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Meticulously Designed Yale® Narrow Aisle Reach Truck Series Lands GOOD DESIGN™ Award

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (March 23, 2015) – Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces it has been named a 2014 GOOD DESIGN™ award winner by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design for its NR/NDR-EB narrow aisle reach truck series. Meticulously designed, the series includes advanced technology and features, making it an extremely versatile, operator friendly and efficient solution.

“The Yale engineering process pays special attention to detail, constantly looking to improving load stability, ergonomics and efficiency of each lift truck,” said Matt Wavrek, Senior Vehicle Integration Leader, who led the design project for Yale. “Our narrow aisle lift trucks are some of the most technologically advanced and comfortable reach trucks in their class, and by receiving the GOOD DESIGN award, confirm Yale’s dedication to achieving the ultimate product design.”

Utilizing state-of-the-art AC technology with an auto deceleration system, the NR/NDR-EB narrow aisle reach truck series is engineered to electronically decelerate to a smooth stop when the operator moves the control handle towards neutral, eliminating abrupt jolts to the load for improved load stability. A heavy duty design minimizes sway in high applications, while the lift cylinders provide integral cushioning for excellent mast channel staging and precise load handling.

To provide optimum maneuverability, a conveniently located side-stance control handle permits simultaneous control of travel and hydraulic functions such as forward/reverse, lift/lower, and proportional reach/retract, tilt and side shift. The handle design offers common functionality to other mixed fleet products, reducing the standard learning curve for operators. The series also includes an eight position, adjustable steer tiller handle with spinner knob for simple steering effort.

By incorporating best-in-class ergonomics, the series provides maximum comfort and productivity. It offers the largest floor compartment among leading competitors, along with a wide 5/8”-thick cushioned mat for supportive comfort. The truck’s E-Z ride floorplate is on elastomeric mounts, cushioning the ride to reduce operator fatigue – keeping the operator productive for extended periods.

In addition, the series is equipped with Yale iSi Technology™, a common control system with consistent functionality, software and diagnostic codes across Yale’s line of warehouse trucks. This technology allows four fully programmable operator selectable modes, making it easier for operators and technicians to train on the trucks, and troubleshoot and diagnose issues rapidly, increasing uptime.

The NR045EB narrow aisle reach truck is on exhibit at ProMat 2015 in Yale booth #1003, March 23-26.

About the GOOD DESIGN AWARDS

Founded in Chicago in 1950, GOOD DESIGN remains the oldest and the world’s most recognized program for design excellence worldwide. In 2014, the Museum received several thousand submissions and selected 700 GOOD DESIGN award winners, representing the world’s most important and influential corporations from more than 36 countries. More information on the GOOD DESIGN awards and a list of the 2014 winners may be found at www.chi-athenaeum.org.

About Yale Materials Handling Corporation
Yale Materials Handling Corporation markets a full line of materials handling lift truck products and services, including electric, gas, LP-gas and diesel powered lift trucks; narrow aisle, very narrow aisle and motorized hand trucks. Yale has a comprehensive service offering including Yale Vision wireless asset management, fleet management, Yale service, parts, financing and training. Yale® trucks are manufactured in an ISO 9001:2008 registered facility and range in capacity from 2,000 to 36,000 lbs. For more information, or to find the Yale® lift truck dealer nearest you, call 1-800-233-YALE or visit www.yale.com.

Yale Materials Handling Corporation is part of NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately 5,400 people world-wide.