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MHI and Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift to acquire UniCarriers Corporation

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift Co., Ltd. have jointly taken the decision to acquire 100% ownership of UniCarriers Corporation by purchasing all shares currently held by Innovation Network Corporation of Japan...

Unicarriers being acquired by MHI and Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift Co.
Move taken to accelerate expansion of business scale and strengthening of business foundations

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift Co., Ltd . have jointly taken the decision to acquire 100% ownership of UniCarriers Corporation by purchasing all shares currently held by Innovation Network Corporation of...

Toyota-Lift of Minnesota breaks ground in Southern Minnesota

Toyota-Lift of Minnesota began a new chapter in its history with the groundbreaking ceremony performed Monday July 26, 2015 for its new Byron building. The 13,000 square-foot building will be completed sometime in late 2015 or early 2016. The building...

Plug Power acquires 'HyPulsion' Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Business in Europe

Plug Power Inc. , a leader in providing clean, reliable energy solutions has entered into a definitive agreement with Axane, S.A., a subsidiary of Air Liquide S.A. to acquire the remaining 80 percent that it doesn't own of HyPulsion, its European joint...

Columbus McKinnon to acquire Magnetek

Columbus McKinnon Corporation , designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, and Magnetek, Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Columbus McKinnon to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Magnetek...

Swisslog wins prestigious award from Design-Build Institute of America

Randy Jennings, Director of Food and Beverage Sales at Swisslog Logistics, Americas has been identified as an integral part of the Primus and United States Cold Storage Distribution Team, winning a National Award of Merit. The Design-Build Institute...

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turns twenty-five

Former Miss Deaf America Says Act Helped Tear Down Barriers The day the Americans With Disabilities Act passed in 1990, U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin delivered a speech from the Senate floor in a way most of his colleagues didn’t understand....

JLG launches JLGUsed.com website

JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, introduces  www.JLGUsed.com , a website where users can find, inspect and buy quality pre-owned construction...

The purpose of a purpose

I was up against the wall, with no options. Almost literally between a rock and a hard place. Here’s the story. I had left a very secure sales position for one of a lot more challenge, and a lot more risk. My new position was the opposite of...

How to prepare for the future

Sometimes I wonder why I do things. Which is what I did after typing in the title of this month’s column. You know how it is….use the word “future” and no matter what you say it is going to be wrong for some people. So I...

Identifying Hidden Talents

When companies are recruiting, their top-of-mind concern is usually to ensure that they find someone well suited and qualified to do the required job. However, far too often, many companies stop there. Usually the questions they want answered include:...

Setting your shop up for marketing and efficiency?

Creating and maintaining a superb shop appearance today is more important than it has ever been and particularly if you are interested in increasing your service sales and profitability. Many manufacturers and dealers recognize that a well laid out,...

Quality products and strong customer service “pays off” for Herkules Equipment

It all started three decades ago with one product; an item so successful it created a need for expansion for a fledgling business. The automatic paint gun washer developed and patented by Herkules Equipment Corporation in 1985 was designed to create...

Shelving Inc. celebrates 55 years

When Mike Schodowski sees a disorganized office or business, he often feels the urge to make the space more organized and space efficient. "It eats you in the stomach because you know you can really help them," said Schodowski, who as vice president...

Brady announces a new GHS label guide

Brady , provider of product and facility identification solutions, announced its GHS Label Guide. To align chemical container labeling with OSHA’s updated Hazard Communication (HazCom) Standard and the Globally Harmonized System (GHS), this...

Fairbanks Scales announces new ethernet accessory for FB2550 Advanced Scale Instruments

Fairbanks Scales, Inc.  announces the release of the new PC225X Utility Ethernet TCP/IP Accessory for the FB2250 and FB2255 instruments. This accessory is a field installed, internally mounted communication accessory that allows the instruments...

New Club Car program simplifies fleet purchasing, management and maintenance

Planning, managing and maintaining a fleet of utility vehicles can be a formidable undertaking. But Club Car can help through its Corporate Solution Program. The program’s trained transportation experts work in coordination with their customers...

Profiler™ 2 short range distance sensor provides 2D profile measurement

SICK , manufacturer of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification solutions for factory, logistics, and process automation, today announced the launch of the Profiler™ 2 short range distance sensor for measuring...

Alliance Rubber Company introduces Mover Bands

Alliance Rubber Company has added Mover Bands to its list of products. These heavy-duty rubber bands have the capacity to stretch to almost twice their resting length to accommodate objects of various sizes. They are ideal for holding and securing...

New cleated inclines, rotary accumulation to hand pack conveying

Multi-Conveyor recently built a system of stainless steel constructed conveyor sections that incorporate plastic belt conveyors with cleated inclines, rotary accumulation to a final hand-pack station. After the confectionary product is scanned by...

Hamilton crushes downtime with new no-maintenance casters

Hamilton Caster is proud to introduce Spinfinity™ - a new line of heavy duty maintenance-free casters.  Incorporated into the swivel kingpinless construction is special cnc-machining to host a large internal seal.  The seal...

New PalletPal Walkie from Southworth

The PalletPal Walkie is an automatic spring actuated level loader that works in tandem with your existing powered walkie or rider pallet trucks. The PalletPal Walkie works with all standard electric walkie and walkie/riders. How to use it for order...

BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA to move to a three-year cycle after 2015

Africa's largest trade fair for the construction machinery and mining industry celebrated its premiere in 2013. The next BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) from September 15 to 18, 2015. Following next year's exhibition,...

Inaugural distribution summit announced and call for speakers open

The inaugural Distribution Summit (D15) will be held September 23-24, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology has also opened a call for speakers, which is open until April 17. This is the first meeting...

September 2015 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of September 2015. September  2 - 4, 2015:  Logistix 2015 Convention Center  | Bangkok, Thailand September  15 - 17, 2015: The Battery Show Suburban Collection...

GS1 US supply chain visibility workshops provide best practices for product traceability

GS1 US will hold two workshops to assist foodservice, retail grocery and apparel/general merchandise organizations with learning the steps needed to identify, capture and share product information for supply chain visibility. WHO: Michele...

CONEXPO Latin America announces co-location of aggregates industry education conference

CONEXPO Latin America 2015 education will feature a new one-day aggregates conference at the show, designed to give producers practical, hands-on education that will help them streamline productivity and increase profitability.   Rock Products...

October 2015 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of October 2015. October 4-7, 2015: MHI Annual Conference Sawgrass Marriott | Ponte Vedra, FL October 21 - 24, 2015: CONEXPO Latin America Chamber's Edifica Exposition | Santiago, Chile  

November 2015 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of November 2015. November 9 - 12, 2015:  FABTECH 2015 McCormick Convention Center  | Chicago, IL

A3 Business Forum set for February 3-5, 2016 in Orlando

Registration is now open for the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) Business Forum taking place February 3-5, 2016 at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort in Orlando, Florida USA. More than 500 global leaders from the robotics, machine...

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