OREANDA-NEWS. More than 150 service technicians from Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, recently gathered at the Universal Technical Institute’s (UTI) campus in Lisle, Illinois, for continuous improvement training on safety, service and new technologies. Technicians from Crown’s Joliet and Schaumburg retail locations participated in the training as part of an ongoing commitment to help customers maximize the performance of material handling equipment and technology to overcome increasing pressure to lower costs and move more product faster. 

“It is important that we continue to invest in the training of current and new technicians because they are on the front lines working with our customers,” said Fred Morrone, general manager – branch operations, Midwest, Crown Equipment. “The Crown brand is synonymous with quality, reliability, performance and safety. Those brand attributes are just as important for our technicians as they are our forklifts.”

Many Crown technicians receive training at UTI before coming to work with the company. In 2015, Crown Equipment and UTI announced a relationship to enhance UTI’s electrical and hydraulic technical training relevant to material handling equipment technology. Crown forklifts are used as educational and training aids in the company’s technician training program.

Julie Mueller, president of UTI’s Lisle, Illinois, campus said, “The relationship between Crown and UTI continues to benefit our students, Crown and its customers. Upon graduation, many students have found quality employment with Crown using the skills they’ve developed in our programs. The focus on industry-specific skills and professionalism during their UTI training contributes to Crown’s ability to provide quality customer service.”

UTI is the nation’s leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. Crown Equipment is the school’s preferred partner for material handling equipment, such as forklifts, work assist vehicles and pallet trucks, at all 12 UTI campus locations across the country.

About Crown Equipment Corporation

Crown is one of the world’s largest material handling companies with a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and technology, and superior after-sale service. Crown’s business philosophy utilizes vertically integrated processes to design, manufacture and distribute forward-thinking, innovative solutions that improve customers’ productivity and operating efficiency. Crown produces a broad range of forklifts as well as automation and fleet management technologies.

The company’s global headquarters is located in New Bremen, Ohio, USA, with regional headquarters in Australia, China, Germany and Singapore. Its employees number more than 13,000 worldwide. Crown operates a service and distribution network that exceeds 500 retail locations in over 80 countries. 

About Universal Technical Institute, Inc.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI) is the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. With more than 200,000 graduates in its 51-year history, UTI offers undergraduate degree and diploma programs at 12 campus locations across the United States, as well as manufacturer-specific training programs at dedicated training centers.