Torklift Supports Local Community with Christmas Toy Drive

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Torklift collects toy donations
for the City of Sumner

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Torklift International manufacturing facility in Sumner, Wash. Each year, Torklift makes it a priority to give back to the community. As a family-owned company in business for 41 years, our mission and focus is to improve the lives of others, which includes our customers, our employees and of course, our community.

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Donation gifts pile up underneath
the Torklift Christmas Tree

Each year Torklift organizes the Kent Turkey Challenge, which in its seventh year has raised $140,893 cash donations and 45,060 pounds of food for the Kent Food Bank. As a friendly competition between local businesses and organizations to raise the most donations, hosting this event each year is critical to supporting the Kent Food Bank that provides food to local families in need. Click here to learn more about the Kent Turkey Challenge.

In recent years Torklift has also has participated in the Sumner Toy Drive organized by the Sumner Police Department. With our Torklift Christmas tree shining bright in our lobby, Torklift employees have collected toys for boys and girls of our local community. Every kid deserves a warm and blessed Christmas holiday, and we hope our efforts contribute to building happy memories.

The sense of family and pride in our culture defines Torklift as place where we care for one another. In addition to supporting the Kent Food Bank and collecting toys for local children, Jesse, one of our welders from our manufacturing unit, came across another opportunity to hopefully make a difference. While walking in downtown Seattle, he noticed several young children without a home and freezing out on the cold streets. To make sure these children are warm, he sought to collect hat and mitten donations to deliver to the children. Our Torklift family agreed this was something we could help with, and in response have collected several hats and mittens for the children of Seattle area.

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Jesse helps collect hat and mitten donations for the children in seattle

This time of year is a time to celebrate family, friends, warmth and joy. By giving back we hope we’ve been able to brighten the holidays for children and families in the greater Seattle area. We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Written By: Sheryl Bushaw

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Torklift Delivers Christmas

We take great pride in listening to our customers wants and needs, striving to provide quality made products and the best possible customer service experience in the industry. This winter season is no different.

While befriending one of our loyal customers on an online forum, we came across an exciting opportunity.

John Patterson, also known as ‘gandydancer’ expressed that the Lock and Load maximum security locking cargo tray is listed at the very top of his Christmas wish list. With a larger sized generator that he uses when camping, John was missing the security and peace of mind that a locking generator tray could provide. Already outfitted in Torklift Frame-Mounted Tie Downs and quick-disconnect FastGun turnbuckles, we thought the Lock and Load would be a great addition to John’s rig.


Torklift Kerstin writes:

Hey John,

I really hope Santa is able to get you what you want off of your Christmas wish list too! Maybe if you just let his elves know then maybe something will happen… But I’m really happy to hear that you enjoy our products and I look forward to talking to you soon!

Merry Christmas to you John, I think it’s going to be a good one this year.

Torklift Kerstin


Little did John know, Torklift’s magical elves, or “Santas” if you will, were already planning the perfect surprise….



John's message writes: 

Yesterday morning I received the biggest surprise of my life when the doorbell rang and as I opened the door to see who it was, I saw a FedEx delivery truck drive away and found a large box sitting on my porch from Torklift International. I am truly speechless beyond words as I really don't know quite what to say except to thank each and everyone of you at Torklift for the best Christmas present that I have ever received. Never in my life did I ever expect something so wonderful to happen to me.

I truly appreciate your kindness in the lock and load maximum security cargo tray that was sent to me and I will use it often on my truck camper adventures without fearing that my portable inverter generator will be stolen.

This is indeed the best Christmas that I have ever had and I hope that everyone at Torklift has a wonderful and Merry Christmas also. Thank all of the magical "Santa's" at Torklift for me.

Very grateful to all,
John Patterson

Merry Christmas John!

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Torklift SuperHitch Hero Contest – Who’s Your Hero?

There are heroes throughout our country and the world. Torklift International would like to recognize them for their inspiration, their courage and their hope. These efforts will be showcased on Torklift’s SuperHitch Hero Blog through a contest to select the official 2014 Torklift Hero.

As a dedicated place where heroes are recognized, the Hero Blog is regularly updated with heroic stories from across the country. Submit your story and tell Torklift about your Hero. To participate, simply email your story to Be sure to review the submission guidelines and restrictions.

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How will the 2014 Torklift Hero be selected? Later this year, readers will have the chance to vote on their favorite hero story. How to place votes and additional contest details will be revealed on Torklift’s Facebook page.  The winning Hero and person who submitted the story will win a vacation prize.

The Superhitch Hero receiver hitch was proudly named in honor of our Heroes. The 15k durable hitch made for ½ ton trucks exhibits the similar strength we see in each and every one of our heroes. For every Hero hitch sold by the end of 2014, Torklift International donates a portion of proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Explore the Hero Blog for further details.

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