At a time when vehicles are more likely to be made overseas, the lift trucks just keep rolling off the line at NACCO Materials Handling Group's Greenville, N.C., plant. Just after the first of the year, the plant produced its 500,000th lift truck. The facility manufactures trucks marketed under the Hyster, Yale and Sumitomo-Yale brand names.
Opened in 1974, the facility today produces more than 28,000 lift trucks annually. At that rate, it can expect to hit the million-truck mark sometime in 2041.