LEXINGTON, Kentucky (June 2, 2015) – CLARK Material Handling Company, an industry leader in the material handling industry, is hosting a community-wide forklift safety event at its Lexington campus on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 in support of the second annual National Forklift Safety Day. The program will run from 11:30AM to 1:30PM and is open to the public. CLARK is located at 700 Enterprise Drive in Lexington, KY at the intersection of New Circle Road and Old Frankfort Pike.

A full schedule of events planned to endorse and promote National Forklift Safety Day include:
• An open house including plant tours at 11:30AM and 12:30PM
• “Lift Truck Rodeo” competition and safety demonstrations
• A display of CLARK aftermarket safety products
• The premiere of a newly produced video, “Forklift Safety: Pre-Shift Inspection”
• Local media coverage including a live radio remote by 98.1 FM ‘The Bull’, WBUL
• Lunch provided by Smokin’ Jax Grill; sponsored by CLARK and KMH Systems
• Door prizes

In addition to the activities in Lexington, CLARK executives will participate in the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) National Forklift Safety Day events taking place June 9 in Washington, D.C.

“At CLARK, we believe it is crucial to emphasize the safe use of forklifts and the importance of operator training,” stated Dennis Lawrence, President and CEO of CLARK. “Forklift safety is not just a one-time focus. We are proud to join with the ITA and our fellow forklift manufacturers to raise awareness about the safe use of forklifts and the continual need for operator training.”

CLARK is the only forklift manufacturer with headquarters in Kentucky and further supports this national effort by offering customer discounts on all safety products purchased during June, 2015. Additionally, CLARK is conducting a lift truck operator instructor training certification course for a number of area companies.

National Forklift Safety Day, sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association, serves as a focal point for manufacturers to highlight the safe use of forklifts and the importance of operator training. This day provides an opportunity for the industry to educate customers, policymakers and the administration on forklift operating safety practices.

About the Industrial Truck Association (ITA)

ForkliftSafetyDay2015LogoWashington-based ITA represents manufacturers of forklifts, tow tractors and pallet trucks in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The organization promotes international standards development, advances engineering and safety practices, disseminates statistical information and holds industry forums.

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