Wednesday, August 23, 2017

NC: Tobacco movers: Warehouse workers show finesse on a forklift

Via Cousin John

Jim Barnes, a forklift driver for Big M Tobacco Inc., hauls a bale of tobacco around the warehouse on Goldsboro Street Wednesday.

Jim Barnes is known to spin his wheels a time or two.

On the floor of the Big M Tobacco warehouse in Wilson, Barnes negotiates his Nissan forklift in between long rows of tobacco bales.

He moves fast, but he's always careful. "I've been driving 12 years," he said.

For Barnes and the other drivers on the floor of the cavernous warehouse, 16 mph is top speed.
But there are many obstacles.

More with video @ The Wilson Times

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