Ed Brown Ergonomic Pioneer and Father of the North American Fork Truck Free Movement

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Ed Brown, founder of Topper Industrial, is considered the father of the North American fork truck free (FTF) movement. Brown said, “The fork truck free approach will work for any company that operates production lines and processes that are normally fed materials using forklifts; many leading distribution centers are considering driverless options.”

In 1994, Brown opened the operations of Topper Industrial, a leading manufacturer of various material handling equipment in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. Brown is the company CEO and also oversees Sales and Research & Development. The company proves highly innovative in finding solutions to the needs of an ever-changing industrial work environment.

Brown is an inventor of many industrial cart and conveyors solutions. He holds several patents through his years running Topper. Most of the patents relate to ergonomics and safety primarily in the material handling sector.  These patented products are extensive and include mechanical advancements on Topper’s tow bar, couple system and cart handle. Brown also holds a patent on tilt carts, and many other Topper products are patent pending.  Brown is often referred to as the “Father of Fork Free Delivery Carts.”

Brown constantly pursues product diversity in order to make Topper Industrial the most unique material handling solutions’ company in the United States. His vison is to evolve into a sole source for supplying all that is required for assembly line.

ProMat Attendees visiting Topper Industrial at booth #S3814 will learn about fork truck free material handling equipment and their new division Topper Tube. Topper Industrial added Gravity Flow Racks and Tubular Workstations to their line of material handling products. Topper Industrial makes gravity flow racks and work stations, industrial cart, containers, delivery systems, lift and rotate systems, conveyors, and racking. Topper Industrial is the only company nationwide to manufacture all products needed to move material from the dock to the cart; from the delivery system to the line.

About Topper Industrial

For more than twenty years, Topper Industrial, (www.TopperIndustrial.com) based just outside of Milwaukee, WI, has been a leader in the material handling equipment industry. The company’s product roster features industrial carts, conveyors, lifts, lifts & tilts, shipping racks, containers, casters, and cart components. From mother-daughter carts to quad steer carts to tilt carts and rotate carts, Topper’s material handling solutions make delivering material line side more effective through more efficient practices. Topper Industrial has a team of experienced professional experts able to assess and provide the right product for all material handling equipment requirements.

Topper Industrial is a proud member of MHI. The Topper Industrial client roster includes Anderson Windows, Detroit Diesel, Honda, Kia Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Aramark, Johnson Controls, Whirlpool, and Caterpillar. Follow on Twitter @TopperInd. Call 800-529-0909.

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