Industrial Truck Association honors the Propane Education & Research Council

Special ITA award recognizes the Propane Council’s support for industrial truck safety, clean air regulations and funding efforts.

<p>From left: Jeff Rufener, vice president of marketing at Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America and president of ITA with Roy Willis, PERC president and CEO</p>

From left: Jeff Rufener, vice president of marketing at Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America and president of ITA with Roy Willis, PERC president and CEO

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The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has received a special industry award from the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) and the Industrial Truck Standards Development Foundation (ITSDF) in recognition of PERC’s support for industrial truck safety, clean air regulations and funding efforts.

“PERC has contributed substantially to the success of our efforts to serve our customers and our users, and we want to say thank you,” said Jeff Rufener, president of ITA and vice president of marketing at Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America.

PERC president and CEO Roy Willis, who accepted the award at ITA’s annual spring meeting in Washington, said, “PERC has worked together with the Industrial Truck Association and the Industrial Truck Standards Development Foundation for a decade to protect, grow and create markets for lift trucks. We have protected our markets with safety and training programs and by shaping regulatory regimes that initially threatened them. We have grown our markets with cleaner, more efficient equipment. Our collaboration has produced results, and continued collaboration will help us create future markets, served by the next generation of propane engines in hybrid powertrains.”

PERC has helped ITA and ITSDF in the development of various clean air initiatives and safety programs, helped secure funds to reduce equipment ownership costs for end users, hosted activities at association events, and raised awareness of industrial trucks, a category that includes forklifts and hand-pallets, throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. 

Propane-fueled lift trucks were recently featured on an episode of MotorWeek. The long-running PBS automotive television series showcased propane-fueled off-road equipment, including forklifts, and propane-autogas-fueled on-road vehicles.
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