Thursday, October 7, 2010

August Employee of the Month

Florida Lift Systems Forklift Service at It’s Best!

IMG_8247We wanted to thank Robert “Bob” Morris for achieving “Employee of the Month” for August. He was nominated by Roy Benefield, our Columbus Branch Ops Manager and Olga MacLellan, our Tampa Branch Ops Manager. Bob Morris is our second ever “employee of the month” for the month of August. Bob has been an employee of Florida Lift Systems since 11/16/1986. I have heard Bob mention many times, “you know I will do anything for this company.” Anyone can say that but driving eight hours on a Sunday to help a group of people who he has never met before, and really has no ties to, is Teamwork and shows Initiative; two very important values on FLS/SST.

Congratulations Bob!

Please read below to find out how he was nominated for employee of the month.

“I would like to recognize Bob Morris for his willingness to go anywhere and do anything that is required.  Recently he was asked to go to Columbus, GA for a week and help out in the shop and on the road.  Bob accepted willingly, traveled up on a Sunday and worked hard all week.  Roy Benefield was extremely pleased with Bob and was hoping Bob would be willing to relocate…:-)”

- written by Olga MacLellan.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Tampa Bay Rays Game


We had a blast and we would do it again!

In celebration of achieving the Toyota President’s Award for 2009 Florida Lift System's employees and their families enjoyed an evening at a Tampa Bay Rays game. We could not have obtained this prestigious award without the help of each and every employee… and their families. We understand that while our employees are at work they are Not At Home with their loved ones. We don’t take that for granted. We wanted to treat the whole family to an evening with fun, food, sports, and lots of pictures, thanks to Rob Budd. 


I’d like to thank Kerry Reese for all her help. I think we were a great team!


Tampa Bay Rays beat Texas 10 – 1!

Also see the pictures on our Facebook Account. 

Kristine Coyer, CSP

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Steve Crawford-Employee of the Month!

Employee of the month

Sorry we were late in publishing this information, but it's better late than never.  We wanted to thank Steve Crawford for the time he spent with a very special customer of ours in Macon, GA. Steve Dunn our Macon Branch Ops Manager, wanted to make sure that Steve was recognized in some way.  Steve Crawford is our first ever “employee of the month.” Steve Crawford is a service technician in our Ocala branch.  So in addition to his stellar feedback, we want to thank him for traveling the distance to help this customer. Steve has been an employee of TMH Acquisitions, LLC since we acquired Handling Systems Engineering in May of 2004. He started with Handling Systems Engineering in September of 1999.

Congratulations Steve!

Please read below to find out how he was nominated for employee of the month.

“I just wanted to THANK you for sending Steve Crawford to Macon this week. He walked into a very tough situation and handled it with the utmost professionalism. It was a privilege to work with him … side by side trying to help this customer through a very tough time. His work ethic and attitude was commented on by the customer… They were hoping he could come back. He has helped us and the customer resurrect units that many others would have just left for “dead” and will be leaving the customer in “better shape then they have been in over a year,” customer commented”.                        (written by Steve Dunn)


Written by Kristine Coyer, HRM

Friday, September 3, 2010

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Employee Appreciation Night


Florida Lift Systems would like to thank all of our hard working employees and their families for their help in achieving the 2009 President’s Award. The President’s Award, TMHU’s highest honor, has been awarded to select dealers since its inception in 1990 to acknowledge their outstanding business accomplishments. 

See our previous blog post from April 9, 2010: Congratulations Florida Lift Systems

Florida Lift Systems, Tampa and Winter Haven locations are sponsoring a Employee Appreciation Family Night at the Tampa Bay Rays Game on August 17, 2010. The Rays will be playing the Texas Rangers. We will all be sitting together in the Corona Beach Bar area. Please RSVP to reserve your seats.

Thank you again for all your hard work and dedication! Go Rays!




Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is here!

Benefits Open Enrollment for the 2010-2011 Plan Year is here! This is your annual opportunity to review your benefit options and confirm or change your elections – making sure your benefits are right for your needs. The benefit elections you make during Open Enrollment will be effective June 1, 2010.

What You Need to Do: Enroll Online

You can complete the entire Open Enrollment process at

Review your options – either on My TotalSource or in the printed Open Enrollment Kit that you’ll receive (please allow 5-7 business days for delivery). You don’t have to wait for your kit to enroll online!

  • Consider your health care and other benefits needs – be prepared and informed.
  • Have your Social Security number and those of dependents you wish to cover, if applicable – you’ll need them to enroll online.
  • Complete your elections online at* by 04/30/2010. It’s faster, easier and more accurate than using a paper form to enroll.
  • You must actively enroll if you want to participate in a Health Care or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA). FSA elections don’t roll over from year to year.

On My TotalSource you’ll find:

  • Access to your current benefit elections
  • Summaries of your 2010 benefit options so you can make educated choices
  • Immediate confirmation of your elections
  • Timely receipt of your new ID cards, if applicable

Even after Open Enrollment, you’ll find useful information on My TotalSource, including:

  • Access to My Paycheck (view your paycheck details and history)
  • Information on the Perks program (discounts on a wide range of premium-brand products, services and entertainment as well as Real Estate and Financial Services)

If You Don’t Take Action

If you don’t make any elections, you will automatically receive default coverage (the available plans that are most similar to your current elections) for the 2010-2011 Plan Year. Remember, your per-pay-period costs may change. To participate in Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), you must re-enroll each year; these elections do not roll over from year to year.

Remember, the last date to return your elections is 04/30/2010.

What’s Next?

  • After your Open Enrollment deadline date, you’ll receive a Confirmation Statement in the mail – it will list your benefit plans for the 2010-2011 Plan Year.
  • Please contact the Employee Service Center at (800) 554-1802 if you have any questions/concerns.


  Kristine Coyer, CSP

  Human Resources Manager

*If you can’t enroll online, you may fill out the form included in your Open Enrollment Kit. FAX IT TO Kristine Coyer at 813-635-2945. Please call to confirm it was received.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Easily, Rent Now

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Southern States Toyota lift and Florida Lift Systems recognize the necessity for equipment that must fill a temporary need in your business. That is why we carry a wide range of forklift rental units that are ready and waiting for you to use in your facility at short notice. With locations throughout Southern Georgia and Florida, chances are we have a location convenient for your business

Whether your needs are short term (a day to a few weeks) or long term (a few months or more), Southern States Toyota lift and Florida Lift have the proper forklift to meet your special needs.

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Key Benefits:

  • Over 200 fork lifts available 
  • Narrow aisle and "walkie" walk-behind units
  • Daily / Weekly / Monthly or Long Term agreements
  • Rental purchase programs
  • LP / Diesel / Electric / Gas units available
  • Units up to 17,500 lbs available

To speak with our Rental Team directly, call: (800) 226-2345



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