Introducing the New CLARK S-Series Forklift

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Building on over 100 years of lift truck innovations, design and industry firsts. The evolution continues…. The CLARK S-Series, the next generation of lift trucks.
SMART
CLARK’s design standards have historically led the industry in innovation and firsts; the S-Series represents the next phase of lift truck design.

  • Interactive Dash
  • Built-in Reporting and Operator Performance via Optional Telemetry
  • Engine/Powertrain Protection
  • Integrated Systematic Service Tools
  • On-Board Reporting of Operator Controlled Functions
STRONG
CLARK Trucks are “Built to Last”; from their industry designs to legacy dealers, their combined strengths ensure a strong performance to your bottom line with lower cost of ownership.

  • Force-Cooled Wet Disc Brakes
  • Fully Welded Heavy Gauge Frame
  • Nested I-Beam Upright
  • 6-Roller Carriage
  • External Side-Thrust Rollers
  • Proven Steer Axles and Cooling Systems
SAFE
CLARK makes your safety their priority. Safety has been a cornerstone of CLARK design standards for over 100 years. Their standards became the industry standards. The S-Series innovates again with standard features, including:

  • Automatically Applied Parking Brake
  • Speed Limit Control
  • Increased Visibility
  • Optional Rear View Camera
  • High-Visibility Orange Seat Belt
  • Designed with Optimal Center of Gravity to Enhance Truck Stability.
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Section 179 Enhancements for 2018

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With the passage and signing into law of H.R.1, aka, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the deduction limit for Section 179 increases to $1,000,000 for 2018 and beyond. The limit on equipment purchases likewise has increased to $2.5 million.

Further, the bonus depreciation is 100% and is made retroactive to 9/27/2017 and good through 2022. The bonus depreciation also now includes used equipment.

See the fully updated 2018 Section 179 Calculator to see how this tax deduction affects your company.

2017 Section 179 Tax Information (Last Year)

The Section 179 deduction is $500,000 for 2017, with a 50% bonus depreciation in place until late September (see 2018 information for change).

Click Here for the fully updated Section 179 Calculator for tax year 2017 (Last Year).

Answers to the Three Most Common Section 179 Questions

How Much Can I Save on My Taxes in 2018?
It depends on the amount of qualifying equipment and software that you purchase and put into use. See the handy Section 179 Calculator that’s fully updated for 2018, and includes any/all increases from any future legislation.

What Sort of Equipment Qualifies in 2018?
Most tangible business equipment qualifies. Click here for qualifying property.

When Do I Have to Do This By?
Section 179 for 2018 expires midnight, 12/31/2018. If you wish to deduct the full price of your equipment from your 2018 taxes and take advantage of the new higher deduction limits, it must be purchased and put into service by then.

Many businesses are finding Section 179 Qualified Financing to be an attractive option in 2018, especially since the expected Federal Discount Rate increases don’t leave much time for action. Please apply today.

More Section 179 Deduction Questions Answered

Welcome to Section179.Org, your definitive resource for all things Section 179. We’ve brought together a large amount of information regarding Section 179, and clearly and honestly discuss the various aspects of IRS §179 in plain language. This will allow you to make the best possible financial decisions for your company.

Section 179 can be extremely profitable to you, so it is to your benefit to learn as much as possible. To begin, you may have a lot of questions regarding Section 179 such as:

Check out our line-up of new forklifts or used forklifts, then contact us at 877-303-LIFT for more information or a quote.

Scott Johnson Elected Chair of ITA

Scott JohnsonCLARK Material Handling Company (CLARK) is pleased to announce that Scott Johnson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, has been elected the new Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Industrial Truck Association (ITA). Scott accepted the gavel from outgoing Chairman Brett Wood of Toyota at ITA’s 34th Annual Meeting held at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, September 13-16, 2017.

“CLARK was instrumental in the formation of the Industrial Truck Association
over 65 years ago,” commented Scott upon accepting this prestigious position.
“For all these years, ITA has been the leading organization in the industrial truck
industry in North America, and has led the way for the formation of sister
organizations in other parts of the world. I am humbled and extremely proud to
support and now lead this organization which has served the forklift industry and
its members so well for so long.”

Scott previously served on ITA’s Statistics Committee and has represented
CLARK on ITA’s Executive Committee for several years. Scott has worked in the
material handling industry for over 20 years. He is also an active member of the
Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). Scott is an avid
outdoorsman, and a proud alumnus of the University of Kentucky.

All Lift Earns MHEDA MVP Status for Fourth Consecutive Year

MHEDA MVP 2018 - smCleveland, Ohio – All Lift Service Co. has been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award for 2018! This is the FOURTH consecutive year that All Lift has earned an MVP Award from the industry’s trade association, MHEDA

(Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association).   To be among the less than 7% of the association’s membership earning the award, All Lift successfully demonstrated a commitment to business excellence, professionalism and good stewardship.

Award recipients must satisfy a rigorous set of criteria with less than 10% of the association’s membership earning the award.   As a 2018 MVP, All Lift has successfully demonstrated a commitment to business excellence, professionalism and good stewardship.

To qualify for the annual MVP Award companies are required to provide evidence of their commitment to their partners in business including their customers, employees and suppliers.  They must satisfy criteria in the following important areas:

  • Industry Advocacy
  • Customer Service & Safety Practices
  • Business Networking
  • Continuing Education
  • Business Best Practices

“We are all very proud to receive this distinction from MHEDA for the fourth consecutive year” John L. Gelsimino, President All Lift Service Company. “It is a direct result of the hard work, planning and processes of all of our employees”Gelsimino added. Further, Gelsimino pointed out that earning MVP distinction for four consecutive years demonstrates a commitment to excellent customer service not seen in most material handling equipment distributors.

“MHEDA MVP winners represent the very best in dealership management,” said Buddy Smith, MHEDA’s 2017 Chairman of the Board and CEO of CMH Services in Columbia SC., Inc.  “These dealers have demonstrated their commitment to excellence in all aspects of their business.”

All Lift Service Company, based in the eastern Cleveland area is a full-service material handling company featuring CLARK and Komatsu forklifts, service and parts for all makes and models of forklift, rentals and training. Learn more about All Lift at our website.

The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) is the only national trade association dedicated solely to improving the proficiency of the independent material handling distributor.  MHEDA represents close 650 companies in the material handling equipment business.  Located in suburban Chicago, the association provides services to companies seeking to improve their business through education, networking, benchmarking and best practices.  For more information, visit www.mheda.org.

OSHA Top Ten Citation Categories 2016

From the OSHA Blog:

Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff. One remarkable thing about the list is that it rarely changes.

Year after year, our inspectors see thousands of the same on-the-job hazards, any one of which could result in a fatality or severe injury. More than 4,500 workers are killed on the job every year, and approximately 3 million are injured, despite the fact that by law, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their workers. If all employers simply corrected the top 10 hazards, we are confident the number of deaths, amputations and hospitalizations would drastically decline. Consider this list a starting point for workplace safety:

  1. Fall protection
  2. Hazard communication
  3. Scaffolds
  4. Respiratory protection
  5. Lockout/tagout
  6. Powered industrial trucks
  7. Ladders
  8. Machine guarding
  9. Electrical wiring
  10. Electrical, general requirements

It’s no coincidence that falls are among the leading causes of worker deaths, particularly in construction, and our top 10 list features lack of fall protection as well as ladder and scaffold safety issues. We know how to protect workers from falls, and have an ongoing campaign to inform employers and workers about these measures. Employers must take these issues seriously. We also see far too many workers killed or gruesomely injured when machinery starts up suddenly while being repaired, or hands and fingers are exposed to moving parts.

Lockout/tagout and machine guarding violations are often the culprit here. Proper lockout/tagout procedures ensure that machines are powered off and can’t be turned on while someone is working on them. And installing guards to keep hands, feet and other appendages away from moving machinery prevents amputations and worse.

Respiratory protection is essential for preventing long term and sometimes fatal health problems associated with breathing in asbestos, silica or a host of other toxic substances. But we can see from our list of violations that not nearly enough employers are providing this needed protection and training.

The high number of fatalities associated with forklifts, and high number of violations for powered industrial truck safety, tell us that many workers are not being properly trained to safely drive these kinds of potentially hazardous equipment.

Rounding out the top 10 list are violations related to electrical safety, an area where the dangers are well-known. Our list of top violations is far from comprehensive. OSHA regulations cover a wide range of hazards, all of which imperil worker health and safety. And we urge employers to go beyond the minimal requirements to create a culture of safety at work, which has been shown to reduce costs, raise productivity and improve morale.

To help them, we have released new recommendations for creating a safety and health program at their workplaces. We have many additional resources, including a wealth of information on our website and our free and confidential On-site Consultation Program. But tackling the most common hazards is a good place to start saving workers’ lives and limbs.

All Lift Service Co is your source for reliable and credible Forklift Operator Safety Training. Visit our website to learn more then contact us at 877-303-LIFT for more information or to schedule training.

The Economic Impact of Forklifts

Industrial trucks and forklift sales are directly tied to our economy. When our economy does well, more forklifts are required to move the goods ordered by customers and end-users. Conversely, when a downturn occurs, forklift sales drop, sometimes dramatically as they did with the recession of 2009. What few people understood until now, the economic impact these forklifts make on our economy. Recently the Industrial Truck Association in conjunction with Oxford Economics researched the topic, and below are some of the significant findings.

  • Industrial truck manufactures generate 209,600 jobs in the US, directly and indirectly.
  • The economic impact of forklift on the US economy is $25.7 billion dollars. Here in Ohio forklifts generate over $2.4 billion dollars to our state economy.
  • Over $15 billion of that contribution is a result jobs that support forklift sales and service such as service technicians, the parts that are made and sold and installed on forklifts, training centers etc…
  • The Bureau of Labor and Statistic (BLS) estimates that there are about 540,000 industrial truck operators in the US.
  • There are over 200,000 forklifts sold annually in the US.
  • Over 1 million forklifts are sold around the world each year.
  • The industrial truck industry generate about $5.3 billion dollars in state and local taxes. Here in Ohio, state and local taxes are over $1791 million dollars.

As you can see, when we sell a forklift we create a lot of work not only here at All Lift Service Inc., but for our customers, their customers and the impact is felt all throughout our state and national economy.

Report – Industrial Trucks Impact on US Economy

CLARK and All Lift Team Up to Help Habitat for Humanity

In October of 2015 the employees of CLARK wanted to do something very special during the celebration of their Centennial Celebration, so they settled upon raising funds to build a Habitat for Humanity home. Their goal was $30,000 to be matched by CLARK if they achieved this goal. They were pleased to announce that a year later, they had raised the $30,000 and CLARK matched their funds to become the sole sponsor for a home to be built for the Alvarez family.

Groundbreaking for the home commenced in March of 2016 and construction volunteers included 68 CLARK employees, 18 family members and friends of the Alvarez family. A little over a year later, on June 24th, 2017 the new home was dedicated and the Alvarez family moved in the following week.

Fund raising by the CLARK employees included raffles, car washes, silent auctions, Hairy for the Holidays competition and simply by eating chocolate! One of the fund raising included the raffling of a new CLARK Goat recreational vehicle. All Lift’s President, John L. Gelsimino was the winner of the GOAT and couldn’t believe it. “I’m shocked, I never win anything” John exclaimed as he was told he was the winner.  It didn’t take much time at all for John to come to the realization that the GOAT would be much better utilized by a caring organization like Habitat, so he asked if they could use it. Tears of joy ran down the faces of Dana Stefaniak and Rachel Childress of Habitat as they accepted the generous gift.

It’s a great story, everyone wins and All Lift is proud to be a partner of a company like CLARK and glad we could play a part in the success of the event, and Habitat for Humanity. Below is a picture of John L. Gelsimino, his father, our founder, Dana and Rachel of Habitat for Humanity and two members of the Alvarez family.

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