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Air Liquide completes acquisition of Airgas

Air Liquide , provider of gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Airgas, Inc., supplier of industrial gases and associated products and services in the U.S. Globally, the...

Crown Equipment extends training footprint with new forklift service training center

Crown Equipment Corporation announced the opening of a new regional service training center in Kansas City, Kansas. The company now has a network of eight regional service training centers across North America dedicated to training programs for Crown...

Wincove acquires Bluff Manufacturing

Bluff Manufacturing , provider of material handling and warehouse safety equipment to companies throughout the U.S, Mexico, Canada, Caribbean and South America, is pleased to announce that the company has been acquired by Wincove Private Holdings,...

Overtime rule creates barriers to upward mobility in warehousing

The International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) does not support the U.S. Department of Labor’s harmful changes to the “overtime rule” that alters the overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In fact,...

Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence eases in May amid U.S. political concerns

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the May 2016 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment...

Dorner announces acquisition of Geppert-Band

Dorner Holding Corp., the parent company of Dorner Mfg. Corp., has announced the acquisition of Jülich, Germany-based Geppert-Band , a leading European manufacturer of belt and modular belt conveyors. Dorner Mfg. Corp . is an industry...

Homestead Materials Handling opens new Ashland branch

A member of KION North America Corporation 's dealer network, Homestead Materials Handling hosted an open house on Apr. 27 to mark the opening of its newest Virginia branch location in Ashland. Homestead Materials Handling is a division of West...

UniCarriers Americas celebrates Arbor Day and New WLX by planting tree

UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) celebrated Arbor Day at its Marengo headquarters by planting a tree to commemorate its most recent product launch. Since 2002, UCA has made a tradition of planting a tree on Arbor Day to celebrate a new product...

Companies make safety a priority

Accidents can be prevented, but forklift accidents still kill 85 Americans each year and seriously injure 35,000 more. Safety has been increasing, and the number of accidents have been decreasing. But there’s more to be done. Making sure only...

Protect your most important assets

Every business owner needs to protect their most important assets: their employees, their physical assets, their cash accounts. By employees I am including ALL employees......outside sales, techs, clerical, parts department and all other internal...

Have you ever regretted a purchase?

The term Buyer’s Remorse surfaced many years ago, by whom we do not know. What it refers to, we believe, is the remorse or “mental anguish arising from a past experience”. When tied to the word buyer it becomes the anguish concerning...

Getting them to buy at YOUR higher price 

I was looking at a couple of pieces of office furniture from different dealers. One was more expensive than the other, but I liked it better. The sales rep with the more expensive furniture was good. He asked lots of questions, knew my buying...

Wildeck celebrates 40 years

Material handling equipment and safety products manufacturer, Wildeck, Inc., a subsidiary of Holden Industries, a 100% employee-owned company, will mark a major milestone and celebrate its 40th anniversary throughout 2016. The company was established...

Do outdated hiring and development practices bug you?

Would you “Believe” Cher belted out the top song of 1999? So says Billboard, authority on all things pop music. Not far behind her was Smash Mouth, who made the musical “All Star” team (just that one time). But as we got distracted...

Rotary encoder collars feature targets for variable reluctance sensors

A line of rotary encoder shaft collars that provide targets to let variable reluctance sensors track the speed of rotating shafts or axles is available from Stafford Manufacturing Corp. of Wilmington, Massachusetts. Stafford rotary encoder collars...

Proto® rolls out innovation with new 540 and 550 series storage

Proto® announces rolling storage innovation with the new 540 and 550 series. DuraDrawer™ coating helps protect drawers against wear and tear, while updated glass-filled nylon resin casters allow for great load capacity without sacrificing...

NEW powered drum handler safe/effective for male and female operators

Liftomatic Material Handling, Inc. introduces the new Ergo750-PWPL-CB drum transporter, the latest addition to the company's Ergo-Matic® line of drum handling equipment. The Ergo750-PWPL-CB is a completely powered and self-contained drum handling...

NOVA Technology introduces the Nova Lock-Up™ vehicle restraint

NOVA Technology introduces its new lock-up vehicle restraint.  The patent pending NOVA lock-up vehicle restraint is designed to secure an intermodal container chassis or trailer to a loading dock by engaging the Rear Impact Guard (RIG) with a...

Dematic announces Dematic IQ™ 2.1 for e-commerce and omni-channel retailers

Dematic , supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announces the latest release of its real-time software automation platform, Dematic iQ 2.1 for e-Commerce and omni-channel retailers. Dematic...

Dual lane hand pack conveyor system increases productivity

  Multi-Conveyor  recently built a dual lane conveyor system with a center rail for a hand pack line. These mild steel constructed conveyors will transport individual trays that will be hand-packed into cases. The system is actually made...

Loftware Spectrum® 2.8 standardizes labeling across global supply chains

Loftware, Inc. announced Loftware Spectrum 2.8, the latest release of the only 100% browser-based solution designed to meet complex, high volume customer and regulatory labeling requirements across global enterprises. Spectrum 2.8 introduces new Multi-Site...

New portable drum & barrel scales with remote indicator

  A fully portable platform scale for drum and barrel weighing that has live side rails and features a new wall or desk mount digital weigh indicator is being introduced by Alliance Scale, Inc. of Canton, Massachusetts. The Alliance/CAS...

Leading futurist and advisor on global innovation announced as keynote speaker at GS1 Connect 2016

Daniel Burrus, renowned futurist and advisor on global innovation, will deliver a keynote speech at GS1 Connect™  2016, the annual conference and exhibit hosted by GS1  US taking place  June 1-3, 2016  at the Marriott...

IMTS –The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016 expands offerings

Based on exhibitor sales and current plans, IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016 is expected to be one of the largest in show history with even more to offer visitors. The show will be held September 12-17, 2016, at Chicago’s...

Intelligrated launches educational On The Move webinar series

Intelligrated ® , a North American-based automated material handling solutions provider, announces the launch of an educational webinar series called "On The Move." The multipart series debuts  Dec. 10  and will continue throughout...

Launching in Europe - The Battery Show 2017

Launching in Europe - April 4-6, 2017 Following continuous growth in North America and high demand from our US partners, we are excited to announce the launch of The Battery Show Europe in Germany,  4-6 April, 2017.  Co-located...

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