Inside Logistics

Crown Equipment opens training centre

Offers hands-on and in-class training to service technicians and forklift operators


April 4, 2012
by MM&D staff

NEW BREMEN, Ohio: Forklift manufacturer Crown Equipment Corp has a new facility capable of training hundreds of people annually.

Located in Duluth, Georgia, the new Demonstrated Performance Service Training Centre is a 11,150sqm (120,000sqf) facility with both classrooms and shop floor training areas for service technicians and forklift operators.

“We expect to educate more than 300 Crown employees, customer technicians and independent Crown dealer technicians at the Atlanta facility each year,” said Mike Virga, southeast general manager, Crown Equipment.

“Training sessions are conducted approximately 46 weeks per year and provide technicians with near-constant access to the latest tools and equipment to further develop their skills.”

The building will also house some customer service operations.

“Our new location almost triples the space of our last facility, allowing us to better serve our customers and provide advanced training for forklift technicians and operators,” said Crown Equipment senior vice-president, Jim Ellis.