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Raymond Reach-Fork Truck Featured On ‘How It's Made’ Television Show

Wed, 07/15/2009 - 5:47am

GREENE, N.Y. — How is a Reach-Fork truck made? Find out July 17, 2009, when The Raymond Corporation is featured on the Science Channel’s “How It’s Made” television show.

The production team from “How It’s Made” visited Raymond’s Brantford, Ontario manufacturing facility in August 2008 to film the manufacturing process of the RaymondReach-Fork truck. The team spent approximately nine hours capturing the process, from the bending of the sheet metal to assembling the electronics to wrapping the completed truck for shipping.

Reach-Fork trucks are complex machines that feature state-of-the-art design and high-quality parts and materials. They are core material handling equipment in warehouses and distribution centers across the globe,” says Jim Malvaso, Raymond’s president and CEO. “We are looking forward to sharing how Reach-Fork trucks are produced.”

Science Channel crew filming in August 2008 at Raymond's Brantford, Ontario manufacturing facility for 'How It's Made."

The Reach-Fork truck was first invented by Raymond in 1951. This project began in 1949 as an annual space-saving analysis and grew into the invention of a revolutionary, narrow aisle lift truck. Raymond’s current Reach-Fork truck can utilize energy-efficient and environmentally friendly hydrogen fuel cell technology. Raymond continues to create and implement new enhancements that reduce costs and improve productivity.

Please check your local listings for the exact time and channel featuring the premiere of the program. Following the premiere on the Science Channel, “How It’s Made” will continue to air on the Discovery Channel. Check your local listings for dates and times.

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

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