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December 2016
How is your year end measuring up? End the year with a 360° review of yourself and your business.

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ORBIS welcomes new manufacturing vice president

ORBIS® Corporation , an international manufacturer of reusable packaging and supply chain optimization expert, hired  Todd Mathes  as vice president of manufacturing for its plastics operations. With more than 25 years of manufacturing,...

ALAN seeks industry help for clean up efforts from the Smoky Mountain wildfires

The material handling community is always there for our neighbors in their time of need. In November the eastern Tennessee region particularly in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge areas in Sevier County as they suffered major wildfires and storm damage....

Toyota Forklifts adding high-wage jobs in Indiana

Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A. , Inc. (TMHU), a full-line material handling solutions provider of forklifts and related equipment, announced plans to strengthen its workforce in Columbus, creating up to 71 new high-wage jobs by 2019. “Indiana’s...

Crown Equipment celebrates 30 years of manufacturing in Germany

Crown Equipment Corporation , one of the world’s largest material handling companies, has achieved 30 years of manufacturing lift trucks for European and global markets in the Bavarian town of Roding, Germany. Providing a central location...

Cognex acquires two 3D vision companies

Cognex Corporation  has expanded its 3D vision capabilities with the recent acquisition of two companies specializing in 3D machine vision technology. On October 27, 2016, Cognex acquired  EnShape GmbH , a maker of advanced 3D vision sensors...

KION North America adds Spokane Forklift to dealer network

KION North America is pleased to announce the appointment of Spokane Forklift & Construction, Inc. to its dealer network. Based in Spokane, they will offer sales and service to parts of Washington, Idaho and Montana. Family owned and operated,...

Crown Equipment founder dies at the age of 94

James F. “Jim” Dicke, chairman emeritus of Crown Equipment , has died at the age of 94. A longtime resident of New Bremen, Ohio, Dicke was still serving as chairman emeritus of the company at the time of his death. Carl and Allen...

The Raymond Corporation acquires Werres Corporation

The Werres Corporation is pleased to announce that effective August 1, 2016; The Raymond Corporation acquired all of the stock of the Werres Corporation. This purchase will further strengthen The Raymond brand in a key market and is a subsidiary aligned...

How is your year end measuring up?

It is quite common at the end of the year to look back at the year just concluded. How did you do? Did you satisfy your customers? Did you have a good sales year? Did you make money? There is a long list of measures we can consider when we are asked,...

Close it and plan it

I mean let's close out 2016 and get the plan for 2017 finalized so that you can start implementation on January 2, 2017. Are you prepared to do that? What I mean when I say "closed out" is the following, at a minimum: The banks accounts are reconciled...

2016 in review

As we wrap up the calendar year here at Material Handling, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who have participated in the Your Business column in 2016. We designate this space as a place to turn the spotlight on you, our readers, to...

Turning on the “buy- in” switch

In my search for inspiration I many times turn to the quotes of legendary sports figures and coaches. My observation is that in order to rise to preeminent positions of respect in their chosen field, these leaders had to learn the best ways to leverage...

The “model” salesperson

You’ve seen them … job postings for sales positions that range between wishful and delusional thinking on the part of whoever posted it. The list of demands often reads something like: “Must be a self-starter who is aggressive,...

What to do right now to instantly get _____ results 

A new sales rep joined a company in an industry he had never sold to before. Within two months he was kicking major butt and became the number one rep. By a lot. A few of the disgruntled and jealous reps who had been there for a couple...

Raymond launches Pick2Pallet™ solution for improved customer productivity, accuracy

The Raymond Corporation  launches the Pick2Pallet™ LED light system designed to help improve customer productivity and reduce picking errors. With a focus on providing end-to-end warehouse solutions for addressing customer productivity...

New Crown Equipment MPC 3000 series provides time-saving “dock to stock” versatility

Crown Equipment Corporation announced the new Crown MPC 3000 Series order picker. Combining the versatility of a counterbalance forklift and a pallet truck, the MPC Series features a high-lift mast that provides operators the flexibility to order...

TVH presents new collision and pedestrian sensor

TVH in the Americas (TVH), provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industry is excited to announce they have added a high quality collision sensor to their vast lineup of safety products....

UniCarriers Americas offers new stability casters option for WLX series pallet trucks

UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) now offers a poly-block stability casters option for its WLX series pallet trucks. The new stability casters help provide additional balance when handling taller or off-center loads for steadier operation and more...

Hydraulic weighing system converts standard forklift into reliable scales

A new, easy to install hydraulic weighing system which includes a weight indicator that displays lock weight for stable viewing and totalizing with recall is being introduced by Alliance Scale, Inc. of Canton, Massachusetts. The Alliance/Cambridge...

Columbus McKinnon redefines lever-operated hoists with new CM Tornado 360°

Columbus McKinnon Corporation has redefined ratchet lever hoists with the introduction of the new CM Tornado 360°™ featuring the revolutionary Sidewinder™ lever handle. Ergonomically designed for increased safety, the patent-pending CM...

Merge, divert and align products smoothly with new conveyor from Dorner

The new 3200 Series conveyor with Intralox Activated Roller Belt™ (ARB) Technology is perfect for moving boxes and packages in merging, diverting and aligning applications. ARB Technology uses low and high friction angled rollers within the belt...

Clean, safe & hygienic materials handling

Materials handling specialist J D Neuhaus (JDN) can provide a whole host of innovative hoist solutions for working environments that demand high levels of cleanliness and hygiene. Industries such as food, beverage, pharmaceutical and chemical must...

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...

2017 IWLA Convention & Expo: Leadership that Inspires

The International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA), the resource for warehouse logistics, will host the 2017 IWLA Convention & Expo ,  March 19-21, 2017 , in Palm Springs, Calif. The theme “Leadership that Inspires” speaks...

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...

April 2017 Calendar of Events

Manufacturing technology associations launch the China Chongqing International Machine Tool Show (CCIMT)

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and the China Machine Tool and Tool Builders' Association (CMTBA) have announced the launch of the China Chongqing International Machine Tool Show (CCIMT) to be held November 13 – 16, 2017,...

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