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Hyster Donates Walkie Pallet Truck to American Red Cross for Disaster Relief Efforts

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (July 15, 2015) – Hyster Company has donated a W50Z walkie pallet truck to assist the American Red Cross in disaster relief efforts. The truck is being used in the organization’s Atlanta, Ga. warehouse to move critical supplies supporting relief efforts of natural and man-made disasters.

“Hyster is pleased to support the outstanding humanitarian efforts of the American Red Cross,” said Joe Bugica, Vice President of Marketing for Hyster. “Given the organization’s geographic footprint, and the volume of goods moved through their relief facilities, the American Red Cross will benefit substantially from having a dependable Hyster® truck to help them not only operate efficiently on a day-to-day basis, but more importantly, in greater times of need.”

Featuring a versatile design and exceptional maneuverability, the Hyster® W50Z walkie pallet truck is ideally suited to increase throughput and productivity – key factors that will help the American Red Cross enhance preparation and delivery of disaster relief supplies.

“This donation is an example of how collaborating with generous organization’s such as Hyster Company, makes our work possible,” said Michael Parks, CEO for the Northeast Ohio Region of the American Red Cross. “Our volunteers will greatly appreciate this equipment when they need to rapidly move relief supplies during times of disaster.”

MH Equipment, a Hyster® dealer located in Cincinnati, Ohio, helped Hyster facilitate the donation by prepping the truck free of charge for shipment to the American Red Cross warehouse in Atlanta, Ga. Additionally, Briggs Equipment, a Hyster dealer in Atlanta, Ga., is providing the American Red Cross with 12 months of free maintenance for the donated truck.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. It responds to approximately 70,000 disasters in the United States every year, ranging from home fires that affect a single family to hurricanes that affect tens of thousands, to earthquakes that impact millions. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit

About Hyster Company
Based in Greenville, N.C., Hyster Company ( is a leading world-wide lift truck designer and manufacturer. Hyster Company offers 130 lift truck models configured for gasoline, LPG, diesel and electric power, with one of the widest capacity ranges in the industry — from 2,000 to 105,000 lbs. Supported by one of the industry’s largest and most experienced dealer networks, Hyster Company builds tough, durable lift trucks that deliver high productivity, low total cost of ownership, easy serviceability and advanced ergonomic features; accompanied by outstanding parts, service and training support.

Hyster Company is part of NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc., headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and its subsidiaries employ approximately 5,400 people world-wide.