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Barnhart agrees to purchase Sicklesteel Cranes, Inc

Barnhart has reached a definitive agreement to purchase Sicklesteel Cranes, Inc. of Mount Vernon, Washington. Sicklesteel Cranes, Inc., which has 50 employees and a fleet of 56 cranes, will continue to operate as Sicklesteel but will have full access...

Hashtagging your way to social media relevance

Those seemingly inconsequential hashtags are   crucial to gaining more exposure for your brand Not so many years ago, many people probably paid little attention to that pound sign on the computer keyboard. You know, the one that looks like...

BTS releases April 2015 North American freight numbers

U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $93.3 billion in April 2015 as all modes but air carried less U.S.-NAFTA freight than in April 2014, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released today by the  U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau...

AMT announces two new senior executives

The Association For Manufacturing Technology has announced two senior executive appointments, effective immediately, at their McLean headquarters. Edward Christopher was named the Vice President – Global Services, overseeing AMT’s international...

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity
May monthly Leasing and Finance Index

The  Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s   (ELFA)  Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) , which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $903 billion equipment finance sector,...

KION helps break Guinness World Record

In celebration of National Tea Day on June 10, KION North America Corporation  helped the Town of Summerville set the Guinness World Record for the largest ice tea. Thousands gathered around town hall to watch as the tea was brewed, chilled...

Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence eases in June

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the June 2015 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry(MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment...

NACCO Materials Handling Group announces conversion of competitor dealer
Expands dual brand distribution

NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. (NMHG) announced that pending the completion of the proposed transactions between Gregory Poole Equipment Company , Dougherty Equipment Company, Inc. , LiftOne LLC , VBS Inc. Material Handling Equipment , and...

ZIG or ZAG?

Here we are in June and 2015 is shaping up to be a yawn. Retail sales are lackluster. Consumer debt is flat. US production is flat or slightly down. International production is flat or down. The dollar’s strength is hurting exports. Here we...

Established aftermarket programs increase profits

Customers don’t always approach you for business. You sometimes have to approach them! Professional sales and marketing people worldwide, know that in order to sell any kind of product, they must at some point approach and sell (face to face)...

Shelving Inc. celebrates 55 years

When Mike Schodowski sees a disorganized office or business, he often feels the urge to make the space more organized and space efficient. "It eats you in the stomach because you know you can really help them," said Schodowski, who as vice president...

Remodel your hiring process with team interviewing

Team interviews can take a hiring process that is old and worn and bring it back to life, helping you hire great employees that stay and shine! And the process is DIY once you have the tools. A team interview typically involves assembling several...

Dealing with your customer’s time constraints

Q.   How much time should you expect from a customer for an appointment? A.   This is one of those many questions about sales issues for which the answer always begins with “It depends.”  It depends, first of all,...

Yale presents white paper on industry small data insights

Small Data, Big Impact The importance of extracting actionable insights from lift truck telematics to improve efficiency and protect the bottom line.  As a counterpoint to all of the "big data" discussion, Yale's whitepaper covers the...

Jungheinrich® Lift Trucks undergo product upgrades

Distributed in North America, Jungheinrich ®  lift trucks are reaching new heights thanks to additional options recently introduced by Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) to provide customers with increased reach heights,...

Janam improves supply chain efficiency and reliability with new handheld RFID reader

Janam Technologies LLC, provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, announced the launch of its XM2-RFID UHF mobile computer. With best-in-class RFID read range and accuracy, the XM2-RFID UHF is ergonomically...

New Institute for Supply Management® Mastery Model™ white paper provides roadmap for success

Where do supply management executives—and their team members—need the most help? Clicks to the new Institute for Supply Management ®  (ISM) Mastery Model™ may provide some insight. Since May 2015, the competencies on  ...

Explosion proof tool tap reel with single receptacle released by Larson Electronics

Larson Electronics continues its commitment to providing high grade lighting equipment to specialty markets with the release of an explosion proof tool tap reel with a single explosion proof receptacle. The EPLRT-50-12.3-HR explosion...

Hand pack conveying - perfect for contract packagers

Multi-Conveyor  - Multi-Conveyor recently build this mild steel hand pack station with rod chute for cases and cartons. By providing the optimum hand-pack station, these systems will lessen the load of your current manual applications while providing...

Alliance Rubber’s oversized band product now available

Blue Supersize Bands are now available in limited quantities at most Tractor Supply Company locations. The bands will be in stores for the next six months. Sales results from the trial period will help determine if the bands are added to the permanent...

Carolina CAT Power Systems leads solar farm project
Shelby projeft set to begin operation summer 2015

Carolina CAT Power Systems , provider of service, parts and sales of power generation equipment, is completing the final stages of construction for a new 10-acre solar farm in Shelby, N.C. Scheduled to open in late June 2015, the site will contain...

“C” Frame mother carts provide flexibility

Kinetic Technologies, Inc. has introduced a “C” frame corral style mother cart that can move one daughter cart totaling up to 800 lbs.  50” x 50“ daughter carts are manually pushed into the mother frame and secured with...

July 2015 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of July 2015. June 30 - July 1, 2015:  Cargo Show Sandton Convention Centre  | Johannesburg, Africa June 30 - July 7, 2015:   CeMAT South America Convention Center  |...

July 31 deadline approaches: Recognize a rising supply chain star

ThomasNet ®  and Institute for Supply Management ®   (ISM ® ) encouraged supply chain professionals nationwide to take a step toward building their industry’s future by participating in their 2nd annual “30...

BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA to move to a three-year cycle after 2015

Africa's largest trade fair for the construction machinery and mining industry celebrated its premiere in 2013. The next BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) from September 15 to 18, 2015. Following next year's exhibition,...

Inaugural distribution summit announced and call for speakers open

The inaugural Distribution Summit (D15) will be held September 23-24, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology has also opened a call for speakers, which is open until April 17. This is the first meeting...

September 2015 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of September 2015. September  2 - 4, 2015:  Logistix 2015 Convention Center  | Bangkok, Thailand September  15 - 17, 2015: The Battery Show Suburban Collection...

GS1 US supply chain visibility workshops provide best practices for product traceability

GS1 US will hold two workshops to assist foodservice, retail grocery and apparel/general merchandise organizations with learning the steps needed to identify, capture and share product information for supply chain visibility. WHO: Michele...

CONEXPO Latin America announces co-location of aggregates industry education conference

CONEXPO Latin America 2015 education will feature a new one-day aggregates conference at the show, designed to give producers practical, hands-on education that will help them streamline productivity and increase profitability.   Rock Products...

October 2015 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of October 2015. October 4-7, 2015: MHI Annual Conference Sawgrass Marriott | Ponte Vedra, FL October 21 - 24, 2015: CONEXPO Latin America Chamber's Edifica Exposition | Santiago, Chile  

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