Thursday, September 27, 2018

SCMH E-News Q3 2018

In this issue of SCMH E-News, read about:
1. How Boosts in Tech Training Deliver More Uptime for Your Business
2. Your Essential Five-Item Checklist When Replacing Your Forklifts
3. Extended Deals that Help You Save Money
4. Who Won the Forklift Challenge 2018
Check them out here:

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Driving Innovation Roadshow SoCal 2018

On August 9, 2018 at the SCMH Whittier branch, some 40 customers convened for the Driving Innovation roadshow kick off. Companies from the manufacturing, energy, food, entertainment, school district, local government, and logistics were present to witness the Jungheinrich EFG 2 series demonstrate efficiency and productivity first-hand.
A presentation on how the Jungheinrich three-wheel electric benefits businesses was hosted by Zane Padgett, regional sales manager at Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America and was followed by a hands-on, around the iron demonstration.
An overview on AC technology was conducted b Oliver Stanbury of Stanbury Electrical Engineering.
The event segued into the highly anticipated forklift challenge where five expert operators from California Custom FruitsJ. Paul Getty TrustAll-Ways Pacific, and Shell Oil Products went neck-and-neck in the obstacle course challenge where they were tasked to navigate the Jungheinrich EFG electric three-wheel forklift safely and productively through a course. Adam Vasquez of Shell Oil Products placed first and was hailed forklift challenge champion 2018.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Shell Oil Products Wins Forklift Challenge 2018

Shell Oil Products Wins Forklift Challenge 2018

August 9, 2018 Whittier, CA Adam Vasquez of Shell Oil Products placed first in this year’s forklift challenge hosted by Southern California Material Handling (SCMH) held during an open house kicking off the Jungheinrich Driving Innovation Roadshow.

Forklift challengers Jose Ayala (California Custom Fruits), Darrell Pate (J. Paul Getty Trust), Leno Palacios (All-Ways Pacific), and Jose Morguia (California Custom Fruits) went neck-and-neck in the obstacle challenge where they were tasked to navigate the Jungheinrich EFG electric three-wheel forklift safely and productively through a course that ends by rolling a bowling ball to strike 10 pins.

The expert operators had to conduct a pre-shift safety inspection and was scored on thoroughness, methodology, and error detection.

Adam scored the highest in both categories, earning him the title Forklift Challenge Champion 2018, a trophy, and a $150 gift card.

Read More:

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Are Your Forklift Operators the Best in SoCal?

Are Your Forklift Operators the Best in SoCal?
JOIN & WIN the Forklift Challenge 2018 brought to you by SCMH.
Registration now open!
Learn More Here:

Monday, July 16, 2018

Achieve Productivity and Perform Safely

Achieve Productivity and Perform Safely
with SCMH's Operator Safety Training Programs

Training: The Final Piece.

After you've purchased your forklift and scheduled its planned maintenance you must now ensure your forklift drivers are trained to safely operate your equipment and deliver maximum productivity.

SCMH is here to help you every step of the way. From providing you with new equipment, maintaining your forklift, renting out lift trucks, stocking parts you may be needing, and finally, training your operators.

We've been around for over 75 years, old enough to know your company's needs and how to best serve them. Down to the very last detail of helping your operators get their job done with our forklift operator safety training programs.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Are Your Forklift Operators Up for a Challenge?

Are Your Forklift Operators Up for a Challenge?

Join & Win this year's only SoCal's forklift safety and productivity challenge! #forkliftchallenge2018

Open to all SCMH customers who have certified forklift operators and are up for a challenge! Safely and productively navigate a Jungheinrich EFG2 three-wheel electric forklift through an exciting obstacle course for a chance to win the coveted title Forklift Challenge Champion 2018, a trophy for your company, and a gift card for your representative forklift driver.

Register your operator today! Click for full details and registration:

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Reminders Before Taking Off this 4th of July

Reminders Before Taking Off this 4th of July

According to Wikipedia Independence Day is the federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Most of us take this time to celebrate with our local community, travel, or simply be with family. Whether you’ve got destination vacation plans or simply gathering with friends and family over barbecue underneath a fireworks display, we’re sure you’re excited to take some time off. But before you leave the workplace and clock out at 5:00 PM, be mindful of the things you’re leaving behind.
Here are some tips for those of us closing warehouse operations down for Independence Day or any Holiday:

Make sure lift trucks and other industrial powered equipment, particularly electric, are indoors or under a roof. The weather forecast may be sunny and bright, but you’ll never know when Mother Nature decides to throw a cloudy day or even rain down. You wouldn’t want to dash out in the middle of a family gathering.

Double check on locks and alarm systems. Set a phone brigade system among colleagues so communication plans are in place in case of an emergency.

Ensure paper work are turned in on time. Be it your employees’ time cards or reports that need to be submitted on July 5, accomplish them early so you wouldn’t have to worry during your time off or worse, cram when you get back in the office.

Anticipate Delivery Schedules. Given Holidays may post delivery delays, make sure you’ve already put in your orders, including forklift parts orders, ahead of time.

Shut down or log off computers, laptops, or any electronic device as prescribed by your IT department. Not only does this save the company energy consumption, Your IT department may choose to run automated updates and maintenance at a time when employees are not on the system. Make sure to save the files you are working on before leaving your desk.

Most importantly, have a safe celebration. We look forward to serving you upon your return. And if you wish to schedule forklift service or book a rental, we’ll be happy to take care of these for you so that you can take time off worry-free, knowing SCMH has got your uptime guaranteed.


Monday, June 25, 2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Your Safety is on Top of Our List

Your Safety is on Top of Our List
On National Forklift Safety Day and everyday, we're here to guide your company through our expert material handling professionals, world-class products, and resources that can help your business remain productive and safe.
Click now to download safety resources:

Monday, June 4, 2018

National Forklift Safety Day 2018

June 12, 2018 is National Forklift Safety Day. SCMH supports this important event as we continue to prioritize safety in our workplace as well as help customers like you remain productive and safe by:
1. Offering OSHA-endorsed Operator Safety Training (OST) programs.
2. Installation of blue safety light on all our forklift rental equipment.
3. Deploying only factory-trained technicians for your Planned Maintenance (PM) who thoroughly inspect your equipment for safety and write you detailed reports and recommendations.
Learn more:

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Want to Up Your Game?

Want to Up Your Game? We're here to help your business win.

Our brands are built for your tough jobs. We are confident no other solution tops how our forklifts deliver efficiency, productivity, and reliability.


This is SCMH's commitment to performance. This is your uptime guaranteed.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

We’re Here to Keep Your Team Performing Safely

We’re Here to Keep Your Team Performing Safely

We understand the importance of safety and productivity to your business.
That’s why over 75 years we’ve developed operator training courses that covers safety and basic fundamentals of operating forklifts, reach & stand-up trucks, and pallet jacks.
SCMH’s OSHA-endorsed training structure has been employed by hundreds of multi-national companies in Los Angeles and Orange County for nearly 30 years now. Our trainers’ extensive experience stems from hands-on operations of managing and working in warehouse environments.
Upon completion of our certification courses expect to have:
  • A better understanding of the CAL-OSHA and Federal -OSHA standards and laws
  • Learn the principles behind forklift operation
  • Knowledge of safety precautions and procedures
  • Basic application driving industrial powered trucks

Friday, April 6, 2018

SCMH E-News Q1 2018

SCMH to Host the Jungheinrich Driving Innovation Roadshow

In partnership with Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America, Inc. (MCFA), SCMH is gearing up to host the Jungheinrich Driving Innovation Roadshow for Southern California customers. The event is set for the second week of August  and will give customers several days to choose from to learn more about the innovative EFG2 Series of 3-wheel electric models. The event will kick off at the SCMH campus in Whittier, CA with an open house. Key features of the Jungheinrich three-wheel electric will be highlighted including:
• Up to 16 hours runtime on one charge
• 4th Generation AC Technology
• Smooth Drive
• Excellent Operator Comfort

A forklift obstacle course competition open to all SCMH customers will be held. Lunch will be served.
SCMH will also schedule on-site visits for customers to try out the EFG2 in their own operating environment.
Watch out for more details. You’ll be receiving your invitation in mid-June but meanwhile please take a look at this exciting event:

SCMH proudly announces the addition of Konecranes to its portfolio of world-class brands and partnerships for Los Angeles and Orange counties.

“With forklift capacities ranging from 10 – 80 tons, along with the wide array of reach stackers and port equipment we believe Konecranes to be the ideal partner to complete our products/solutions lineup,"said Tom Clinton, president of SCMH.
"We’ve found their humble drive to be in full alignment with our company’s values and the formula that has brought success for our customers since SCMH was founded over 75 years ago.”
We look forward to introducing our customers to this uniquely engineered equipment!

According to their website, Konecranes forklift trucks are built with a simple goal in mind—to make customers’ jobs easier. Their advanced solutions are ideal for productions such as steel, pulp and paper, saw mills, and waste-to-energy. That’s a philosophy SCMH can stand behind! We’re delighted to have Konecranes as our newest partner in delivering solutions for our customer’s situations.
Call us for a free application assessment: 1-866-SCMH-CAT

Addition to Rental Fleet Underway to Meet Customers’ Narrow Aisle Demand

“Later this Spring we will take delivery on a large number of  brand new Jungheinrich order pickers and reach trucks to respond to our clients’ growing rental needs.” Tony Edgar, SCMH Rental Solutions Manager reports.
By adding these Jungheinrich narrow aisle units to our fleet, customers will not only have their rental needs met, but will have the opportunity to experience the benefits of the products’ world-class AC power technology, higher throughput efficiency, and exceptional ergonomics.
“Making a multi-million dollar investment like this to our rental fleet is only possible with financial strength such as that of SCMH’s." Said Tony. "We look forward to getting these delivered to our customers’ warehouses so they can see firsthand what all the fuss is about!”  
SCMH Rental Solutions is the only material handling provider in SoCal who guarantees your uptime with an on-time-delivery promise. Call us for the details on this and our other Uptime Guarantees.

When It Comes To Your Uptime, Our Team Is Your Team!

22 March 2018 Whittier, CA    SCMH is pleased to welcome George Alvarez as its new Service Manager.
George is an industry veteran of over 30 years whose expertise will bring valuable contributions in leading our world-class team
of technicians as they help customers keep their operations moving. "I am eager to provide our customers with the best possible service experience to ensure their uptime." George commented.

Joining George on the team are Angela Fuller as Assistant Service Manager and Will Sharp heading the parts operation. Angela has been with SCMH for nearly 20 years and has extensive experience in both the parts and service departments. “I am excited to partner with George as we strengthen our service commitment with our exceptional technician crew to help our customers’ succeed.” Angela said.

Leading the parts department is Will Sharp. Will's expertise in managing parts spans 36 years. Will is looking forward to contributing to customers' uptime and "taking things up a notch."

This new team is entirely focused on fulfilling SCMH’s promise to deliver maximum equipment uptime to your operations.
George, Angela, or Will are ready to help with your success - please call them at 562-949-1000 or visit

SCMH Honors Retiree Tech with 20 Years of Service

The SCMH family offers a fond “farewell” to Ken Franklin after 20 years of exceptional service to SCMH’s customers! 
In a celebratory sendoff held last January Ken’s peers offered great stories on Ken’s integrity, work ethic, and commitment to his customers.
“Ken will be missed by his customers and teammates but we are happy he will be enjoying the fruits of his successful work.” Said Dana Bowen, General Manager of SCMH. Ken has been a true example of the values SCMH tries to live by every day. Please join us in wishing Ken the very best in his retirement years.


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