THANK YOU to those who participated or donated to this year's Walk Across America for Chiari awareness. Southern States Toyotalift has been a proud National Sponsor of the Conquer Chiari "Walk Across America" for three years, and 2014 marked the 7th year the walk had been held in Tampa.
From the Chiari Foundation: "The Chiari Malformation is a serious neurological disorder affecting 300,000 people in the US. The Conquer Chiari Walk Across America is a series of local awareness and fundraising walks held across the country on the same day. Join us on this special day and help the thousands of families struggling with this terrible disease."
*** Sales and Use Tax Holiday ***
Effective April 30, 2014, an exemption from sales and use tax is available for purchases of industrial machinery and equipment used at a fixed location in Florida by an eligible manufacturing business that will manufacture, process, compound, or produce for sale items of tangible personal property. Continue reading this article (pdf link)
New Toyota-built engines provide unbeatable fuel efficiency
Powering Toyota's line of Large Capacity 8-Series lift trucks are two new powerful Toyota engines designed for industrial operation. These new engines feature the latest in engine technology and are able to deliver the same or greater horsepower and torque than the larger 6-cylinder engines they replaced. While increasing power they reduce fuel consumption by 30% for the diesel engine and 20% for the gasoline/LPG versions. In short, productivity goes up, operating costs go down. Read more about the new engine and the large capacity trucks at ToyotaForklift.com
Toyota's "Giving Veterans a Lift" Program Extends through 2014 COLUMBUS, Ind. - (Feb. 20, 2014) - Toyota Material Handling, USA, Inc. (TMHU), supplier of the number one selling brand of lift trucks in North America, announced the extension of the company's "Giving Veterans a Lift" dealership technician career and operator safety training program through Dec. 31, 2014. Toyota created the program to help veterans find employment and equip them with job skills to support a career in the material handling field. The program also assists Toyota dealers recruit qualified service technicians. Through the Giving Veterans a Lift program, Toyota Industrial Equipment dealers helped nearly 300 veterans obtain forklift training and hired several other veterans.
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TOYOTA RANKED #1 SUPPLIER FOR 11th CONSECUTIVE YEAR
IRVINE, Calif., (October 3, 2013) - For the 11th consecutive year, Toyota achieved the top ranking as the world's largest lift truck supplier in Modern Materials Handling's Annual Top 20 listing. Toyota reported $6.88 billion in worldwide sales revenue for the 2012 fiscal year. - See more at ToyotaForklift.com
Florida Lift Systems commemorates 10 years as a TOYOTA distributor.
Pictured - Jeff Fischer, CEO Florida Lift Systems.
Toyota lift trucks ranked safest in material handling study
For the third consecutive year Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) ranked number one as the lift truck buyers and specifiers consider safest in a recent study conducted by Peerless Research Group on Lift Truck Safety.* Toyota also rated highest in an evaluation of what specific brand prospective lift truck purchasers consider to have the fewest safety-related incidents and be the most affordable to maintain in terms of safety. “Safety is always a top priority for our company and our industry,” said Jeff Rufener, president of TMHU. “It is especially gratifying to have forklift buyers rank us as the safest lift truck brand.” continue reading at Material Handling Wholesaler
Southern States Toyotalift donates Forklift to Albany Tech
ALBANY, GA --
Albany Technical College was presented with a brand new Toyota forklift Thursday morning.
Southern States TOYOTAlift and Florida Lift Systems, Inc. are responsible for the donation to the Automotive Technology and Diesel Equipment Technology programs.
According to some of the teachers in the program, the vehicles students are currently using in class are older models, so having this new model will give them the opportunity to learn about the newest technology.
Clifford Kyle, the chair of the automotive technology program, says having this new technology allows students to have a top-of-the-line, hands-on experience, and this experience is what’s going to get them a job when they graduate.
After the presentation, representatives from TOYOTAlift interviewed some of the students to possibly hire them when they graduate.
article courtesy of MyFox31
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