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August 2014
Recruitment/Retention is a company-wide challenge. Read more in the August cover story for ideas to secure your best team.

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Holland professional drivers head to national truck driving championships

Holland announced that professional drivers Rickey Tate and James Looks have won division titles at their individual state truck driving competitions. They will compete with the best of the best state champions at the 2014 National Truck Driving...

SightLogix protects major Class 1 railroad with smart thermal cameras

SightSensor video analytic thermal cameras from SightLogix have been deployed to increase security of the nation’s rail system for a major Class 1 railroad. The advanced video detection technology is being funded through the Federal Emergency...

Safety industry raises over $200K at seventeenth annual charity golf tournament

Ergodyne hosted its seventeenth annual 65 Roses Golf Classic: A Tenacious Tournament™ on Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Legends Golf Club in Prior Lake, Minnesota. Bringing together leading manufacturers, distributors, reps and end users from...

Softeon offers industry’s most complete logistics solution for delivery-intensive supply chains

Softeon announced a comprehensive logistics solution for companies with distribution-intensive supply chains – largely those with their own fleets for retail delivery, but in other sectors as well –who know the challenge of getting...

Lenze Products support OPC Foundation open access specifications

Lenze Americas has announced that its portfolio of products fully support the OPC Foundation’s Open Access specifications. This new capability is enabled by the OPC Unified Architecture (UA), an updated standard issued by the OPC Foundation. ...

Power Automation Systems (PAS) enters phase II of Yearsley Logistics’ freezer project in United Kingdom

Yearsley Logistics has begun the second phase of a three-part, £5 million expansion of its freezer “superhub” warehouse adjacent to the group’s headquarters in Heywood, England. The expansion, which uses PowerStor® technology...

OnSSI receives Lenel Factory Certification under OpenAccess Alliance Program

On-Net Surveillance Systems Inc. (OnSSI) has received factory certification from Lenel Systems International Inc. and joined the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP). OnSSI’s Ocularis video-centric physical security information management...

UTi Worldwide strengthens trade services capabilities in Asia-Pacific region

UTi Worldwide Inc. announced that Naran Andreyev was recently named Senior Manager, Trade Services for UTi's Asia-Pacific region in this newly created role in support of customs compliance. According to Ditlev Blicher, UTi president, APAC, "We...

Recruitment/Retention – It’s not just an HR thing

  I have worked with numerous companies that have or had employee retention issues without any real understanding as to why they can’t seem to keep good employees. Oh, most of them track turn over. Some even measure it accurately. Some...

Human relations managers - everybody needs technicians!

Over the past ten/fifteen years I have not been into one equipment dealership (farm, construction, outdoor power, industrial or lift truck) that hasn’t had a sign posted on the parts counter, a banner across the front window or a sign in the yard...

10 tips to becoming a better manager

1. Learn what motivates each of your employees And use this to help manage their performance. While some people may be motivated by status, power or being awarded additional authority, others may be more excited by the opportunity to tap into their...

Merger creates new CONNEXUS INDUSTRIES Corporation

Company mergers are often tricky business endeavors with no firm guarantee of success (AOL Time Warner anyone?), but some are matches in business heaven, bringing together vibrant companies with similar mission statements and visions to create a greater...

Important personnel issues

We are all aware of how economic factors and business issues change on a daily basis. They change and we change or we fall behind at a time when it is quite risky to fall behind. Look at personnel factors as an example; there were tremendous changes...

Increase sales opportunities by prioritizing your customers

Q. I've heard you mention several times the importance of prioritizing and targeting customers. Can you shed some more light on this? A. This is a key issue with me, as I believe it is one of the ways to make the biggest, most rapid change in...

Precision shaft collars hold and locate sensors and components

Custom threaded-bore shaft collars that offer precise adjustability and positive locking for mounting and positioning devices on a shaft are being introduced by Stafford Manufacturing Corp. of Wilmington, Massachusetts. Stafford Instrument Shaft...

Haver Filling Systems adds palletizing to full line of bulk material bagging equipment

Haver Filling Systems, Inc. has added fully automated bag palletizing machines manufactured by Newtec Bag Palletizing to its line of bulk material packaging equipment. The low- and high-level Haver palletizers precisely stack bags that are made...

Hirschmann’s new iSCALE control system installed on Altec boom truck

Altec has begun outfitting their AC45-127S telescopic boom truck with the new Hirschmann iSCALE Control System.  The Load Moment and Area Protection system, known as Altec’s LMAP system, consists of a complete Hirschmann system package...

SightLogix protects major Class 1 railroad with smart thermal cameras

SightSensor video analytic thermal cameras from SightLogix have been deployed to increase security of the nation’s rail system for a major Class 1 railroad. The advanced video detection technology is being funded through the Federal Emergency...

Softeon offers industry’s most complete logistics solution for delivery-intensive supply chains

Softeon announced a comprehensive logistics solution for companies with distribution-intensive supply chains – largely those with their own fleets for retail delivery, but in other sectors as well –who know the challenge of getting...

Corrosion resistance & durability are highlights of new Powertite™ non-metallic electrical plugs

Appleton has expanded its acclaimed Powertite® family of industrial plugs, receptacles and connectors with new 30 Amp and 60 Amp non-metallic, corrosive-resistant plugs for use with all UL 1686- C1 receptacles. (this is the industry standard...

Power Automation Systems (PAS) enters phase II of Yearsley Logistics’ freezer project in United Kingdom

Yearsley Logistics has begun the second phase of a three-part, £5 million expansion of its freezer “superhub” warehouse adjacent to the group’s headquarters in Heywood, England. The expansion, which uses PowerStor® technology...

Introducing Fontaine Coupling Solutions
New company focuses on terminal tractor fifth wheels

The Fontaine Fifth Wheel Group has expanded to include Fontaine Coupling Solutions , a new company dedicated to the terminal tractor (yard truck) market. Terry Mennen, who has served as a vice president for Fontaine Fifth Wheel since 2007, has...

July 2014 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of July 2014. July  31, 2014: Emerging Leaders conference Hilton Garden Inn/Downtown Chicago, Chicago, IL

Associated to host Loyola’s Supply Chain Leadership Conference

Associated has been selected to host Loyola’s Supply chain Leadership Conference on August 6, 2014.  This is the first year for this one-of-a-kind event that will bring together supply chain experts and professionals from a wide array of...

Advanced Design and Manufacturing Impact Forum

August 17-20, 2014 Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center Buffalo, New York “Smart” vehicle technology and 3D printing will headline the Advanced Design and Manufacturing Impact Forum, a new technical conference presented by the American...

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...

September 2014 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of September 2014. September 21-23 Intermodal Expo 2014 Long Beach, CA / Long Beach Convention Center

Barcoding, Inc. opens registration for Executive Forum 4

Barcoding, Inc. announces that registration is open for its Executive Forum 4: Be Efficient- Accurate- Connected™. In its fourth year, Barcoding’s Executive Forum is a one-day event that connects supply chain leaders to share insights...

March 2015 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of March 2015. March 23 - 26, 2015: Promat McCormick Place | Chicago, IL  

April 2015 Calendar of Events

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

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