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MidColumbia Forklift Blog / Heavy Equipment

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 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 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 August 25, 2020 at 9:15 AM

According to OSHA, musculoskeletal and repetitive strain injuries are the most common workers comp claims and one of the top reasons employees take time away from work. OSHA also reports: …

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Topics:ForkliftKalmarHeavy Equipment

by Hank Ansley, on June 5, 2020 at 1:45 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new set of challenges unique to the aerospace industry - while plane manufacturers face uncertain futures due to decreased passenger demand, satellite manufacturers have …

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Topics:ForkliftKalmarHeavy EquipmentAerospace Industry

by Dan Bergman, on May 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM

If you’re in the warehousing business, you know that it can be a high-risk working environment. Risks go beyond heavy equipment, however. The constant wear and tear on your pallet …

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Topics:Heavy EquipmentWarehouse Planning

by Hank Ansley, on April 20, 2020 at 9:45 AM

Working in lumber applications can quickly take a toll on your forklifts and operators. Rough terrain. Heavy lifting. Unpredictable weather. The wear and tear caused from working in these conditions …

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Topics:ForkliftHeavy EquipmentLumber IndustryDoosan

by Hank Ansley, on December 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Washington State is home to a diverse and robust forest products industry. Featuring numerous sawmills, lumberyards, logging operations, and other adjacent businesses, forest products are the third largest industry in …

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Topics:KalmarHeavy Equipment

by Hank Ansley, on December 16, 2019 at 6:30 AM

Washington State is home to 75 ports, making it the most trade-dependent state in the US. In addition to international shipping functions, Washington ports operate marinas, intermodal facilities, socks, airports, …

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Topics:KalmarHeavy EquipmentWashington State Ports