2023 Columbia Forklift Challenge logo

Watch for registration information for the 2023 Columbia Forklift Challenge in the winter of 2022.

Chris Evans, Boise Cascade Elgin

Elias Cobb, ABC Roofing Company

Andy Ibbotson, Preferred Freezer

2021 Columbia Forklift Challenge logo

Compete in the 2019 CFC on Wednesday, March 6!

Skilled forklift drivers, both in teams and individually, will compete in the Columbia Forklift Challenge at the Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference. Judges will assess drivers’ ability to safely operate a forklift during a variety of timed challenges. The obstacles include tight slalom runs, precise loading/unloading using pallets, racking, and other props. Cash prizes range from $200 to $500.

Entry deadline February 8, 2019 – Event limited to 35 drivers

Register to compete!
Download the printable registration form

2017 Columbia Forklift Challenge Winners

2019 Columbia Forklift Challenge

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 Columbia Forklift Challenge winners

Skilled forklift drivers demonstrated safe practices while navigating an obstacle course during the Columbia Forklift Challenge. The individual and team winners, who received cash prizes, are as follows:

  • First: Chris Evans, Boise Cascade Elgin ($500)
  • Second: Elias Cobb, ABC Roofing Company ($350)
  • Third: Andy Ibbotson, Preferred Freezer ($200)
  • Team prize: Boise Cascade, Elgin; Chris Evans, Shane Largent, Casey Largent ($450, divided among three drivers)
2017 Columbia Forklift Challenge Winners

2017 Columbia Forklift Challenge

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 Columbia Forklift Challenge winners

Skilled forklift drivers demonstrated safe practices while navigating an obstacle course during the Columbia Forklift Challenge. The individual and team winners, who received cash prizes, are as follows:

  • First: Chris Evans, Boise Cascade, Elgin ($500)
  • Second: Jack Stockhoff, Boise Cascade Particleboard, La Grande ($350)
  • Third: Neil Caylor, Americold ($200)
  • Team prize: Hyster-Yale Group ($450, divided among three drivers)

Contact Craig Hamelund for more information

Email craig.hamelund@oregon.gov Call 971-673-2875