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Disaster Relief Efforts Get Three Times the Lift

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (June 3, 2015) – Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces its donation of three GC050VX Veracitor® lift trucks to the American Red Cross, each providing 5,000 pounds of lifting capacity to move critical supplies in support of disaster relief efforts. The American Red Cross Disaster Field Supply Centers (DFSC) in Dallas, Texas, Atlanta, Ga. and Carlisle, Pa., will each receive a truck.

“Yale is honored to support the American Red Cross’ efforts to prepare our country for emergencies at a moment’s notice,” said Chuck Bittenbender, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc., who spearheaded the donation. “The DFSC Centers will benefit greatly from the addition of reliable and efficient lift trucks to transport essential items most needed when a disaster strikes.”

Hy-Tek Material Handling Inc., a Yale® dealer headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, helped facilitate the donation by preparing the trucks for shipment to the American Red Cross warehouse facilities. In addition, Briggs Equipment, and Eastern Lift Truck Co, Inc. have offered to provide 12 months of free maintenance for the donated trucks. Briggs Equipment will maintain the trucks in Dallas, Texas, and Atlanta, Ga., while Eastern Lift Truck Co, Inc. will maintain the truck in Carlisle, Pa.

“The American Red Cross depends on donations from corporate partners to help support extensive relief efforts,” said Michael Parks, CEO for the Northeast Ohio Region of the American Red Cross. “In the event of man-made or natural disasters, successful relief efforts depend on nimble operations to support quick-response efforts in the field. We are thankful to Yale for this generous donation, which will greatly benefit the efficiency of these efforts.”

The Yale® GC050VX Veracitor lift trucks offer innovative features and ergonomics, along with industry-leading power for maximum performance in high duty cycles, essentials that will help the American Red Cross increase efficiency at their DFSC Centers.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. It responds to approximately 70,000 disasters in the United States every year, ranging from home fires that affect a single family to hurricanes that affect tens of thousands, to earthquakes that impact millions. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit

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

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.

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