NASHVILLE June 1, 2018 – A panel of experts from Lockheed Martin Energy, The Tennessee Valley Authority, The Clean Cities Coalition, and Material Handling, Inc., came together to encourage dialogue and conversation around a popular concept in the energy industry: Beneficial Electrification (BE).
Beneficial Electrification is the conversion of fossil-fuel-powered equipment to electricity-powered equipment. BE encourages use of electric-powered technologies that enable a transition away from the use of fossil fuels as an energy source. While overall electricity consumption is increased, local emissions are reduced and net operating costs to end-users decline.
“It was an honor to be the only industrial battery and forklift distributor invited to this very important panel discussion,” stated Mike Sain, President of Material Handling, Inc. “Manufacturing and Logistics continue to move toward electric forklifts and we are proud that the panel Directors chose MHI to represent our industry. As one of the premiere material handling equipment and service companies in the Southeast region, MHI takes electric energy power source very seriously and works hard to stay on top of the latest power technology for our forklift customers. We have a proven track record of demonstrating the actual benefits of electric forklifts in the most demanding applications. Our commitment to cost savings through innovative technologies keeps MHI a leader in successfully converting forklift users from internal combustion machines to their electric counterparts” added Mr. Sain.
Under Mike’s leadership, Material Handling, Inc., has been an active participant in the TVA EnergyRight® Solutions program since 2015 and was one of the first forklift dealers to participate with TVA. When the company first joined the program, TVA had an EPA-mandated goal of reducing emissions in the Valley. During that time, Mike and his company became active advocates for electric forklift technology. From 2016 to 2017 Material Handling, Inc., submitted 10 projects totaling $57,000 in incentives, helping a total of four unique customers in the TVA territory.
About Material Handling, Inc.
Material Handling, Inc.(MHI) is dedicated to the application of new technologies to provide lower cost of operation in moving goods and serves as a leader in the field of electric vehicles in manufacturing and distribution. Material Handling, Inc., is the leading supplier of material handling and forklift solutions, warehouse products, and repair and maintenance services for North Georgia, Middle Tennessee, Southeast Tennessee, and Southern Kentucky. MHI has served this area for more than 30 years with over 80 factory-trained technicians and parts personnel. MHI has 65 service vans operating daily out of six branch locations in Gainesville and Dalton, GA, Nashville and Chattanooga, TN, and Bowling Green, KY, for timely service. MHI has been family owned and operated since 1975.
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