POY Finalist: AC lift truck
Finalist in Material Handling Systems in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The 8-Series, 4-wheel electric AC lift truck with AC drive system offers fast response to operating commands, precise power control, compact components, and higher levels of productivity throughout the entire work shift.
The 8-series comes with a stability system that monitors key forklift operations, detecting and counteracting instability to reduce the risk of tipovers while delivering enough power to move loads up to 6,500 lbs. For added security, a keyless touchpad entry system allows only designated personnel to operate the equipment.
Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc.
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In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.