A forklift? On Fast Company’s Most Innovative list?


According to Deloitte, nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will arise by 2025, but the growing skills gap could leave almost 60% of them unfilled. Forklifts touch everything we buy and own today, yet instruction methods have not evolved to truly engage the next generation workforce.


Raymond innovated the first VR instruction system that puts student operators on real lift trucks while learning in simulated environments. The Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator represents both the future for operator learning, and the innovative mindset at the heart of the company.