Raymond marks 90 years
Nov 15, 2012 10:36 AM
The Raymond Corporation is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2012 as a leader in the materials handling industry. From the company’s invention of the first hydraulic hand pallet truck in 1934 to its advancements in lift truck automation, Raymond has pioneered innovations that improve materials handling productivity, reliability, and efficiency.
“In the past 90 years, the demands on warehouses and distribution centers have dramatically changed,” said Chuck Pascarelli, president of sales and marketing for Raymond. “Facilities are expected to perform more efficiently and be more productive than ever. In response to this, Raymond has designed increasingly sophisticated lift trucks that help producers and shippers reduce costs, increase throughput, improve order picking selectivity, and store more products in smaller and higher spaces.”
Raymond began producing lift trucks in 1922, when George Raymond Sr purchased Lyon Iron Works, a small foundry in Greene NY. Since then, the company has invented and patented technologies such as the hydraulic hand pallet truck, double-faced pallet, narrow aisle lift truck, and Reach-Fork truck—a narrow-aisle concept first introduced by Raymond in the early 1950s to help solve a grocer’s need to go higher in less space.
The company continues researching ways to improve materials handling performance through new and emerging technologies and features such as the Raymond 8000 series pallet trucks featuring PowerSteer, the 7000 series Reach-Fork trucks with Eco-Performance, automated lift trucks, fuel cell-powered lift trucks, and the iWAREHOUSE warehouse optimization system.
Raymond celebrated its 90th anniversary with an open house recently at its headquarters in Greene NY. The company extended appreciation to its network of Raymond sales and service centers and the Greene community.
For more information, visit www.raymondcorp.com or call 800-235-7200.
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