Home Improvement Chain Closes Store – We Got the Racking!

We’ve been tearing out a home improvement store that closed recently – big warehouse full of racking, wire deck, massive carpet roll displays, and a lot of other odds and ends. The trucks are starting to come into Norlift now.

This is a great deal more inventory than we’d like to have on hand, and we’re wanting to get it moving! Give us a call today at 535-1776 for more information.

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New trucks help us bring the service to you

Our service department recently acquired a couple of new vehicles to help us get to customers off-site more efficiently. Whether it’s a forklift delivery or a personal visit from our forklift service rep, we’re investing in our ability to serve you better.

Here’s our new highway truck:


And our new service pickup:

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Norlift sells new and used forklifts, new and used industrial racking, material handling products (think bins, shelving, handtrucks, pallet jacks, etc), and for some unfathomable reason, used office furniture. And we look good doing it. Not as good as you’ll look buying it, though. We’re already a little jealous of you.

Need wheels or casters? ‘Cuz we also do those. We carry everything from furniture glides and casters to lawnmower and wheelbarrow tires to heavy duty industrial casters at Wheel and Caster. For highly entertaining reading on the subject of casters and wheels, check out The Caster Blog.

Toyota Supports Veterans with Hiring Program

Most folks know that Toyota is a Japanese company, but a lot of people don’t realize that Toyota provides a great deal more jobs to Americans than many of the companies founded in America.

One neat initiative they have going now is designed to encourage forklift dealers to hire veterans as forklift technicians. They’re offering to match donations to Hire Heroes USA, an organization that aids veterans in their job searching efforts.

From the Toyota press release:

Building on the momentum of the current Giving Veterans A Lift Operator Safety Training Program, Toyota expands support to our veterans with the new Giving Veterans A Lift Service Technician Program. This new program is designed to assist veterans in finding employment as Toyota service technicians while helping you fill much needed service technician positions. To promote these job opportunities, TMHU is placing a full page ad in GI Jobs magazine this October highlighting the program and the ToyotaLiftTech.com site. We need your help in continuing to post all technician career opportunities on the portal, under “Toyota Links” and “Dealer Job Listing.”

For each veteran hired by a Toyota Industrial Equipment dealer in the United States as a service technician in 2012, after three months of employment, TMHU will match a dealer’s donation (up to $500), in honor of the newly hired veteran, to Hire Heroes USA to help other veterans find employment too.

Seems like a stand up sort of a thing to do. Toyota has been our number one selling forklift for some time now, and it’s great to see them putting their brand power behind an initiative like this.


London 2012 Olympics to Feature Forklift Basketball

Alright, so I lied a little bit. The Olympics aren’t yet ready for a sport quite this revolutionary, with its startlingly slow speeds and precise up-and-down triple-masted action. Check the pictures, I wouldn’t lie to you about a thing like this.

This is all part of the fabulously named Forklift Rodeo held over in Seattle. 27 drivers competed to be named top forklift driver in the state. If you can’t impress the ladies with a title like that, I don’t know what to tell you.

Interesting tidbit – 23 of the drivers chose to use a Norlift-provided Toyota lift for the competition. Now, I’m not saying that Norlift forklifts are basically akin to performance enhancing drugs that will make you, quite simply, win harder … but I wouldn’t object if you were to say something like that. 23 out of 27 forklift drivers can’t be wrong.