Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Stock Up On Parts and Avoid Getting Stuck

If you’ve been running your warehouse operations for a time now, you’d know that an inoperable forklift gets you stuck. Downtime and wasted man hours are certainly not the way to start the year right. SCMH makes it easy for you to stock up on routine parts that you know would be needed changed at certain times in the year—these include batteries, tires, and filters, to name a few. With its New Year promotion of 10% off your total $1,000 (or more) purchase, you'd get huge savings on parts that you would end up needing anyway. Plus, it spares you the time sourcing and waiting for delivery which causes more downtime.
Call SCMH now at 562-654-3614 and order the forklift parts you need! Don’t forget to mention code NEW2015.

Visit www.scmh.com for more details.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

SCMH Holiday Schedule

SCMH Holiday Schedule:
Closed on December 24 & 25, and January 1, 2015. 
Don't forget about our year-end blow out featuring Columbia vehicles at great prices and our parts New Year sale!  

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Today's Featured Forklift Rental Rates

IC Cushion Forklifts Rental Rates

A snap shot of how competitive our rates are considering our fleet are composed of either brand new or newer models--ensuring productivity and less downtime.

10% Off on All Forklift Parts Purchase

We would like to help start your New Year right by offering 10% off on your total purchase of $1000 or more. Please mention NEW2015 when you call to order. Promo ends January 31, 2015. Call now 562-654-3614 or Email parts@scmh.com to order your parts now!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Can't Afford New Forklifts? You can Afford to Rent Brand New Ones!

If it is more practical for your company to rent forklifts as opposed to owning them, then it should make sense renting the brand new ones. Here’s why:

1.      BUDGET  If your business rents instead of buys equipment due to budget constraints, then you should be able to rent the newer forklifts that do not dent your bottomline further. Newer trucks mean less downtime. Less maintenance costs. Less excuses from your operators to get the operations of your company going.

2.      PRODUCTIVITY It is a given that the newer trucks drive your productivity higher. The functions on the newer forklifts are smoother. The modern features are available, giving your operators ease of use, resulting in getting the job done in lesser hours. Plus, if you were the operator, wouldn’t you take pride in using newer equipment? I know I would jump ahead of everyone else so I don’t end up with the beat up forklift.

3.      SAFETY SCMH’s rental fleet is equipped with the blue light technology that enhances safety in the workplace. This is an added warning device that notifies pedestrians ahead of time that a forklift is coming. This is great for warehouses that are noise-laden where a lot of have grown immune to honking.

4.      COSTS THE SAME as renting old forklifts. That’s right! It’s not more expensive to rent newer forklifts. So why would you rent an old, beat up truck when you can rent a newer, more efficient equipment for the same price?

What are you waiting for? Switch now to SCMH Rental Solutions before our rental fleet is gone! It makes a great Holiday surprise for your operators.

Routine maintenance comes with every SCMH Rental Solutions Equipment.
All forklifts are maintained by factory-authorized technicians.

To rent now or for more information, call 1-877-752-3425 or visit http://www.scmh.com/rental/forklift-rentals-los-angeles/ for our rates 

Monday, December 8, 2014

SCMH Features & News: SCMH Yearend Blowout

SCMH Features & News: SCMH Yearend Blowout: Waiting for that perfect opportunity to upgrade to a brand new equipment? Here's your chance to own brand new Columbia trucks! Perfect...

SCMH Yearend Blowout

Waiting for that perfect opportunity to upgrade to a brand new equipment? Here's your chance to own brand new Columbia trucks! Perfect to usher in the new year with brand new:

$5999 or $179/month 
for 36 months +Tax

1,100 lb Capacity
Electric Utility
232 Amp Hour
6V Batteries Installed
Forward Facing Bench
Deluxe Light Kit

$4999 or $149/month
for 36 months +Tax

Fold-down Backrest
Four 12V Sealed Batteries
48V 3-Wheel
Tiller Steering

$9499 or $283/month
for 36 months +Tax

CA Low Speed Vehicle Package
232 AMP Hour
6V Batteries
14” High Folding Sides
4-Wheel Hydraulic Brake System

$4999 or $149/month
for 36 months +Tax

232 AMP Hour
6V Batteries Installed
6-Step Ladder

Call SCMH now before these bargain-priced, brand new trucks are gone! 562-949-1000. Dont forget to mention YEAREND BLOWOUT


Friday, December 5, 2014

Tired of Renting Old Forklifts?

Trust SCMH RENTAL SOLUTIONS to deliver NEW forklifts that are regularly maintained by factory-authorized service technicians. Available in: All types and sizes of electric powered fork lifts •  propane powered forklifts up to 30,000 lbs • diesel powered
forklifts up to 90,000 lbs • scissor & boom lifts

Rent Brand New Forklift in LA & OC

Monday, November 24, 2014

SCMH Hosts Effective Credit Collection Strategies Workshop

November 12, 2014 WHITTIER, CA  Southern California Material Handling (SCMH) hosted its first workshop titled Effective Credit and Collection Strategies. In partnership with the Creditors Adjustment Bureau (CAB), SCMH organized the event to share with customers and business partners, insights and techniques from speaker Neal Gold who touched on developing business relationships, creating effective policies, essential negotiation skills, reducing bad debt & credit risks, chargebacks & unauthorized deductions, and even covered bankruptcy basics.

Controller Cindy Bautista opened the event to customer counterparts in finance, given the challenging economic environment that all businesses undergo. “Very much like our customers, we aim to provide excellent service all the way to the very end of the business cycle—collecting payment. With the help of CAB, not only did we learn of new techniques but were also able to exchange insights, experiences, and strategies.”

Among the outtake of participants from the well-attended morning was having gained a better perspective on cash-flow management in a tough market.
Neal Gold takes the group through an understanding of what motivates slow-paying customers.

L-R SCMH Controller Cindy Bautista, Ellen Laurente SCMH credit & collections administrator, Neal Gold of CAB, Maddie Fuentes SCMH credit & collections administrato

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

SCMH Bags Kalmar Premier Partner Award

In the mail last November 10, 2014 came an elegant elephant crystal trophy addressed to Southern California Material Handling (SCMH). The inscription reads “For Exceeding Quality and Performance Standards”.

Kalmar, a world leader in counterbalance equipment, awarded SCMH the coveted recognition as one of the eight top dealers who exceeded sales targets.

Noteworthy is SCMH’s major account manager Dan Lundy who was bestowed the top recognition for exceeding the $1,000,000 sales mark. Dan has been a consistent top performer at SCMH for 20 years. “It is an honor to be recognized for something you enjoy doing every day and all these would have not been possible without a superior product and the support of SCMH.” Dan is also responsible for the multi-million dollar equipment contract with the largest municipal water and power utility in the nation—LA Department of Water and Power.

SCMH veteran Gary Ortiz who strongly contributed to SCMH’s top ranking, was also awarded Outstanding Kalmar Salesman.

SCMH has been providing the most complete material handling solutions in Southern California for over 75 years. Visit www.scmh.com for an extensive showcase of brand new lift trucks, parts, used inventory, rental equipment, repair & maintenance, and operator training.


Friday, November 14, 2014

SCMH Year End Inventory Blow Out

Great low prices on our Columbia trucks! Hurry before it's gone.
CALL NOW 562-949-1000

1,100 lb Capacity
Electric Utility
232 Amp Hour
6V Batteries Installed
Forward Facing Bench
Deluxe Light Kit


Fold-down Backrest
Four 12V Sealed Batteries
48V 3-Wheel
Tiller Steering
CA Low Speed Vehicle Package
232 AMP Hour
6V Batteries
14" High Folding Sides
4-Wheel Hydraulic Brake System
232 AMP Hour
6V Batteries Installed
6-Step Ladder

Thursday, November 13, 2014

SCMH Holds Employee Health Fair Event

November 5, 2014 WHITTIER, CA  In its continuing efforts to promote wellness among employees, Southern California Material Handling hosted a health fair in its Whittier headquarters.

Employees were given the opportunity to consult with relevant groups—including Aetna, Activate Whittier, YMCA of Whittier, Crossfit Turnbull, Aflac, HealthFirst Medical Center, and Whittier Hospital Medical Center—to increase awareness of accessible health-related opportunities.

Gabby Duran, SCMH HR Head, organized the well-attended event that ended with a generous awarding of raffle prizes among participants.

Southern California Material Handling is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For our corporate profile, please visit http://www.scmh.com/scmh-holds-health-fair-2014/?preview=true&preview_id=7044&preview_nonce=19cae48247

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Back by Popular Demand This Fall 2014

Get your forklift training now before the Holiday rush! 
Now back by popular demand 

$100 only per student!Mention code "FALL" 

Get the same extensive training course for only $100.Hign hands-on training ratioSCMH is among the few endorsed by OSHAThousands trained for hundreds of LA & OC companies25 years training experience
Valid only for registrants this fall November 1-30,2014

Register now: 562-654-3627

Friday, October 31, 2014

SCMH Halloween Celebration Benefits Make a Wish Foundation

October 31, 2014 WHITTIER, CA  Beyond the Halloween costumes, office décor, and fanfare, Southern California Material Handling (SCMH) employees seized the opportunity to extend the celebration to the cause of Make a Wish Foundation via candy apple grams.

Employees purchased candy apple grams and had them delivered directly to their selected recipients early morning. Proceeds of the candy apple sale goes to Make a Wish Foundation Orange County and Inland Empire. “The well-received desk-to-desk candy apple gram generated funds enough to jumpstart the involvement of SCMH in the annual Walk for Wishes.” SCMH Warranty Supervisor and Make a Wish Foundation Wish Grantor Mike Rosoff shares.

Rosoff together with HR Head Gabby Duran initiated the candy apple gram activity that not only gave the employees a chance to sweetly greet their peers a happy Halloween, but also contribute to a greater cause—helping fulfill wishes of children undergoing life-threatening illnesses. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

SCMH Gets King of Queens Exposure

A little bird (an employee whose identity we were not able to request permission to disclose) told us about this scene from King of Queens where SCMH had a significant air time exposure.

About 11 seconds of tight shot and 30 seconds of full shot while the forklift was being operated.

Good thing though, our operators are well-trained enough to avoid the mishap on this scene.

Click on the link to watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TC9qaYWAwY

For operator training, please call Danny Barron at 562-654-3627


Monday, October 20, 2014

SCMH Offers Warranty and Maintenance Package with 2C5000 and 2P5000

Southern California Material Handling is continuously providing programs beneficial to its customers by structuring packages that sustain the life of their lift trucks—Among which is a free two-year unlimited hour warranty and a basic maintenance package that goes with a purchase of any CAT 2C5000 or 2P5000.

A bonus to owning a brand that stands for quality, reliability, and customer service, the added warranty and maintenance package is an additional peace of mind for operators, warehouse managers, and business owners that their brand new purchase is backed by SCMH’s 70-year experience in maintaining forklifts. Customers can focus more on warehouse productivity without having to worry about their lift truck’s performance.

To avail of this package, call 562-949-1000 or visit www.scmh.com for more details. To view the 2C5000 and 2P5000 models, click on this link: http://www.scmh.com/shop/new/2c5000-11/

Friday, October 17, 2014

SCMH Features & News: Take Care of Business Before the Holiday Rush

SCMH Features & News: Take Care of Business Before the Holiday Rush: Planning ahead is always a good thing. Especially when it involves the Holiday season, you may want to consider getting ahead of those deadl...

Take Care of Business Before the Holiday Rush

Planning ahead is always a good thing. Especially when it involves the Holiday season, you may want to consider getting ahead of those deadlines. While you think you may be ready for all the celebration the season brings, you may need extra time for that surprise visit from your aunt, or hunting the present you always thought would be on the store shelf.

So get all the work stuff accomplished earlier then have that extra time to spare when those Holiday surprises pop up. Here are some things that you can maybe take care of in advance:

1. Collate data you need for that year end report. Yes it may be too early, but you can gather the ones from January to October already. This way, you only have to input data for the remainder of the year. Sometimes too you're going to have to collaborate with others to accomplish that report. Give them a heads up and let them start preparing as well.

2. Don't wait 'til your next scheduled car check up or for the service button on your car to light up. Bring your vehicles up to speed with oil change, brake checks, etc., ahead of time so that when you're running around town over the Holidays, you don't have to worry about car break downs.

3. As early as now, finalize the list of recipients of corporate gifts. Start signing the greeting cards and passing them around. This helps in getting them out in the mail earlier without having to worry about courier/postal office's Holiday delivery load.

4. Check the supplies in your office. Are you running low on anything that is more in demand over the Holidays? Plates, spoons, forks, coffee supplies?

5. How are your service vehicles performing? Are your lift trucks well-oiled? Batteries in place? Filters changed? Do you have a go-to rental company in case you need more forklifts to service increased demand for your products this season?

6. Are any of your licenses expiring before the year ends? Driver's license? Business permits? Forklift operator certification? Subscription renewals? Now is the time to check into these things before issuing departments and organizations for these requirements announce their Holiday schedule.

Now breathe. Relax. After you've taken time to accomplish these things, you have more flexibility for that surprise visit.

Some important go-to phone numbers:

Forklift rental 1-8777-752-3425 SCMH Rental Solutions
Forklift parts and service 562-654-3614
Brand new forklifts 562-949-1000
Used forklifts 562-654-3644
Operator certification 562-654-3627

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

FREE Two-Year Unlimited Hour Warranty + Basic Maintenance Package

For a limited time only, get a 2-year UNLIMITED hour warranty and a basic maintenance package FREE when you purchase any CAT 2C5000 or 2P5000 from SCMH.

Great lift truck that comes with a great warranty and a maintenance package can only come from Southern California's most trusted material handling source, for over 70 years, Southern California Material Handling, Inc.

Call 562-949-1000 to get your CAT Lift Truck now!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Jungheinrich EJE120 "Try Before You Buy" Promo is Now Ongoing

We try on clothes before we buy them. We test drive cars before we bring them home. We even have a dating period before we marry someone!

At SCMH, we understand that a trial period is a a great way to affirm that what we are getting into is for keeps. That's why we are letting our clients try a brand new, 4500-pound capacity, electric palett truck: The Jungheinrich EJE120. We are confident that after you have tried it, you would love to keep it.

What is so special about this promotion is that we are making the EJE120 even more affordable with 0% Financing options of up to 36 months. So go ahead, fall in love with it! Because SCMH will make it very easy for you to keep and enjoy your brand new Jungheinrich EJE120. 

*Jungheinrich  (Pronounced: Young Hine Rick) 

24-volt brushless AC 
technology for high 
performance & efficiency

Shortest turning radius in the industry for greater

Industry-leading stability 
with ProTrakLink caster system

27” X 48” forks

Industrial battery and built-in charger means longer life

For more details, visit www.scmh.com

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

SCMH Holds Q3 Meeting Among Employees

Whittier, California, October 8, 2014:  Southern California Material Handling, Inc. (SCMH) held its all-employee quarterly meeting at its Whittier headquarters with COO Mike Wolfe reporting on a generally positive performance for the previous quarter.

The company maintained its market share over its Los Angeles and Orange County territories with three of its sales managers ranking top placements in Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc.’s (MCFA) Ironman program.

Company updates and plans were presented but as usual, the highlight of the morning revolved around recognizing key people whose work ethics were instrumental in propelling the company towards the right direction. Longevity awards were highlighted and employees who live the SCMH values were celebrated.

The gathering was capped with camaraderie over breakfast, starting everyone’s work day just perfectly.

Visit us at www.scmh.com for our lift truck and service specials.

Monday, September 15, 2014

How safe is your warehouse environment?

Take advantage of our brand new fleet! All are equipped with the latest blue light technology designed to maximize safety!

Plus, review if your forklift operators are due for their safety operator training course!

Call SCMH now and let us help you ensure safety in your workplace.
To rent safety-enahnced forklifts: http://www.scmh.com/rental/forklift-rentals-los-angeles/http://www.scmh.com/rental/forklift-rentals-los-angeles/
To enroll in operator safety training courses: http://www.scmh.com/forklift-training-los-angeles/

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Basics Humans Need to Live are the Basics Forklifts Need to Perform

Food, shelter, clothing, proper hygiene, medical and dental check-ups are what enables a person to live by a certain standard. Proper nourishment, rest, and care are what allow the human body to perform at its best. Shouldn’t we afford our warehouse equipment the same?

As warehouse managers, business owners, lift truck operators, we invested a lot in acquiring our forklift.
To have it perform to its potential and to extend its length of use, we must provide it with proper nourishment, rest, and care.

How long has it been since its last oil, filter, and fluid change?

For electric lift trucks, do you have enough batteries to alternate between?

When did you last have your forklift serviced?

Is it on a regular maintenance schedule as prescribed by its manual?

Have you checked the tires recently?

Are its braking systems up to standards?

For as low as $60, you can put your forklifts (pallet jack starts at $60.00) under Southern California Material Handling’s Planned Maintenance Program. This is an exclusive offer for new contracts. Call 562-949-1000 now and ask about a planned maintenance quote for your forklift model. You may also visit http://www.scmh.com/parts-services-services/ for more details.

Don’t wait until your equipment flatlines on you. Care for it as you would your own body. After all living is not enough, in the end, with optimum productivity; we should all aim to thrive.

Friday, September 5, 2014

SCMH Q4 Operator Training Schedule Released

Announcing the schedule for Q4 for operator training by Southern California Material Handing.

SCMH is among the few that is endorsed by OSHA to facilitate operator safety training, train the trainer program, and aerial equipment training.

SCMH has been the trusted source of training in Southern California for over 20 years now nad has trained thousands of forklift operators for hundreds of companies in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Register contact Danny Barron at 562-654-3627 or Email daniel.barron@scmh.com. You may also register online: http://www.scmh.com/forklift-training-los-angeles/

Friday, August 29, 2014

Announcement on Labor Day Schedule from SCMH

In observance of Labor Day
Southern California Material Handling
will be closed on
Monday Septbember 1, 2014
and will resume regular business hours on
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Meanwhile, we encourage you to visit www.scmh.com
for our 4th Quarter Operator Training Schedule
Brand New Rental Fleet Equipped with the Blue Light Technology
New Video on Forklift Seat Replacement

and visit our promos and specials page which details our BLOW OUT SALES on

The Jungheinrich EJE120 on sale for $4,495! (Regular Price is $5,200)

1000-HOUR IC or Electric Field Special for only $760!

Cooling System Special $579 (30% Savings!)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

At the Edge of Your Seat?

Are you literally at the edge of your forklift seat due to tears and worn out cushion? Southern California Material Handling has all the types of seats you can replace your old one with!

Your lift truck and forklift operator are hard at work. The markings on the chair show the number of hours spent hauling and retrieving materials essential to your warehouse operation. Some battle scars mended by duct tape perhaps, others left to fate. Unfortunately, the seats do not heal by themselves. Sometimes there’s only so much we can do, and in order for our lift trucks to perform better, like some human organ, a transplant may be in order.

Don’t worry. Donors need not be enlisted. SCMH has all kinds of forklift seats that will not just restore your operator’s optimum performance, but will suit your budget as well.

Watch this video and call SCMH to order your seat replacement now! 562-949-1000 http://www.scmh.com/videos-specials/videos/?preview=true&preview_id=77&preview_nonce=a1255b76fc

Friday, August 8, 2014

Top-of-the-Line Electric Pallet Jack Goes on Sale

Wait no longer! You can now own the top-of-the line, electric pallet jack, Jungheinrich EJE120.

On sale at $4,495.00 yu can even avail of 0% financing.

Not fully convinced? Call now and we'll drop off an EJE120 for you to try out!


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

1000 HOUR ELECTRIC LIFT TRUCKS Field Service Special $760.00

complete operational test & safety inspection • inspect & adjust steering linkage • inspect tilt cylinders, hoses, mounting, adjust tilt rod stroke • check & adjust hydraulic relief pressure • check contactors arms for free movement • check all switches & controls for proper operation • check all hydraulic hoses & fittings for damage, wear, leakage, & proper routing • check brake Master cylinder fluid level • check & adjust pedal free play, inspect brake hydraulic system for fluid leakage

Call now to schedule your appointment 562.949.1000 or visit www.scmh.com

Monday, July 28, 2014

SCMH Features & News: Avoid Extreme Repair Costs. Take Precautions.

SCMH Features & News: Avoid Extreme Repair Costs. Take Precautions.: Lift trucks encounter harsh environmental conditions such as extreme temperatures and prolonged exposure to chemicals. Don’t compromise th...

Avoid Extreme Repair Costs. Take Precautions.

Lift trucks encounter harsh environmental conditions such as extreme temperatures and prolonged exposure to chemicals.

Don’t compromise the operation of your lift truck. Save on maintenance services and keep your lift trucks up to speed by contacting SCMH today!

Promo is applicable to trucks up to 6,600 LBS.

For more details please call 562-949-1000 or visithttp://www.scmh.com/videos-specials/specials/

Monday, July 21, 2014

Southern California Material Handling’s rental solutions division announces the installation of a blue safety light that is an added safety system to lift trucks.

The JW Speaker Spotlight will be mounted on the brand new SCMH Rental Solutions fleet and will project blue or red LED light on the floor, 10-15 feet behind the moving forklift.

According to Tony Edgar, rental and used manager of SCMH, “This added safety feature is ideal for loud, busy work environments which increases awareness of forklift traffic.” Tony adds that SCMH Rental Solutions is prided for prioritizing safety and would like for its rental clients to benefit from this safety enhancement as well.

According to the Department of Labor, over 94,000 workplace injuries related to forklift accidents are reported every year, almost 80% of which involve pedestrians.

Workplace safety should not be considered an expense, instead, an asset. Renting forklifts from SCMH Rental Solutions is your first step to that added safety. With SCMH Rental Solutions, you are helping  protect your employees and your bottom line.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Southern California Material Handling brings you its 1000-hour IC lift truck field service special! Hurry and schedule yours now for only $760! 562.949.1000.

Friday, July 11, 2014

First All-Employee Meeting in New Whittier Headquarters Held

Whittier, California, July 11, 2014:  Southern California Material Handling, Inc. (SCMH) held its second quarter all-employee meeting in its new facility in Whittier for the first time.

Employees gathered with much anticipation to gain company updates and for a chance to bring forward work-related queries that COO Mike Wolfe addressed enthusiastically.

Gathering over coffee and light breakfast is a quarterly tradition at SCMH. The brief huddle is looked-forward to not just for the important updates, but also for the camaraderie, good laughs, and exciting trivia interspersed throughout the half-hour get-together.

To learn more about Southern California Material Handling, please visit www.scmh.com

SCMH Features & News: Great Reasons to Take Forklift Certification with ...

SCMH Features & News: Great Reasons to Take Forklift Certification with ...: What sets SCMH’s operator training apart? Training quality that is above standards High hands-on training ratio OSHA-Endorsed 25 years of tr...

Great Reasons to Take Forklift Certification with SCMH

What sets SCMH’s operator training apart?

Training quality that is above standards
High hands-on training ratio
25 years of training experience
Thousands trained for major OC and LA companies


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Reason Why SCMH Prioritizes Safety

Unsecured Forklift Leads to Fatality

SOURCE: Forklift Action News, Howard, WI, USA. For forklift training visit our operator training page http://www.scmh.com/forklift-training-los-angeles/
A driver neglected to secure a forklift after loading it on the cargo bed of a box truck and paid for the mistake with his life, according to an investigative report from the Brown County Sheriff’s office in Green Bay, Wisconsin. 

The report dealt with the circumstances of a gas tank decompression that killed the driver, Gerald Throw Sr, 55, of Sobieski, Wisconsin and injured his passenger, Jose Perez, 29, of Green Bay on the afternoon of 3 April. Perez was treated at St Mary’s Hospital.  “The (forklift) in the cargo area of the truck rolling forward and then the fork piercing the CNG cylinder is the only cause of this incident,” concludes Deputy Scott Vande Voort in the final 30 June report of the crash reconstruction team. 
Fatal Crash
As part of his job, Throw loaded the three-wheel, battery-powered Yale ERP040 forklift into the white dual-axle truck and set the forklift’s parking brake. The workers intended to carry the forklift about 300 yd. (274 m) on a two-lane road between Howard facilities of Ace Manufacturing Industries Inc, a provider of machining, painting, assembly and testing services. 

Throw was driving at about 20 mph (32.2 km/h) and began to turn into a plant driveway. The change of momentum pitched the forklift forward with the tynes puncturing the front panel of the cargo area and one of the truck’s five Hexagon Lincoln-made composite Type 4 pressure vessels. A fibreglass web was shredded. 

The sudden decompression of the natural gas blew apart the cargo area, blasted off the drive shaft, kicked up the cab area, separated the back motor mounts and bent the frame, according to Capt Randy Schultz. The explosive noises and pressures were heard and felt blocks away. 

The forklift weighed 6,396 lb. (2,878 kg), and the batteries added 2,600 lb. (1,170 kg). 

As the forklift was removed from the truck after the incident, a high-pitched squeal could be heard coming from the vicinity of the parking brake system. When the system was disengaged, the squealing would stop. 

The forklift’s parking brake system was operating properly and had been fully engaged, according to 10 April inspections by Walter Girardi, president and mechanical engineer at Girardi Consulting in Galesburg, Michigan, and Kerry Whitman, senior service technician with local Yale dealer Fairchild Equipment Inc in Green Bay. 

The parking brake system is designed to hold a forklift in place at a grade up to about 15%, but not to prevent the truck from rolling during transport.

SCMH Presents Special Flat Rate Planned Maintenance for Forklifts in LA and OC

Planned Maintenance

Internal Combustion
3,000 to 7,000 lb $124.00
8,000 to 11,000 lb $154.00
11,500 to 15,500 lb $184.00
16,000 to 30,000 lb Please Call
> 30,000 lb Please Call

Walkies/Rider Jacks $60.00
Reach/Order Pickers $66.00
Sitdown up to 8,000 lb $66.00
Others Please Call

Pricing includes lubricants, oil filter, and engine oil. All other parts will be sold at standard retail pricing. Rates include travel and labor to conduct PM, fuel surcharge, and all environmental fees. Other filters, fluid changes/top-offs, repairs, and adjustments are quoted separately.

Special rates require a minimum 12-month agreement (includes 30 days cancellation option.) Applicable to NEW contracts only. Promo good through July 31, 2014. Please visit http://www.scmh.com/videos-specials/specials/

 For more details.

Monday, June 30, 2014

SCMH Celebrates its Newly Re-stocked Rental Solutions Division with Free Gifts

In celebration of our newly re-stocked SCMH Rental Solutions division, we are giving away gifts!
Get your freebies from SCMH Rental Solutions, shipped to your office FREE!
Choose from a mousepad, a forklift squeezie, or a foldable emergency tote.
Simply email news@scmh.com which item you want  together with your name, office phone number, and office mailing address and we’ll mail you our freebies!

Promo good while supplies last. Must be a valid office address, email address and telephone number.

Monday, June 23, 2014

OC & LA Forklift Rental? Think SCMH!

Whether it's short-term rental (STR), long-term rental (LTR), or rental purchase options (RPO) your best bet has got be SCMH. Beyond its newly acquired brand new fleet that is sure to boost any warehouse operation, is its 75 years of experience in providing reliable and prompt service to its customers. If you need it quick and done the right way, call SCMH Rental Solutions at 1-877-752-3425 now and consider it done! For more details visithttp://www.scmh.com/rental/forklift-rentals-los-angeles/

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

We’ve Moved!

June 16, 2014 marked the first day of Southern California Material Handling (SCMH) employees reporting to work at its new facility located at 12393 Slauson Avenue in the city of Whittier.

While there is much unpacking left, everyone seemed to have eased in their new spaces comfortably. As a result, customers were serviced without significant downtime at all.

Over 50,000 square feet in building space, SCMH’s new home is located at the heart Los Angeles and Orange counties, accessible via the 5 and the 605 freeways. The Canoga Park branch remains the office serving the Valley and other major parts of Los Angeles.

For maps and driving directions please visit http://www.scmh.com/contact-us/locations/ or call 562.949.1000

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Brand New Rental Equipment, 75 Years of Reliable Service

When it’s urgent and things need to get going, call SCMH Rental Solutions and “consider it done.” Its wide-range of inventory and services responds to your operations’ specific needs at the time when you require it most.

Brand new rental fleet now available to service your warehouse operations. Call now 1-877-752-3425 or visit www.scmh.com to view SCMH Rental Solutions' rental inventory.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

SCMH Features & News: SCMH presents Kalmar's New DCG90-180

SCMH Features & News: SCMH presents Kalmar's New DCG90-180: Introducing Kalmar DCG90-180. Like all Kalmar solutions the new DCG90-180 lift trucks offer greater total lifetime savings by improving th...

SCMH presents Kalmar's New DCG90-180

Introducing Kalmar DCG90-180. Like all Kalmar solutions the new DCG90-180 lift trucks offer greater total lifetime savings by improving the performance of your truck-and-driver teams. DCG90-180 is a range of new Kalmar trucks with a lifting capacity of 20,000 -- 40,000 lbs. Each in the range is designed, built and delivered to keep truck uptime and driver productivity levels high -- and keep running, maintenance and lifetime costs low.

Visit www.scmh.com for more details or call 562-949-1000 to place an order.

Friday, June 6, 2014

SCMH Fortifies Rental Division with Brand New Fleet

Southern California Material Handling is pleased to announce a hefty addition to its rental fleet arriving in June 2014.

Under the banner SCMH Rental Solutions, SCMH’s rental division is geared more than ever to service its existing and new clientele with newer and the latest in electric, gas/LP, and diesel forklift. This translates for the customer, a more productive and more efficient warehouse operations.

Check out the extensive rental inventory SCMH Rental Solutions has to offer from pallet trucks, 70,000-capacity lift trucks, accessories, to batteries and chargers.

Call 1-877-752-3425 or visit www.scmh.com for more details.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

SCMH Official Address Change Set for 16 June 2014

12393 Slauson Avenue, Whittier, CA 90606

Southern California Material Handling announces June 16, 2014 as the official occupancy date at its new location on 12393 Slauson Avenue, Whittier, CA 90606.

After much anticipation, SCMH’s extensive inventory of brand new equipment, premium pre-owned lift trucks, brand new rental fleet, and highly re-stocked parts will have an equally fresh home to call their own.

“No move is easy, particularly if we are talking about the physical transfer of inventory as huge as our company’s” COO Mike Wolfe shares, “but our plans are in place and our customers should experience no downtime at all.” Wolfe assures that operations will be up and running Monday, June 16th and that SCMH’s doors, phone lines, and online communication will be open to all customers, as usual.

The new facility is designed to allow a more cohesive workflow among departments and employees—translating into even more efficient results for the customers. “We are proud to have a new facility that is more conducive to entertaining clients and giving them easier access to view specific equipment they are interested in.” Nathan Figgins, Sales General Manager points out.

While SCMH has invested in a facility that boasts of many upgrades and improvements, its main investment remains highly on its employees—the people who propel its growth now and into the future.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

April 26, 2014, Irvine California Southern California Material Handling (SCMH) walked to help fulfill wishes of children battling life-threatening medical conditions. Represented by 16 volunteers, Team SCMH trekked the Great OC Park alongside numerous volunteers from institutions within the Orange County and Inland Empire.

Through the inspiring stories of SCMH Warranty Supervisor Mike Rossoff—who has been an active Make-A-Wish volunteer lead for 11 years— COO Mike Wolfe and Sr. HR Generalist Gabby Duran led the campaign to raise funds enabling SCMH to join Walk for Wishes. With the generosity of the employees, their families, and friends plus a successful bake sale, SCMH exceeded its target.

Make a Wish Foundation is an international non-profit organization formed in 1980 after granting Chris Greicieus’ wish of becoming a police officer. Shortly after his wishes were fulfilled by stangers who pulled resources together, Chris lost his battle to leukemia at the age of seven.

 L-R SCMH COO Mike Wolfe, Inventory Analyst Michelle Nava,  Sr. HR Generalist Gabby Duran, MCFA’s Tom Clinton, Used and Rental Fleet Manager Tony Edgar. Joining the SCMH team is Gabby’s son, David, front and center.

Crystal Regalado-Luna, New, Used and Rental Department Assistant  hoists SCMH balloons in time for the “walk.” She is joined by daughter Julie.

A Snap Shot More of the SCMH corporate family: Joined by Amanda & Zoe, second and third from left, sixth from left is Maddie Fuentes from SCMH Credit, Parts Manager John Yamada first from left on front row, and extreme right is Lauren.


Source: http://ocie.wish.org/about-us/the-make-a-wish-story/the-first-wish

Thursday, April 24, 2014

SCMH Announces Relocation to New Whittier Headquarters

Pico Rivera, California, April 9, 2014:  Southern California Material Handling (SCMH) Chief Operating Officer Mike Wolfe announced during a recent all-employee meeting relocation to a new facility.
The relocation to 12393 Slauson Avenue, Whittier CA, 90606 will commence in the first week of June and will be home to about 100 of SCMH’s current employees in the Pico Rivera branch. The San Fernando Valley branch will retain its current address on 8124 Deering Avenue, Canoga Park, CA 91304.
The newly remodeled facility in Whittier is a welcome respite for some employees who have been in the Pico Rivera location for over 35 years. It comes with updates and an open floor plan more suited for entertaining clients and walk-in customers.
New Facility on 12393 Slauson Avenue, Whittier, CA 90606
“This is a huge deal for me, having held office nowhere else but this building. I am excited and I certainly look forward to this refreshing change!” Liz Costello of the IT Department who has been with SCMH for 29 years, shares.
While a chunk of SCMH history can be traced in this 8314 E. Slauson, Pico Rivera address since 1968, the overall outlook is optimism and new beginnings as SCMH, as a corporate family, moves into the future.
SCMH will bid its current Pico Rivera location farewell in June 2014
Address:     12393 Slauson Avenue, Whittier, CA 90606
Telephone Numbers REMAIN THE SAME:
562-949-1000 (SALES)  /  1-866-SCMH-CAT (MAIN TOLL FREE) / 
1-877-752-3425 (RENTAL)
Website REMAINS THE SAME:      www.scmh.com