RICO Adds Talent, Experience to Head Up Sales Department

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RICO Manufacturing welcomes Bob Gardner to the team. Bob joins RICO’s team as Vice President of Sales to continue our strategic growth and impact the support we provide to our customers for our custom lift trucks. Bob will be responsible for managing the Sales Department and expanding their skills, performance benchmarks, activities, processes, culture, and accountability to achieve consistent and …

Custom Lift Truck Support – RICO Sales Team Realigned for Focused Service

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At RICO Manufacturing, we understand the lift truck is an integral part of our customers’ processes. Every custom forklift is designed and manufactured specifically for our customer’s application and specifications. Our lift trucks are used in many applications and industries, each with their own unique requirements. It is critical that every RICO team member is an expert both in their …

RICO Manufacturing: Defense Material Handling Experts

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RICO Manufacturing is an industry-leading, custom engineered material handling equipment manufacturer. The company builds highly specialized lift trucks, pallet trucks and mobile forklifts for numerous manufacturing industries, including the US Army, Navy, and Air Force. RICO serves defense manufacturers by making products for the armed services directly, as well as through approved contractors. The company engineers and manufactures forklifts directly …

Introducing Tech2Tech: Another Way to RICO Supports our Customers

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Quality products deserve quality support. To better serve our dealers and their customers, RICO Manufacturing launched our program, Tech2Tech, this past December.    This service-focused program provides critical product, sales, and technical information to support our customers where, how, and when they need it!   We kicked off the program by featuring our Explosion-Proof content with videos, training, blogs, and social …

EX Truck Markings – What Must be Present and Clearly Visible?

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Explosion proof lift trucks must adhere to guidelines and regulations to maintain compliance. From the components that make up the machine to the hazardous areas they are approved to operate in, it is important to know these regulations for explosion proof trucks. An EX forklift is a specific model which has been designed, constructed, assembled, and certified by a certified …

Explosion Proof Enclosures for EX Forklifts

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EX Enclosures are an integral part of the explosion proof lift truck design. But why? What do these enclosures do? If you have read our previous blogs, you know that a certified EX rated lift truck is a special model which has been designed, constructed, assembled and certified by a certified testing lab (UL, Factory Mutual, etc.) such that its …

Explosion Proof Lift Truck Components

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When you purchase an Explosion Proof (EX) lift truck, you are trusting that the vehicle is built with quality, compliant components that are then tested as a full system. These components are crucial to the integrity of a piece of equipment that is certified to operate in a hazardous environment. You may have asked yourself, “What are these components that …

EE vs. EX Rated Lift Trucks—What’s the Difference?

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Safety—it is a cornerstone focus of every successful organization for the wellbeing of employees and building. Forklift safety starts with the vehicle itself and it is important to know the difference of electric forklift ratings operating in any manufacturing environment. Electric powered lift trucks are not one size fits all. The environment in which a forklift operates decides the forklift …

Explosion Proof Classifications—What do they Mean?

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An area in your facility has been classified as a hazardous location and you need an Explosion Proof lift truck, now what? It is important to understand what the hazardous classification means to the safety of your employees and the confidence of having quality, certified equipment for the environment. An EX forklift manufacturer cannot classify a hazardous area. Only an …