Dorchester Co. manufacturer celebrates new solar energy system

WCBD News 2, May 24, 2018

KION North America, a company that has been manufacturing forklifts and other equipment on Highway 78 since 1985, invested about $1.5 million dollars to install solar panels of the roof its facility and on the ground.

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Free service helps South Carolina manufacturers save money by going green

The Newsstand (Clemson University), Jan. 4, 2018

Some of South Carolina’s manufacturers are lowering their energy bills by tens of thousands of dollars and reducing their carbon footprint with the help of a free Clemson University program that is entering its second year with plans to more than double its client list.

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Volvo: Energy-efficient forklifts part of environmentally friendly South Carolina plant

The Post & Courier, Aug. 24, 2017

With construction of its Berkeley County manufacturing campus more than 75 percent complete, Volvo Cars on Thursday said it will be the first U.S. automaker to use forklifts with lithium-ion batteries in its production process — part of the company's "green initiative." The forklifts will be made in nearby Summerville by KION North America, one of the world's largest suppliers of industrial trucks, forklifts and tow tractors.

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Top 20 industrial lift truck suppliers, 2017

Modern Materials Handling, Aug. 4, 2017

This year’s list of the Top 20 Lift Truck Suppliers is unlike any other in the more than 70-year history of this magazine. Although the company names are familiar, the makeup of the top two has changed substantially since this time last year.

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How forklifts & batteries keep the industry moving forward

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods, July 17, 2017

In this special report, lift truck providers reveal trends, challenges, solutions and what cold food and beverage processors need to know in order to keep the cold food industry moving forward.

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Safer by design

DC Velocity, May 4, 2017

Today's lift trucks boast more designed-in safety features than ever. Operators will get the greatest benefit from these advances if they're paired with proper training.

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KION steals the show at ProMat

Materials Management & Distribution, Apr. 3, 2017

With the largest booth space, multiple brands and product launches, the KION conglomerate dominates the ProMat show floor.

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Charleston-area manufacturer adding 50 jobs, investing almost $6M

The Post & Courier, Feb. 2, 2017

Kion North America announced Thursday that it will invest $5.7 million to expand its Dorchester County operations to meet increased demand.

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KION to supply equipment for Volvo Car site

Charleston Regional Business Journal, Jan. 12, 2017

KION North America, an industrial truck manufacturer with headquarters in Summerville, has reached an agreement with Volvo Car U.S. Operations to supply material-handling equipment for the automaker’s new Berkeley County site.

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Forklift safety...past, present, and future

DC Velocity, Apr. 28, 2016

What makes today's forklifts safer to operate than ever before? Experts name some of the most important improvements of the past few years and explain why forklifts of the future are likely to be even safer.

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Children see gifts from wish lists

Summerville Journal Scene, Jan. 5, 2016

On Dec. 17, representatives from Kion North America Corporation delivered nearly $2,000 worth of items for children ages of 12-17, in addition to a $1,000 monetary donation to the Dorchester Children’s Center.

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KION North America launches new brand

Modern Materials Handling, Nov. 3, 2015

KION North America launched Baoli, a forklift brand entirely new to the North American marketplace. KION Baoli Forklift Co., Ltd is the international material handling manufacturer for the economy segment.

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Getting a lift

The Post & Courier, Nov. 22, 2014

The newly rebranded Kion North America Corp. forklift-maker of Summerville has come a long way since its forerunner started as a blacksmith shop on a stagecoach route between Cleveland and Cincinnati in the 1800s.

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Forklift maker changing name, adding new brand

The Post & Courier, Nov. 12, 2014

KION, part of the Summerville area since 1985, assembles forklifts and pallet jacks at its 225,000-square-foot factory on U.S. Highway 78 in Dorchester County. It also operates a 40,000-square-foot parts warehouse as part of the 58-acre plant site.

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