COLUMBUS, Ind. – (Feb. 20, 2014) – Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU), supplier of the number one selling brand of lift trucks in North America, announced the extension of the company’s “Giving Veterans a Lift” dealership technician career and operator safety training program through Dec. 31, 2014. Toyota created the program to help veterans find employment and equip them with job skills to support a career in the material handling field. The program also assists Toyota dealers recruit qualified service technicians. Through the Giving Veterans a Lift program, Toyota Industrial Equipment dealers helped nearly 300 veterans obtain forklift training and hired several other veterans.