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Modula brings high-tech manufacturing to Maine
$6 million investment brings jobs to Lewiston plant

Automated vertical storage solutions company Modula US has announced a six million dollar investment in manufacturing at the firm’s Lewiston, Maine facility. The factory will be equipped with the latest automated lines to punch, bend, weld and...

AIA announces new board members

Four vision industry leaders have been elected to two-year terms on the Board of Directors of AIA – Advancing Vision + Imaging, the industry’s trade group. The following individuals were elected to their first term on the AIA Board:...

Survey shows increases in revenue & profitability in manufacturing and distribution

While U.S. manufacturers and distributors report increases in revenue and profitability over the past 12 months, they say there are still challenges in sustaining a healthy business. That’s one of the insights that will be included in CliftonLarsonAllen’s...

Combilift announces $50 million new manufacturing facility

Combilift Ltd. will be investing $50 million over the next two years in a new manufacturing facility in Ireland, which will also create 200 additional jobs over the next five years. This announcement was made by Irish Prime Minster Enda Kenny along...

Manufacturing technology orders up 3.1% in 2014

December U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $506.89 million according to AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology . This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was up 32.7% from November and up...

U.S. Xpress Logistics chooses MacroPoint as brokered freight tracking solution

The logistics and brokerage division for the nation's fifth largest truckload carrier company, U.S. Xpress Logistics has chosen MacroPoint as its 3rd party freight tracking solution. As the only load tracking solution built to work on any cell...

Hannibal Industries announces southern expansion

Hannibal Industries announces its expansion into the South with a new facility slated to open in Houston, Texas later this year. Between its headquarters in Los Angeles, California and its new facility in Houston, Texas, Hannibal Industries is...

Cerasis co-hosts “The Growth of E-Commerce and Its Freight Transportation Impacts”
Webinar for U.S. Department of Transportation

SUMMARY: The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHA) office asked North American third party logistics company, Cerasis, to share their expertise on e-commerce freight shipping and the role of 3PL companies in...

Competencies vs. personality traits

For those who follow sports, you have likely seen, or read about, the accomplishments of Billy Bean in turning a low-budget franchise into a highly competitive team. He did this by focusing on each player’s various accomplishments, instead of...

Developing a focus to your business!

Selling a piece of equipment should not be the only game in town for dealers and manufacturers. Over the years equipment dealers have experienced the erosion of margins on their complete goods sales. Too many equipment dealers fail to generate the amount...

A strange time

I woke up this morning listening to CNBC and the hit Cat and other durable goods manufacturers were taking. All of a sudden there is a 300 pt drop in the DOW and all hell is breaking loose. Earlier in the week I was reviewing ITA’s 2015 estimate...

Mobility management is on the rise

The technological devices used in warehouses throughout today's shipping and handling industries need to be two things - cutting-edge and tough. “Consumer devices break in warehouses,” said Ken Boyd, marketing director for Supply Chain...

Question & answer for sales people

Q.  In your seminar, you used the question “Anything else?” as one of your ‘really good sales questions.’ I see it as a close-ended question.  Is “What else can I do?” as effective, or more or less effective?...

Find what’s next. ProMat 2015

Name of Show: ProMat® 2015 Show Sponsor: MHI Show Dates: March 23-26, 2015 Show Location: McCormick Place South, Chicago, IL, USA The Show ProMat 2015, held March 23-26, 2015 at Chicago’s McCormick Place South, is the largest...

GECI innovates high frequency charger technology

Green Energy Concepts, Inc. introduces the Blue DiamondTM High Frequency Charger, which based on its output current, is the smallest and lightest in the industry. The new GECI Blue DiamondTM Charger, manufactured and designed by Bassi, represents...

50’ mega light mast on 21’ trailer released by Larson Electronics

Larson Electronics continues its commitment to providing high grade lighting equipment to specialty markets with the release of a fifty foot pneumatic light mast on a twenty-one foot trailer equipped with sixteen 400 watt LED light heads. The WCDE-11-PLM50-16X400LTL-LED...

Grabit announces new electroadhesion-based grippers

  Grabit Inc. announced that it is launching a new line of robotic grippers based on the company’s electroadhesion technology. Electroadhesion is a highly-flexible, ultra-low energy technology that enables the handling of delicate, and...

Verti-Lift work positioners improve ergonomics and product positioning

Verti-Lift introduces their complete lineup of Hydraulic and Pneumatic Work Positioners which keep workpieces close at hand, eliminating unnecessary reaching and other operator movements and thus enhancing ergonomics.  These proven positioners...

Manufacturing Connector BlogTM recognized as Top 100 Best Global Supply Chain Management Blogs

LMA Consulting Group's Lisa Anderson's The Manufacturing Connector BlogTM has been named to the top 100 best global supply chain management blogs by SupplyChainOpz, an online worldwide information resource covering supply chain management and logistics...

New pick rack system from Quantum Storage

Quantum Storage Systems has recently introduced a new Pick Rack system that will accommodate a 6” plastic shelf bin. The 6” plastic shelf bin has 68% more storage capacity than a standard bin which combined with the slope of this unique...

Stärke introduces a new compact electric pallet truck
an ideal solution for lift gate and local delivery applications

The new Stärke PT40 compact electric pallet truck is an ideal solution for lift gate and local delivery applications. With a carrying capacity of 4,000 lbs and a 24-volt AC motor, the new PT40 electric pallet truck from Stärke delivers the...

Moisture analyzer performs automatic test measurements

A compact moisture analyzer that provides one-step operation for the precise quality control of all types of cereals, foods, fish, nuts, and seafood is available from Alliance Scale, Inc. of Canton, Massachusetts. The Alliance-Ohaus MB-Series Moisture...

Canada’s LARGEST heavy equipment show barrels back into Ontario, March 5-6, 2015

The National Heavy Equipment Show 2013 welcomed more than 12,000 buyers! 2015 will represent the 14th edition for this biennial event – and it’s a big one. The National Heavy Equipment Show will take over Halls 1, 2 and 5 at Mississauga’s...

Frank Caliendo to headline MHI 70th anniversary celebration at ProMat

MHI is celebrating our 70th Anniversary at ProMat with an event on Wednesday, March 25 . Don't miss this event featuring live music, food, drinks and entertainment by comedian and impressionist Frank Caliendo. From his many appearances on The...

Intella Liftparts displays new products at Promat 2015

Intella Liftparts announced that it will be displaying four new product lines at the Promat 2015 show in Chicago on March 23 through March 26. Intella’s BlueSpot® safety light helps reduce forklift/pedestrian accidents. Since its introduction...

BEUMER to exhibit sortation and distribution solutions at ProMat 2015

  BEUMER Corporation will exhibit at ProMat 2015 in booth 1231 with a broad range of flexible, high-speed and low-maintenance energy-efficient sortation and distribution solutions, including a fully operational demonstration of its automated...

Connect with Barcoding’s “SupplyChainGeeks” at ProMat 2015

Barcoding, Inc.  invites attendees to connect with its “SupplyChainGeeks” during ProMat 2015 – the premier showcase of material handling, supply chain and logistics solutions. Through Barcoding’s live demonstrations and...

March 2015 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of March 2015. March 23 - 26, 2015 : LogiMat China Nanjing International Expo Center (NIEC  | Chicago, IL March 23 - 26, 2015: Promat McCormick Place | Chicago, IL March...

2015 Inmar Analytics Forum set for April 7-9 in Winston-Salem, NC

Inmar , a company that operates intelligent commerce networks, today announced that the 2015 Inmar Analytic Forum will take place April 7 -9 in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem, NC.  The two and one-half day event is being...

April 2015 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of April 2015. April 19 -22, 2015: MHEDA Convention JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa  | San Antonio, TX April 21 - 24, 2015   KOREA MAT 2015 Convention...

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