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Caterpillar to pay millions for crimes against customers
Including XPO Logistics

A wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. will pay tens of millions of dollars for intentionally cheating its customers with unnecessary repairs and dumping rail car parts into the ocean to cover up its actions. The  Wall Street Journal...

North American automation market shattering records in 2017

The North American automation market set new records through the first nine months of 2017, according to the  Association for Advancing Automation (A3) , the global advocate for the benefits of automating. Results found records set in the areas...

YRC Freight driver achieves 5 million mile safety milestone

In his nearly 50-year career with YRC Freight , Roy Lincoln has reached the elite safety milestone of driving five million consecutive miles without a single preventable collision. The company will recognize his safety record with an event...

AAR names Kristin Smith to head communications

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) announced that Patricia M. Reilly, SVP – Communications, will be leaving at the end of the year. Reilly will be succeeded by Kristin Smith, who was recently promoted to VP – Communications.  ...

Kardex Remstar assumes Alternative Handling Technologies sales territory

Kardex Remstar has recently assumed the sales territory of Alternative Handling Technologies, LLC (AHT) from Mr. Bob Hutson. Over the past 15 years, AHT has grown to the largest Kardex Remstar distributor in North America. We thank Mr. Hutson for...

2018 economic outlook forecasts 9.1% expansion in equipment and software investment and 2.7% GDP growth

Investment in equipment and software is projected to expand 9.1 percent in 2018 according to the 2018 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released by the  Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation . The annual investment...

SCG affiliate acquires Custom Equipment, Hy-Brid Lifts

An affiliate of Stratford- Cambridge Group (SCG),, has acquired Custom Equipment, LLC , (Custom),  headquartered in Richfield, WI, with an additional manufacturing facility in West Bend, WI. Founded in 1981 as a welding and fabrication...

The importance of measuring warehouse KPIS and metrics

Measuring warehouse KPIs is one of the most critical components of managing a warehouse, and setting benchmarks for production, quality, safety, or service goals is essential. Whether a process is manual or automated, capturing key warehouse metrics...

JW Winco introduces latch type toggle clamps

JW Winco, Inc. , a Ganter Company and supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced the introduction of GN 852.3 steel & stainless-steel latch type toggle clamps, heavy duty type, with safety hook. The latch type toggle...

UniCarriers Americas streamlines forklift customization

To meet the highly specific needs of its freight customers, UniCarriers Americas (UCA) is increasing the number of standard options on its Platinum II®, Nomad®and BX Cushion series lift trucks. Over 21 new options, previously only available...

The importance of measuring warehouse KPIS and metrics

Measuring warehouse KPIs is one of the most critical components of managing a warehouse, and setting benchmarks for production, quality, safety, or service goals is essential. Whether a process is manual or automated, capturing key warehouse metrics...

Improving internal warehouse logistics in the explosive e-commerce market

By Stephen Cwiak senior vice president, head of subsystems at  Interroll With this year’s peak retail season at an unprecedented high, global retailers witnessed the explosive growth of the e-commerce market unlike ever before, challenging...

Name your top three challenges for 2018

Before we get into a discussion about 2018 ….I have to say that the November issue of Material Handling Wholesaler was one to the TOP THREE since I have been involved with this publication. The cover story about warehouse technology driving costs...

If your customers are “satisfied,” why are they leaving?

Customer satisfaction is dead. Oh, there are a bunch of huge companies that haven’t figured it out yet. And there are a bunch of hotels and airlines that haven’t figured it out yet. And some (OK most) will never figure it out. There...

The customer, a large corporation, had a challenge.

Like many other businesses dealing with an explosion of e-commerce shipping orders, the volume of packages going through the warehouse was becoming problematic. The packages went through the sortation system, down long roller conveyors in a downhill...

Bursting the underemployment bubble

It’s safe to imagine that if he were with us today, Caliper’s founder, Herb Greenberg, would have a strong opinion on the staggering number of people stuck in underemployment purgatory. Underemployment, the official term for when earnest...

JW Winco introduces latch type toggle clamps

JW Winco, Inc. , a Ganter Company and supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced the introduction of GN 852.3 steel & stainless-steel latch type toggle clamps, heavy duty type, with safety hook. The latch type toggle...

UniCarriers Americas streamlines forklift customization

To meet the highly specific needs of its freight customers, UniCarriers Americas (UCA) is increasing the number of standard options on its Platinum II®, Nomad®and BX Cushion series lift trucks. Over 21 new options, previously only available...

New Holland Construction offers unlimited-hour, first year warranty  on skid and track loaders

New Holland Construction now offers unlimited hours within the first year of its new STANDARD 2-year, 2,000 hour full machine warranty on SuperBoom™ skid steers and track loaders.   This warranty update covers all newly purchased...

Crown Equipment introduces shorter mast option for cross-docking applications

Crown Equipment Corporation introduced a new, shorter mast option for certain models of its counterbalance forklifts that are used heavily in cross-docking applications.   The new two-stage TL mast, commonly referred to as a “Truckers Mast,”...

Low-profile crane scale fits any hook & only adds 6.5

A new, battery operated dual-shackle receptor crane scale that features a hand-held wireless remote indicator and can be used virtually anywhere is being introduced by Alliance Scale, Inc. of Canton, Massachusetts. The Alliance Anyload® Dual-Shackle...

Yale announces attachment ready trucks to meet demand for integrated solutions

Specialized applications have little tolerance for attachment integration issues or malfunctions that could cause downtime and eat into profits. To streamline installation and improve reliability of its integrated solutions, Yale Materials Handling...

Raymond introduces durable 2nd level order picking solutions

Today’s warehouses are challenged with slotting a growing number of SKUs in floor accessible pick slots, driving a need for 2nd level order picking solutions. In response to this need, The Raymond Corporation introduces two new trucks:...

Big Ass light creates the world’s toughest portable work light

Big Ass Light , a division of Big Ass Fans, announces the release of the world’s toughest and brightest battery-powered LED work light: the Big Ass Light Bar. Big Ass Light Bar was built to uncompromising quality standards. Its durable design...

Crane Certification Association of America to hold educational conference March 18-20 in Tulsa

The Crane Certification Association of America (CCAA) is proud to announce the annual educational conference. Each year this conference is held for crane inspectors, engineers, and surveyors with presentations by peers, engineers and safety officials....

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