• Understanding Different Types of Forklifts and Their Applications
    When it comes to choosing the right material handling equipment for your business, it can be helpful to know the different classes of forklifts and the applications they perform the best in. Each product serves a different purpose, so having a trusted material handling partner that can guide you through the process is so important.
  • Fraza Hires Jeff Fuller and Tom Wood for Operations and Sales Leadership Roles
    Fraza, an end-to-end material handling solutions provider headquartered in southeastern Michigan, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jeff Fuller as vice president, aftermarket operations, and Tom Wood, senior sales director. With these new roles, Fraza is strengthening its position as a leader in warehouse and automated solutions.
  • Four Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Forklift
    How long should you keep repairing your older forklifts? When is it time to retire your truck and invest in a replacement? The average forklift lifespan is 10,000 operating hours, or five to seven years, depending on the brand, amount of use and many other factors. Here are four common signs that your forklift may need to be replaced.
  • Forklift Pricing 101: What You Should Know
    The material handling equipment your company requires involves a large investment, so it’s understandable that you’d want to find the best value when purchasing forklifts. What are the forklift price factors you need to consider? Here, we offer some information to help you understand forklift pricing.
  • How Often Should You Service Your Forklift?
    It’s commonly understood that any vehicle you use regularly requires service from time to time. You know how often to have your car’s oil changed, and your driver’s manual will tell you the intervals for service based on mileage. Your fleet of forklifts should be treated no differently.
  • Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas Group Recognizes Its 2022 Cat® Lift Truck, Mitsubishi Forklift Truck and Jungheinrich® Dealers Of Excellence
    Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas group, a leading North American provider and manufacturer of material handling and innovative automation and fleet solutions, announced today the winners of its 2022 Dealers of Excellence program.
  • KION North America Expands Territory with Dealer Partner Vitan Equipment a Division of Fraza Inc.
    KION North America is pleased to announce its decision to expand territory with Vitan Equipment, a division of Fraza Inc., into western Michigan. In addition to this expansion, Vitan Equipment has opened a new dealer location in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to help support this new territory.
  • Why Converting Your Fleet to Electric Makes Sense: Rebates and Incentives
    Because switching to electric motors requires an initial investment in equipment, energy providers and some government agencies have set up programs to assist. Read on to learn more about rebates and financing programs that are available to help offset some of the costs of purchasing energy efficient equipment.
  • Why Converting Your Fleet to Electric Makes Sense: Advantages of Electric Forklifts
    The global focus on converting from internal combustion engines to electric ones isn’t just limited to personal automobiles. Electric motors of all sorts have become popular in industry because of their reliability, clean emissions, and low maintenance profile.
  • Why Converting Your Forklift Fleet to Electric Makes Sense: Lower Total Cost of Ownership
    In the material handling industry, electric forklifts are not just the future, they are already here making big inroads in warehouses and factories across the country. If you haven’t started to think about converting your fleet to electric yet, this three-part blog series will cover the reasons you might want to consider it.
  • Fraza Hires Christen Powers to Drive Employee Development and Engagement
    Fraza, an end-to-end material handling solutions provider, announced today the newest member to its human resources team, Christen Powers. Powers will serve as director, human resources and work closely with Fraza’s department heads to drive employee development and engagement.
  • Avoid Hazards with These Forklift Safety Tips
    As your material handling partner, we're also here to help you reduce hazards and improve forklift safety and warehouse pedestrian safety within your business. We're sharing all of our tips and resources here.
  • Mistubishi Extends Forklift Lineup With Customer Needs in Mind
    Mitsubishi has expanded their product line to do the heavy lifting for you. Whether you need a large IC pneumatic for moving stone, concrete or lumber, or a versatile three or four-wheel lift truck for your operations, we've got you covered.
  • Fraza Welcomes Scott Stoy as Vice President of Accounting and Finance
    Stoy brings 20+ years of experience to Fraza and has held a variety of positions in finance and operations during his career, including his most recent role of Finance Director of Flint Group Packaging. Prior to that, he spent ten years in various finance and leadership roles with Federal Mogul/Tenneco.
  • Caterpillar 2C5000 Forklift Walk-around Demonstration
    Take a virtual tour of the Caterpillar 2C5000 liquid propane forklift. A workhorse for small businesses, this forklift can operate in a wide range of indoor applications.
  • How a Modular Office Can Transform Your Warehouse
    Finding the perfect modular office design is one of the most effective ways to take advantage of the space in your warehouse. You can design a pre-fabricated office space and have it delivered right to you and constructed in a week or less, without undergoing a costly renovation.
  • 3 Ways AGVs Will Improve Your Warehouse Efficiency
    Jungheinrich, a manufacturer with decades of electric lift truck expertise, offers two truck categories for AGVs: the tow tractor and the automated stacker. Both trucks offer precise navigation technology to maneuver effortlessly through your warehouse and move your product. Visit our video library to see these AGVs in action.
  • Warehouse Pedestrian Safety
    While not all of us in the material handling industry are forklift operators, we are all pedestrians in a warehouse at one time or another, and it's important for us to pay close attention to our surroundings at all times to ensure that we and others are always safe.
  • Forklift Safety: Safe Position of Forklift Forks While Parked
    When it comes to warehouse safety, it's important to keep your forklift forks in a safe position while parked. Forks can create a tripping hazard for employees and other pedestrians if not positioned properly. If the forks are up too high, they could fall, and if they're even just a few inches off the ground, present a serious tripping hazard.
  • Forklift Safety: Driving with Forklift Forks at a Safe Height
    When driving a forklift, it’s important to keep the forks at a safe height off the ground. MI-OSHA recommends keeping them between 2 – 4 inches and tilted slightly back. This height reduces the potential for seriously injuring any pedestrians in the upper leg or torso.
  • Forklift Safety: Safe Driving Tips
    June 9 is National Forklift Safety Day, and here at Fraza, because safety is so important to us, we’d like to celebrate by sharing forklift safe driving tips with you during the entire month of June.
  • Fraza Promotes Tony Bowne to Vice President and General Manager
    Fraza is pleased to announce the promotion of Tony Bowne to Vice President and General Manager effective immediately. In his new role, Bowne will oversee the Sales, Marketing, Service, Rental, Parts, and Used Equipment departments and all managers will report directly to him.
  • Forklift Fork Inspection and Safety
    When’s the last time you inspected your forklifts’ forks? Keeping them in optimal shape is essential to the safe and efficient operation of your forklift fleet.
  • Critical Forklift Battery Maintenance in Times of Shutdown
    In times of prolonged shutdown and during periods of inactivity, it’s important to keep your lift truck batteries maintained so when it’s time to get back to work, everything will be functioning properly.
  • How We Are Operating during the COVID-19 Crisis
    At Fraza/Vitan Equipment, the health and safety of our employees, their families, and our customers / vendors is a top priority. Due to the rapidly-evolving situation with COVID-19, we are taking proactive steps to ensure we keep everyone safe and healthy.
  • Fraza Wins MCFA Dealer of Excellence for 2020
    Fraza, an end-to-end material handling solutions provider headquartered in southeastern Michigan, is pleased to announce it has received the distinguished Dealer of Excellence award from Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) -- a leading manufacturer of forklifts under the Cat® lift trucks, Mitsubishi forklift trucks and Jungheinrich® brands -- for the fifth consecutive year.
  • Recent News: Alternative Fuel Excise “Propane Credit” Tax Reinstated
    In late December 2019, Congress reinstated the Alternative Fuel Excise Tax Credit retroactive to the beginning of 2018. This means taxpayers to claim a credit on their tax return for excise tax paid on alternative fuels used in the course of their business.
  • The Importance of Regular Dock and Door Repair
    Our team of dock and door experts can make sure your loading dock areas are working at optimum functionality, so you rarely experience downtime and your operations never stop. The key to this is having a partner that conducts a thorough planned maintenance program.
  • To Rent or Purchase? Eight Times a Forklift Rental Makes Sense
    When it comes to finding the right equipment for your company’s needs, it’s important to understand and weigh all the options from your material handling solutions provider. Sometimes a permanent solution is not always the answer to a temporary circumstance. With the right provider, you can have access to a variety of different rental equipment to suit your needs – short or long term.
  • Efficiency and Savings: The Future of the Electric Forklift
    Electric forklifts are becoming an emerging leader in material handling, and Fraza is working hard to support that trend and bring innovation to our customers.
  • Additional Safeguards to Increase Your Forklift’s Safety
    On the last week of Fraza Safety Month, Fraza wants to provide you with information about additional safeguards to add to your forklifts to increase safety.
  • How to Set Up a Safety Initiative at Your Business
    Fraza Safety Month aims to educate about the importance of safety in the workplace and how you can implement safe practices at your company.
  • Five Key Elements of Forklift Safety
    With National Forklift Safety Day on June 11, we want to remind you to make safety a priority every day with tips to keep your forklift operations safe.
  • The Evolution of Operator Training
    Fraza has the experience, knowledge, and dedication to keep your employees safe with our effective training programs.
  • Field Service Technician Career Opportunities at Fraza
    At Fraza, we are dedicated to finding young and talented individuals, who can grow with our company and start a lifelong technician career.
  • 3 Reasons Why Fraza’s Commitment to Service Stands Out
    At Fraza, our level of customer service can be a huge asset to your team. As a leader in the industry, we provide the right people, the right equipment and the right technology to help move the world.
  • Fraza Receives CLARK Dealer of Excellence Award for 2019
    Fraza is pleased to announce it has received the distinguished 2019 Dealer of Excellence award from CLARK Material Handling Company. These honors are awarded to dealerships in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada who have met performance goals for 2018.
  • Fraza Named MCFA Dealer of Excellence for 2019
    Fraza is pleased to announce it has received the distinguished Dealer of Excellence award from Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) for the fourth consecutive year.
  • Why You Should Invest in Telemetry for Your Warehouse
    We want to be at the forefront of the shift toward technology, and as your partner, Fraza will make sure you’re right there with us. We have the resources and expertise to make your business run smoother, be more efficient and more profitable. With our experts, we can make telemetry an accessible and easy part of your daily routine.
  • How Fraza’s Fleet Management System Can Save You Money
    There’s a shift happening in the material handling industry, and Fraza is at the forefront of it. This shift is happening through innovations in technology. At Fraza, we want to incorporate technology into your material handling processes to make your job easier and your equipment more efficient.
  • Top Five Tips for Winterizing Your Industrial Equipment
    You may not want to accept this fact, but winter is coming. And even though industrial equipment seems like it can handle just about anything, it’s not indestructible. It will not operate well if it’s not prepared for the frigid, sub-zero temperatures Michigan likes to throw our way every winter.
  • Fraza Announces New Branch: Vitan Equipment; Will Now Offer Material Handling Services Expanded Across Michigan
    This expansion is part of Fraza’s geographic growth and continued effort to be the best service organization in the industry. Vitan’s slogan — Value. Reimagined. — emphasizes the company’s dedication to explore new ways to add value for its customers through efficiency and innovation. The company will focus on incorporating new technologies, including a fleet analyzer system that provides real-time data to prevent damages and extend the lifespan of customers’ equipment.
  • Fraza Forklifts Rebrands to Fraza; Introduces New Logo, Website, and Brand
    Fraza Forklifts, a material handling equipment and solutions provider headquartered in southeast Michigan, announces today that the organization will now operate under the name Fraza.
  • Fraza Forklifts Named MCFA Dealer of Excellence for Third Year Running
    Fraza Forklifts, a material handling equipment provider headquartered in southeast Michigan, is pleased to announce it has received the distinguished Dealer of Excellence award from Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) for the third consecutive year.