Hank Ansley

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by Hank Ansley, on June 28, 2021 at 3:45 PM

For busy ports and terminals in Washington state, shipping has exploded in recent years. Increasing consumer demand and changing trade patterns have created increased volume through congested spaces. To cope …

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Topics:ForkliftHeavy EquipmentWashington State Ports

by Hank Ansley, on June 14, 2021 at 2:58 PM

Ports and terminals make up a huge portion of Washington state’s material handling businesses. The harsh environments and demanding workloads require durable equipment to move shipping containers full of product …

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Topics:ForkliftKalmarHeavy Equipment

by Hank Ansley, on April 9, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Forklift operators often deal with high levels of physical strain. This risk is even higher when they're transporting large and bulky items. Why? These items block drivers' views, forcing them …

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Topics:ForkliftKalmarForklift PartsForklift Safety

by Hank Ansley, on March 19, 2021 at 4:47 PM

Pedestrian safety is a major concern for any business operating with forklifts. While proper training of operators and pedestrians can help reduce risks, some safety managers want more peace of …

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Topics:Forklift PartsForklift SafetyWarehouse PlanningForklift Attachments

by Hank Ansley, on February 19, 2021 at 2:52 PM

Here in the Pacific Northwest, rain doesn’t stop us from getting the job done. But, as every Washingtonian knows, the right gear makes all the difference. Being wet and miserable …

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Topics:ForkliftHeavy EquipmentDoosan

by Hank Ansley, on February 12, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Running a warehousing operation is a demanding job: scheduling, maintenance, fleet optimization, and personnel management are difficult tasks. But the work goes beyond your shift management. Managing your facility’s security …

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Topics:ForkliftForklift Fleet Management

by Hank Ansley, on January 15, 2021 at 11:49 AM

Kalmar’s heavy equipment is known for its high quality construction and big impacts for port operations. The Super Gloria Reach Stackers deliver on Kalmar’s reputation for innovation and quality. Boasting …

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Topics:KalmarHeavy Equipment

by Hank Ansley, on January 8, 2021 at 10:53 AM

Electric forklifts are well-known for their use in warehouse settings. But their usefulness extends to some surprising applications beyond moving pallets of product. Electric forklifts’ energy efficiency and dependable performance …

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Topics:ForkliftElectric ForkliftsAgriculture Industry

by Hank Ansley, on December 25, 2020 at 12:51 PM

If only evaluating forklift listings were as simple as shopping for a used car. Unfortunately, there’s no Kelley Blue Book to consult when it comes to determining the value of …

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Topics:ForkliftUsed EquipmentForklift Trade-in

by Hank Ansley, on December 18, 2020 at 8:49 AM

Forklifts have become a backbone for every industrial and manufacturing business. A well-functioning forklift fleet can help you recoup equipment costs, reduce employees' workloads and streamline productivity. Like any vehicle, …

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