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Raymond Receives President's Manufacturing Excellence Award from Toyota Industries Corporation

May 10, 2011
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The Raymond Corporation in Muscatine, Iowa, has received the annual President’s Manufacturing Excellence Award given by Toyota Industries Corporation. Raymond’s Muscatine facility is being recognized for exemplary use of the Toyota Production System principles to transform several production lines, resulting in improvements in the areas of quality, cost and delivery.

GREENE, N.Y. — The Raymond Corporation in Muscatine, Iowa, has received the annual President’s Manufacturing Excellence Award given by Toyota Industries Corporation. Raymond’s Muscatine facility is being recognized for exemplary use of the Toyota Production System principles to transform several production lines, resulting in improvements in the areas of quality, cost and delivery.

“Based on the Toyota Production System philosophies and principals, Toyota executives evaluated several locations in November 2010 to help determine who should receive this prestigious manufacturing award,” said James Malvaso, president and CEO of Toyota Materials Handling North America. “As a result, Raymond’s Muscatine facility exceeded expectations in all areas of manufacturing and production through the use of the Toyota Production System tools and processes. We congratulate the facility and all its employees.”

The official award ceremony was held Monday, May 9, at the Muscatine facility, and was presided over by James Malvaso, president and CEO of Toyota Materials Handling North America; Michael Field, president of operations and engineering division for Raymond; and Chuck Pascarelli, president of sales and marketing division for Raymond. Along with an award plaque, Toyota issued a monetary award that Muscatine used to host an employee luncheon Monday to recognize all associates for their hard work and dedication.

For more information on The Raymond Corporation 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 unmatched material handling technology, expertise and support to increase productivity and cost-efficiency. High-performance, reliable 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 Swing-Reach® trucks. Through its CustomCare™ approach, Raymond and its Sales and Service Centers deliver a comprehensive package of personalized enterprise solutions — like the iWarehouse® fleet optimization system, in-depth industry knowledge and consulting, flexible financing, OSHA-compliant training, and industry-leading asset protection — to optimize warehouse operations.

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

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