Toyota awarded highest honor in New Equipment Digest’s King Awards
Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) was honored during New Equipment Digest’s inaugural “King” Awards program. Toyota’s Integrated Lift Truck Scale was awarded “gold,” the highest ranking in the Material Handling category. The King Awards competition, named after longtime chief editor Bob King, recognizes innovation in manufacturing products. According to the publication, this award showcases the best new manufacturing products introduced during the year. The event recognizes the talent and commitment of companies involved with the development of these products. Award recipients are determined by the readers of New Equipment Digest, who voted for the best products in 11 specific industrial categories. “This year’s response to the competition from companies and readers was tremendous,” said John DiPaola, vice president of Penton Media's Manufacturing and Supply Chain Group and publisher of New Equipment Digest. “The publication
received 83 outstanding product nominees and more than 6,000 votes were cast for the products.” As a winner, Toyota’s Integrated Lift Truck Scale was showcased in the issue of New Equipment Digest and honored at IndustryWeek’s Best Plants Conference in Indianapolis. “We are always gratified when readers and industry professionals affirm the quality of our products,” said Jeff Rufener, president for TMHU. “The King Award is especially meaningful because our Integrated Lift Truck Scale was selected from thousands of reader’s votes.” Designed and manufactured by Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM) in Columbus, Ind., Toyota’s Integrated Lift Truck Scale is available in 4,000 to 5,000 pound load capacities. Ideally suited for freight handlers, warehouses and general shipping, as well as receiving docks, the scale enables operators to quickly view, record or transfer legal-for-trade load weight information while the load is being transported through the facility. With the ability to weigh loads en route, this versatile cost-effective scale eliminates the repetitive, time-consuming process of transporting loads to and from floor scales. Warehouse and freight terminal operators, dependent on weight data for their shipping fees, benefit from an integrated scale. The scale is designed to help avoid costly weight discrepancies and works to ensure safe trailer load weight.