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Wednesday, 10 February 2010 ( #448 )
Multiquip's EZ Grout Hog Crusher can be attached to a skid steer loader or forklift.
Multiquip's EZ Grout Hog Crusher can be attached to a skid steer loader or forklift.
Forklift attachment saves time and money Las Vegas, NV, United States Multiquip displayed its EZ Grout Hog Crusher job site material recycler at the World of Concrete last week. The Hog Crusher features built-in forklift pockets and attaches to a skid steer loader or forklift. It can pulverise recyclable material in minutes, eliminating the need to have debris removed from construction job sites. It can recycle materials like brick, block, stone, rock, asphalt and non-reinforced concrete. Multiquip product manager Warren Faler says the product saves contractors time and money by eliminating a dumpster rental and waiting for someone to remove the debris at additional cost. Mentor receives Proskills accreditation Chesterfield, United Kingdom Mentor, a UK provider of forklift driver training, has become accredited to the Proskills National Skills Academy for Materials, Production and Supply. The accreditation has been developed to supply employers with a directory of quality-assured training providers. Training courses available under the Proskills NSA accreditation include all types of forklifts, telehandlers and mobile plant equipment. Formed in 1988, Mentor has trained over 350,000 operators in over 5,000 UK companies. It comprises over 170 training professionals and support staff. Proskills is an employer-led organisation representing the interests of process and manufacturing industries in the UK. Manitou's FY2009 revenue halved Ancenis, France Manitou BF's revenue for fiscal 2009 totaled EUR684 million (USD943.5 million), 54% lower than fiscal 2008's EUR1.481 billion (USD2.043 billion). "We're pleased to see that we've eventually bottomed out, with Q4 showing some evidence for organic growth again," says Manitou CEO Jean-Christophe Giroux. Giroux referred to the fourth-quarter revenue of EUR179 million (USD246.9 million), which was 5.3% higher than third-quarter revenue. Manitou expects 2010 to show "mid to high" single digit growth over 2009 due to revived manufacturing volumes and lowered fixed costs. Latest world ranking list Esslingen, Germany The world's leading forklift manufacturers remain in the top four places in dhf-intralogistik's 2008-09 world ranking list, while China's top two manufacturers have switched places. Toyota Industries Corp is first with sales of EUR4.842 billion, KION Group second with sales of EUR4.554 billion, followed by Nacco Industries' EUR1.969 billion and Jungheinrich's EUR1.901 billion. China's Hangcha placed 16th with sales of EUR346 million and Heli is ranked 17th with EUR317 million. Read Forkliftaction.com News next week for the full story with comments from the ranking's author, Wolfgang Degenhard.