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February is American Heart Month

February 1, 2016

Poor diet, lack of exercise and other major risk factors for heart disease and stroke are responsible for at least 25 percent of companies’ healthcare costs. Is it any wonder that investing in the health of employees is one of the best... Read more about February is American Heart Month

Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

January 18, 2016

As easy as it is today, cleaning the floors were as difficult and time consuming years ago. There are in today’s market, equipment that make sweeping and/or scrubbing that surface very quick indeed. Take the Advance Captor as a very good... Read more about Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

Are you treating your customers like dogs?

December 15, 2015

Having recently been introduced to a shameful statistic, I thought it timely to give you my opinion on this subject. See if you can swallow this dose of reality: When interviewed, travel agents believe they retain 78% of their paying customers.... Read more about Are you treating your customers like dogs?

XS Equipment Protection Plan for Forklifts

International XS Program Managers based in Cleveland, Ohio launch new Warranty Division with initial focus on extended service/warranty program for forklifts.

International XS Program Managers has brought on the Calco Lift Guard extended service, forklift warranty program and enhanced the plans with improved features.

George Schmid states, “We have joined forces with International XS Program Managers and rebranded Calco Lift Guard to provide a superior extended service, forklift warranty plan for forklift dealers on new and used equipment. The new name of the coverage is, XS Equipment Protection Plans - Forklift, and our intention is to add other material handling equipment product lines in the near future. The coverage is available in all 50 states and Canada.

In addition, we have brought in a new Service Contract Provider, TMI Solutions, based in Roswell, GA to provide all administration and claims services.

XS Equipment Protection Plans – Forklift for new and used forklifts Classes I-V, provides dealers the opportunity to better protect their customers with a comprehensive forklift warranty and generate extra revenue (parts & service profit centers) for the dealership. This enhanced forklift warranty plan also compliments dealers’ current forklift truck maintenance programs and improves customer retention, for the dealership.

TMI Solutions', are warranty/extended service professionals and currently process over 750,000 service contracts a month. They will process all claims for the forklift warranty program at their Roswell, Georgia facility.

The International Excess group of companies is a national insurance wholesaler, program manager and warranty provider operating in all fifty states. With a concentration in property, liability, inland marine, errors and omissions, directors and officers, commercial auto and umbrella, they are able to offer the client a full range of products. The insurance program division builds customized multi-state insurance programs for specialty industries, associations and groups of policy holders. Services include underwriting, rating structures, policy issuance, and regulatory compliance.

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