Raymond and Associated Named 2009 Inaugural Vendor of the Year by Medline

Raymond and Associated Material Handling Named Inaugural Vendor of the Year by Medline

Feb 04, 2010
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The Raymond Corporation and Associated Material Handling Inc., a Raymond Sales and Service Center, have been named 2009 Vendor of the Year by Medline Industries, Inc., the leader in health care product distribution in the United States. Medline is assisted by a fleet of more than 1,000 Raymond® lift trucks, including Reach-Fork® trucks, walkie pallet trucks, orderpickers, counterbalanced lift trucks and Swing-Reach® trucks. This is the first year of Medline’s Vendor of the Year program.

GREENE, N.Y. — The Raymond Corporation and Associated Material Handling Inc., a Raymond Sales and Service Center, have been named 2009 Vendor of the Year by Medline Operations, the leader in health care product distribution in the United States. Medline is assisted by a fleet of more than 1,000 Raymond® lift trucks, including Reach-Fork® trucks, walkie pallet trucks, orderpickers, counterbalanced lift trucks and Swing-Reach® trucks. This is the first year of Medline’s Vendor of the Year program.

Raymond has partnered with Medline for more than 10 years, providing the company with expertise and custom solutions that include AC-powered lift trucks, operator compartment sensor systems, lift height selectors, and customized fork and wheel designs that aid in proper pallet placement. Associated Material Handling coordinates service needs on Raymond lift trucks across Medline’s 36 nationwide locations, and has designed and installed more than 90 percent of all Medline’s warehouse racking.

“In selecting the recipient of the Vendor of the Year award, we thought about who has been our most dependable and flexible partner; who has brought us measurable and significant value, not just low price; and who has consistently suggested creative solutions,” says Bill Abington, president of operations for Medline. “We require quick turnaround and timely responses to our requests, and Associated Material Handling has stepped up in every instance and met our needs. We could not sustain our high growth rate — such as opening six distribution centers in six months — without valued partners like Raymond and Associated Material Handling.”

For more information on Raymond lift trucks or to locate a Raymond Sales and Service Center, visit www.raymondcorp.com or call (800) 235-7200.

The Raymond Corporation is a global provider of material handling solutions that improve space utilization and productivity, with lower cost of operation and greater operator acceptance. Raymond offers the iWarehouse® system, an enterprise fleet optimization solution for warehouse and distribution center managers to collect and analyze real-time lift truck data to maximize fleet productivity and reduce costs. High-performance, reliable, ergonomically designed Raymond lift trucks range from a full line of manual and electric pallet trucks and walkie stackers to counterbalanced trucks, Reach-Fork trucks, orderpickers and dual-purpose (pallet handling/case picking) Swing-Reach trucks.

For additional information about The Raymond Corporation or to locate a Raymond Sales and Service Center, visit the company Web site at www.raymondcorp.com or call (800) 235-7200. Above. And beyond.®, iWarehouse®, Raymond®, Reach-Fork®, and Swing-Reach®, are U.S. trademarks of The Raymond Corporation.

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