Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas 2016 at SCMH Centered on CHOC Kids

Christmas 2016 at SCMH Centered on CHOC Kids

18 DECEMBER  2016, WHITTIER, CA Building towards their annual Christmas party, employees brought unwrapped toys as Christmas gifts for kids at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). The weeklong toy drive generated three box-full of toys that was delivered to CHOC on December 19 by COO Mike Wolfe and Employee Activities Committee Representative Karen Klosterman.

Meanwhile, the cheer-filled Christmas celebration at the SCMH headquarters was yet another opportunity to share friendship, camaraderie, and Holiday spirit among peers. Santa, Mrs. Claus, and elves joined in and hosted the exchange gift.

Monday, December 14, 2015

SCMH Operator Training and Certification Schedule Released for Q1 2016.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Jungheinrich Moving Mast Reach Truck Wins MHPN’s First Readers’ Choice Product of the Year

The Jungheinrich ETV C16/C20 is chosen as product of the year by the Material Handling Product News (MHPN) on its December 2015 issue.

The ETV C16/C20 series of reach trucks is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, including operation on smooth concrete warehouse floors or for loading/unloading on bumpy asphalt surfaces. Whether handling pallets, operating in single or multi-shift applications or frequently working outside, these reach trucks provide the ideal solution and can be used at high levels for efficient stacking and retrieval of pallets that need to be transferred in narrow aisles. Whether handling pallets, working in drive-in racking, operating in single or multi-shift applications, or frequently working outside with an optional weatherproof cabin, the ETV C16 / ETV C20 reach trucks provide the ideal solution for virtually every application. More here:

“Each year we feature more than 750 products on the pages of Material Handling Product News,” said Modern’s executive managing editor Noël P. Bodenburg. “Beginning in 2016, each month the editorial team will select five Editor’s Choice products. We’re excited to then give readers an opportunity to help us identify what they feel truly are the Products of the Year.”


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

In observance of  Thanksgiving,
our offices in Whittier and Canoga Park will be closed on
Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27.
We are eager to serve you when our business resumes
on Monday, November 30.

Meanwhile, our Website is accessible 24/7 to view our brand new equipment,
available premium pre-owned, forklift maintenance & repair service, parts, warehouse design & integration, rental rates, and operator training.      1-866-SCMH-CAT

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

New Stand Up Tow Tractor Added to Jungheinrich Line

Looking to upgrade your tow tractor? The new EZS C40NA recently joined the roster of Jungheinrich’s line of tow tractors. Features include a shorter chassis for better turning radius and increased ground clearance for a comfortable operation—of course the new EZS C40NA, as in the Jungheinrich range of tow tractors, is:
·       Energy efficient with maintenance free AC drive motors for increased run times
·       “JetPilot” and precise control with electric steering for better maneuverability
·       “Curve-Control” for safe cornering
·       “Speed Control” for increased command

Available at Southern California Material Handling call now: 1-866-SCMH-CAT

Thursday, November 12, 2015

SCMH Honors Veterans over Lunch

SCMH Honors Veterans over Lunch
Southern California Material Handling (SCMH) employees gathered over lunch to remember and be grateful for the service of our men and women in uniform.
At the heart of the gathering was an homage set up for friends, families, loved ones and most importantly, SCMH employees who have served.
COO Mike Wolfe initiated the event, giving the SCMH corporate family the opportunity to take a moment, pause, and be grateful.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

SCMH salutes the men and women who served.

SCMH salutes the men and women who served.
We are open for business tomorrow, 11 November 2015, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Our sales, parts, service, rental, warehouse products, and operator training departments are ready to serve you. Please visit for more information or call 1-866-SCMH-CAT.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Is Your Lift Truck Rain-Ready?

Rain Cap Forklift Covers are rugged and well-designed roof covers for current and late model lift trucks. Made of a high-impact, non-yellowing polycarbonate, Rain Cap has you covered rain or shine with clear and tinted versions. OSHA standard 1917.43 (e) (ii) clearly states “Overhead guards shall not obstruct the operator’s view.” So throw away those makeshift cardboard covers lest be cited for an OSHA violation!

Rain cap price starts at $219.00* Order yours now! 
Protect your assets & avoid an OSHA violation.
562-949-1000 or visit

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

SCMH Drives Innovation at Open House Event
OCTOBER 27, 2015, WHITTIER, CA  Southern California Material Handling (SCMH) opened its doors to warehouse leaders and hosted three sessions on warehouse innovation, efficiency, and productivity.

Customers and community members were led to a discussion on the latest warehouse design, techniques, and products by Jim Neidhart, SCMH’s manager for warehouse products group.

Systems Trucks Project Manager Michael Brunnet of Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America (MCFA) took attendees for a ride on the Jungheinrich EKX515K— turret truck running on the highly-advanced, semi-automated, warehouse navigation system. Find out more here:

Highlighting the event is the Jungheinrich 2015 ETR Roadshow which makes its final stop, after travelling across North America, at SCMH. Ray Montgomery, MCFA’s Jungheinrich Regional Warehouse Product Consultant delivered key advantages of the
Jungheinrich line over other reach trucks in the market today.
To preview the ETR series, please click

“As warehouse leaders, we want to make your visit worthwhile by delivering valuable sessions that can help drive innovation to your company.” SCMH COO Mike Wolfe expressed, as he welcomed the 50 warehouse leaders in attendance.

Southern California Material Handling has been in the material handling business for 75 years and is the trusted choice for top-brand lift trucks, parts, service, rental, and operator training. For more details please visit

Photo credits: Ruben Alire, SCMH Field Service Supervisor

Friday, September 25, 2015

CAT Lift Trucks Product Support Programs Now Available to Download from SCMH

At SCMH, we understand that every day counts in today’s competitive environment. Daily challenges demand absolute performance from your forklift fleet. Let us do what we do best…keeping your forklifts performing at their best 365 days a year.

From filters to tires, our parts program offers a solution to all of your needs. With innovative tools and first-class service from SCMH, an authorized Promatch® dealer, you can relax knowing that you’re receiving optimal fleet performance and reliability.

Visit our website now to view our product support programs:


Friday, September 18, 2015

SCMH Shares Forklift Safety Tips at SAPA Health and Safety Fair

17 SEPTEMBER 2015, CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA Southern California Material Handling (SCMH) was invited to participate at the annual health and safety fair of SAPA Extrusions North America.

SCHM Shop Supervisor Daniel Barron, who is also a veteran trainer and forklift operator safety training expert, held five sessions for SAPA employees focusing on pre-operational lift truck inspections. “Your company is investing in your safety and well-being at the workplace. Start Safe. Work Safe. Leave Safe.” Danny ends each presentation by quoting SAPA’s 2015 event theme.

Endorsed by OSHA, SCMH’s training courses has instructed thousands of lift truck operators for over 200 multi-national companies in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Fernando Valley. Its extensive training courses include classes and hands-on training on sit-down, stand-up, and aerial equipment. Train-the-trainer and refresher courses are also available. For more details please visit:

Sapa Extrusions is North America’s leading producer of seamless and structural aluminum pipe and tube, as well as the leader in mill standard and custom aluminum extrusions. For more information about SAPA, please visit:

Monday, September 14, 2015

Tire Safety, Production, & Performance

Forklift Tires 101: All you need to know about lift truck tires.

This Quick Tips & Tools will help you understand forklift tires in five minutes!

Watch Sam Apodaca deliver safety, production, and performance details on forklift tires.

If you wish to learn more, please contact Sam at 562-244-6539 or Email

Friday, September 4, 2015

Working hard is what SCMH Rental Solutions lift trucks do best.

Working hard is what SCMH Rental Solutions lift trucks do best.


1. work, especially hard physical work.
              “the price of repairs includes 
                              labor and parts”
                            hard work
                            menial work

It’s not that complicated when you rent lift trucks from a reliable company who’s been around
over 75 years.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

SCMH Holds First Family Picnic

On August 15, 2015, SCMH held its first family picnic at the Parnell Park in Whittier, CA. Some 158 employees and their families were in attendance. The Employee Activities Committee of SCMH organized the event that was filled with family fun, games, activities, and raffle. Click on the image below to watch the video.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

What's Cool About Renting SCMH Lift Trucks in this Heat?

Equipment breakdown occurs more commonly in extreme weather conditions. SCMH Rental Solutions’ emergency rental is equipped to fill your needs this summer. You may rent daily, weekly, monthly, for short-term, or long-term periods.

New and updated inventory
The SCMH Rental Solutions fleet is comprised of either brand new or newly updated lift trucks. This means a smoother experience for your lift truck operators that translates into greater productivity.

Quick response time
“Consider it done.” when you call SCMH Rental Solutions half the load is taken off your shoulders as we strive to get your equipment out for delivery. If you call in early enough, you can have your forklift picked up in a matter of hours. This lessens your downtime and operational costs.

Reliable equipment
maintained by
factory-authorized techs
Only factory-authorized technicians touch our equipment so you can be confident that the forklift you get will perform to its optimum capacity.
Having another break down is one less thing to worry about.

Daily/weekly/monthly/short-term rental/long-term lease/RPO

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

What's cool About Renting SCMH Lift Trucks in this Heat?

Equipment breakdown occurs more commonly in extreme weather conditions. SCMH Rental Solutions’ emergency rental is equipped to fill your needs this summer. You may rent daily, weekly, monthly, for short-term, or long-term periods.
The SCMH Rental Solutions fleet is comprised of either brand new or newly updated lift trucks. This means a smoother experience for your lift truck operators that translates into greater productivity.
“Consider it done.” when you call SCMH Rental Solutions half the load is taken off your shoulders as we strive to get your equipment out for delivery. If you call in early enough, you can have your forklift picked up in a matter of hours. This lessens your downtime and operational costs.
Our rental fleet are maintained by factory-authorized techs so you can be confident that the forklift you get will perform to its optimum capacity. Having another break down is one less thing to worry about.

short-term rental
long-term lease
Rent Now 1-877-752-3425

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Hardworkers Throughout the Summer

Renting forklifts may just be the right option for you this summer. 

Available and reliable lift trucks from SCMH Rental Solutions allow you to choose from its wide inventory of forklifts including the hard-to-find big trucks in 15,000 LBS, 20,000 LBS, 22,000 LBS, 32,000 LBS, and 36,000 LBS. 

Scissor, aerial, and boom lifts are also ready for delivery. We have just about everything you need from attachments, batteries, and chargers. So keep in mind, when you need that extra hard-working lift this summer season, SCMH Rental Solutions is your most complete source for renting forklifts. 

We rent daily, weekly, monthly, short-term rental, long-term lease, & RPO. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Mitsubishi ESR Series Available at SCMH

The newly introduced 3,000-3,500 lb. capacity 36-volt pantograph Mitsubishi forklift trucks ESR15 and ESR18N2 are single reach models that feature advanced AC technology and a modern design that delivers high performance, energy efficiency and the most ergonomic operator compartment in the industry.

Key benefits of the new 36-volt pantograph reach truck model include:

Exceptional Performance: The Mitsubishi forklift truck ESR series combines on-board electric controllers, AC electrical motor technology and an exclusive servicing software system that optimizes power and performance while minimizing energy consumption. These reach trucks also feature a hydraulic system which delivers some of the fastest and most controlled lift speeds in the industry. This results in quicker placement and pick-up of material handling loads for greater productivity.

Energy Efficient: The new 36-volt pantograph reach trucks boast improved efficiency over the previous model series. Power consumption is minimized through continued advances in our exclusive AC electric control system and usage of proprietary drive and lift motors. This allows the reach truck to run for up to two shifts on a single battery charge in most applications.

Excellent Stability: The newly designed mast results in excellent load stability at height. The mast, coupled with our exclusive suspended articulating drive axle, helps to support the new pantograph reach truck's higher rated capacities.

Enhanced Operator Ergonomics:  The spacious and cushioned operator compartment of the ESR series combines increased comfort and functionality which helps improve operator efficiency. The reach truck's exclusive intuitive control handle incorporates all operator functions into one grip to maximize operator performance. Additional features, like electric power steering, make positioning the reach truck in narrow aisles much easier, while reducing operator fatigue and improving accuracy.

Added Awareness: The new color operator display panel features the battery discharge indicator, drive wheel 360° travel direction, programmable performance levels and other information. These features help the operator remain confident and in control while maneuvering loads in and out of racking.

To get a quote, call 562-949-1000 or go to

Source: Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America
#forklift #reachtruck

Monday, July 13, 2015

This summer, we're coming to deliver the great news about PM service in LA, OC, & SFV!

Never have to worry about your lift trucks breaking down this summer. With the SCMH Planned Maintenance (PM), you're sure to get peace of mind knowing your lift trucks are well-maintained for an affordable flat-rate. Our technicians are factory-authorized and professionally trained to ensure your forklifts are fully revved up this summer.

Watch out for our PSSRs hitting your area from August to September 2015 as they bring you details personally! Interact, ask them questions, and you will learn what sets SCMH's PM service apart!
Hurry and book your PM now! Pay for three (PM) bookings and get the fourth (4th) FREE! Call 562-949-1000 for Los Angeles and Orange County areas and 818-349-1220 for San Fernando Valley areas. You may also request a special visit and free consultation. Call us now and we will make sure to make your company among our first stops.
We'll see you soon!

Thursday, July 2, 2015


Let SCMH Rental Solutions take care of all your lift truck rental needs so you can just breeze through your warehouse operations this summer. Let us take care of your forklift rental!

short-term rental
long-term lease
rental purchase option  (RPO)


Thursday, June 25, 2015

CAT Pallet Truck Sale Ending Soon! Only $289 Until July 3, 2015

$289.00 sale ending soon!
• Reinforced ergonomic handle
• Polyurethane steer wheels
• Polyurethane load rollers
• Entry/exit roller system
• Twelve grease zerks at the pivot points
• Adjustable push rods

Monday, June 22, 2015

Jungheinrich ETR 230-335d


The ETR 230 / 235 / 340 / 345 single reach trucks and ETR 335d deep reach trucks boast strong performance – moving more pallets per hour and lowering overall cost of ownership – while keeping operators comfortable and productive. These reach trucks deliver greater productivity in any application where space is at a premium. The space-saving design means these trucks can stack and retrieve goods efficiently in narrow aisles and at high lift heights. Operators can also customize the drive and hydraulic settings to suit the application and their level of experience.

Jungheinrich ETR 230-335d 36 Volt Pantograph Reach Maximum Fork Height: 242 inches
Download literature and watch the video:

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Lift Truck Rental Units from SCMH

Southern California Material Handling (SCMH) features its newly updated lift trucks readily available to rent on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. All rental units in the fleet are California Air Resources Board  (CARB) compliant and have been prepped by factory-authorized technicians to ensure a productive and worry-free performance at your warehouse.

The range of lift trucks available to rent from SCMH include 3,000-70,000 LBS capacities in a wide variety of applications. The great deal too is having emergency rental options at your disposal. SCMH can have a lift truck at your doorstep at the soonest possible time.

To download rental rates and to view available lift trucks, visit or call 1-877-752-3425.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

SOCAL Warehouse Businesess Celebrate National Forklift Safety Day with SCMH

09 JUNE 2015, WHITTIER, CALIFORNIA  In promoting warehouse safety and productivity, Southern California Material Handling (SCMH) celebrated National Forklift Safety Day by hosting back-to-back workshops and discussions among its Southern California customers.

The three-hour morning session titled Warehouse Equipment Management was attended by some 30 warehouse owners, managers, and supervisors who took on valuable discussion on OSHA and the Law, Equipment Assessment, and How Asset Misuse Hurts the Bottomline.

In the afternoon, a free refresher training course was held for customers who are in need of forklift recertification. 

Danny Barron, 25-year veteran of the SCMH training department facilitated both the discussion and the training.

Alfred Gallegos, Sales General Manager opened the event by welcoming the guests to the home of top-brand lift trucks,#Caterpillar  #Mitsubishi  & #Jungheinrich in Southern California.

The event was capped by an open discussion among attendees, SCMH COO Mike Wolfe, account managers and parts and service representatives. 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Free Refresher Course Forklift Operator Training

In celebration of National Forklift Safety Day, Southern California Material Handling is hosting a free refresher course on operator training. The short course usually costs $85 per participant but on June 9th, the workshop is completely free!

Registration will be accepted until slots are filled. First-come, first-served basis.

To register click on the flyer below and send your name, company name, address, telephone number and email address. Registration with incomplete information will not be considered.

SCMH ENews Q2 Now Available!

Get your warehouse quick tips and tools, downloadable resources, and everything that's newsworthy about Southern California Material Handling, its equipment, and services.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Industrial Battery Care & Restoration Process

Rick Hernandez of SCMH hosts a brief and informative walk through on how industrial batteries work and how they can be restored.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Brand New, Affordable Forklift for Loading Docks and Warehouse

Need a reliable loading dock and warehouse  ? Check out this lift truck that's right on the money!

Click on the link below and download product available literature.
Mitsubishi FBC15N-FB18N 3000-3500 lb Capacity Cushion Tire Electric Counterbalanced

From the warehouse to the loading dock, the performance of these Mitsubishi FBC15N-FB18N forklift trucks can be matched to the application, allowing operators to stay focused on the task at hand.


Monday, May 18, 2015

Cat Lift Trucks 2ET2500-2ET4000 Series of Three-wheel Electric Trucks

Check out the CAT Lift Trucks 2ET2500-4000 on our website. You may watch a comparative video as well as download the brochure!

Combining the latest in operator ergonomics, advanced AC control systems and customized performance, the 2ET2500-2ET4000 Series of three-wheel electric trucks provides maximum performance in a variety of applications. Supported by the industry-leading Cat® lift truck dealer network, these trucks are the ideal choice for your material handling needs.


Friday, May 8, 2015

Jungheinrich Wins International Forklift Truck of the Year 2015

Jungheinrich’s EFG S30s electric counterbalance truck won the International Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Award 2015 in the category 'Counterbalanced Trucks up to 3.5 Tonnes'.  The model’s innovative ergonomic operator cabin and extremely low energy consumption won over the high caliber international judges.

Other Jungheinrich products were nominated for the award in each of the four IFOY categories being judged.

Newly developed trucks that have come onto the European market since December 2013 were eligible for the award.  The IFOY jury chose 14 trucks and solutions from Clark, Jungheinrich, Still, Toyota Material Handling and Unicarriers for the final round from all the entries..  "2014 was a CeMAT year with a whole host of innovations.  Only the best of the best in terms of innovation have made it into the final round", says Anita Würmser, Chairperson of the IFOY Jury.

IFOY Award assesses innovative quality, technology, design, ergonomics, handling, safety, cost effectiveness and sustainability. The key criteria for logistics solutions include novel/innovative quality, customer benefit, sustainability and marketability of the solution.

The IFOY Award was presented on May 5, 2015 at the BMW Museum in Munich during the CeMAT@transport logistic trade fair.

Purchase inquiries on Jungheinrich equipment in Southern California may be directed to Southern California Material Handling (SCMH) 562-949-1000 or visit for more details.

Source: Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America, Inc. (MCFA)

Monday, May 4, 2015

Price Change on SCMH Cooling System Special

Cooling System Special Now Available! $625 Only!

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!

We can't guarantee this special will last long. Please act now before any more price increases occur.

Promo is applicable to trucks up to 6,600 LBS. To avail of the special discount, this coupon must presented upon booking. Details and promo may end without prior notice. Call your PSSR for details 562.949.1000.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

5 Offerings for Your Warehouse for 5 de Mayo

Cooling System Special for Your Lift Trucks
30% OFF!
Don’t let the heat stall your forklifts. Get them ready before summer time to avoid interruptions to your warehouse operations. Southern California Material Handling offers a great value for your cooling system at $579+tax. Call 562-949-1000 now or visit

Timing Belt Inspection
Radiator & Water Pump Inspection
Radiator Coolant Replacement
Radiator Cap Replacement
Radiator Hose (lower/upper) Replacement
Thermostat Replacement
Fan Belt Replacement

CAT Hand Pallet Truck Special at $289
Dimensions: 27” x 48” (686 x 1,220 mm)
Capacity: 5,500 lbs. (2,500 kg)
• Reinforced ergonomic handle
• Polyurethane steer wheels
• Polyurethane load rollers
• Entry/exit roller system
• Twelve grease zerks at the pivot points
• Adjustable push rods

0% Interest for up to 24 Months on Select Electric Equipment
Choose Your Solution:
• Walkie Pallet Truck• Walkie End Rider  • Walkie Stackers
Make your choice and contact SCMH for more more details. 562-949-1000.
Promo ends December 31, 2015

Try Before You Buy Program on the Jungheinrich Electric Pallet Truck
·       4,500 lb. Electric Pallet Truck
·       24-volt brushless AC
·       technology for high performance & efficiency
·       Shortest turning radius in the industry for greater maneuverability
·       Industry-leading stability
·       with ProTrakLink caster system
·       27” X 48” forks
·       Industrial battery and built-in charger means longer life

Blue Light SALE $250
For a little amount, you can enhance workplace safety with the JW Speaker Blue Spotlight. Now on sale at SCMH for $250. Watch the demo by clicking

All offers are subject to change and end without prior notice. Exclusions apply. Call for details 562-949-1000.