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Yale Takes Home Aurora Award for Exceptional Operator Training Program

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 11, 2013) – Yale Materials Handling Corporation received a 2013 Gold Aurora Award for its premier Handle with Care Operator Training Program – a comprehensive instructional and educational program for lift truck operator training.

“The Yale Handle with Care Operator Training Program sets a new standard in training excellence as it not only provides operators with the skills needed for professional lift truck operation, but also promotes a safe work environment,” said Bill Pfleger, president of Yale Distribution. “The 2013 Gold Aurora Award further demonstrates this commitment to our customers and lift truck operators.”

Recognized by the Aurora Awards, an international film and video competition, Yale Handle with Care Operator Training offers a one-stop source for complete lift truck operator training. The two-DVD set covers all five classes of lift trucks, and includes everything needed to conduct the classroom component of an OSHA-compliant operator training program. In addition to detailed industry standards and leading-edge training methods, Yale Handle with Care Operator Training offers downloadable support documents including an instructor’s guide, class-specific tests, operating manual, personalized course completion certificates and wallet cards.

The Handle with Care Operator Training is available through an authorized Yale® lift truck dealer.

About Aurora Awards
Created in 1996, the Aurora Awards is an international competition honoring excellence in the film and video industries. Films are judged by the same criteria despite their individual specialties. The competition includes commercial, cable programing and documentaries, industrial, instructional and corporate videos. Nominees are judged on a fixed scale in areas of quality content, professional execution and creativity.

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, Inc. (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 5,300 people worldwide.

Company Contact:
Nicole McLawhorn
NACCO Materials Handling Group
Media Contact:
Carly Diette