Warehousing and Distribution Leader Partners with Material Handling Provider

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FW Warehousing, a Midwest leader in warehousing and distribution, based in St. Louis with facilities in three states, has formed a national alliance with Forklifts of St. Louis and Toyota Material Handling.

2011 was a year of major upgrades in warehousing and material handling operations at FW Warehousing, a midwest leader in warehousing and distribution based in St. Louis with facilities in three states. The firm undertook an intense RFP to study and analyze its forklift fleet. The goal was to “Right-Size” the fleet, standardize specifications, and achieve the most efficient warehousing operation for its customers.

“A number of forklift companies were invited to conduct detailed surveys and offer recommendations to improve our operations,” said Bob Klunk, Director of Operations for FW. “In the final analysis, we chose Forklifts of St Louis / Toyota Material Handling as our Strategic Partner. The ROI we achieved in efficiency, service, quality, and safety, made Forklifts of St Louis and Toyota the clear choice. With more than 30% of our fleet now upgraded to the most efficient forklift equipment in the industry, we have taken our customer service to a new level – for all aspects of our warehousing and distribution business.”

Forklifts of St Louis Inc. and Toyota Material Handling are celebrating more than 50 years in the material handling business, with Toyota being the #1 selling forklift in the U.S. since 2002. Quality is the hallmark of the Toyota Production System practiced at all Toyota manufacturing facilities, including Toyota Industrial Equipment’s Forklift Plant in Columbus, Indiana … a zero-landfill facility.

Forklifts of St Louis Inc. has been honored as a consistent recipient of Toyota’s Presidents Award, and Service Excellence Awards. Toyota is a member of the National Safety Council, complies with ISO 14001 standards, and has been honored for their environmental management systems and dedication to continuous improvement. The FW Warehousing / Forklifts of St Louis partnership will serve FW’s warehousing and distribution customers well in the years ahead.

FW Warehousing has been a mainstay in St. Louis Warehousing for more than 40 years. It currently serves local, regional and national customers with warehouse distribution centers in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana, totaling more than 2.5 million square feet.


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