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Lifting Up Our Community

For Immediate Release
Medley Equipment Company
Thursday, June 1, 2023

Medley Equipment Company partners with The Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City,
lifting up our communities in Forklift Operator Training efforts.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, May 31, 2023–

At Medley Equipment Company, we believe in giving back to the communities that have supported us throughout our 82 years of success. That is why we are so excited to announce our newest partnership with The Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City; offering complementary forklift operator school to their justice impacted clients in need of secure employment.

Through our Medley Cares program, we are proud to partner with various nonprofit organizations and causes that align with our values and mission. These partnerships have allowed us to make a positive impact in the lives of countless individuals and families through the years. From supporting meals for children across our great state, to framing houses for low-income families, to now providing complimentary forklift operator school for those transitioning back into the work-force after rehabilitation, our Medley Cares Team is delighted to take part in this impact.

As a veteran in the materials handling industry for over 82 years, Medley Equipment Company has maintained a passion for developing strong relationships with our customers, as well as serving our community.

This year, we are pleased to share the great news with you, that Medley Equipment Company is partnering with the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City offering complimentary Forklift Operator School, for residents of Oklahoma County.

Our hope for this regularly recurring hiring and training event is to connect justice impacted friendly employers looking to hire forklift operators specifically, with knowledgeable candidates, all under one roof.

Forklift Operator School with Medley Equipment Company and The Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City offers employers an excellent opportunity to fill their current and future staffing requirements using modern recruiting methods; while professionals demonstrate their knowledge and experience with equipment used in your facilities every day.

For the remainder of 2023, Medley is committed to offering complimentary OSHA Standard, Forklift Operator School to The Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City’s clients transitioning into the workforce after rehabilitation; providing classroom instruction, hands-on demonstration, and lunch for up to 20 serious applicants, from 8:00AM-5:00PM one Saturday per quarter; inviting local, Oklahoma owned companies for exclusive face-to-face scouting.

Medley Cares and The Urban League of OKC have partnered with the following Justice Impact Friendly Oklahoma employers to help connect skilled Forklift Operators with new careers: 

Locke Supply | Kate Paciga, HR Director & Charmain Logan, Recruiter
MD Building Products | Joe Brantly, Recruiter
American Tissue | Joe Lakey, Plant Manager & Jeremy Stevens, HR Manager
Capital Distributing | Jordan Stahr, HR Manager
Malarkey Roofing | Katawna Scott, Shipping and Receiving Manager
Crest Foods | Kevin Ergenbright, Vice President

By partnering with Medley Cares, you’ll be supporting causes that are close to our hearts, making a tangible difference in the lives of those needing a “hand-up”; and positively contributing to the human resource development of greater Oklahoma City.

About The Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City

Since 1946, the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City has worked to bring social and economic equality to impoverished citizens in our community. Cenoria D. Johnson served as the first Executive Director of the Urban League.

In the beginning years, the Urban League helped in the development of the first African American fire fighters, the entrance of African American women in local hospital-based nursing training, and the appointment of African Americans to local and state board and commissions.

As an affiliate of the National Urban League, one of the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organizations, The Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City welcomes any opportunity to work with others to bring social and economic equality to central Oklahoma.

The Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City’s Workforce and Career Development (WFCD) program specializes in assessing and addressing barriers of individuals to increase their employability opportunities. Serving unemployed and underemployed individuals seeking a career change and those previously or currently justice-involved. This program helps strengthen the economic well-being of Oklahoma County’s African American families and other minority families living in poverty by increasing sustainable employment opportunities that will lead to self-sufficiency and less dependence on government subsidies; and provides access to industry-recognized certification, work readiness training, and connections with employers, emphasizing high-demand occupations. WFCD provides services through two specialized initiatives, the After Prison Work Initiative (APWI) and the Young Adult Reentry Program (UYRP).

Oklahoma City

4201 Will Rogers Pkwy
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
(405) 946-3453