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NMHG’s Berea facility named Plant Engineering’s 2011 Top Plant

NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc.’s (NMHG) Berea, Ky., manufacturing facility was honored recently with Plant Engineering’s prestigious 2011 Top Plant Award.  

The 2011 Top Plant Award recognizes manufacturing facilities in North America that achieve outstanding operational results through application of engineering disciplines. Top Plant seeks to:

• Identify plants that achieve operational excellence

• Identify best practices in plant management

Identify manufacturers who operate safe, productive and efficient plants that are ready to meet the challenges of an evolving global manufacturing environment (efficiency is measured both in terms of material and energy efficiency)

“The NMHG Berea facility is elated to receive this accolade,” said John Gardiner, VP Manufacturing, Americas. “Our motto not only at the Berea plant, but throughout all of our manufacturing facilities, is that our workforce is our strongest asset. In order to empower our associates we encourage open communication. The free-flow of communication in a cross-functional environment promotes innovation’ which helps us reach common goals.”  

“NMHG Berea has an excellent record of safety, energy management and community involvement,” said Bob Vavra, editor and content manager, Plant Engineering. “What really set NMHG Berea apart was their commitment to workforce training and development, which our readers cite as their most crucial issue. The commitment to hiring and training personnel at NMHG Berea is a great example to other manufacturers that the investment in personnel can pay tremendous dividends.” 

The NMHG Berea facility manufactures 1–9 ton internal combustion engine Hyster® and Yale® lift trucks.

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