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Deciding on The Right Forklift for Your Business
Mar 14, 2018

Investing in a forklift can be a difficult decision. With so many options out there, how do you decide which is right one for you? Finding the right forklift for your business requires special insight if you want to find the most productive and cost-effective option.

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Yale Recognizes 2018 Dealers of Excellence
Mar 14, 2019

Yale Materials Handling Corporation is excited to recognize its top performing dealers with the 2018 Dealer of Excellence award.

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Riekes Equipment Showcases Material Handling Solutions at Customer Experience Center in Omaha, NE
Apr 17, 2016

We’re excited to announce our new 9,000 square foot Customer Experience Center at our company headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Riekes Equipment Receives 2018 MHEDA Most Valuable Partner (MVP) Award
Nov 10, 2017

This is the seventh consecutive year, since the award’s inception, that Riekes has earned an MVP Award from the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association).

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Special Promotion: MPB045VG
Sep 05, 2016

Get the Dependable and Smart Pallet Jack - Starting at just $99/ Month! Ergonomic Design and Built to Last!

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Did You Know? Riekes specializes in Safety & Ergonomics!
Sep 21, 2016

Riekes has solutions for all your material handling safety needs. Ergonomics is also key to working conditions and work flow for your employees.

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What is Vehicle Management?
Oct 13, 2016

Get the most out of your warehouse equipment while taking the correct measures to insure safety in the workplace!

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The NEW Yale® MX series counter-balance forklift - The solution to your application needs!
Oct 29, 2016

Introducing the Yale® GP040-060MX counterbalance forklift series – the perfect combination of power, speed, low fuel consumption and an extensive price option offering.

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Farm and Ag Material Handling Solutions
Nov 26, 2016

Riekes Equipment has been providing solutions to the Farm and Ag community for decades! From Forklifts to Seed Bin Racking, Riekes Equipment has what you need.

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Riekes is a MHEDA MVP for 2017!
Dec 26, 2016

For the 5th Year Straight! What does it mean for you?

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Automating Your Application with Balyo and Riekes
Jan 29, 2017

Employees in these companies may walk items back and forth all day just to keep operations going. Wouldn’t it be great if you could better use talented employees and leverage technology to make your workplace more efficient?

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Yale® Lift Trucks App
Jul 19, 2017

Discover all of the lift truck solutions Yale offers to help your business get the job done from your mobile device.

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Riekes Equipment Honored Yale Dealer of Excellence Award
May 15, 2017

Riekes Equipment Honored Yale Dealer of Excellence Award

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Is Your Dock OSHA Compliant?
Sep 15, 2017

In order to maintain compliance with safety standards, it is a good practice to “spot check” yourself regularly. One of those “spots” we’re going to be looking at today is your dock.

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Is Your Forklift OSHA Compliant? Eight Point Checklist for Safe and Compliant Forks
Oct 22, 2017

Here’s what you should look out for when examining your forks:

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Deciding When to Rent or Buy a Forklift
Jan 26, 2018

When deciding between renting and buying, there are lots of things to consider. Your best solution will depend a lot on the specifics of your operation. Things like fleet flexibility, budgets and maintenance are all important factors when making your decision.

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Riekes Equipment Receives 2017 Dealer of Excellence Award
Apr 18, 2018

Riekes Equipment received the prestigious Yale Dealer of Excellence Award for the 13th consecutive year. This award, bestowed by Yale Materials Handling Corporation for top-performing dealers, recognizes superior performance in the areas of customer service, management practices, lift truck sales and aftermarket support.

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Riekes Partners with TASK Forklifts
Sep 05, 2018

Riekes is pleased to announce to a partnership with TASK Forklifts, an Australian based material handling company. TASK has a business strategy that combines distribution, manufacturing, and an integrated process of design. Their patented legless stacker showcases allows workers to navigate aisles as small as 8 ft. wide, as well as offering precise handling and lightweight design. Riekes values collaboration and innovation, so we are constantly looking for partners that support those philosophies. This partnership with TASK is good for Riekes customers because TASK legless stackers brings another quality solution to our market.

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Configuring Warehouse Space Can Be Challenging
Sep 26, 2018

One of the most common warehouse challenges is space. Regardless of what type of space you are designing, well-executed storage, receiving and shipping spaces improve efficiency and make companies more profitable. Changing racking or even material handling equipment can increase the number of pallet positions in your space and help you operate more efficiently. Read More...

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You are Working with an Award-Winning Company!
Jan 22, 2019

Riekes Equipment is one of only 43 companies who have earned the 2019 MVP Award for outstanding customer service.

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Yale announces New End Rider Pallet Truck
Feb 06, 2019

New Yale® End Rider Pallet Truck Engineered to Boost Order Picking Productivity, Slash Cost of Operation in Warehouses

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Riekes Equipment & Bublitz Material Handling Merge to Better Serve the Midwest Market
Feb 14, 2019

Riekes Equipment and Bublitz Material Handling officially announce their merger. The merger is effective today and the companies will combine business operations in the coming year.

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Hyster Announces End Rider Series with Industry-Exclusive Features
Mar 01, 2019

The new Hyster® End Rider series embodies the future of warehousing and materials handling, integrating innovative technologies, forward-thinking design and revolutionary features.

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Yale Robotic Lift Truck Honored for Innovation
Mar 23, 2019

Yale® MPE080VG end rider with Driven by Balyo technology honored as 2019 Innovation Solution.

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Riekes Receives “Nebraska’s Safest Companies” Award
May 23, 2019

At this year’s 36th annual event, Riekes was recognized as one of “Nebraska’s Safest Companies.” The Nebraska’s Safest Companies Award celebrates those with commendable safety programs throughout the state.

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National Forklift Safety Day 2019
Jun 11, 2019

On National Forklift Safety Day is a great time to remind yourself about safe practices for forklift operators.

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How Heat Affects Your Operations...and What To Do About It
Jul 17, 2019

Warehouses, shop floors, and manufacturing facilities can be difficult environments for workers and stifling heat makes it even harder. Here are how hot days can deeply affect every aspect of your operation.

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Critical Signs It's Time To Replace Forklift Tires
Aug 09, 2019

Day in and day out, your forklift tires take a beating. There are clear indicators of when your forklift tires need replaced... to keep your operations moving and your operators safe.

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Seven Tips to Prevent Racking Damage or Employee Injuries
Nov 05, 2019

If not properly maintained, warehouse racking can cause safety issues for operations and employees. Use these seven tips to make sure your racking is safe.

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Riekes Equipment Expands Grand Island Location
Nov 22, 2019

Riekes Equipment completed a 3,800 sq. ft. addition to their Grand Island location that gives space for more equipment, greater efficiency and better service to customers.

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Riekes Honored for Extraordinary Service Ten Years Running
Jan 07, 2020

Riekes Equipment has been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award for 2020, which is the tenth consecutive year of being recognized.

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Riekes Equipment's Response During COVID-19 Pandemic
Mar 23, 2020

As we continue to closely monitor the developments surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are committed to do whatever is needed to safeguard the health and safety of our customers, partners and team members.

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Riekes Equipment Nails Dealer of Excellence Award Again
Apr 22, 2020

“Although we have gotten this award for 23 years, that never changes its significance. It is a testament to our employees’ dedication to provide the best customer experience in the industry,” said Duncan Murphy, President. See more details.

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Leveraging Automation for Increased Efficiency and Capacity
May 01, 2020

With rising labor costs and industry growth, companies are looking for ways to increase productivity and decrease long-term operating costs. Rapid shifts in the market and the growing popularity of robotics, present a dynamic solution for manufacturing and warehousing facilities wanting to maximize space and output. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

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4 Overlooked Workplace Safety Hazards and What You Can Do About It
May 29, 2020

In warehouses and manufacturing plants, the risk of injury is usually much higher than in other workplaces. From heavy boxes, complicated machinery, toxic chemicals, and more, there’s no shortage of hazards. So, it can be challenging trying to keep workers out of harm’s way. However, there are many measures you can take to mitigate the risk of injury. LEARN MORE

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Celebrating National Forklift Safety Day with 15 Safety Tips
Jun 09, 2020

Forklift injuries cause around 35,000 serious injury accidents per year. To help ensure the correct operation of forklift trucks, we have compiled a quick reference guide for operators. Click here to Learn More.

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Is Your Workplace Prepared for New Social Distancing Protocols?
Jun 12, 2020

At some point, all American companies are going to need employees to return to work. Any return to work effort will be a gradual process, but things are going to need to be different. Now is the time to think about how you redesign our office, industrial or warehouse workspaces to meet the newly formed guidelines and keep your workforce safe and comfortable. LEARN MORE

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Hyster Launches Practical, Affordable UT Class V Series Forklift
Jun 11, 2020

Hyster Company announces its new H40-70UT Series, a sit-down, counterbalanced forklift for customers seeking a practical, cost-effective solution that is backed by the power of the Hyster name. "The Hyster® UT Series rounds out our comprehensive range of lift trucks, which includes the Fortis and XT lines, allowing customers to find the right truck for the right application at the right price," says Jennifer Meyers, Brand Manager, Hyster Company. Learn More.

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Five Loading Dock Safety Tips
Jun 24, 2020

As we all know, loading docks are essential for every business that ships or receives product. For many businesses, these docks are in use all day, every day. The more workers that use the docking area, the higher chance of mistakes being made potentially causing injury. See more details

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Innovative Materials to Use in Your Facility for Workplace Safety
Jul 01, 2020

Workplace safety remains a top concern for facilities everywhere. Companies invest tons of resources into developing safety procedures to ensure their employees are safe. However, often these same companies overlook a powerful resource to combating workplace hazards: the environment. LEARN MORE

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What to Consider Before You Automate and How to Prepare your Team for Change. (Part 1 of 3)
Jul 06, 2020

Ease the pain of workforce shortages, market changes, and the relentless pressure to perform more efficiently with automation. If you're implementing automation or considering it for the first time, this blog series is for you. Learn More

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Preparing Your Team for Automation and Identifying Opportunities (Part 2 of 3)
Jul 08, 2020

It’s never too early to start preparing your people for change. Your operation is under constant pressure to improve efficiency, but like with many things in life and business, change is hard. It involves risk and uncertainty. Learn More

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How to Define Success and Anticipate Adjustments with Automation (Part 3 of 3)
Jul 10, 2020

Welcome back for part three of this mini-series on automation. In case you missed the first two posts, you can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here. In today’s post, we’re breaking down a plan to help you successfully prepare for automation and navigate adjustments throughout the process. Learn More

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Hyster Wins Multiple Green Awards for Innovative Lift Truck Power Solutions
Jul 16, 2020

GREENVILLE, N.C. (July 9, 2020) – Hyster announces recognition from Inbound Logistics and Food Logistics for the company’s innovative lift truck power options that can help customers mitigate environmental impact and deliver the performance to address operational challenges.

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Superior Tire Presents Inaugural Golden ‘Leif’ Dealer Partnership Award to Riekes' Leif Svenson
Aug 13, 2020

Superior Tire announces Leif Svenson as the 2020 Golden Leif Dealer Partner Award Winner. The Golden Leif Award is focused on excellence and setting the standard in product development and is presented only upon merit. This year not only is Leif Svenson, the recipient of the award, he is also the inspiration for the award name.

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Busting Myths about Robotics in Manufacturing
Aug 20, 2020

Many businesses think robots aren’t appropriate for them. Some are under the impression they are only for high-volume manufacturers like auto companies. Others believe that robots can't do the type of work needed, or it's not appropriate to use a robot. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths about robots and it's time these were corrected.

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Yale launches new Heavyweight Handler for transport of flat-pack and odd-shaped items
Aug 28, 2020

The new Heavyweight Handler offers productivity advantages, labor savings compared to manual lifting crews and dolly transportation

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