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Manufacturing technology orders down in February

February U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $354.40 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology . This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 6.6% from January and down 6.2%...

Design challenge for first 3D-printed car set for IMTS

Local Motors, Inc. announces the launch of the 3D Printed Car Design Challenge to inform and influence the design of the vehicle that will be manufactured at IMTS. The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 in Chicago, Illinois, September...

New law soon for CMV drivers

Attention Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Drivers and Carriers: Did you know an important law affecting you goes into effect May 21, 2014 ? To keep America’s interstate CMV drivers healthy and our roads safer, all interstate CMV drivers...

Preventing corrosion of electrical systems boost profitability

Cost of corrosion estimated at $2.2 trillion, more than 3 percent of global GDP When specifying electrical products for harsh environments, choosing the right materials to ensure adequate corrosion resistance is crucial. In offshore oil and gas...

Terex wins order for two Demag DH Rope Hoists and DFW Endtrucks

Terex Material Handling announced an order for two Demag DH Hoists (30-ton and 15-ton) with DFW Endtrucks from Hi-Tech Mold & Eng., Inc. “Hi-Tech Mold has 42 hoist units at its Rochester Michigan Headquarters, ranging from 1-tons to 50-tons...

Explosion Proof LED Light Fixture appropriate for recessed mounting

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a 150 watt hazardous area LED light fixture designed for recessed panel mounting. LED technology and a compact design make this lamp an excellent replacement upgrade option for paint booths...

BTS releases freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
Freight shipments rose 1.2% in February from January

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 1.2 percent in February from January, rising after two consecutive monthly declines, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’...

Master Lock adds video twist to promote new lock

Master Lock Company LLC has introduced a short and clever 30-second video via social media to promote the upcoming release of a revolutionary new institutional locker lock. The product will reach the marketplace next month and the spot can be viewed...

2014: Superhero Leadership
MHEDA’s 59th Annual Convention & Exhibitors’ Showcase

Who are the superheroes in your life? Undoubtedly, they are the people who stand for what they believe in. They are the men and women who are not afraid to try something new. Superheroes are risk takers. They are planners. They are gentle in spirit...

Spread the wealth

I was looking over the lift truck stats comparing 2013 to 2012 and even though there was a 10% increase in units delivered the historical sales for the period 2009- 2013 are still pretty flat. That being the case I suspect margins on that 10 % increase...

Commodities

The farmer will come to the dealer who services him best. It proves that in agriculture, loyalty to the dealer is stronger than loyalty to the brand!” Bill Ratliff, Founder, President/CEO, Chairman Board AGCO, Duluth, Georgia . . . Over the...

With American PERMALIGHT, there is always a reliable path to safety.

Being caught in the dark, in any situation, can be nerve-racking. Being caught in the dark in an emergency situation can be terrifying and potentially life-threatening. American PERMALIGHT, Inc., Torrance, Calif., has been providing NON-electrical...

Question and Answer

Q.  Dave, I’ve tried for months to see a prospect account, but can’t get them to return my calls.  When is it best to just give up? A.  There is a question we have all asked at one time or another.  As usual, there...

Why some salespeople would be the worst sales managers

The psychology of sales managers is an interesting area. Conventional wisdom may assume that the best salespeople will transition beautifully into management. However, nothing can be farther from the truth. To promote the star salesperson to a managerial...

MCFA introduces new Jungheinrich® moving mast reach trucks
Ideal for warehouse applications

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) , the provider of Jungheinrich®  lift trucks and narrow-aisle products in the United States, Canada and Mexico, introduced the new Jungheinrich ETV 318-325 and ETM 325 Series of sit-down...

Hamilton rolls out new caster series

Hamilton’s 7700 Caster Series is a new line of dual-wheel solid pneumatic casters designed to cushion loads while providing a carrying capacity up to 8400 lbs. per caster.  The new series represents our highest rated caster series designed...

Appleton launches iTunes app for electricians

Appleton has released a new mobile application (App) allowing Apple iPad users to access product information and configure its new M-Line Multi-Pin Connectors. The free App, "M-Line Multi-Pin Connectors" is the first of a series of Apps the company...

Square bore mounting collar designed for square shafts and tubing

A new line of machined square bore two-piece shaft collars that mount on to square shafts and tubing for attaching a wide range of items is being introduced by Stafford Manufacturing Corp. of Wilmington, Massachusetts.  Stafford Square Bore Mounting...

NEW two-way radios by Barcoding™

Barcoding, Inc., introduces two-way radios by Barcoding™, a division dedicated to delivering the latest in two-way business radios to support clients’ communication needs. For the first time, Barcoding will serve as a value-added reseller...

No matter what size the cable, IDEAL Tools make the cut

Any good electrician will tell you that to cut armored aluminum or steel cable, such as BX, MC, AC or Greenfield, you need a dedicated cable cutter, not just pliers or wire strippers. IDEAL offers electricians more cable cutting choices than...

METTLER TOLEDO introduces new portable and compact scale

METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to introduce the ICS226 Compact Scale—an exciting and innovative scale that takes checkweighing to a new level and relates to a wide variety of industries seeking a portable, easy to handle and economically priced scale....

Foamy Corner Guards now in additional shapes

PERMALIGHT® just introduced NEW shapes of its foamy cushioned bumper guards, NOW offering 15 different shapes, all made of durable, recyclable polyurethane foam and easily to install on racks, shelves, garage walls, columns, protrusions and...

May 2014 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of May 2014. May 3 - 7, 2014: 2014 MHEDA Convention Loews Portofino Bay Resort | Orlando, FL

CeMAT extends international reach

This year, the CeMAT intralogistics trade fair will feature a significant increase in the number of exhibitors from abroad. CeMAT 2014 runs from May 19 to May 23, 2014, in Hannover. The fair is expected to attract more than 1,000 exhibitors from...

AMT announces dates for Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2014

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology has announced the Smartforce Student Summit will take place Monday, Sept. 8, through Friday, Sept. 13, during the week of the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2014, which will...

April 2015 Calendar of Events

MHEDA Convention April 18 - 22, 2015 in San Antonio, TX.

October 2015 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of October 2015. May 21 - 24, 2015: CONEXPO Latin America Chamber's Edifica Exposition | Santiago, Chile

April 2016 Calendar of Events

MHEDA Convention 2016 April 30 - May 4, 2016 in National Harbor, MD

April 2017 Calendar of Events

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