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Nissan Forklift Corporation Launches the University of Nissan Forklift

Marengo, IL (February 2012) – Nissan Forklift Corporation launched the University of Nissan Forklift and its College of Technical Service on January 1, 2012.

The University of Nissan Forklift's mission is to create a state-of-the-art educational platform that establishes Nissan Forklift Corporation's service technicians and salespeople as the most highly skilled and knowledgeable material handling equipment representatives in the industry.

The curriculum-based program for the College of Technical Service offers three certification levels of achievement – apprentice, journeyman and master technician. The programs are designed to build on the knowledge base of each technician, and technicians can achieve certifications through a mix of online training, classroom instruction and ASE certification.

"Highly skilled sales and service technicians are the backbone of a dealership and are essential to gaining customer loyalty," said Steve Cianci, director of marketing and product management at Nissan Forklift Corporation. "The University of Nissan Forklift was created to help strengthen sales and service staff through providing continued education and training."

The newly launched University of Nissan Forklift will serve as the company's new online training center, providing a web-based learning management system specially designed for dealership professionals seeking to enhance technical skills.

Nissan Forklift has plans to open a College of Sales through the University of Nissan Forklift in the future.

Nissan Forklift Corporation designs, manufactures and supports a complete line of material handling equipment that delivers features resulting in greater dependability, higher productivity and lower operational costs. Headquartered in Marengo, Ill., Nissan Forklift has a network of more than 100 authorized dealerships with over 225 locations across North, South and Latin America, as well as additional worldwide locations.

Contacts for media inquiries:

Corporate Contact:
Dixie Jirak
TEL : 815.568.2718

Agency Contact:
Rosemarie Ascherl
Public Relations Strategy Office
TEL: 440.234.1812 x126