Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of The Raymond Corporation

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Senate Resolution No. 2522

BY: Senator AKSHAR

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; 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


  • 05 / May / 2022
  • 10 / May / 2022
  • 10 / May / 2022

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