Friday, February 17, 2012
2012 - A new year begins
With this in mind, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Eric Berg and I have been with PennWest for about 8 months. I previously worked for 17 odd years with Beckwith Machinery Company, a Caterpillar distributor in Western PA, before they got bought out by Cleveland Brothers. During the buyout, the material handling division of Beckwith was spun out and formed into a new company called PennWest. So while I am new to PennWest, I am quite familiar with its employees, its products, and its culture. I can honestly tell you that the folks here at PennWest are truly a great group of talented and hard working people who are an absolute pleasure to work with.
PennWest is in the material handling business. My background and education was in the mining industry with a large chunk of it spent in South Africa's deep level gold mines. When I think about it, mining is all about material handling - moving, storing and processing materials from the earth. The only real difference between mining and the 'material handling' business is that mining handles raw materials where as the the 'material handling' businesses handle material which has been processed. I suppose if we were to continue this line of thought, the husband who takes out the trash could also be considered to be in the 'material handling' business. Well, just in case you're interested, we do sell garbage cans...
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Friday, June 01, 2007
Grand Opening of our new Erie Location
PennWest Industrial Trucks, LLC dba PennWest Toyota Lift is proud to announce the Grand Opening of their newest facility in Erie, PA. The full service material handling facility is located at 2860 West 23rd Street in front of the entrance to Ebco Industrial Park.
PennWest Toyota Lift is the provider of America’s Number 1 Selling Lift Truck – Toyota. In addition to Toyota, PennWest offers a full array of forklifts and other material handing equipment. Forklifts are available for sale or rental. There is a variety of used equipment on hand and ready for delivery from both the Erie location and their headquarters in Pittsburgh. In addition to equipment, the branch has a full service parts and service department. The Erie team can service all brands of material handling equipment.
For more information on the new Erie facility, please contact 814.835.6851 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Normal operating hours at the Erie facility are Monday-Friday from 7:30 – 4:30.
An Open House is planned for Thursday, July 12, 2007 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Refreshments, demonstrations, a safety clinic and door prizes will all be available for all who stop by to see the new location.
Friday, August 11, 2006
PennWest #1 car scores at the Erie Speedway!
Over 50 customers and guests from the Erie area were treated to a full day of racing action at the Lake Erie Speedway in NorthEast. Racing started early on Sunday, July 30th with the 125 lap feature race finishing after 5:00 PM.
Three Nascar drivers were in the race along with our own Steve Black in the Number 1 car detailed in Toyota orange. Terry LaBonte, David Stremme and Jeff Green were the Nascar guests that participated in the big race.
Customers were treated to meal vouchers along with a PennWest seat cushion. Four lucky winners took home door prizes.
Thursday, July 20, 2006
PennWest is now an Ottawa Dealer
PennWest is now a dealer for Ottawa Trucks, designed specifically for moving and spotting trailers in distribution centers, logistic companies and freight terminals.
Here's a picture of us receiving our first inventory shipment.
Monday, July 10, 2006
From Motordrome to Lake Erie Speedway—get set for July 30th!
The second race in a series of 100+ lap races will take place on Sunday, July 30th at Lake Erie Speedway in North East.
Steve Black in his #1 Toyota Celica sponsored by PennWest will participate in the race. In addition, PennWest will be hosting customers and their guests at the event.
This race will also feature three Nascar drivers: Jeff Green, Terry La Bonte, and Dave Stemme.
Gentlemen! Start your engines!