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Toyota’s “Giving Veterans a Lift” provides early gifts for 10 more veterans

10 Marines were recently trained as forklift operators.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
December 17, 2012

Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., announced today the company’s “Giving Veterans a Lift” program continues to gain traction in communities throughout the United States.

As a result of the “Giving Veterans a Lift” program, Toyota Industrial Equipment dealer, Toyota Lift of Minnesota, recently trained 10 Marines of the unit MWSS471 to become certified forklift operators. These certified forklift operators are applying their new skills to their jobs and the community, including operating forklifts to transport and handle the collected donations for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation based out of the Minneapolis distribution center. In 2011 Marines, and other Toys for Tots volunteers, distributed more than 15.6 million toys nationally to over 7.2 million less fortunate children.

“It is powerful to see the effect that the job training program is having on the community. This group of veterans have not only learned a new skill, but have also taken the extra measure to ‘pay it forward’ by applying it to help their communities,” said Jeff Rufener, president of TMHU.

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