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K00878 Text:

Assembly Resolution No. 878
BY: M. of A. Angelino
        COMMEMORATING the 100th Anniversary of The Raymond
  WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize the
achievements of those individuals  and  businesses  which  substantially
contribute  to the economic vitality of their communities and the entire
Empire State; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern and in full accord with its long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body  is   justly   proud   to
commemorate  the  100th  Anniversary  of  The Raymond Corporation, to be
celebrated on Tuesday, June 14, 2022; and
  WHEREAS, The Raymond Corporation is a  leading  global  provider  of
best-in-class  material handling products and intelligent intralogistics
solutions; and
  WHEREAS, The company began in 1922 when Lyon Iron Works  in  Greene,
New  York,  an  iron  foundry  with  beginnings as far back as 1840, was
purchased by George Raymond Sr.; and
  WHEREAS,  Built  on  principles   of   innovation   and   continuous
improvement  for 100 years, Raymond's integrated automation, telematics,
virtual reality and advanced energy solutions provide ways  to  optimize
operations  and  bring  warehouse  and  distribution operations to a new
level of performance; and
  WHEREAS,  With  a  legacy  of  industry  leadership,   The   Raymond
Corporation  has an extensive history of introducing innovation that has
advanced the  material  handling  industry  and  set  the  new  industry
standards; and
  WHEREAS,  Truly  dedicated  to  continually  improving  products and
introducing solutions to meet customers'  evolving  needs,  The  Raymond
Corporation   patented   the  first  hydraulic  hand  pallet  truck  and
double-faced wooden pallet in 1939, ultimately fueling the beginning  of
the material handling industry; and
  WHEREAS,  Over  the  years,  The  Raymond  Corporation's  innovation
continued with the narrow aisle concept, still used in warehouses around
the world today, then evolving to introduce new forklifts and  warehouse
solutions to support operations ever-evolving needs; and
  WHEREAS,   Today,  The  Raymond  Corporation  continues  to  deliver
intelligent intralogistics solutions to material handling and  logistics
markets in North America and globally; and
  WHEREAS,     Furthermore,    combining    operational    excellence,
award-winning innovation and world-class customer support,  The  Raymond
Corporation and its global network of Solutions and Support Centers have
facilitated  its customers to optimally manage and run their operations;
  WHEREAS, The Raymond Corporation is  a  business  essential  to  the
supply  chain  serving  customers  in  a  variety  of  business segments
including Warehouse and Storage, Wholesale Trade, Health Care, Food  and
Beverage and Retail Trade; and
  WHEREAS, The Raymond Corporation has a significant impact on the New
York  State  economy, employing over 2,200 people and its utilization of
suppliers located throughout the State; and
  WHEREAS, The Raymond  Corporation's  employees  have  a  history  of
exceptional   loyalty   and   demonstrated  talents  in  developing  and
manufacturing world-class material handling solutions while  working  to
make their local communities a better place to live; and
  WHEREAS, The Raymond Corporation has demonstrated its responsibility
to  be  a  good  steward  of  the  environment  and contribute to a more
sustainable  planet  through  a  variety  of  efforts  including   those
pertaining  to the design and manufacture of electric powered industrial
material handling equipment, alternative energy projects  with  the  New
York State Energy Research Development Agency and Binghamton University,
and   development   and   implementation   of  an  ISO  14001  certified
Environmental Management System; and
  WHEREAS, The  success  of  The  Raymond  Corporation  is  in  direct
correlation  to  the  efforts of President and CEO Michael Field and his
dedicated  staff,  whose  involvement   is,   and   always   has   been,
characterized  by an impressive commitment, an unbridled enthusiasm, and
an uncompromising standard of excellence in all endeavors on  behalf  of
the organization and the community it serves; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  with  great  pleasure  that  this Legislative Body
acknowledges  The  Raymond  Corporation's  success,  recognizing   their
contributions  to  the  local  and  State  economies,  and extending its
highest commendation to their businesses and employees, fully  confident
that,  in  their  future,  they  will continue to enjoy the same success
which has so characterized their past; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its  deliberations  to
commemorate  the 100th Anniversary of The Raymond Corporation; and be it
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this  Resolution,  suitably  engrossed,  be
transmitted   to   Michael   Field,   President  and  CEO,  The  Raymond
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