HOUSTON (October 14, 2014) – Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc., a leading manufacturer of forklifts under the Cat® lift trucks, Mitsubishi forklift trucks and Jungheinrich® brands, announced today the donation of a Jungheinrich EJE 120 electric-powered walkie pallet truck to the Houston Food Bank, the largest food donation foundation in the nation.
The Food Bank will use the Jungheinrich 4,500 lb. capacity electric walkie pallet truck to transport the thousands of boxes of food that the food bank delivers each day.
“MCFA is honored to donate the Jungheinrich electric walkie pallet truck to the Houston Food Bank and to be a part of the incredible work they are doing in this city,” said Eric Gabriel, senior manager of marketing and sales support for MCFA. “We appreciate the Food Bank’s commitment to the Houston community and hope this donation will help support their mission of leading the fight against hunger.”
Founded in 1982, the Houston Food Bank is a certified member of Feeding America. The Houston Food Bank is a solution to hunger in times of need, feeding 800,000 individuals each year through a network of 600 food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other charities. Fresh produce, meat and nonperishables are distributed from the 308,000 square-foot warehouse at 535 Portwall in Houston, Texas, and meals for kids are prepared and distributed from Keegan Center, a 15,000 square-foot industrial kitchen.
About Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc.
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high-quality forklifts and warehouse products in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Based in Houston, Texas, the company distributes three distinct brands – Mitsubishi forklift trucks, Cat® lift trucks and Jungheinrich® warehouse products – through its extensive dealer network. All products are backed by industry-leading customer service and superior product support. For more information about MCFA or any of its brands, visit Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America, Cat Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks or Jungheinrich Forklifts.