Tough, Reliable Solutions for the Lumber Industry

Safety and intralogistics remain the top priorities for companies in the lumber industry. No matter the product, demand for lumber is high, putting more pressure on warehouse employees to get jobs done quickly. The lumber industry needs solutions that work consistently, efficiently, and safely to prevent accidents in the workplace from harming employees and damaging product.

Lumber Industry Challenges

Across the Lumber industry, four key challenges remain constant:

  • Tough Environment – Extreme temperatures and rugged environments cause equipment to fail faster. As such, specialized equipment is required to reduce unforeseen downtime and operational bottlenecks that drive up supply times.
  • Workforce Shortages – There are fewer qualified workers now than ever before. Inexperienced employees and operators can lead to product and facility damage that reduces productivity and drives up operational costs.
  • Sustainability – Consumers today have a greater concern for the environment. Ensuring a smaller carbon footprint and increasing sustainable practices become critical considerations for any business operation.
  • Cost Pressures – As the costs of doing business continue to rise, the lumber industry must be wary of high overhead costs and tight profit margins. Production delays from unplanned downtime and equipment maintenance are more costly than ever.

Find Solutions with Black Equipment

The lumber industry has trusted Black Equipment for over 50 years. Our reliable solutions from lift trucks to informational resources have helped businesses across industries to increase warehouse efficiency without sacrificing necessary safety requirements. We have 10 locations ready and able to provide you with everything you need. 

Sit Trucks

Black Equipment has durable Sit Trucks for smaller applications up to 15,500lbs. Equipped with safety and comfort features alongside durable materials, our trucks are designed to increase performance, lower overhead costs of maintenance, reduce downtown, and enhance the operator experience.

Big Trucks

With Big Trucks like the H210-250XD48 / H300-360XD (capacities from 19,000 through 36,000lbs) and the H800-1050XD series that lifts up to 105,800 lbs., Black Equipment has a tough and robust lineup for harsh environments. These trucks prioritize operator comfort and low cost of ownership.

Electric Forklifts

Electric counterbalanced forklifts like the Hyster J45-70XN are clean, productive, and consistent, providing a low cost of operation with reliable components and heightened operator comfort. Tackle sustainability, usability, and durability all in one.

Support When and Where You Need It

Black Equipment does more than just supply equipment. Our customer support is unparalleled. Always prepared to meet your needs quickly, we are a customer-focused, family-owned dealership that can pivot with you to solve any problem.

Our customers can take advantage of our preventative maintenance programs, extensive parts inventory, and even our maintenance technicians to keep fleets up and running with little to no downtime.

We even offer our Premier Fleet service & online portal to keep needed Service and Repair information at your fingertips, 24/7.

Conquer Today’s Top Lumber Industry Pain Points

Our customer-centered approach is at the heart of our operations. Contact Black Equipment today and let us provide a customized solution for you.