April 11, 2012
-- Food Logistics magazine editor, Lara Sowinski, recently name Ergologistics, makers of Lift’n Buddy on of the Top 10 Logistics Innovators. Sowinski said, “It’s a bold statement to describe your product as the “Future of Hand Trucks,” but Ergologistics, the manufacturer of the Lift ’n Buddy, is living up to the claim. Think of the range of employees who work in hotel bars and banquet departments, lifting beer kegs, boxes of beef, and beverages to refill the vending machine, and you can get an idea of how valuable the Lift ’n Buddy is in this setting alone. According to Aaron Lamb, the company’s president and founder, the ongoing improvement in worker safety standards, especially in Canada and the EU, and to a lesser extent in the U.S., are helping drive interest in the product, which can reduce worker injuries and a company’s liability.
“We’re targeting the manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, supermarkets, and route-based delivery sectors,” says James Dravitz, director of operations. However, it’s the catch-all “miscellaneous”
category that’s also generating a lot of interest in the product. The miscellaneous category is largely made up of the hospitality industry, says Dravitz, in particular, hotels, restaurants, and bars—workplaces that are associated with a lot of heavy lifting but that can’t accommodate a larger piece of equipment.
Ergologistics manufactures innovative products for the health and welfare of material handling workers. Lift’n Buddy is designed and distributed by Ergologistics, LLC; manufactured in Fargo, North Dakota, the company is a proud member of MHIA (Material Handling Industry of America) as well as the National Safety Council.
Lift’n Buddy (www.liftnbuddy.com)
is the revolutionary mobile lifting device that combines the best of a standard two-wheeler’
s durability and functionality, with automatic lifting and lowering capabilities. The Lift’n Buddy has been designed with proper ergonomics and safety in mind for any person and any moving and lifting job. These mobile lifting devices, fabricated of durable, lightweight, extruded aluminum, help companies avoid the financial exposure of employee injury, litigation, and workers’ compensation claims.
Director of Operations