Wednesday, December 21, 2016

SCMH Holiday Hours of Operation 2016


SCMH Holiday Hours of Operation 2016

December 22 OPEN 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
December 23 CLOSED
December 26 CLOSED
December 30 OPEN 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
January 2 CLOSED
January 3 OPEN 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Why PMs are Critical

Why PMs are Critical

Engine System
An engine not tuned to optimal performance can result in low power, inefficient operation and excessive fuel cost. Failure to comply with EPA requirements where applicable can result in considerable fines.

Lubrication System
Oil breaks down chemically and accumulates contaminants over time regardless of engine hours. Heat cycles also break down additives in engine oil and deteriorate lubrication capabilities, which can result in accelerated wear and shorter engine life.

Transmission
Dirty or contaminated transmission oil could result in damage to clutch packs, seals, and bearings. Broken or worn seals can result in oil leaking into operating environment.

Front End System
Worn or cracked forks can fail without warning. Chain worn beyond 2% should be replaced. Improper mast sequencing may prohibit the mast and rollers from operating smoothly. If fork heel thickness is reduced to 90% of original thickness, the lift truck should not return to service. Source: ASME B56.1 of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Safety Standards for Low Lift and Lift Trucks

Braking System
Contaminated brake fluid may cause steel components to rust, which in turn may cause leaks. Worn brake components can compromise braking performance or cause brakes to fail.

Steering System
Wheel bearings, tie rods, and other steer axle components wear over time. Excessive wear can result in a “loose” or “wandering” steering condition.

Cooling System
Coolant deteriorates over time, reducing the effectiveness of additives and changing the pH factor. Both can damage the water pump, radiator and aluminum components. A damaged fan blade may cause vibration, which can damage the bearings and radiator.

Air Filtration System
Clogged air filters can result in low power, inefficient operation and excessive fuel cost. Improper system sealing, including air filter sealing, can result in dust bypassing the filter element and damaging the engine.

https://www.scmh.com/why-pms-are-critical/

Thursday, December 8, 2016

It's not too late! Avail of your tax benefits now. Purchase your lift trucks in 2016.

It's not too late! Avail of your tax benefits now. Purchase your lift trucks in 2016.

Section 179 tax benefits may enable you to deduct the total value of your lift trucks purchased in 2016.


Section 179 Allowance:
The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015, makes the section 179 allowance permanent. Section 179 expensing is now set at the $500,000 level for qualifying new and used equipment. Businesses with over $2 million of purchases will have the expense deduction phase out dollar for dollar up to $2.5 million. In addition, the Section 179 cap is now indexed to inflation in S10,000 increments for future years

Bonus Depreciation:
The PATH Act extends and modifies the rules pertaining to bonus depreciation. The applicable bonus depreciation percentage will be 5O% for equipment placed in service during 2015, 2016 and 2017. The applicable bonus depreciation percentage will be 40% for property placed in service in 2018, and 30% for property placed in service in 2019.

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https://www.scmh.com/not-late-avail-tax-benefits-now/

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

SCMH Techs Retain Expertise with Relentless Training

SCMH Techs Retain Expertise with Relentless Training

No SCMH tech rests on his laurels as each pursue higher standards of rendering optimum lift truck service. In a series of Planned Maintenance (PM) update courses held in the fourth quarter of 2016, SCMH technicians immerse in intense training on PM tackling both refresher items and new technologies applied in inspecting, maintaining, and recommending long-term solutions to extend the life of material handling equipment. While SCMH techs are among the top-trained in the industry, with over 2,000 hours of combined training yearly, SCMH intends to ensure that it is always a step ahead to better serve its customers’ needs.


In an article published by The SCMH Tech Volume 1, Technical Training Manager Ron Lester reiterated that the industry is moving fast and SCMH pioneers the human expertise in maintaining and repairing highly-advanced lift trucks. “Any company can obtain machines. But without knowledgeable and skilled technicians, who will maintain and repair forklifts?” Ron shares.
While SCMH strongly focuses on technical programs all year long, safety training has always been a top priority. On November 15, a Fall Protection Program was conducted to ensure technicians are able to perform diagnostics, repairs, and maintenance at elevated heights.

On the same note, SCMH’s operator safety training programs are ongoing throughout the year, ensuring that all its employees are current with their permits—no exceptions. These programs are made available to its customers either on pre-scheduled class dates or by requested dates.

https://www.scmh.com/scmh-techs-retain-expertise-relentless-trainings/

Friday, December 2, 2016

Jungheinrich EJE120: A Game Changer

For a limited time only, avail of the industry's leading electric hand pallet truck for only $99/month for 40 months at 0 interest.


Click to watch what makes the EJE120 a cut above the competition.The Jungheinrich EJE120 electric hand pallet truck is the industry’s game-changer. With the highest turning radius, simplest maintenance, and best stability, it is guaranteed to keep you run times longer. Ask SCMH about the ongoing EJE120 Special at $99/month for 40 months at 0 interest. Hurry! Offer good ’til December 2016. 1-866-SCMH-CAT https://www.scmh.com/eje120-game-changer/

Friday, November 18, 2016

2 Shifts 1 Charge or We’ll Buy You a New Battery


Jungheinrich forklifts have highly efficient control technology, state-of-the-art motor technology, and effective energy management. Your vehicle is guaranteed to go the full distance of 16 hours.
Charging your battery between two shifts can cut the lifespan of the battery in half. With 2 Shifts 1 Charge, your battery is ready for a 16 hour run.
Thanks to extremely high energy efficiency, your forklifts will go the full distance and can work two shifts at a time. We give you a one year guarantee (with contract).
Reduce costs by up to 50%. Changing batteries costs more than just time. With 2Shifts1Charge, you save money. In addition, our technology eliminates the costs associated with water, battery cleaning, and battery charging station.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

15% OFF on Lift Truck Forks

Fork! Fork! Fork! Fork!
15% OFF on Lift Truck Forks

Now is your chance to change those old, unsafe lift truck forks with SCMH’s Thanksgiving fork sale!

From November 1 through November 30, 2016, get 15% OFF on select forks listed below. Hurry! Offer valid while supplies last. Call 562-654-3614 to order.

https://www.scmh.com/15-off-lift-truck-forks/


Thursday, October 27, 2016

CAT GP25N 5000 Pneumatic Sale: $286 / month for 40 months–or a $2,000 rebate

For a limited time, take advantage of this special offer on a Cat® 5,000 lb. IC pneumatic tire forklift. Low lease rates – just $286 / month for 40 months–or a $2,000 rebate on a new purchase. The choice is yours.

The Cat GP25N pushes through the hardest work day:
• 5,000 lb. lift capacity
• Moves 10,400 more loads per year than the leading competition*
• Fuel-efficient Tier 4 Final engine
• Exclusive industry-leading Presence Detection System
• Powerful engine with excellent travel, lift and lower speeds
• Easy-to-service design

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Fright Ride

The scariest things can happen while operating a forklift. Accidents related to industrial powered vehicles can not only lead to extreme costs, but may cause injuries and even fatalities in the workplace.


Call Danny Barron now to schedule your operator safety training: 562-654-3627 or Email daniel.barron@scmh.com https://www.scmh.com/avoid-fright-ride/ 

Monday, October 10, 2016

We're BIG on Sustainability.
Electric Forklifts Kalmar ECG50-90LS

DRIVING ECOLOGICALLY

Driving an electric forklift truck is driving ecologically – no nitrogen oxides, no carbon dioxide, no particles. Going electric is taking a giant leap into building the factory of the future. Operators will experience an improved working environment. They are relieved of the vibrations that are always at play with a combustion engine. And even if other machinery continues to make noise, you will no longer need ear protection because of your forklifts.

CAPACITY 11000 LBS-19800 LBS
POWER ELECTRIC
TIRE PNEUMATIC/AIR RADICAL
LIFT HEIGHT 137.8 IN
MAST HEIGHT MAX 177.2 IN-183.5 IN

More at: https://www.scmh.com/shop/new/kalmar-ecg50-90ls-5/

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Take Order Picking Efficiency to the Next Level

Take your order picking efficiency and performance to the next level. Exceptional reliability, exceptional value, the Mitsubishi EOP15N3 high-level order picker delivers superior performance – at an exceptional value. Featuring advanced AC technology, this truck provides strong acceleration, high lift/lower speeds, low energy consumption and long run times for greater productivity.
• Runs up to 16 hours on one battery charge*
• Lifts up to 30 ft. without sacrificing on stability
• Sealed components provide maximum reliability
• Smart technology options for even greater productivity With a load capacity of up to 3,000 lbs, the EOP15N3 high-level order picker is designed to deliver exceptional reliability and value for your business.
* in most applications

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Top 5 Goals an SCMH Lift Truck Tech Sets for Your Company

1. I want to maintain your lift truck.
You may not have a problem with the truck right now. And I am sure you need to use it. But spare us the few moments to regularly perform service so that you can keep moving things around more smoothly.

2. I will not overlook the smallest problem—EVEN YOUR spark plug.
I will change your spark plug now if I have to so you will have fuel economy, optimal combustion, and fewer emissions.

3. I need to care for your filter system, each and every time.
It’s one component, but your filter system is vital. If it is not maintained properly, chances are, there’s going to be a domino effect that will create bigger problems.

4. I need to make you understand why you must follow your tech’s recommendations.
I will not just service your truck. I will make you understand what I am going to do and what my recommendations are. I will thoroughly explain why you need to comply with proper operating procedures.

5. I want to save you money

Believe it or not, I am not here to create expenses. I am here to ensure that unforeseen repairs don’t impact your bottom line negatively. You’ve budgeted for maintenance, let’s keep it within that by allowing me to catch foreseen problems that may lead to expensive repairs.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Kalmar DCF50–90

Not just another forklift truck

A Kalmar DCF50–90 is a vital, integral part of your production process that can boost your productivity – just like an industrial robot or automation system. You can depend on its uncompromising quality to ensure reliable operation year after year. http://www.scmh.com/shop/new/kalmar-dcf50-90-5/

Friday, September 23, 2016

The SCMH Sales Team

Capping the week with a pumped up team of material handling experts ready to bring you solutions on Monday! Happy weekend everyone!
http://www.scmh.com/scmh-sales-team/




Wednesday, September 21, 2016

ECE 227/236 XL Center Control Riders from Jungheinrich Launched in North America

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) announced today the addition of an electric rider pallet truck to the line of Jungheinrich products. The ECE 227/236 XL Center-Control Riders are designed with intuitive controls to optimize the cost, speed and overall efficiencies for order picking in a variety of applications. The 3-phase AC drive motor ensures maximum performance with high acceleration and travel speed with low energy consumption.


Friday, September 16, 2016

SCMH Equipment Spotlight is on: The Jungheinrich EKX 514/516k/516 Turret Truck Series

Check out an animation video showcasing the most advanced features of Jungheinrich’s EKX series. http://www.scmh.com/shop/new/jungheinrich-ekx-514-516k-516-5/
The advanced turret trucks sets new standards for flexibility, low cost of operation and ergonomics, while reaching lift heights up to 689 inches. The EKX can efficiently run up to two shifts on a single battery charge, eliminating the need for extra batteries and manpower requirements and saving both time and money.


Available in SoCal at Southern California Material Handling 1-866-SCMH-CAT www.scmh.com

Monday, September 12, 2016

CAT Lift Truck DP100N-DP160N IC /

CAT Lift Truck DP100N-DP160N IC Pneumatic Tire

CAPACITY 22000 LBS-36000 LBS
POWER DIESEL
TIRE PNEUMATIC
MAX FORK HEIGHT 121 IN-121.5 IN
MAX TRAVEL SPEED LOADED 15.2 MPH-16..5 MPH
MAX LIFT SPEED LOADED 63 FT/MIN-80.7 FT/MIN
MAX GRADEABILITY LOADED 33.4%-42.2%

The Cat® DP100N-DP160N pneumatic tire lift truck series provides optimum power and reliability to tackle the toughest material handling applications. Equipped with a high-performance Perkins™ 1204E 4.4L engine, this series offers increased fuel efficiency, reduced emissions and a lower overall operating cost. The DP100N-DP160N series is equipped with essential features for optimum operator comfort and control. Premium ergonomics and a smooth, controlled ride come together to help your operators achieve maximum productivity – shift after shift.

http://www.scmh.com/shop/new/cat-lift-truck-dp100n-dp160n-4/

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

10 Tips to Consider Signing Up for PM Service

From Ben, SCMH Expert Tech and Experienced Parts & Service Rep

Like an annual trip to your local physician for a check-up, a well thought-out planned maintenance (PM) agreement with a qualified and reputable service company can dramatically increase the longevity of your equipment as well as significantly reduce your operating costs.
Conversely, operating forklift equipment without planned maintenance or allowing an inexperienced company manage your program, can result in increased operating costs, downtime and reduced useful life of your forklifts.
Through years of performing planned maintenance for hundreds of companies on thousands of forklifts there are a few basic things we have felt all our customers needed to know about planned maintenance and we want to share those topics with you to help you understand planned maintenance more thoroughly, or simply reaffirm the plan you already have in place.
1.     BEWARE OF THE “TEASER” PRICE
Particularly during times when budgets are strained, it is easy to “take the bait” on low-priced introductory PM rates. Statistics show that it takes a minimum of one hour to perform a proper PM on an IC or electric rider unit and 30 minutes on a walkie. Ask for the stated hourly labor rate or your prospective provider. If the math doesn’t pan out, something is going to suffer and it’s usually the amount of care paid to your forklifts.
2.     ASK TO SEE A PM INSPECTION FORM
Ask to see a PM inspection form of the company you are using. If one does not exist then it is likely that your forklifts are not being inspected and maintained properly. Have someone do an occasional random inspection to be sure grease is getting where it’s supposed to, and inspections are being done properly. Remember, you spent tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars on these assets and you not only want to get the most out of them in terms of useful life, but your goal is to minimize maintenance costs. The only way to ensure this is to have competent and thorough service technicians service your forklift equipment. Anything less is most likely going to cost you far more in the long-run. See what a PM inspection form looks like here:http://www.scmh.com/parts-services-services/

3.     WHAT ARE COMPLETION RATES?
Do you know how many of your forklifts are being serviced according to the schedule laid out in the agreement? If you are entertaining a new service provider asking for their completion rates is not only appropriate, it’s essential. And if your prospective provider does not know their completion rates, they are not keeping tabs on them, which likely means your forklifts are not going to be serviced on time.

4.     ASK FOR REFERRALS.
You have a lot riding on your forklift fleet every day. Productivity and employee safety are right at the top of the list. There’s no better way to find out what kind of service to expect from your prospective service provider than to ask their current customers. Get a short list of three to four companies and give them a call.
5.     HOW PLANNED MAINTENANCE REDUCES COSTS
Like the old Fram Oil Filter commercial (watch the TV ad here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij1yDpfZI8Q) whose moniker was “you can pay me now, or you can pay me later”, ignoring small costs now leads to bigger costs down the road. But what does that mean and what causes this?
·        Keeping lines clean—Let’s face it, our forklifts operate in less-than-optimal atmospheric conditions. This leads to build-up in the filters that keep the air, oil and hydraulic fluid clean. Sediments can wreak havoc on the internal working parts and result in premature failure, thus increasing your costs over the life of your equipment.
·        Tires—Tires that are worn or damaged increase the resistance of that tire and leads to increased fuel costs.
·        The squeaky wheel needs the grease—When a part breaks, a forklift is out of service and typically results in more down time and decreased productivity. Keeping key points properly lubricated reduces friction which reduces wear. This results in smoother operation, improved performance and elongated part life. Combining all these reduces your operating costs.
·        Worn parts—Replacing worn parts before they fail saves in several ways. When parts fail it can often lead to damage of or failure of other parts. Replacing what’s worn now improves up-time and reduces the likelihood of the forklift needing to be taken to the shop for more extensive repairs.

6.     OSHA RECOMMENDS IT—From a safety standpoint, making sure that your forklifts are operating safely is important. As part of OSHA’s regulation of forklifts 29CFR 1910 (read regulation here:https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=9828) preventive or planned maintenance is recommended. Ignoring this recommendation can be costly in an event of a workplace accident due to parts that give way, or an operator that slips on or around the equipment due to lack of maintenance. It’s not only the fines that can result, but the legal costs that undoubtedly will be incurred if a company has not followed the recommendations of OSHA.

7.     ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL—Working with a company that asks questions can optimize and reduce the cost of, your planned maintenance program. If your forklifts operate under extreme conditions (lifting heavy loads, in the heat, bad weather, cold storage, multi-shift etc.) they will need increased attention. However if your forklifts are lighter duty and are used less than a full shift, they will not need as frequent visits by your service tech. Knowing how often your forklifts need to be serviced is a product of experience. Be sure your service provider asks questions and listens.

8.     YOUR OPERATOR’S RESPONSIBILITY—As required by OSHA, a daily inspection is required of each and every forklift you operate. Click here to download your copy courtesy of SCMH Rental Solutions: http://www.scmh.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Operator-Checklist.pdf. This daily inspection extends beyond the typical lights, alarms, seat-belt, brakes and accelerator that we frequently see. The required inspection elements include belts and hoses, engine oil level, engine coolant, air filter and brake reservoir to name a few.

9.     VISIT YOUR PROSPECTIVE SERVICE PROVIDER—You can learn a lot by visiting your prospective service provider. How orderly is the parts department? Ask about their processes. Ask to see how they track planned maintenance and meet the people that will be responsible for managing your fleet’s planned maintenance program. Is the facility clean? Are the grounds well kept? A sloppy and disorderly facility usually means you can expect the same for your planned maintenance program.

10.  WORKING WITH A QUALIFIED SOURCE—Our experience is that there are a few qualified resources in any given city that can execute a proper planned maintenance program. You spend tens, sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars to acquire these equipment, why not put it in the hands of a company that understands them and has extensive experience with them. You want someone that you know will be here for the long-haul, and can stand behind the work that they perform. OSHA only requires that a forklift be service by “authorized” personnel. We feel however that while “authorized” is not defined, you certainly want to be sure that your service company is sufficient to stand the litmus test of having extensive experience to understand the complete spectrum of forklift maintenance.
SCMH performs thousands of forklift PM’s every year and we know what it takes to optimize your planned maintenance program and would appreciate the opportunity to speak to you about your current program, or help you establish a customized planned maintenance program for your forklift fleet.
Ben is an experienced technician of 22 years and has managed 1,000 parts and service accounts in North Orange County together with Sam Apodaca who manages over 1,000 accounts in South and Central Orange County. To learn more about SCMH’s planned maintenance, visit http://www.scmh.com/parts-services-services/ or call 1-866-SCMH-CAT to speak with the account manager in your territory. SCMH services are available across Los Angeles County, Orange County, and San Fernando Valley.


Thursday, September 1, 2016

SCMH Labor Day 2016 Hours of Operation


In observance of Labor Day, SCMH will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016 and will resume regular operations from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM the following day, Tuesday, September 6.

Monday, August 29, 2016

SCMH Supports LASPA cares for Kids

SCMH commits to the cause of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Professional Association on August 24, 2016 by making a contribution towards its eye glasses program for children in Los Angeles. The purpose of the LASPA Cares For Kids Drive is to provide free eye exams and free pairs of new prescription eyeglasses for grammar school children in Los Angeles County who live in poverty.
“Our drive reaches into over 420 at-risk grammar schools in heavily Hispanic and African American communities.  Vision care has proven instrumental in improving test scores for children, particularly in the math and sciences.” Says Cesar Romero, Deputy Sheriff /President, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Professional Association (LASPA).
L-R Tony Edgar Rental & Pre-Owned Manager, Alfred Gallegos Sales General Manager, Mike Wolfe COO, Pat Rivera LASPA Exec. Secretary, Angela Fuller Parts Manager, Gabby Duran HR Manager
According to LASPA an estimated 350,000 children, ages 18 and younger in Los Angeles County do not have health insurance. Up to 85% of academically and behaviorally at-risk children have vision problems that are either undetected or untreated. Children from poor urban areas, many of whom are members of ethnic minority groups, experience more than twice the normal rate of vision problems. Without the proper vision skills, these children will be at risk of losing interest in the classroom, on the athletic field, and dropping out. Thus starts the vicious cycle of gang recruitment, drugs, crime, and the criminal justice system. Unfortunately, in many instances, this type of lifestyle leads to premature death. Tragically, this cycle repeats when they have children of their own.
“SCMH directly provides material handling equipment and services in the LA & Orange Counties and we also want to reach out to the local communities we serve by helping, in whatever little way we can.” COO Mike Wolfe shares.
To learn how to support this cause, you may visit: http://www.laspa.org/about/laspa-cares/
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Professional Association, known as LASPA, is a union with over 2000 sworn L.A. County Deputy Sheriff’s who wish to help the children of families who live at or below the poverty threshold.

Full article http://www.scmh.com/scmh-supports-laspa/

Friday, August 26, 2016

When is it Time to Call it Quits?

At SCMH, we pride ourselves for expertly servicing material handling equipment. Regardless the make, model, and year of your forklift, we have trained technicians who can diagnose and keep your equipment moving. But beyond our passion to repair and maintain lift trucks is our commitment to give you an honest evaluation and our best recommendations.

If we find that your lift truck is causing more headache to maintain than to keep, we are obliged to let you know. We have your best interest at the top of our list and once we determine that your productivity and efficiency are compromised, you need to be informed.
According to SCMH Major Account manager Dan Lundy “If it is causing you more downtime and costing you more money in repairs, then it might be time for a replacement.” Nearly 30-years in the industry, Dan knows when it’s time to recommend more cost-effective solutions to his customers.
Consider These:
Usage
We ask our customers what type of usage they need the forklift for. Is it heavy usage or Low usage? If they are using the equipment heavily, then they best be investing in brand new equipment. If it’s low-usage, then we can save a little by buying a used lift truck with lower hours that will still yield years of service.
Age
If the lift truck is breaking down too often and it is about five to 10 years old, we would recommend replacing the equipment.
Time
How long would you like to keep the lift truck? Would you like to own it? Or would you rather lease? At SCMH there are many lease options you can choose from, depending on your company’s needs.
Payment
Forklifts may be paid for outright or financed. This all depends on your company’s financial structure and your preferences. Either way, we can help you. We have several finance companies who can get you qualified to purchase equipment.
Upgrades
Finally, we also make you aware of the latest and newest updates on lift trucks suited for your operations. For instance, you can opt for long-term cost savings if your application has an electric equivalent—same productivity, longer run times, no fuel costs. It may also save some costs doing upgrades, attachments, accessories  and installing advanced features at the time of purchase, as opposed to adding them later on.
Whether you decide to “work it out” with your existing equipment or choose to “move on”, SCMH is here to help you make an informed choice—based on your repair history, projecting throughput, and/or computing for payment, our experienced account managers can guide you through the process that will not only yield you optimum productivity, but will maximize cost efficiency. http://www.scmh.com/time-call-quits/

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

SCMH Family Picnic 2016




13 AUGUST 2016, PARNELL PARK, WHITTIER, CA SCMH employees enjoyed a carnival-themed afternoon with peers and family during its annual company picnic. Games, shows, and activities usually found at a local fair were featured. Goodies like popcorn and cotton candy that adorned the venue delighted the young and young at heart. Highlighting the event were the hula dancers and sack racers from team SCMH. The Employee Activities Committee received a heartfelt “thanks” from no less than COO Mike Wolfe in his closing remarks. Mike also thanked employees’ families for the time their loved ones spend at work saying “we are thankful for our employees and we appreciate your support of them every day.” Also present was Tom Clinton, President of SCMH. Contributing raffle sponsors this year were: 
MCFA,Kalmar, GNB, ACI Printing, Enersys, PFI, and Motiv Energy.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Empowering Operators through State-of-the-Art Equipment and Optimum Service

Classic Distributing for SCMH

Increasing order picking capabilities is made easy with the Jungheinrich Order Picker EKS 110 according to Warehouse IT Manager Alex Hernandez. “We are a multi-brand beer wholesalers, 30 years strong—SCMH gave us that opportunity to win and execute out on retail.”

Classic Distributing works with about 42 major suppliers and carries about 80% of beverage products you see on local shelves. As a multi-awarded distributing company, Classic is frequented by other distributors for best practices and new warehouse innovations. “We always recommend our Jungheinrich order pickers and in fact, two distributors have gone and purchased their own from SCMH.”

As a Warehouse IT expert, Alex is keen on order picking rates and has implemented many advancements such as voice pick, to boost productivity. “We have about 17 Jungheinrich order pickers and more are placed on order. These have given us the lift to our order-selecting operations, we’ve long been waiting for. The fact that its ease of use to navigate through the warehouse, and can lift the pallets off the ground high enough to load onto the conveyor, plus the platform raised 4-5 feet gives my team a chance to win and execute on the floor.”

Fleet and Facility Manager Dan Chilson who’s warehouse management expertise spans 34 years, 25 years of which has been with Classic, is keen on optimum maintenance and service of his fleet. “Investing in these equipment means investing in their maintenance as well. I recommend you find a company you can trust who is prompt, professional, and knowledgeable. For us, that is SCMH.”

Both Dan and Alex speak highly of their account managers Jim Nolan (Major Accounts) and Henry Saavedra (Parts and Service). “They are very prompt. I call Henry for a repair and their techs who are really good, either Anthony or Jaime, are usually here within the day. To me that is very important.” Dan says that SCMH techs catch the smallest problems needing attention so that it does not scale up to bigger repairs that would cost more. “This is a big deal to us because it says so much about how they look out for our best interest.”

Watch theYouTube video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1whaLPPnhaA

Classic Distributing & Beverage Group, Inc., servicing the Metro Los Angeles and Eastern Los Angeles County areas, celebrates 35 years of excellence in the beverage distribution business. In addition to MillerCoors brands, the company distributes a broad selection of fine imported brands, craft beers, non-alcohol beverages and waters.

For more information on Classic Distributing Company, please visit: http://www.cdbginc.com/#


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

SCMH is cheering for our American delegates to the 2016 Summer Olympics happening in Rio, Brazil.

To see live updates, NBC Olympics has live feeds and streaming video on events participated in by team USA.


http://www.scmh.com/2016-rio-summer-olympics-updates/

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The All New Improved Cat® Hand Pallet Trucks

For a limited time, buy three for $269 each. Regular price is $289.


Cat® Hand Pallet Trucks can help you solve your tough material handling needs, with a full range of durable pallet jacks for sale that are capable of handling your toughest applications.

CAPACITY 3300 LBS-5500 LBS

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

ELECTRIC EVOLUTION

KALMAR ECG 50-90 HEAVY CAPACITY
AVAILABLE AT SCMH



·       CAPACITY 11,000 LBS-19,800 LBS
·       POWER ELECTRIC
·       TIRE PNEUMATIC/AIR RADICAL
·       LIFT HEIGHT 137.8 IN
·       MAST HEIGHT MAX 177.2 IN-183.5 IN