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MCFA) supports third annual National Forklift Safety Day

Monday, June 13, 2016

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), manufacturer of forklifts under the Cat® lift trucks, Mitsubishi forklift trucks and Jungheinrich® brands, announced its plans to observe the third-annual National Forklift Safety Day hosted by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) in Washington D.C.

Taking place on June 14, 2016, National Forklift Safety Day serves as an important day for forklift manufacturers to highlight the safe use of material handling equipment and the importance of operator training. This day also provides an opportunity to educate customers, forklift operators and government officials about safe forklift procedures.

“National Forklift Safety Day brings an important focus to safety in our industry – an area that we concentrate on all-year long as a part of our 100% safety initiative,” said Ken Barina, president of MCFA. “In honor of this day, we will represent our employees, dealer network and end-users in Washington D.C. to continue bringing awareness to forklift safety.”

MCFA is emphasizing the importance of National Forklift Safety Day through a variety of safety-focused activities:
• For the third consecutive year, MCFA executives will attend the Industrial Truck Association’s National Forklift Safety Day events hosted in Washington, D.C.
• On June 14, MCFA employees will observe the occasion by attending a company-wide National Forklift Safety Day event on MCFA’s Houston, Texas campus.

Additionally, in honor of the occasion, MCFA has released these “Forklift Rules Of The Road,” to serve as a guide and best practices for safe forklift operation every day.

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