Snorkel is celebrating production of its 10,000th S3219E electric slab scissor lift at its assembly facility in Elwood, Kansas.
Snorkel introduced the S3219E in February 2015. Designed and engineered in Elwood, Kansas, it was the first model in a completely redesigned family of electric slab scissor lifts. On Dec. 16, 2021, the 10,000th unit left the assembly line and passed its final quality checks.
The occasion was celebrated with a facility-wide luncheon for all employees. The event was also attended by company executives, Don Ahern, owner; Matthew Elvin, CEO; David Smith, Elwood facility president; and Robby Hagan, senior vice president of sales for North America; as well as representatives from local vendors who supply components for the S3219E.
Speaking from the event, Don Ahern said, “This is a proud moment for Snorkel, and particularly the Elwood facility who have historically been known for the production of boom lifts. When we redesigned the electric slab scissor range back in 2014, we really focused on making them rental tough, so to be producing the 10,000th unit here today is testament that these products are fulfilling the needs of our customers.”
The Snorkel S3219E is a 19’ electric slab scissor lift which measures 32” wide. While Snorkel is highlighting the production of the 10,000th unit by its Elwood facility, the company has produced almost 16,000 units worldwide to date. Snorkel manufactures the globally popular S3219E in four of its manufacturing facilities around the world.
During his speech at the luncheon, David Smith, president of Snorkel’s Elwood facility, said, “I would like to congratulate our team here at Elwood facility on reaching this impressive milestone. I would also like to thank our vendors for their continued support. This is a great accomplishment which is truly a team effort.”
The completed 10,000th unit was displayed at the luncheon in a custom decal livery, and will be transferred to Henderson, Nevada, in the coming weeks to be displayed at the company’s showroom at its global corporate headquarters.
Caption: From left are Matthew Elvin, Don Ahern, David Smith, and Robby Hagan.