Hyster Awarded for Continued Safety; Sets Record

Company reaches three million hours without lost time accident in 2010

Hyster Company, an operating division of NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. (NMHG), has been selected by the North Carolina Department of Labor as a Million-Hour Safety Award and Gold Safety Award winner.

This is the seventh straight year that Hyster has won both awards.

Million-Hour Safety Awards are given to firms that accumulate one million employee hours with no case of injury or illness involving days away from work. Gold Safety Awards include cases of days away from work, restricted activity or job transfer.

Last year, Hyster reached three million hours without a lost time accident in its Greenville, N.C., facility. That is over 50 percent lower than the industry average for lost time accidents in all Americas facilities and the best in the company’s 80+-year history. In addition, all Hyster worldwide facilities, including plants and offices, reached one million hours without lost time.

“It was a year of safety milestones for Hyster and NMHG,” said John Gardiner, general manager Americas Manufacturing, NMHG. “Achieving zero injuries without a day away from work for such a long period of time sends a clear message that our lean manufacturing principles are paying dividends.  We also secured a record-setting 610 consecutive days without days away from work due to injury. That is beyond world class.”

About Hyster Company

Based in Greenville, N.C., Hyster Company is a leading worldwide lift truck designer and manufacturer. Hyster Company offers 130 models configured for gasoline, LPG, diesel and electric power, with the widest capacity range in the industry — from 2,000 to 115,000 lbs. Supported by the industry’s largest and most experienced dealer network, 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.

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Hyster Company
P.O. Box 7006
Greenville, NC 27835-7006
P: (800) HYSTER-1

Hyster Company is an operating division of NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. (NMHG), which employs approximately 5,000 people worldwide. NMHG is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of NACCO Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NC).

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