Ergonomic Push Trucks meet needs of food industry.

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Heavy-duty Platform Trucks, suited for warehouse and retail store applications, withstand heavy usage and product spills. Design facilitates pushing or pulling, even when fully loaded. Featuring removable push/pull handle, products are offered with steel, hardwood, or diamond plate aluminum truck beds. Hardwood beds can include all-hardwood construction or steel-framed hardwood. All trucks feature welded construction, swivel casters, and powder coat finish.

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Hodge Platform Trucks Deliver the Groceries

Easy-to-Push Trucks Serve the Needs of the Food Industry

DURHAM, CT - HODGE Mfg. Co. (HODGE), a division of The Durham Mfg. Co., offers a full line of heavy-duty Platform Trucks for use in food industry warehouse and retail store applications. These rugged mobility units are built to take it-day in and day out-in even the most demanding grocery environment. And their design features make them easy to push or pull even when fully loaded, an ergonomic plus for busy workers.

HODGE Platform Trucks are available in a wide variety of sizes and configurations to meet particular needs. Customers may choose from steel, hardwood, or aluminum truck beds. Hardwood beds can include all-hardwood construction or steel-framed hardwood, depending on customer preference. All trucks feature welded construction for durability, swivel casters for easy maneuvering, and a tough powder coat finish. The removable push/pull handle makes loading and unloading more efficient.

"In today's challenging grocery environment, we know that many of our trucks must make hundreds of trips a day carrying a broad range of products. That means we must provide well-designed, ergonomic trucks that can withstand heavy usage, and also an assortment of potential product spills," observed Denis Roussel, vice president sales.

"That's why every HODGE Platform Truck is built of heavy gauge steel, hardwood, or diamond plate aluminum. Our food industry customers tell us they really appreciate the HODGE commitment to quality. To them, it means they can order HODGE products with confidence that they will perform time after time and year after year."

For more information on HODGE and its full range of products and services: visit; call 1-800-262-4634; fax 1-888-262-4634; or e-mail

HODGE, a division of The Durham Mfg. Co., has been a leader in the manufacture and service of all-welded, heavy-duty, non-powered material handling and storage equipment that is "Built Tough Since 1936." HODGE offers products of quality and durability with fast service in a business-friendly environment. HODGE exclusively sells its products through a knowledgeable, nationwide network of distributors. Durham specializes in products for industrial and commercial storage; first aid; office/literature organizers; and home storage. Located in historic Durham, CT, since 1922, Durham is one of the nation's largest producers of both metal and plastic storage/small parts organizers serving the MRO industry.

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