(Excerpt from Ives Update Newsletter – Fall 2009)
The Washington State Western Regional Forklift Rodeo took place on Saturday, August 22 in Seattle and this year, there was a special observer in the audience. John Gilder of the Canadian Material Handling & Distribution Society (CMHDS), and no stranger to forklift competitions, was in attendance.
The CMHDS has been the driving force behind the BC Championship Forklift Rally since 1996, the same time that the Washington state forklift rodeos began. “I guess IVES is the common link between both events,” says Rob Vetter of IVES Training Group.
“We have been working with both groups exclusively over the past 5 years providing all testing, judging and course designs. I had mentioned several times to the organizers on both sides of the border over the years how great it would be to get some kind of international, cross border competition going. This year John (Gilder) decided to take the first step in making it happen by meeting with the Washington state crew in person.”
Join us on Wednesday December 2nd as the CMHDS presents a new type of event – the “Logistics For Breakfast” Discussion Roundtable. Each event will feature breakfast and an introduction and presentation by an industry expert. After the presentation the floor will be opened to questions and discussions by attendees.
For our first event we welcome Michael Docherty of i to i logistics (www.itoilogistics.com) as we present “Warehouse Management Systems – The Key To Effective Supply Chain Management“. Whether you are looking to implement a new WMS, upgrade an old one or just want to increase your knowledge and meet with like minded professionals this meeting will hold something for everyone!