Crowned in Ohio. Crown Equipment Co. has earned the Ohio Governor's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Environmental Stewardship. The New Bremen, Ohio-based lift truck maker was recognized for its efforts to reduce waste at its manufacturing plants, including the installation of an efficient powder coat paint system. Crown was one of nine companies and organizations to receive the award from Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and the Ohio EPA.
In the PINC. PINC Solutions, a developer of realtime visibility solutions, has been named one of the Red Herring Top 100 Global Companies. Red Herring, a media company that specializes in technology and innovation, chose its top 100 from a pool of 1,800 eligible companies that were evaluated on financial performance, innovation, management, global strategy, and ecosystem integration.
I'll take Manhattan. Fortna has been named one of Manhattan Associates' top partners for 2008. The recognition is based on significant joint sales and successful implementation projects with Manhattan Associates during the course of last year. Fortna was one of only five companies to earn that distinction.
Tops on the truck. Terrence Alexander is the winner of OHL's most recent Top Gun Competition, an annual event that pits forklift drivers against their peers from OHL sites throughout the United States. Alexander, who has worked for nine years at the third-party logistics company's McDonough, Ga., facility, beat out 17 other drivers in a final competition. The finals consisted of a written test, a forklift inspection, and a test that required him to maneuver a table set with china and champagne glasses through an obstacle course.
Get your motors running. Yamaha Motor Corp. has named Southeastern Freight Lines as its Regional LTL Carrier of the Year. This is the first year that Yamaha has given out the award.
More power to ya. Emerson, a power, process management, industrial automation, and appliance company, has given APL Logistics its Marquee Supplier award. The award program, now in its second year, recognizes suppliers that provide superior service and quality in aligning with the power company's strategic initiatives.