Southeast Industrial Equipment is celebrating 30 years in the materials handling industry and we would like to thank you for continuing to trust us your premier equipment, service, parts, and after-market solution.
We look forward to what this year has in-store as we seek to better serve you for many more years to come. From the Southeast Industrial Equipment family to yours, THANK YOU
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According to an article published on mmh.com … “New orders, which are viewed as the engine driving manufacturing, rose 0.9 percent to 53.0, heading up for the third straight month, and production rose 1.4 percent to 56.0, also up for the third month in a row.” – Jeff Berman, Group News Editor for Modern Materials Handling
Click to read the full article here >> “Manufacturing activity is up in November for third straight month, reports ISM”
According to the findings in the article above, businesses are stretched to get this years’ inventory off their shelves before the new year begins. Production of new items slowed in order to relieve the existing items therefore leaving room in the budget to purchase/lease new equipment to keep up with production for 2017! Read more about why now is the time to ACT when purchasing or leasing new equipment for your facility to benefit from the most beneficial tax deductions before the end of 2016!
Updates to the tax deduction and MORE questions answered!
Section 179 of the IRS tax code gives businesses the opportunity to deduct the full purchase price of forklifts and other qualifying new business equipment purchased or financed during the tax year up to $500,000 with an added bonus first year depreciation benefit. This years’ spending cap of $2,000,000 is an advantage for small business. Increasing savings and providing for higher profit margins. The PATH Act 2015 (“Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015”) allows for an added 50% bonus first year depreciation deduction.
Our customers come to us looking for the top of the line equipment as well as the superior service we are known for. Contact Southeast Industrial Equipment to get a quote for your next equipment purchase or lease and calculate your savings for 2016 below!
Safety is our top priority here at SIE and June is National Safety Month. We encourage our associates, operators and customers to practice safety at all times when in contact with material handling equipment. As part of National Safety Month the Industrial Truck Association sponsors National Forklift Safety Day annually on June 14th and Southeast Industrial Equipment believes that
A safe workplace starts with safety training.
SIE offers a full line of training options whether you need to keep in compliance with OSHA regulations, operator training, forklift safety training, on-site or in-house training and more. Southeast Industrial Equipment is showing support by offering our safety training class held on June 24th, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Our in-house classes are held throughout the year at our Charlotte branch location 12200 Steele Creek Road Charlotte, NC 28273 in the Southeast Industrial Equipment training room. This course offers a range of safety training opportunities from OSHA Compliance to Train-the-Trainer. Contact us for more information and to book your spot today!
1. Southeast Industrial Equipment is a second-generation, family owned operation with American roots coming up on our 30th anniversary. Since 1987 SIE has continued to evolve as the premier supplier of quality equipment, products, and superior services in the materials handling industry.
2. We are the full solution to your material handling needs. With nine locations across the Southeast and an expansive inventory of new and used equipment, we are sure to have the right truck for your application.
4. Over 1,000 rental units in stock and a centralized rental department ready to take your call! SIE has the most competitive rates in the southeast offering daily, weekly, or monthly rentals.
5. “When a customer has a problem, it becomes our problem.” – President, Cory Thorne. SIE takes pride in providing superior service. Our fleet of fully stocked service vans are ready to take on most issues at your facility or ours. If your break down is after hours, be sure to take advantage of our 24/7 emergency service.
IT DOESN’T END THERE!!!
SIE has a centralized parts department with over $2 million in inventory and most parts available overnight for all types of industrial equipment.
We have over 300 associates including highly trained territory managers ready to bring our solutions to you. Through site surveys, product knowledge, training and experience, our sales force will provide you with the knowledge of equipment necessary for your application.
Why stop there? We can provide the paramount warehouse design you have been looking for whether you need a full overhaul, new racking, or updated safety equipment, we do it all! Our warehouse catalog and design partners are the answer to your facility’s productivity needs.
Rest assure that your warehouse is running smoothly with the latest technology SIE has to offer. Fleet Management programs to monitor the productivity of your facility and keep costs down. SIE offers training programs such as operator training, safety training, Train-The-Trainer, and more. Our mission is to keep safety as a top priority to keep productivity up and costs down.
For more information, contact us by phone (866) 696-9125, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by one of our nine locations scattered through the southeast.
Southeast Industrial Equipment wins the TMHU President’s Award for the second consecutive year!
SIE was 1 of 14 dealers awarded in 2017 at the annual TMHU dealer meeting in San Antonio, TX for our efforts in 2016! In addition, we won Sales Elite, Sales Excellence, & Parts Excellence for the second consecutive year in a row!
See SIE’s experience from the 2016 award ceremony below!
Southeast Industrial Equipment was recently awarded Toyota Industrial Equipment‘s highest honor, the President’s Award, for 2015. SIE is one of the 15 elite recipients of this distinguished award, selected from TIE’s network of more than 220 dealership locations in North America.
SIE was recognized at Toyota’s Annual Forklift Dealer Meeting for demonstrating excellence in parts, service, equipment sales, customer satisfaction and overall forklift dealership operations. This is the fourth time SIE has been awarded the President’s Award.
“Toyota’s President’s Award winners set the bar high, and push themselves hard to succeed,” said Jeff Rufener, president of TMHU. “They are the best of the best in our industry.”
Read Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A. Inc honors blog here .
ADDITIONAL 2015 DEALER HONORS
Toyota Commercial Finance Ambassador Award
Southeast Industrial Equipment was awarded the Ambassador Award by Toyota Commercial Finance. In recognition for SIE’s continued support and for achieving $100,000,000 in lease and retail outstanding with TCF.
In addition, SIE won TMHU Sales Elite Award for the second consecutive year as well as TMHU Sales Excellence, TMHU Service Excellence, and TMHU Parts Excellence.
2016 MHEDA MVP AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2015
Southeast Industrial Equipment has been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award for 2016! The MVP Award is granted by the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association). Read More
Southeast Industrial Equipment would like to personally thank our associates, customers, and peers for playing a vital role in ensuring we continue to lift expectations in the materials handling industry year after year!
(SIE Executives from Left to Right) Russ Smiley VP of Operations; Robert Dunlap Chief Financial Officer; Cory Thorne President; Greg Snipes VP of Sales; Scott Johnson Executive Advisor
Southeast Industrial Equipment has earned the 2016 MHEDA MVP Award for our outstanding achievements in 2015!
Southeast Industrial Equipment has been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award for 2016! The MVP Award is granted by the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association). To be among the less than 5% of the association’s membership earning the award, SIE successfully demonstrated a commitment to business excellence, professionalism and good stewardship.
To qualify for the annual MVP Award companies are required to provide evidence of their commitment to their partners in business including their customers, associates and suppliers. They must satisfy criteria in the following important areas:
Customer Service & Safety Practices
Business Best Practices
“MHEDA members represent the best of our industry; and those who earn the MVP Award have documented that excellence and commitment to their customers, associates and the material handling industry,” said Scott Lee, MHEDA’s 2016 Chairman of the Board and President of Schaumburg, IL based Conveyor Solutions, Inc. “MHEDA is very proud of our MVP Award winners.”
Southeast Industrial Equipment had an outstanding year in 2015. Also awarded the 2015 Toyota Material Handling Sales Elite Award. As a family owned company with high standards of excellence in all operations, SIE strives to be your full solutions provider in the material handling industry. Southeast Industrial Equipment is looking forward to the growth and improvement that is forecast for 2016.
The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) is the only national trade association dedicated solely to improving the proficiency of the independent material handling distributor. MHEDA represents close 650 companies in the material handling equipment business. Located in suburban Chicago, the association provides services to companies seeking to improve their business through education, networking, benchmarking and best practices. For more information, visit www.mheda.org.
Southeast Industrial Equipment had a great 2015 and has started 2016 off with a bang. For the second consecutive year, Southeast Industrial Equipment was presented Toyota Material Handling Sales Elite Award, honoring them as the dealership that excelled in generating the highest volume of unit sales of new Toyota equipment. We have built our rental fleet to over 1,000 units, have over 150 technicians, 2 million in parts inventory, and more. Whether it’s forklifts, floor scrubbers, personnel carriers, scissor lifts, or yard spotters, let Southeast Industrial Equipment service your equipment with planned maintenance at your facility or ours. With less than a 3 hour response time across all nine branches, you will experience decreased downtime and increased productivity. Please enjoy our 2015 year in review infographic and contact us today for all of your material handling needs.
Consider this – cars need oil changes and tires aligned on a regular basis to ensure reliability, safety, and efficiency. Much like cars, forklifts need to be regularly maintained and can be done with a Planned Maintenance schedule. Not only will Planned Maintenance help extend the life of your forklift, it will decrease downtime, increase productivity and increase efficiency. During a Planned Maintenance appointment safety features are checked thoroughly, parts lubricated, fluids leveled, and much more. Facilities and operators rely on forklifts for daily operations, therefore, having even one machine down could be detrimental to the days success.
In August of 2013 a man from Macon County, North Carolina died from CO (Carbon Monoxide) emissions. The North Carolina division of Occupational Safety and Health determined the CO was being emitted by a liquid propane gas powered forklift. It was emitting such high levels of CO that people outside the facility could have been exposed. Performing preventive maintenance would have caught the leak, and may have prevented this tragic loss of life. In material handling, safety is the number one concern for companies and operators.
The type of planned maintenance your forklift needs depends on the type of machine you have. There are gas and propane units as well as electric.
Here is where the NEW – yet old faithful – forklift safety tips come into play…
Forklift maintenance and safety is key, however at Southeast Industrial Equipment we also believe that training the operator of your forklift is just as important. If not more. When your warehouse, distribution center, or facility is poorly lite, loud, and/or has narrow aisles you need highly trained operators to keep the entire operation as safe as possible. Here are some tips to keep everyone from your operators, to pedestrians in and around the forklifts safe at all times.
Be aware of your surroundings
Additional safety lights should be added to your forklift for greater visibility and pedestrian awareness.
Utilizing the forklift back-up alarms and horns to let everyone around you know you are approaching.
Being space-conscious when working in and around narrow aisles whether your operators are working side by side on different lift trucks or they are around customers in facility.
Utilizing Forklift and Fleet Management Technology
T-Matics is Toyota’s Fleet Management system that can measure and manage accountability of your operators as well as the damages done to your machines. Keeping costs down and safety at the tip of the spear.
The customization options for forklifts are endless. To keep individuals off the machines that should not be on them technology can added to our forklifts to keep the lift from starting if it is not the operator that drives that specific piece of equipment.
Knowing the Correct Forklift Capacities and Sticking to the PM Schedules
In demanding situations it is easy to disregard the forklift lifting capacity. Not only is it unsafe for everyone around the unit, it is unsafe for the operator because of instability.
Recognizing necessary repairs and sticking to a Planned Maintenance schedule will help increase safety and decrease accidents in the workplace.
Choosing Safe Everyday Practices
Eliminating slip, trip, and fall hazards so that pedestrians and equipment can maneuver around the facility with ease.
Having associates and operators wear appropriate clothing such as, reflective vests or steel toe boots can immensely increase safety in a facility.
Only Trained and Certified Operators Operating the Forklifts
By-pass OSHA and other fines by training operators for the specific forklift they will be operating. Maneuvering a sit-down counterbalance forklift is much different than a stand-up order picker or man-up lift. We offer Train-the-Trainer courses, safety training, and on-site operator training, as well as, many other programs. OSHA requires it and SIE offers it!
President and CEO of Toyota Material Handling North America, Brett Wood, predicts how important safety is and will be in the future of the material handling industry:
“[…] safety design, ergonomic design, productivity factors. If you combine those three together, together they work together in the forklift of the future. If you have a safe, comfortable operator you have a productive operator[…]” – Brett Wood President/CEO Toyota Material Handling North America
… According to Toyota Industrial Equipment no matter what type of lift truck you have, you need to have the following preventive measures taken:
Ask for Operator concerns/input
Clean Grease Fillings and Lubricate
Check Upright Assembly
Check Parking Brake Operation
Check Service Brake Operation
Check/Fill Master Cylinder
Inspect Brake Pedal Linkage
Inspect Hydraulic Cylinders and Hoses
Check Tilt Cylinder Anchors
Clean or replace hydraulic sump breather
Check and lubricate shafts and levers
Check steering for operation
Check lights, horns, backup alarm and gauges
Inspect data plate and decals
Inspect safety seat belts and hood latch
Visually inspect Load back rest and Overhead guard
Check battery; add water and clean
Check battery cables and receptacles
Check/fill transmission/differential oil levels
Check/fill hydraulic oil level.
Check Fork Wear/Chain Wear/Carriage wear
Note: Some preventative maintenance items that are performed for specific types of lift trucks are not listed.
Southeast Industrial Equipment has maintenance programs to fit the needs of your lift truck. SIE is dedicated to help maintain the safety and performance of your facilities forklifts. For more information please call us (866) 696-9125 or visit our website at www.sielift.com.
Parker, Brittney. “Forklift ruled likely cause of farm tragedy.” Macon County News 08 08 2013, n. pag. Web. 14 Jan. 2014.
“Forklift Planned Maintenance.” Toyota-Lift of Minnesota. N.p.. Web. 15 Jan 2014. link to article.
Southeast Industrial Equipment is your full solutions provider of the material handling industry. From new or used equipment to training operators and associates, you can look to SIE for it all. Please enjoy the information provided in this infographic and please contact one of our Territory Managers available at (866) 696-9125 to help find which piece of material handling equipment is right for your application, email us at email@example.com, or visit one of our Local Branches.