MHI member The Raymond Corporation, a Toyota Industries Company, held a 100th anniversary celebration on June 14 at its headquarters in Greene, NY. This event kicked off a yearlong celebration of Raymond’s 100-year history of innovation.
The celebration showcased Raymond’s history of innovation and highlighted its current and future innovations as it looks to its next 100-years of leading the material handling industry forward. An interactive, museum-style exhibit was on display to showcase Raymond’s industry-changing innovations and influential employee stories as well as to offer guests an exclusive look into the company’s bright future. With changing consumer demands pushing accelerated evolutions in the supply chain, Raymond is focused on delivering the technology and material handling equipment needed to meet today’s demands and be better prepared for tomorrow’s challenges.
With a legacy of industry leadership and innovation, Raymond patented the first hydraulic hand pallet truck and double-faced wooden pallet—ultimately fueling the beginning of the material handling industry. Building on principles of innovation and continuous improvement for a century, the company is poised to deliver game-changing solutions in the areas of integrated automation, telematics, virtual reality and advanced energy solutions that will optimize operations and bring warehouses and distribution centers to a new level of performance.
“Just about everything you buy, wear, eat or touch has been moved by a piece of material handling equipment,” said Michael Field, president and CEO of The Raymond Corporation. “E-commerce would not exist as we know it today without innovations in material handling. We’re proud that it takes less time, energy and warehouse space to deliver products to your door because of the cutting-edge solutions Raymond has developed for the last 100 years. We remain steadfastly committed to driving the industry forward.”
The interactive exhibit from the 100th anniversary celebration will travel across the country to various Raymond Solutions and Support Center facilities, with the celebration ending at ProMat in March 2023.