WATCH: Forklift drivers show off their skills at Gregg County Forklift Rodeo

WATCH: Forklift drivers show off their skills at Gregg County Forklift Rodeo
LIVE ON EAST TEXAS NOW: Drivers compete in forklift rodeo

Drivers representing companies across the area are competing in a Forklift Rodeo today in Longview. We're streaming it live on East Texas Now. Here's more on the event: https://bit.ly/2TMunKT

Posted by KLTV 7 on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Forklift drivers from all over Gregg County showed off their skills during Tuesday’s Gregg County Forklift Rodeo.

Drivers had to maneuver their forklifts around obstacle courses, pick up pallets without knocking down precarious tennis balls, and even had to dunk a basketball.

According to the event’s Facebook page, this is a special event as part of Longview’s Industry Appreciation month.

The purpose of this event is to give local forklift drivers the opportunity to promote forklift safety, network, and have some fun! Top contenders will be awarded prizes.

27 contenders participated in the event, representing companies such as Sysco Foods, AAON and even the city of Longview had a champion.

The free event held at Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex and was hosted by the Longview and Kilgore Economic Development Corp.

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