Take a tour of the redesigned SkyTrak® telehandlers. Go inside the cab, get a detailed look at the exterior, including an up-close view of the engine. See what makes SkyTrak even better: simple operation, enhanced cab comfort, better operator control and added versatility. https://www.jlg.com/en/equipment/tele...


Parker's Compact Spiral Hose Innovative Product Showcase

The Compact Spiral Hose represents a revolutionary breakthrough in industrial hose manufacturing technology. This hose is lighter, stronger, more flexible and lasts longer than any other hose on the market.


Forklift Down? Rent a Reliable Telehandler Lift at i80 Forklift

We are an area leader in providing reliable telehandler lifts, which are available for rent in Northern California. We ensure that your lift is delivered to the jobsite on time when you need it. We also maintain and repair all of our lifts to ensure that down time on the job is avoided completely or kept to an absolute minimum.

Give us a call today for a quote for your next project.
  • One day minimum rental - rental fee plus transportation and taxes
  • We provide transportation for delivery and pick-up
  • Our units vary from 6,000 lbs. to 10,000 lbs. with 42' to 55' lift

    Interstate 80 Forklift, Inc.
    70 Union Way
    Vacaville, CA 95687
    Direct (707) 451-5100 Fax (707) 451-5101


Genie machine vs scaffold : Pillar painting work

Genie machines’ superior features provide better solution in reaching greater heights whilst they are proven to be safe, more productive and easy to use.


The LiftPod Makes an Office Visit

Discover a better way to work with the LiftPod by JLG. An alternative to ladders and scaffolding, the LiftPod lets facility personnel perform routine maintenance tasks around office buildings with greater ease. This one-person operation lets you get in the basket and get straight to work. Work hands-free at heights of up to 12 and 14 feet. Check out a side-by-side comparison of the LiftPod FS60 and FS80. You'll see the ladder just doesn't stack up.


Gradall's 20,000th Excavator, I Make America

Gradall Industries, Inc., rolled out its 20,000th excavator on Friday, June 24, 2016 during a celebration at its headquarters here that included employees, retirees, community leaders and a variety of local, state and federal government officials.

The 20,000th machine was a Discovery Series D154 model, specially wrapped in red, white and blue to signify Gradall's association with the "I Make America" campaign organized by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. Discovery Series models are Gradall's newest – introduced in February 2015 and positioned as an economical solution for governments that need multi-purpose machines for ditching, grading and street repair.


The I-80 Forklift Service Truck - What we carry to service your Forklift!

Rick from I-80 Forklift goes over one of the well stocked service trucks they use to service and repair forklifts and equipment in the field. See more information at http://www.i80forklift.com


What rental companies need to know about ladder replacement equipment

September 2016 - By Deidre Pearson

For rental store owners who are seeking an alternative to ladders, they may want to consider adding low-level lifts to their inventory. European regulations have helped create a market for these lifts and they are gaining in popularity in North America as well.

Justin Kissinger, marketing manager for Hy-Brid Lifts by Custom Equipment, Richfield, Wis., believes continued growth of low-level access lifts will happen in the North American market as awareness of the equipment increases.

“We also anticipate growth due to increased safety efforts by contractors looking to keep workers safer while lowering workers’ compensation claims as well as to address regulation changes,” Kissinger says.

“Europe created a strong market for low-level lifts because contractors have to follow the work-at-height rule regulations, such as having workers use a harness on an access platform. In the future I see North America following Europe’s example to increase safety and training, especially considering that fall protection and ladder accidents are in the top seven of the most recently cited OSHA [Occupational Safety and Health Administration] standards violations in construction. Many safety directors look for alternatives to ladders and scaffolding, but aren’t aware of low-level access lifts due to their relative newness in the marketplace compared to larger lifts,” he says.

Kissinger suggests that rental centers carry equipment that can be used on site from start to finish, can go places other equipment can’t and is low weight, designed in a way that won’t damage delicate flooring.

“Customers need equipment that is simple and easy to move. For the best maneuverability, look for a lift with a compact footprint and zero-turn radius,” Kissinger says. “These lifts easily navigate around corners, through hallways, and under overhead fixtures and support beams. Plus, they are narrow enough to fit through doorframes and inside elevators — not to mention they can be easily transported, even in the back of a work van. They also work in tight areas typically reserved only for ladders or scaffolding. Because of a low-level lift’s compact size and light weight, they can be the first piece of equipment on the site and the last to leave, so they generally get rented for longer periods of time.”

Dani Berrone, AWP marketing specialist for Haulotte North America, Virginia Beach, Va., says that rental companies are looking for low-level lifts that offer safety, simplicity and cost effectiveness, while driving positive utilization.

“These units should be able to address indoor applications as well as specific outdoor job-site requirements,” Berrone says. “The aerial lift industry has evolved from a generalist approach of the past to a more specialized focus going forward. This transition has indeed impacted methods of elevating people and material, height and outreach capabilities along with power efficiencies. Hybrid power is progressing and for Haulotte, safety and innovation are always our first priority.”

Manufacturers also are making low-level lifts more compact and maneuverable. Paul Kreutzwiser, global category director, scissors/verticals, JLG Industries, McConnellsburg, Pa., says that models such as JLG’s EcoLift feature a 27-in.-wide chassis and are not only push around, but also may be manually operated. Other models are modular lifts that Kreutzwiser says are designed for applications that require the portability of a ladder as well as the operator comfort and flexibility that is provided by a traditional vertical product.

“These units are robust enough for construction applications and can also replace that 10-ft. A-frame ladder you’ve had laying around your facility for years,” Kreutzwiser says. “Ladders are affordable and very easy to find when you need one, but you need to assess every job and determine the best access tool to get it done safely and efficiently. Some of the things to consider when looking at your job are whether you need to take tools and materials with you and whether you need both your hands to get the job done.”

Malcolm Early, vice president of marketing for Skyjack, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, says that rental companies should keep their local market in mind when choosing lifts and offer a full range of aerial work platforms. He says that Skyjack manufactures self-propelled work platforms, which are more flexible, can be moved quickly around the job site and drive fully elevated, improving efficiency by removing the need to lower
and reposition.

“Demand for aerial work platforms has grown around the specific need to provide a safe, efficient and cost-effective solution for working at height within the workplace. As a result, over recent years a wide range of equipment has been developed to meet particular market and application requirements, from small manual ‘push around’ units to very large combustion-powered articulating booms,” Early says.

“Research by government and other official health and safety agencies have shown half of all the fatal injuries recorded in the construction industry involve either ladders or scaffolding. By contrast, aerial work platforms provide a more flexible, cost-effective and safer alternative to traditional methods of working at height,” he says.

Are lifts really safer than ladders? Unless they’re used properly or designed with certain safety features, they may not be.

Maura Paternoster, risk manager for ARA Insurance, Kansas City, Mo., says ladder claims over the past 20 years have declined in both number and severity, despite the fact that the number of the company’s insured members has increased significantly in the same time period.

“The most recent ladder claim reported was in 2014,” Paternoster says. “All of the most expensive claims related to ladders were for injuries and all involved ladders that were either very old — 10-plus years — or poorly maintained, missing things like latches and rubber feet. The two most expensive claims, over $190,000 each, were in 1995 and 1998. We had two additional expensive ladder claims in 2003 — $107,000 and $161,000. No other ladders claims have come close to the severity of those. For claims related to rental equipment, we have paid much higher amounts for accidents involving lifts, tents, forklifts and scaffolding.”

Paternoster also says that there are probably more regulations on lifts in North America than people realize.

“There are some requirements related to lifts that rental companies need to know about,” she says. “For example, the operator of a lift needs to have been formally trained. That’s not, ‘Here’s how it goes up and here’s how it goes forward.’ They have to go through classroom training and
hands-on training, but that is not the rental company’s responsibility. They don’t actually have a responsibility to do the training or even ensure that the people who are going to be using the lift be trained, but they are required to offer training.”

According to Paternoster, what that means is, if the rental store doesn’t do the training, it needs to let the customer know where he or she can get training, whether it is in a classroom setting or online.

“As long as they point them in the right direction that is considered ‘offering.’ This is technically a voluntary standard. It’s ANSI — American National Standards Institute. If the entire industry decided this is what we think is a safety standard for our industry and a company doesn’t follow that, there’s no question they’re going to be liable in an accident for not doing it. If you do these things, first of all you’re less likely to have an accident and, secondly, if you do have an accident we’re better able to defend you if you have done these things,” Paternoster says.

Rental companies also must familiarize the renter on the exact make and model of lift they’ll be using. Paternoster says that different brands and models of lifts function differently and it is important that users are aware of that.

In response to new European regulations, Hy-Brid Lifts’ Kissinger says that lifts have changed, resulting in options that are safer than ladders and scaffolding without a significant increase in price point or training time.

“Lifts have also evolved in safety and ergonomics, including low step-in heights and full swing gates that minimize operator fatigue, a major contributor to falls,” Kissinger says.

“Our full-swing gates open inward, so laborers don’t have to duck under a bar or chain and strain their body. Plus fewer and lower steps — as low as 20 in. — decrease the chance of tripping and falling versus climbing scaffolding or an unstable ladder,” he says.

Zachary Gilmor, Genie associate product manager, Terex AWP, Redmond, Wash., says Genie added personnel lifts to its product portfolio more than 40 years ago.

“We haven’t stopped innovating safe and efficient solutions to working at height since. Genie aerial equipment is designed specifically for the purpose of safe work at height. This is achieved through both active and passive safety features. Active safety features include systems that alert an operator to, and prevent an operator from, using the machine in an unsafe configuration,” Gilmor says.

“Passive safety features, like fall restraint, [such as] safety lanyard attachments, and fall protection, [such as] guard rails, are designed to prevent accidental injury. None of these systems are available to a user of the common ladder. By offering appropriate work-at-height solutions to replace ladders and scaffolds in nearly any application, Genie is actively promoting the No. 1 priority on any aerial job site, which is providing a safe workplace for both the operators and the equipment,” he says.

Matthew Elvin, CEO, Snorkel, Elwood, Kan., cited a 2009 study from Crown House Technologies, “The Selection of Access Equipment.” Elvin says it was concluded that aerial work platforms were much safer and efficient than the traditional ladder.

“After careful research at two different work sites, the Haywood Hospital, North England, and the Forth Valley Hospital, Scotland, it concluded that aerial work platforms, such as scissor lifts, are safer, more productive and more economical to use,” Elvin says.

“The lifts are also considered more ergonomic and avoid unnecessary strain injury as access to the working platform is less complicated. The lifts also reduce the constant climbing that can lead to fatigue, short- and long-term. The lift’s automation avoids accidents caused by human error, resulting in fewer maintenance problems. In general, the opinion of the study is that the aerial work platforms are a safer, more productive method for low-level working at height.”

ARA helps lead aerial equipment safety efforts

The Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) A92 of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is in the process of updating standards related to aerial work platforms.

The American Rental Association (ARA) has a seat as a member of the committee to represent the interests of the equipment rental industry with ARA Insurance listed as an alternate. Both ARA and ARA Insurance also are involved in A92 subcommittee work.

Carla Brozick, CAE, ARA’s senior director, education and training, says the existing standards are product-specific, with each type of AWP having its own standard, but the new work will reflect what has been done by the International Standards Organization (ISO), with standards based on topics that apply to various types of equipment.

The new standards are expected to be approved in 2017 and then be effective in 2018.

“This should simplify understanding of the standards for aerial equipment,” Brozick says.

ARA has worked with ANSI for decades and Brozick says it is particularly important for the equipment rental industry to have input related to aerial standards since such a high percentage of aerial equipment is sold into the rental channel.

“We work to ensure that the other entities involved in developing the standards — such as AWP manufacturers, end users, training companies and others — understand rental, and that the responsibilities of the rental industry under the standards are reasonable for typical rental operations,” says Maura Paternoster, risk manager, ARA Insurance.

Since more aerial lifts are sold to rental companies than anywhere else, ARA also has taken a leadership role in coordinating with other organizations the publication of three “Statements of Best Practices,” including “Best Practices: General Training and Familiarization for Aerial Work Platform Equipment,” “Best Practices: Personal Fall Protection Systems for Aerial Work Platform Equipment” and “Best Practices: Workplace Risk Assessment and Aerial Work Platform Equipment Selection.”

In addition, ARA plans to include a seminar at The Rental Show® 2017 in Orlando, Fla., with an industry panel specifically focused on AWPs and the new standards on Sunday, Feb. 26, including the rental store’s responsibilities for training and familiarization, records to keep, inspection and maintenance requirements, and rental contract considerations.

— Wayne Walley

Little Giant looks to improve ladder safety

Chances are, most of your rental customers have a traditional 6- to 8-ft. A-frame ladder — what Dave Francis, national safety director for Little Giant Ladder Systems, Springville, Utah, calls “Grandpa’s ladder” — in their garage.

“I say that because everything in the safety equipment world has improved and there are very few products that we use on a regular basis that are exactly the way they were when our Grandpa was using [them],” says Francis. “Ladders have changed in material in the last 40 years — wood to aluminum and then fiberglass — but the design of the product has stayed fairly consistent.”

According to Francis, 168,000 people a year go to the hospital — or 500 people a day — with an accident involving a ladder. Most of them either have a strain/sprain injury or a broken bone, but 30 people every day will be permanently disabled and one will be a fatality.

“That’s why we’re so concerned about it. We want to get those people home at the end of the day. If we can’t do it with training alone, then there’s a real need to have some design change in the ladder industry,” Francis says.

Because insurance companies are financially invested in whether or not people get home at the end of the day, Francis says they have asked companies to either improve training or eliminate the use of ladders altogether. Instead of going to extremes, Francis says his company prefers to focus on proper training and product improvements.

“If we know what the problems with ladders are, let’s just go ahead and change those,” Francis says. “An example would be on a standard A-frame ladder the problems are that the ground isn’t level, so people are using bricks and boards to try and level their ladder up or, silly as it sounds, about 20 percent of the people just step off of the ladder before they get to the bottom. Sometimes they use too small of a ladder and climb too high and stand on the top cap where they’re not supposed to be.”

In response to those issues, Francis says that Little Giant Ladder Systems has built leveling into the legs of their ladders so that it will be level to the ground that it’s standing on. They’ve also added a clicking device in the bottom rung that makes a sound and vibrates under the user’s foot when he or she reach that last step.

“After they’ve used the ladder a few times, they become conditioned to know that they’re not at the bottom of the ladder until they feel and hear the bottom step. To keep people from going up too high on the ladder we just took the top step of the ladder completely away. The only real purpose for that step was to hold a sticker that said, ‘This is not a step, don’t stand here.’ So we eliminated the sticker and we eliminated
the step and that discourages people from going higher on the ladder than they’re supposed to,” he says.

“We’ve had several safety officers say to us, ‘The smartest thing you’ve done, and I can’t believe somebody else hasn’t done it in the last 100 years, is just remove that top step that you’re not supposed to stand on,’” he says.

One of the biggest problems with extension ladders is a tendency to tip over when a user is overreaching. Francis says Little Giant has built its extension ladders with outriggers at the bottom that triple the size of the base, preventing the ladders from tipping over.

According to Francis, there are several companies in the United States that employ a policy called “Ladders Last,” which is a written, documented program that prohibits the use of a traditional A-frame or extension ladder on their job sites without a written permit from their safety officers. In order to be granted permission to use a ladder, they must prove that the only way to reach a particular spot on a job site is with a traditional extension or A-frame ladder. The permit is usually for a set amount of time during which the worker must bring a ladder in to do that one job and then remove the ladder from the job site.

The size and bulk of ladders also can present problems for homeowners who may want to rent ladders for a specific job.

“If your average homeowner walks in and says, ‘I have a two-story entryway and there’s a chandelier hanging from a 20-ft. ceiling that the architect didn’t give me any way to get to. How am I going to get in a free-standing situation in the middle of a vaulted ceiling or a two-story entryway to work on some lights that I’m only going to have to work on once every 10 years?’ They don’t really want to buy a $1,000 piece
of equipment to do that,” Francis says.

“You could say, ‘Here’s a 20-ft. ladder or a 17-ft. ladder that’s going to allow you to get up and get to that chandelier.’ The problem is, the homeowner doesn’t have a way to get it to his house. Chances are he doesn’t have a ladder rack on a truck or a trailer long enough to put that piece of equipment on. Little Giant customers have found success in renting one of our telescoping A-frames because it stores and transports at half the height, so it can be transported easily in the back of a pickup truck.”

— Deidre Pearson

Source: http://www.rentalmanagementmag.com/art/tabid/232/articleid/26934/safety-at-low-level-heights.aspx/


JLG Compact Crawler Boom Hits Homerun at Camden Yards

The foul poles at Baltimore’s Camden Yards serve two functions. As transplants from the old Memorial Stadium, they bring more than three decades of prior history to the now 22-year-old baseball stadium. As vertical extensions of foul lines on the field they help umpires determine whether a fly ball is fair or foul during gameplay. For this reason, it is important that the poles are regularly painted and highly visible for day and night games. But the crisscross ironwork poles are 70 feet tall, which can present a challenge to those tasked with painting them.

Last year, Maryland Stadium Authority turned to Rentals Unlimited, Inc. in Clarksburg, Maryland, and the JLG® X700AJ Compact Crawler Boom for help. According to Jim Joyce, sales manager of the equipment and truck rental company and long-term JLG customer, painting the foul poles challenged his company to recommend a piece of equipment with a footprint small enough to fit on the ball field’s warning track and offer enough reach to access the top of the poles.

“Running a machine across the actual playing field was out of the question,” he said. “So, we measured the warning track and were confident the Compact Crawler Boom would easily fit on the track and provide access to the poles.”

Boom’s compact size meets challenge
With a width of just 3 feet 3 inches, a 440-pound platform capacity and non-marking tracks, the X700AJ proved to be the perfect choice for the ballpark application, enabling contractors to apply two coats of yellow paint top to bottom on each of the two poles.

“Everyone who saw the machine before we put it to work was surprised by its capabilities,” said Joyce. “I think it was the boom’s size that threw them. It weighs just 7,000 pounds, but extends to 70 feet, and it’s easy to operate.”

The compact size and vertical reach of the X700AJ has made it a profitable addition to the fleet at Rentals Unlimited. “The crawler is a unique piece of equipment. Its compact size means it’s easy to transport and once on the job site, it will go through 39-inch doorways and fit into other hard-to-reach areas. The machine is self-leveling, so if it’s on uneven ground, it will level itself. And, it’s able to climb up and down steps, with rubber tracks that won’t harm sensitive flooring or landscaping.”

In addition, the X700AJ is environmentally friendly with an optional Lithium-ion battery for cleaner, greener operation. Dual power onboard—gas or electric engines, accompanied by an electric AC motor—are standard to reduce noise and emissions in public spaces. Other features include a hydraulic jib for greater reach, rotation of platform and a zero-turn radius with counter rotation.

Versatility leads to interesting assignments
The versatility of the machine has taken Joyce and his company on some interesting assignments beyond the Camden Yards application. “We took it down a flight of steps and through some doors at a facility that housed an Olympic-size pool in the Washington, D.C., area,” he said. “Once inside, we drove the boom down inside the empty pool and used the leveling feature so we could safely position the machine on the sloped bottom of the pool. This provided access to the roof about 60 feet above the pool and enabled workers to replace several rusted roof panels.”

Joyce described another application in which the machine climbed a long flight of stairs and drove through a 42-inch door in a large medical facility. “And then there was the large retail store in Virginia. The Compact Crawler Boom was the only piece of equipment small enough to fit through the front doors and still offer enough reach to allow workers to wash the large windows positioned well above the doors. This machine just opens up a whole avenue of opportunities for the rental business, and its success seems to have a snowball effect.

“That’s the story here,” Joyce continues. “Expand your fleet with the purchase of a Compact Crawler Boom and open up new doors. And the great thing is, they don’t have to be big doors – just 39 inches and you can move right through them.”



 Genie Z-60/37FE Articulating Boom Lift: Hybrid System GenieInd GenieInd

With the Genie Z-60/37FE boom, equipped with a Fuel Electric Hybrid System, we give our customers the opportunity to choose either from a full electric machine or a diesel powered machine, environmental consciousness with lower cost of operation.

2 modes of operation:
  • Full-electric: full-day, emission-free on a single charge,
  • Diesel driven generator: one week of run time with a single tank of diesel.


Rough Terrain Telehandler Forklift - Moving a Load

Demonstration on how to operate the forklift, position and move a load.

Source: IVES Training Group


JLG® Toucan: All the Access You Need

See the JLG® Toucan in action throughout a facility—lifting up and over obstacles, navigating doorways and confined spaces and loading onto a trailer. The Toucan mast boom lift features 360-degree rotation, non-marking tires, an excellent turning radius and maneuverability and smooth, proportional controls that are simple to operate. Watch the video to learn more.



Designed for "extendable reach" forklifts

Ideal for . . .

    General jobsite trash
    Drop from masonry saw
    brick & block cutting.
    Rehab Projects.
    Re-roofing Jobs.
    Even as an elevating
    platform for material
    and equipment.

Forklift Trash Hopper

Make Cleanup as Simple as...1,  2,  3

    ① Forklift places hoppers where they are needed - on the floor, elevated deck, or roof.
    ② Workmen load them up as work progress's.
    ③ When the hopper is full, the forklift picks it up and carries it to the disposal area to dump - simple and convenient!

Easy-To-Load Design
Front completely open for unrestricted access.
Material can be . . .
• Wheeled in with wheelbarrows.
• Dumped from power buggies.
• Loaded by compact loaders.
• Thrown in by hand.
Rugged All Steel Construction
• Durable 3/16" plate steel for shell and sides.
• Full length fork channels add strength to bottom and assure the correct forklift pick-up points.
• Edges and corners are heavily reinforced for
   greater strength and rigidity.
Universal Fit
• Fits most all forklifts - slip on forks design
• Fork Pockets accept forks up to: 2 ¾" thick x 7
   wide x 60" long
• Attaches fast and easy to forklift with simple pin
   locking system.
Cleaner and Safer
• Eliminates dust and airborne material
   associated with chutes and slides.
• Eliminates dangers associated with trash
   being dumped directly from elevated decks.
information box for trash hoppers

Find out more at:(707) 451-5100


JLG Training Center & Proving Grounds

A four-acre operator training area that recreates a working construction job site. A virtual equipment simulator to help students get familiar with equipment controls. See this and more at JLG’s expanded customer training center in McConnellsburg, Pa.


Delta Q Battery Charger Troubleshooting Guide Now Available

JLG and Delta Q developed a troubleshooting guide to assist with repairs on the charging system of certain battery-powered JLG® lifts.

The troubleshooting guide includes:
•       Step-by-step procedures to be used when repairing the machine’s charging system
•       Illustrations to explain fault indications and the 3-LED display
•       Dedicated section on the Algorithm (Charging Profile) Matrix for the various approved replacement batteries
•       Details on selecting the proper charging profile
There is also a section devoted to battery testing and maintenance. Knowing the condition of a battery allows for better maintenance to optimize both daily battery capacity and overall battery life, and using the right battery charger (287 KB PDF) is important as well.

The Delta Q Troubleshooting Guide is available for download through Online Express by selecting Manuals, Manuals PDF, Supplement Manuals and Battery Chargers.

Please contact your Regional Service Manager or a JLG service representative if further information is required.

Still need tech support? Call 877-JLG-LIFT (554-5438). 


JLG Equipment Simulator Now Available as an App


Train without ever leaving the ground and unlock new opportunities to learn machine operation, controls and hazard avoidance. Log in to JLG University to download the JLG Equipment Simulator to your desktop or visit iTunes to download the app to your Apple device. The simulator features the 800S, 800AJ, 1850SJ and G10 telehandler models.

Add the app to your training process today.    


Terex Superlift 3800 Hofmann

Our customer Hofmann Bracht had a special challenge to face on their jobsite. But their team did a great job with our Superlift 3800 !


JLG 1932R Electric Scissor Lift

Adding the 1932R electric scissor lift to your fleet gives you the power to work at heights of 19 ft without sacrificing performance or reliability. Active pothole protection and fewer moving parts means less service time and more uptime.


Interstate 80 Forklift keeps finding new ways to give back

By Connie Lannan

When Michelle and Rick Strand founded Interstate 80 Forklift in Vacaville, Calif., in 2008, they made it their mission to not only serve their customers, but also give back to their community. Eight years later, that commitment is stronger than ever, with the company participating in more large charitable events each year.

Interstate 80 Forklift has participated in five large charitable events this year. One occurred in September when the Strands and their employees took part in Run to Remember.

“This was a 5K fundraising run/walk that honored 9/11 victims and heroes. We had an eight-member team called USA Proud. We had special T-shirts made for all of us to wear, complete with an eagle and an American flag on the front and our logo on the back. The race started at 9:11 a.m. It was a very special event for everyone at our company. Many of our employees signed up to participate,” Michelle says.

After the race, the Interstate 80 Forklift USA Proud team took part in another company tradition: having the Strands take everyone out for breakfast, which bonds the team and helps all of its members celebrate their achievement.

Most of the charitable events Interstate 80 Forklift participates in are those the Strands are passionate about — events they open to all employees who want to participate.

However, the Convoy of Hope, a humanitarian outreach to help those less fortunate, “was an event that one of our customers asked us to take part in,” Michelle says. “We donated equipment and volunteered our time the day of the event. We, along with
40 other volunteers, bagged more than 5,000 bags of nonperishable groceries for those who came to this event. We were truly blessed to be able to be part of such a worthy event that touched thousands of lives that day.”

Another big event was Loop the Lagoon, a 5K fundraising run that benefits the Vacaville Unified School District. “We’ve been participating in it every year since we opened. We open it up to everyone here. We pay for their registration fee and then, after the run, we take everyone out for breakfast,” she says.

Giving back in all of these ways is just “who we are,” Michelle says. She also believes this community outreach builds pride among her employees.

“I think our employees are more appreciative of who we are at Interstate 80 Forklift and what we are about. By being involved, we are showing that we put our community, just like our customers, first. Giving back is so natural for us. It comes from the heart and we do it without hesitation. Our employees see that as our business grows, the more we give back. That is important because I want our name to be associated with doing good things,” she says.

Having a strong community presence also has made an impact with customers and other businesses. “People associate our company with giving back. We hear from people who say, ‘Aren’t you the company that sponsored this or were you involved with that event?’ Through these efforts, we’ve connected with other like-minded small businesses and have met some really wonderful people — decision-makers who we would have never met otherwise. That has been a nice benefit, too,” Michelle says.

For the Strands, giving back is the only way to do business. It’s a role they cherish and one they hope to model to their children, employees and their entire community.

This article is the latest in a series of ARA Foundation spotlights on the organized philanthropic efforts of rental store businesses and manufacturers/suppliers of rental equipment — volunteer endeavors that are being highlighted throughout October during “ARA Makes a Difference in Your Community Month.”

If you have a story about how those in your business are working together as a group to give their time and talent to help others, please send an email to Connie Lannan, American Rental Association (ARA) marketing manager, at connie.lannan@ararental.org. Please include details about how your company’s group efforts give back to your community. Photos also are welcome.

Source: http://www.rentalmanagementmag.com/Art/tabid/232/ArticleId/27101/Interstate-80-Forklift-keeps-finding-new-ways-to-give-back.aspx



With the Genie Z-60/37FE boom, equipped with a Fuel Electric Hybrid System, we give our customers the opportunity to choose either from a full electric machine or a diesel powered machine, environmental consciousness with lower cost of operation.
2 modes of operation:

Full-electric: full-day, emission-free on a single charge,

Diesel driven generator: one week of run time with a single tank of diesel.


Aerial Lift and Boom Lift Certification Class - Thursday, October 6th at 8:00.

Aerial Lift and Boom Lift Certification class on Thursday, October 6th at 8:00.
Please  call Michelle at 707.451.5100 to register.


What Will Revised Standards for Aerial Work Platforms Mean to You?


The use of aerial work platforms is on the rise. In a recent study, the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) found that AWPs continue to grow as a percentage of rental fleets. This expanding user base is one of the concerns driving revised ANSI safety standards, as many operators are not highly experienced. The comment period for its new rules ends on May 16, and big changes are coming to the main industry-wide safety standard for AWPs, ENR reports.

“In these new standards, we’re looking at what we know today that we didn’t know when we wrote the last standard,” says Tony Groat, development manager at IPAF North America and an ANSI committee member. “We’re looking at new equipment in the marketplace, as well as new technology available to us.”

The proposed draft standards from IPAF and the Scaffold & Access Industry Association are A92.20 Design, Calculations, Safety Requirements and Test Methods for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs); A92.22 Safe Use of MEWPs; and A92.24 Training Requirements for the Use, Operation, Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of MEWPs. These will replace the existing A92.2, A92.22 and A92.24 standards.

Aerial work platforms, referred to in the new standard as “mobile elevating work platforms,” or MEWPs, have been reclassified in the new A92.2 as either vertical- or boom-based lifts. The categories now also include truck-mounted lifts, which were not addressed in the previous edition of the standard.

One of the biggest changes in the draft standard is the requirement for load-sensing alarms and cutouts to be built into new work platforms. “The load-sensing system in the current draft would be new to market,” says Brent Hoover, product safety manager at platform maker JLG. An audible alarm and a flashing red light will activate when a platform is overloaded, while a cutout engages to prevent further movement. A cutout also will trip when a tilt sensor goes off. “The tilt cutout is required when the MEWP is on a slope greater than the manufacturer says is acceptable,” says Hoover. “You can’t drive farther in the direction that put you on the slope.”

In addition to design changes, the new ANSI standards also will include new guidelines for operators, passengers and supervisors. Fall-protection gear will be required on all boom-type lifts, and the new standard will discourage the use of MEWPs to transport workers from one level to another. Further, it will be the supervisor’s responsibility to prepare a risk assessment for any use of the platform, placing the onus not just on the worker at the controls but also on site managers and contractors. “We define ‘supervisor’ as all personnel who directly supervise MEWPs,” says Frank

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Plant Maintenance Staff Saves Time, Money and Manpower

Nuclear power plant employees use one-of-a-kind portable work platform to shave nine hours off maintenance tasks

Employees at a large nuclear power plant in the eastern United States spend a lot of time working on the more than 100,000 hand-operated valves which control the flow of water and air in and out of equipment throughout the plant. When something needs to be serviced, the valves need to be turned off to isolate the equipment; however, each valve is over 10 feet in the air. Because opening, closing and performing maintenance on these valves requires the use of two hands, a crew set up scaffolding every time. Though safer than using ladders, this process was costing the company time, money and manpower. As a result, the company set up a “scaffold reduction task force,” to identify alternative solutions to this costly standby work platform.

A Perfect Solution
Separate from the task force, one of the company’s mechanics also noticed how much time was being wasted using the scaffolding. “It took four to six hours and a whole crew of people to set up the scaffolding,” said the mechanic. “And because we work in a nuclear plant, any structure that was intended to stay in place for more than a few hours required a seismic inspection to ensure it could withstand tremors from an earthquake before we were allowed to use it.”

All told, scaffolding set-up and teardown could take up to nine hours, not including the time it took to get an inspector to approve the structure. “I took it upon myself to find an alternative that would save everybody time and money,” said the mechanic. “And then I found it – JLG’s LiftPod®, a tool that I knew would be our perfect solution.”

Now, instead of needing a whole crew to set up the scaffold, the people who are working on the valves can carry the LiftPod out to the site and set it up in 30 seconds, rather than six hours. Because the valves are located in limited access areas, with very little space available and several tight corners to maneuver around, the maintenance staff could never have used even a 10-foot ladder.

In addition, since the LiftPod is only in place for the five minutes it takes to turn the valve on or off, the company also is saving the time previously spent on the scaffolding inspections. “The LiftPod works so well on the valve maintenance that we’ve started using it for other projects around the plant,” said the mechanic. “The electrical team is using it to replace light bulbs and ballasts, and the instrument and controls group is using it to perform maintenance on air valves.”

Doing More With Less
Overall, maintenance staff at the company is saving up to nine hours per valve adjustment by using the LiftPod. They are also saving money. In this economy, it’s all about doing more with less. “The LiftPod helps us do exactly that,” said the mechanic.

Find out more at:  www.jlg.com


Fall Arrest vs. Fall Restraints

Falls are one of the leading causes of injuries in the workplace. As you work to mitigate the dangers of falls in your facility by putting safe guards in place, keep the differences between arrest and restraint in mind: Fall arrest means to be caught while falling and fall restraint means to be restrained from falling in the first place.


Upgraded Rough Terrain Scissor Lifts Power Through Rugged Job Sites : JLG

Watch the 4394RT and 5394RT scissor lifts deliver the power it takes to handle uneven surfaces and congestion on job sites. This video also demonstrates a reduced setup time with the optional one-touch leveling jacks and the ability to accommodate more people and materials with a standard 4 ft deck extension.


North Bay Stand Down • October 11, 12, 13, 2016


The North Bay Stand Down is a three-day encampment for homeless and/or at-risk veterans.  The veterans are provided with medical, dental, vision, recovery, housing, employment and other social services as well as food, clothing, showers, haircuts and a safe place to “stand down” for three days and two nights while our volunteers provide them with “A Hand Up”.  Although this is a once a year event, funds for the event are raised throughout the year and planning takes about nine months.  Our funding comes from federal, state, local and private grants and numerous donations from the community.  We have grown substantially since our start in 2002 and now provide new jeans, sweatshirts and boots, as well as healthy, nutritious home-cooked meals, instead of the fast food and high-carb foods many of our homeless are used to eating.  Although the Dixon Fairgrounds is provided free-of-charge, we have storage challenges and must rent much of the equipment (kitchen, forklift, vans) we need for the event.  Some of our previously homeless veterans return as tent leaders to mentor those who are currently homeless.  Each year, we successfully place a number of stand down attendees in transitional housing and rehabilitation programs.  Numerous veterans receive the one or two services they needed to put their lives back on track and move forward.  For this reason, we continue to provide our homeless veterans with “a hand up, not a hand out”

 I-80 Forklift is a proud Sponsor of this event.

Upcoming Events:

North Bay Stand Down   •  October 11, 12, 13, 2016


The LiftPod Takes a Factory Tour

Plant managers can rest easy knowing their personnel are using the LiftPod to perform maintenance tasks, rather than a ladder. Thanks to the LiftPod, work around the plant can get done faster and more efficiently, while meeting OSHA safety standards. An enclosed, secure basket allows facility maintenance crew to perform tasks with both hands and 360-degree access, at heights of up to 12 and 14 feet. See the LiftPod in action at this facility.


I-80 Forklift can transport your construction equipment anywhere within California!

 I-80 Forklift has the equipment and ability to transport your construction equipment anywhere within California.

Our professional and reliable driver with over 30 years of experience is available 7 days a week.

Our truck and RGN Cozad 35-ton trailer can haul your Excavator, Backhoe, Wheel Loader, Forklift and much more.

Call Drew to schedule your next load!


Forklift Parts - I80 Forklift has the Largest Parts Inventory around!

Rick from I80 forklift gives a tour of their parts department. Having one of the largest in California, they can save you time and money for your repairs. See more at http://www.i80forklift.com



Parker Hydraulic Hose and Assemblies

Parker manufactures the world’s largest offering of rubber and thermoplastic hydraulic hoses in the marketplace today. The leader in motion and control technologies, at Parker we put our industry known engineering expertise into every hydraulic hose we manufacture. With our global manufacturing locations Parker has the hydraulic hose for your application available when and where you need. Parker offers hydraulic hose that meets SAE, DIN, ISO and MSHA standards. Parker’s hydraulic hose includes such features as constant working pressures, low expansion, low temperature and high temperature applications. Parker’s hydraulic hose is used in mobile, agricultural, industrial, rail, refrigeration and aviation applications. And, Parker is known for being innovative. Parker is the only manufacturer to offer high pressure spiral hydraulic hose with the flexibility found in a braided style. With the most abrasion resistant covers today, Parker hydraulic hose can withstand even the harshest of working environment. Parker, the leader in hydraulic hoses and assemblies.


Get More for Your Money and Grow Your Business by Purchasing Used Equipment


Buying used equipment can be a smart way to reduce investment cost and increase profit margins. It can also be a way to take advantage of lower equipment costs when tailoring a rental fleet to meet the immediate needs of the market, which may include some specialized machines that were previously unaffordable.

Equipment is what makes you money in this industry, but you can make a lot more money faster if you can lower your acquisition cost on a piece of machinery. In the long run, this means having the ability to supply equipment on more jobs at a more competitive price.

To determine if now is the right time to invest in “new” used equipment, doing a simple acquisition cost versus utilization rate analysis is key. Some questions to consider are:
  •     Will this piece of equipment allow your customers to do more specialized jobs?
  •     Will it allow your customers to do their current projects more quickly and efficiently?
  •      Will having this piece of equipment allow you to supply equipment to projects that your competitors are not able to?
All of these questions will help you determine if buying used is a better option than new.

Inspect before you buy

To reduce the risk associated with purchasing a piece of used equipment, it is important to do an inspection of the machine before making a purchase. The degree of the inspection largely depends on the age of the machine and the reputation of the seller. An appropriate inspection of the machine should expose any potential problems or money pitfalls.

For newer machines, a routine/basic inspection should be sufficient, including the condition of the battery, tires, hoses and wear pads, as well as looking for leaks and signs of damage or unusual wear and tear. For older machines with higher hours, fluid samples should be taken to check for any contaminants or system problems. The thoroughness of the inspection should also be adjusted based on the type of equipment and the weather and geographical conditions the machine has been exposed to. The more severe the environment, the more thorough the inspection needs to be.

Photography of the Terex AL 5 Light Tower with Vertical Mast option, at the facility in Rock Hill, SC. Photo by: PatrickSchneiderPhoto.comUp-to-date maintenance records will also give a good indication of the condition of the equipment. Manufacturers, larger rental houses and auction houses should have service records, but if these records are unavailable — which may be the case when purchasing from a smaller distributor — the internet is a great resource for owner’s manuals and consumer reports. With used equipment, you don’t get a manufacturer’s warranty, so it’s up to you to do a thorough inspection and determine if the used piece of equipment is worth the risk of possibly incurring problems down the road. It could be that you are better off just going with new and mitigating that risk.

If you do your homework before you go shopping, you’ll be better equipped to make an informed decision.

When to walk away from a deal

Although the price tag on a piece of used equipment may be appealing, there are certain situations when the deal may just be too good to be true. If you’ve done your homework, you should have an idea about what kind of condition a machine should be in, in order for it to run properly. Then you need to decide at what point will your repair cost exceed your budget? You don’t ever want to put more money into a piece of equipment than you’re going to get out of it.

Ask the seller lots of questions. If the owner can’t answer basic questions about the machine history, it might be a good idea to continue shopping. Also, be sure to take the product serial number into a local distributor to have them verify update and recall information on the machine. With older machines you also need to find out if the manufacturer even supports that particular model anymore. It might end up costing you more to replace parts if the manufacturer no longer supports it, not to mention the additional time it’ll take you to hunt down the part you need.

Source: http://aerialpros.genielift.com/2016/08/04/purchasing-used/


TECH TIP - Pressure Washing and Electronics

A rugged job site can make pressure washing your machines a necessity, but today’s lifts are equipped with sophisticated electronics that can be sensitive to pressure and water. Beyond avoiding washing electrical or electronic components, JLG Industries recommends the following in the event that you need to wash an area containing sensitive components:

•       Use a maximum pressure of 750 psi (52 BAR)
•       Maintain a minimum distance of 12 inches away from these components
•       Avoid directly spraying components, and limit any secondary water exposure to brief periods to avoid saturation


Genie Genuine Parts

Our customers can depend on Genie Genuine Parts. Learn about how Genie can assist you with your parts needs.


JOIN US : First Anniversary Bash! - 100+ Women Who Care about Solano County

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Hiddenbrooke Golf Club
1095 Hiddenbrooke Parkway
Vallejo, California

I-80 Forklift President, Michelle Strand, is a proud member and supporter of this great organization giving back to the local community in Solano County.

This meeting will include:

  •     Longer cocktail party with hors d'oeuvres

  •     Representatives from our winning non-profits

  •     A review from CASA of Solano County and a surprise gift!

This meeting will support SANE-SART, which provides administrative services.


As a whole, 100+ Women Who Care about Solano County has learned that INDIVIDUALLY we are strong but AS A WHOLE we are MUCH STRONGER AND MAKING A GREATER IMPACT!

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Ground Support Keeps Your Machines up and Running : JLG

Learn about the technical support services, parts and world-class training offered through JLG® Ground Support. Also, take a tour of our new training center and proving grounds, which includes a multi-bay service training area and virtual equipment simulator.


Need to have your forklift license to apply or start that new job??? Next Class September 8, 2016 @ 8:00am!

If so, then you are in the right spot. We provide ANSI (American National Standards Institute) approved Operator Safety Training for Forklift Certification. We are here to help you get the certifications necessary to fit your employer's requirements.

Next Scheduled Class will be Tuesday, September 8th, 2016 @ 8:00am

Call Michelle for details and pricing at 707.451.5100


I-80 Forklift will fix your forklift right the first time so you can get back to work.

Based in Solano County, centrally located between the Bay Area and Sacramento, Interstate 80 Forklift is your top choice for all your forklift needs. Interstate 80 Forklift offers competitive pricing on new and used forklifts. As well we have a large inventory of parts ready to ship or be installed. We employ top-notch mechanics who are experienced and ready to serve you.

Repairs and servicing can also be done in our shop conveniently located in Vacaville, California. We also supply new, used or recap tires.

NEW!!! Running a night shift that is using a forklift? Don't get behind schedule because of an unexpected break-down. Let Interstate 80 Forklift be your back-up plan. Call and schedule an "on-call" mechanic for those off hour times.

I-80 Forklift
Phone: (707) 451-5100


When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors


In May 2015, a crew in Bonita Springs, Florida, was installing roofing on a single-family home. The weather was cloudy with rain off and on, and the crew worked between rain showers. At around 3 in the afternoon, the four employees completed the installation and were leaving the roof when a bolt of lightning struck a 36-year-old roofer in the head. He was removed from the roof but was unresponsive. The other employees performed CPR until emergency responders arrived. He was transported to the hospital and died two days later from his injuries.

Waiting just 30 minutes after the storm before returning to work could have saved his life.

This kind of preventable workplace tragedy is why each summer, OSHA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration urge employers to train workers in summer weather safety. This includes heat, tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding and lightning.

When it comes to lightning, workers should not begin any task they cannot stop quickly if there are signs of thunderstorms. Remember: When thunder roars, go indoors! If employers or workers hear thunder, even a distant rumble, everyone should get to a safe place immediately.

What steps can employers take to protect workers from the dangers of lightning?

    Check NOAA Weather Reports

Before beginning any outdoor work, employers and supervisors should check NOAA weather reports and radio forecasts for all weather hazards and plan work accordingly.

    Identify Shelter Locations

Employers and supervisors should know and tell workers which buildings to go to after hearing thunder or seeing lightning. NOAA recommends seeking out fully enclosed buildings with electrical wiring and plumbing. Workers should be told to remain in the shelter for at least 30 minutes after hearing the last sound of thunder. If safe building structures are not accessible, employers should guide workers to hard-topped metal vehicles with rolled up windows.

    Provide Lightning Safety Training

Employers should have an emergency action plan in place and train supervisors and workers on what to do when they hear thunder. This includes training on how to provide lightning safety warnings in sufficient time for everyone to reach a worksite’s safe shelters and take other appropriate precautions.

These simple steps could mean the difference between life and death. For more information, see the joint OSHA-NOAA lightning fact sheet.

Mandy Edens is the director of OSHA’s Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management.

Source: https://blog.dol.gov/2016/06/02/when-thunder-roars-go-indoors/


Aerial Pros Minute - Telehandler Lift Shackle

Check out Genie's Aerial Pros Minute about Telehandler Lift Shackels and what they mean to you:


See the difference between Genuine Cummins parts and non-genuine parts

Sometimes it can be hard to see the difference between Genuine Cummins parts and non-genuine parts, but it’s the little details that make a difference. Non-genuine parts may fit a Cummins engine – but they aren’t built or remanufactured using the same procedures or materials, to Cummins exact specifications. This video takes a look at some of the critical differences in quality and performance between Genuine Cummins parts versus non-genuine parts. To learn more about Genuine Cummins parts, visit http://cumminsgenuineparts.com or contact your Cummins dealer or distributor.


JLG RS Series Electric Scissor Lifts - 25% Gradability

From commercial construction to hospitals, schools and facilities maintenance applications, the RS Series can be used virtually anywhere there's work to be done. Available in two models, the RS Series features up to 32 ft of platform height and up to 705 lb of capacity.

The ruggedness and simple design of the RS Series make these machines extremely reliable. Passive pothole protection has no moving parts, reducing service calls, and provides ample ground clearance to traverse over varied terrain and scraps lying around the job site. The direct electric drive delivers industry-leading duty cycles, and leak points are minimized with a design that includes 4 hydraulic hoses. Additionally, both models have the ability to traverse grades of up to 25%.

Visit www.jlg.com/rs/ to learn more about the RS Series.


Forklift Transportable Mortor Tubs - sloped for easy shoveling

Heavy Duty Forklift Mortar Tubs

    Durable 10 gauge steel
    Continuous welded seams
    Reinforced corners
    One end sloped for easy shoveling

Model 102

    10 cu ft capacity
    24"W x 22"H x 48"L
    Weight 155 lbs.

Model 103 (not shown)

    6 cu ft capacity
    24"W x 22"H x 32"L
    Weight 121 lbs.


How to Operate the JLG Boom Lift Drive Orientation System

Learn how to operate the drive system on your JLG boom lift. The drive orientation system activates whenever the boom is swung past the rear drive wheels from the normal driving position. When drive is initiated past the rear drive wheels, the drive orientation indicator will flash and the steer and drive functions will be disabled. To drive the unit in this position, match the directional arrow on the frame with the directional arrow at the drive controller to the intended direction of travel. Engage and release the drive orientation override switch and slowly move the drive controller to the intended direction of travel. 

The drive orientation override switch has a 3-second enable timer. If the timer expires, the override switch must be reengaged to enable the drive and steer functions. 

Consult your operation and safety manual for more information.


Lift Drive select timeout on Genie® SmartLink products

All Genie® Slab Scissors and GR™ products include Lift Drive select timeout for your convenience and safety.


I-80 Forklift and Customers at A's Game

I-80 Forklift treated some of their valued customers to an A's Game in a box suite.


LIFT-N-TOW Fork Attacment

Universal Fit Slips on Forks Style

Super Duty Model 1395B

♦ Receiver/Jib accepts 2½" Trailer Adapter
 ♦ 16,000 lbs. Maximum Gross Towing Weight
 ♦ 3,000 lbs. Maximum Tongue Weight
 ♦ 10,000 lbs. Max. Lift Cap. on Swivel Hook
 ♦ Accepts Forks up to 8" wide x 2¾" thick
 ♦ Overall Dims. (w/o adapter) - 44" W x 14" H x 54" L
 ♦ Weight (w/o adapter) - 400 lbs

Chain and Hook secures Lift-N-Tow to Forklift


Used Equipment - Skytrak 10042 at I-80 Forklift


Skytrak 10042 

2230 hour meter
Year 1994 
Tires 60% Foam Filled 
Fresh Paint 
Price: $28,000.00 Location: 
F.O.B. Vacaville, Ca 95687 



Pipe Grapple Attachment for Your Forklift

Check out this video of the pipe grapple attachment, which is designed for handling multiple pipes or larger single pipe.


Need Forklift Parts? I-80 Forklift has one of the largest parts stocks in California!

Rick from I80 forklift gives a tour of their parts department. Having one of the largest in California, they can save you time and money for your repairs. See more at http://www.i80forklift.com


The LiftPod by JLG Secure Access

The LiftPod® features an enclosed platform that gives you the freedom to move about and work in a 360-degree range of motion as your job requires.


The LiftPod by JLG Easy Mobility

The LiftPod® can be assembled by a single person in less than 30 seconds and moved with ease on the work site.


Let I-80 Forklift transport your construction equipment anywhere within California

Our professional and reliable driver has over 30 years of experience and is available 7 days a week.

Our truck and RGN Cozad 35-ton trailer can haul your Excavator, Backhoe, Wheel Loader, Forklift and much more.

Call Drew to schedule your next load!


Interstate 80 Forklift volunteered their time and equipment in this years' Convoy of Hope.

On behalf of all of us at Convoy of Hope, thank you for giving your time to show compassion to those in need. You played a major part in our work to bring hope to families in Concord. 

In all, 1,490 volunteers provided more than 5,000 Guests of Honor with a poverty-free day. There were smiles everywhere as the less fortunate received free services, groceries, shoes and much more.

The numbers tell it all: more than 3,200 pairs of shoes were distributed, 1,563 family portraits were taken, 591 haircuts given and 15,000 packages of Plum Organics baby food were handed out, among many other services and products.

Our partner, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, also provided resources and education to nearly 1,200 women. But what you saw at the event is just a small piece of the many things we do at Convoy of Hope.

We also feed nearly 150,000 children around the world, help survivors of disasters, empower women with opportunities to support their families through job training, and we teach third-world farmers to increase their yields.

Our incredible work only happens because of friends like you. Make a donation.