Guelph, ON, Canada (December 2013) – As the lift table and loading dock industry continues to evolve, Pentalift continues to lead the way in quality product and customer service, as well as in their marketability with new hire; Michael Poeltl, as marketing manager.

Poeltl was hired mid-November, 2013 to head up Pentalift’s marketing department’s efforts to increase visibility on-line and in industry associations, bringing over ten years of experience in the field. Well versed in the loading dock and materials handling industry, Poeltl is also an expert in social media networking and web applications.

Upon his hire, Pentalift’s associations and interests in continued sustainable building practices have been reinforced through membership with the USGBC (United States Green Building Council) along with  updated documents and web content supporting the LEED (Leader in Energy and Environmental Design) initiative, monitored by the USGBC.

“Pentalift’s dedication to the environment goes back to its inception,” says Mike Earle, National Sales Manager and Pentalift employee for over 30 years. “And with the development of the SolarDock™ in 2010, there is no question that this company has sustainability in mind.”

“There are many details which point to energy and environmental responsibility from the design process through to the recycled steel content in each of our products.” explains Clint Glass, Vice President.

Two of these points refer to Pentalift’s hydraulic docks, which can include an independent lip control, lowering energy costs, reducing cycle time, and increasing efficiency. Also bio-degradable oils are available on all Pentalift products, which in the unlikely event of a leak or spill, lessens any chance of environmental impact.

“Michael will capitalize on these and many more of the favorable manufacturing practices Pentalift has in place,” says Owner, Paul Pedersen. “Engaging our distribution network and marketing the company throughout North America and the world.”

Pentalift Equipment Corporation is one of North America’s largest manufacturers of loading dock equipment, lift tables and positioning equipment. Pentalift provides a complete line of mechanical and hydraulic dock levelers, vehicle restraint safety systems, dock seals and dock lifts. Pentalift provides a complete line of hydraulic and pneumatic lift tables, tilt tables, rotating tables and custom designed lift tables and positioning equipment to suit a wide range of applications. Pentalift products are designed to increase safety and productivity.

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