Golden man wins title at Dot Foods’ Forklift Rodeo national championship in Mount Sterling
MOUNT STERLING, Ill. — Dot Foods, Inc., held its popular Forklift Rodeo national championship June 29 at the Mount Sterling headquarters, and a Golden man was one of the winners.
The competition tested Dot’s warehouse employees’ skills on four pieces of material handling equipment as they competed for large prizes, a free vacation and bragging rights.
Jon Moore from Golden was the pallet jack competition winner. Moore has worked at Dot Foods for 16 years in the frozen section of the warehouse. This is the first time he has won a category at the Forklift Rodeo national championship.
Each of Dot’s 12 U.S. distribution centers held a regional event, and the company-wide national championship brought those finalists from all locations together to compete at the national level. This year, 12 contestants from Dot’s Mount Sterling headquarters competed. For the first time, finalists from Dot Foods Canada’s two distribution centers also participated in the national championship.
Competitors showed their mastery of job duties and safety practices by completing an obstacle course using one of four pieces of material-handling equipment: narrow aisle, sit down/stand up forklift, order selector and pallet jack. Contestants had points deducted for contacting walls, improper stops, horn usage, and dropping a basketball that represents an order.
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