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Large export shipment of Genie® lifts highlights Port of Tacoma's role in connecting Washington state products to global markets


The largest single shipment of Genie® lifts to move through the Port of Tacoma is scheduled to arrive Friday in Panama.

More than 75 Genie lifts left the Port's Terminal 7 on the Sitcum Waterway last week on the Tarago, a vessel operated by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, for delivery to international markets.

The Genie lifts exported through the Port were built at the Terex Aerial Work Platforms plants located in Redmond and Moses Lake, Wash.

From the Tarago's destination in Manzanillo, Panama, the equipment will ship to customers in Belgium, Argentina and Australia.

The Genie brand was founded in 1966 in Seattle, Wash., when Bud Bushnell bought the manufacturing rights to a material lift that operated on compressed air. Today, Genie is a brand of products manufactured by the Terex Aerial Work Platforms business segment of Terex Corporation.

"This is a great example of how the Port of Tacoma's breakbulk facilities and transportation connections help shippers get products made in Washington state to a variety of international markets," said Larry St. Clair, director of the Port's breakbulk business.

Overall, the Port has seen a 60 percent increase in breakbulk cargo in 2011, which includes Genie lifts and a wide range of industrial, agricultural and construction equipment.

About Terex Corporation
Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer of a broad range of equipment that is focused on delivering reliable, customer-driven solutions for many applications, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility and manufacturing industries. Terex reports in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms; Construction; Cranes; Material Handling & Port Solutions; and Materials Processing. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of equipment through Terex Financial Services. Learn more at www.terex.com.

About the Port of Tacoma
The Port of Tacoma is an economic engine for South Puget Sound, with more than 43,000 family-wage jobs in Pierce County and 113,000 jobs across Washington state connected to Port activities. A major gateway to Asia and Alaska, the Port of Tacoma is among the largest container ports in North America. The Port is also a major center for bulk, breakbulk and project/heavy-lift cargoes, as well as industrial machinery, automobiles and trucks. Learn more at www.portoftacoma.com.

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