With great pride I announce that I bought my very first forklift yesterday! There's Matthew (Matt) phoning a friend for tips on what to look for, when used-forklift-hunting.
We have spent the better part of this year carefully preparing to expand our business. We're in the process of building a new shop (BIGGER) and that will help immensely. Taller ceilings will mean cooler working temps in the summer and more floor space means more WORK space. We usually have three to five projects going on at one time. This forklift should come in handy moving things around in the new space, too. We've definitely out grown the little "formerly-a-small-town-grocery-shop" and home office that we thus far have built our business in.
And a bigger work space will require more forges! (Blacksmiths heat their metal in what is called a "forge".)
Matt got a good jump on one of the new gas forges last night as well and started putting it to use today.