworths, Coles, Toll and Qantas.

Over the last six months, the SCLAA has hosted heats for the driving of both counterbalance and reach trucks in all states to select the top male and female operators in Australia.

Trevor Webb and Angela Molloy, last year's national champions, will compete against this year's finalists while driving the latest Hyster forklifts. There will be two novelty events in the final to ensure some luck is needed as well as safe operating practice to move things around a warehouse or distribution system.
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