Sturtevant, WI -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/06/2016 -- According to Ed Brown, Founder of Topper Industrial U.S. manufacturers facing labor shortages are turning to a fork truck free environment to meet product requirements.
Brown insists the lack of trained operators in specialized jobs, high turnover rates, and aging population in the workforce is putting a squeeze of U.S. manufacturers. There are a reports of more than 1 million manufacturing positions which cannot be filled currently.
Some of this is due to the retirement of baby boomers, seasonal staffing needs, a changing workforce in a dynamic environment.
Fork truck free initiatives are increasingly popular as sufficient data has revealed the true cost of fork truck ownership. Where purchasing managers are focused on lowest cost acquisition, operations managers must account for the extensive budgetary requirements in maintaining the fork truck fleet.
The ergonomic benefits, along with safety enhancements, increase the likelihood of North American fork truck free operations. OSHA compliance is best realized by eliminating the source of the safety hazard, according to Topper Industrial founder Ed Brown.
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About Topper Industrial
For more than twenty years, Topper Industrial, (http://www.TopperIndustrial.com) based just outside of Milwaukee, WI, has been a leader in the material handling equipment industry. The company's product roster features industrial carts, conveyors, lifts, lifts & tilts, shipping racks, containers, casters, and cart components. From mother-daughter carts to quad steer carts to tilt carts and rotate carts, Topper's material handling solutions make delivering material line side more effective through more efficient practices. Topper Industrial has a team of experienced professional experts able to assess and provide the right product for all material handling equipment requirements.
Topper Industrial is a proud member of MHI. The Topper Industrial client roster includes Anderson Windows, Detroit Diesel, Honda, Kia Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Aramark, Johnson Controls, Whirlpool, and Caterpillar. Follow on Twitter @TopperInd. Call 800-529-0909.