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April 2015
All that you need to prepare for the upcoming MHEDA 60th Annual Convention.

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FHWA and AASHTO release findings on dimensions of ET-Plus guardrail end terminal

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) today released the findings of a joint task force which evaluated field measurement data collected by FHWA engineers from more...

Hoist offers factory tours during ProMat

Hoist Liftruck, a manufacturer of large-capacity lift trucks, is offering tours of its more than 250,000 SF Bedford Park, Illinois factory to give people in up close and personal look into how big trucks are manufactured. The company’s extensive...

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...

2015: Culture that Rocks
MHEDA’s 60th Annual Convention & Exhibitors’ Showcase

April 18-22, 2015 JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa San Antonio, Texas 1955. Young people were looking for a voice and they found it in the rebellious music of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard. There was...

Southworth celebrates 125 years with an emphasis on safety.

Workplace injuries can be one of the most costly variables modern businesses face. Not only can such injuries present potentially devastating results to the health of a worker, it impacts a company's valuable human resource. And with health care...

What does it all mean?

I smell another paradigm shift…..or it just a continuous disruptive process impacting the equipment business that normally operates through a supply chain made up of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) and Dealers (that you). Since...

The Annual Sales Meeting

Most companies create and initiate an annual sales meeting where they bring all the sales people together – drink the same Kool Aid and hope that next year’s sales rise significantly as a result of this fabulous National Sales Meeting theme...

What are the truly meaningful differences between men and women leaders?

In a recent Forbes commentary titled “Women shouldn’t have to lead like men to be successful,” contributor Roxane Gay discusses Sheryl Sandberg’s bestselling book Lean In and the message she feels it conveys regarding women...

Customer satisfaction and how it relates to dealership market share!

Customer service (satisfaction) is an attitude that must be displayed by every employee within the dealership. It is not a separate department within the dealership. It is the whole dealership. World-class customer service requires that everyone...

Muller LCS introduces new automatic rotary ring stretch wrapper

Muller LCS introduces a reliable and economical solution for wrapping pallets with its new Octopus “1717C” automatic rotary ring stretch wrapper. The Octopus 1717C is competitively priced to automatic rotary arm and turntable machines...

Pettibone introduces the new Cary-Lift 154

The new Pettibone Cary-Lift 154 delivers the traditional load handling benefits of the Cary-Lift product line, while introducing new performance benchmarks to meet the evolving needs of end users. Featuring a cost reduced, streamlined redesign and...

Robust engine range featuring Hyster® Variable Power Technology™ highlights customization capabilities

Hyster Company showcases its robust range of engines featuring Hyster® Variable Power Technology™ at ProMat 2015. By providing an extensive range of engines, options and features, Hyster allows customers to configure their lift trucks...

Honeywell keeps the distribution center competitive with new technology
New vehicle-mount computer and analytics software solution on display

For distribution center operators continually striving to reduce costs and grow their business, Honeywell’s industry-leading line-up of warehouse and distribution center-focused solutions were on display at Chicago’s ProMat Show 2015, in...

New Yale Vision GPS feature helps take fleet operations to next level

Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces that it will be adding a Global Positioning System (GPS) feature to its Yale Vision wireless asset management system. The GPS enhancement adds a heightened layer of monitoring to track lift truck fleet...

New Xtender battery regenerator

The Xtender is an all-in-one machine for discharging, desulfating and recharging lead-acid batteries. The process consists of 6 cycles, starting with a controlled discharge, then two restorations cycles, followed by another discharge and final restoration. ...

Yale announces new three-wheel stand for extreme environments

Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces that it will be launching the new ESC030AD three-wheel stand for demanding retail, cold storage and food processing environments. With enhanced ergonomic features and a new Clear View™ mast, the...

Yale offers first commercially available UL recognized Lithium-ion battery pack in forklift industry

Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces that it will be offering its MPB045VG walkie pallet truck with the first commercially available Underwriters Laboratories (UL) recognized lithium-ion battery pack in the forklift industry. With an extended...

Rice Lake Weighing Systems measures efficiency at Chicago’s ProMat 2015

Rice Lake Weighing Systems will be in attendance at ProMat 2015, displaying solutions for the material handling and logistics industry. Held March 23rd through the 26th at Chicago’s McCormick Place, ProMat 2015 attendees will discover...

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...

YRC Worldwide to present at Stifel Nicolaus and BB&T Conferences

YRC Worldwide Inc. announced that CEO James Welch and YRC Freight President Darren Hawkins will deliver a company presentation at 7:40 a.m. ET on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at the Stifel Nicolaus Transportation & Logistics Conference in Key Biscayne,...

May 2015 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of May 2015. May 5 - 7, 2015 :  CeMAT Austrailia 2015 Sydney Olympic Park | Syndey, Austrailia May 10 - 13, 2015: MHI Spring Meeting Charlotte Marriott City Center | Charlotte,...

GS1 US to hold GDSN Major Release 3.X Implementation workshops

GS1 US will hold a series of implementation workshops to help organizations that synchronize product data via the Global Data Synchronization NetworkTM (GDSN®) prepare for the GDSN Major Release 3.X roll-out scheduled for May 2016. WHO:...

GS1 Connect 2015 keynote speakers announced for 15th annual conference

Three keynote speakers will headline the 15th annual GS1 Connect 2015 conference themed “Innovate. Collaborate. Transform.” The keynote lineup includes: Guy Kawasaki, chief evangelist of Canva, bestselling author and former chief evangelist...

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