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Raymond event honors engineers for patents

The Raymond Corporation has recognized 19 engineers for their contributions to 32 patents awarded by the United States Patent and Trademark Office since 2012. The recognition event was held at the Sherwood Hotel in Greene, New York, on ...

AAR rail traffic for week ending June 18

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Jun. 18, 2016. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 516,096 carloads and intermodal units, down 6.3 percent compared with the same week last...

KION Group to acquire Dematic

The KION GROUP AG ("KION Group"), already one of the two largest suppliers of forklift trucks, warehouse equipment and related services, will become a global provider of intelligent intralogistics solutions by acquiring Dematic, an automation...

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry confidence eases again in June amid political and economic uncertainty

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

Yale celebrates National Forklift Safety Day

For the $165 billion U.S. materials handling industry, safety and productivity go hand-in-hand. Regular operator training and consistent, safe processes yield increased operational efficiency and overall output. To help educate customers, the general...

Toyota Material Handling adds new vp sales and marketing

Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) recently bolstered its executive team with the addition of Bill Finerty as vice president of sales and marketing. Bill joins TMHU after an extensive search to find a replacement for Bob Bosworth, who announced...

Hyster honors National Forklift Safety Day and underscores dedication to safety

On this very important day, June 14, Hyster Company underscores its commitment to safety by honoring National Forklift Safety Day. Sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), National Forklift Safety Day serves as a focal point for manufacturers...

National Forklift Safety Day highlights effective safety through operator training

After completing forklift operator training, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports a 61 percent improvement in operator performance scores. That was today’s key message at the third annual National Forklift Safety Day,...

How sales reps (mis)handled my inquiry

Add this one to the “I just have to shake my head in amazement” sales file, under the “Following up on leads” category.  Bear with me as a rant a bit about an experience this past month. There are plenty of sales lessons...

Building a gold medal-winning team

With the 2016 Rio Olympics fast approaching, top athletes from around the globe are vying for the final few spots available to represent their respective countries at the games. To make it this far, each contestant has had to take a single-minded approach...

Humble beginnings lead to 40 years of success for MII Equipment

It was a beginning in humble accommodations infused with entrepreneurial spirit. Four decades ago, Jim Hunter launched MII Equipment Inc. in borrowed space, actually, a restroom converted to an office. “He loves to tell that story,” said...

“Thanks for the memories!” ...Bob Hope

This last article is to announce that after many years I have decided to take down my shingle. But before I do that, I hope this article will be a thank-you to all of you who have made the past 38 years such an enjoyable and successful experience. I...

Continuing the tradition

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Today we say good-bye to a long-time friend and welcome a new Wholesaler columnist. As much as we have enjoyed reading John Walker’s columns over the years, and will certainly miss chatting with him each month, we have to...

Four issues that impact your business

Times continue to change....which is an on-going process.  I happen to study both international as well as US economics and find myself amazed every week because of some change that is disrupting a market or industry.  Look how our "new" oil...

New UTILEV® Lift Trucks, a no-nonsense materials handling solution

The UTILEV® line of lift trucks are designed for customers who need a lift truck for intermittent use throughout the day or week, and comes with an attractive price point and nationwide dealer support. When compared to a used or refurbished lift...

AMETEK Prestolite Power provides cutting-edge charging solutions for omni-channel frontrunners

AMETEK Prestolite Power , supplier of industrial battery chargers and fleet management solutions, has strategically positioned itself to stay ahead of the impact new technologies are imposing on omni-channel warehouse operations by continuing to advance...

TVH now offers wireless mobile column lift

TVH in the Americas (TVH), provider of replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industry, is now offering Mobile Column Lifts.  The Mobile Column Lift is a wireless portable lift system that is works...

Updated Energic Plus Chargers now available at TVH

TVH in the Americas (TVH), a leading provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industry has updated the look on several models of the Energic Plus Charger. The Energic Plus name is...

The microScan3 safety laser scanner from SICK has received the Red Dot Award

SICK ’s microScan3 has received the Red Dot Award, the international accolade recognizing outstanding design quality. A total of approximately 5,200 products and innovations from some 57 countries were submitted and assessed by a jury. This coveted...

Larson Electronics releases a seven watt industrial LED beacon

  Larson Electronics , an industrial lighting company, has announced the release of a seven watt chemical resistant industrial LED beacon equipped with a 100-pound grip magnet. The GAUSB-CRNM-LED-PC-M industrial grade LED beacon light...

The five key components of a good scale maintenance program

Companies purchase scales because the value of goods entering or exiting a facility is based on their weight. Without assured scale accuracy a company can lose thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. Depending on the requirements...

Dorner’s new 2200 series LPZ / Z frame conveyor fits in tight spots

Dorner’s new 2200 LPZ / Z-Frame conveyor comes with one or two pivot points, and features an extremely low profile to fit under machinery or any other tight spots. The 2200 LPZ is Dorner’s lowest profile Z-Frame conveyor – and is...

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...

April 2017 Calendar of Events

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