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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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UTi Worldwide and Ansell name Safmarine "Partner of the Year"

UTi Worldwide Inc., a global supply chain services and solutions company, together with its client, Ansell Limited, named Safmarine their "Partner of the Year" for 2013-2014 during their annual Ocean carrier performance review  meeting in July. ...

Toyota North American Parts names Holland and Reddaway as 2014 LTL Logistics Partners of the Year

Holland and Reddaway announced both companies have been recognized in their service regions by Toyota North American Parts as 2014 LTL Logistics Partners of the Year. The Toyota North American Parts Operations honored the carriers as their top-rated...

BTS releases June 2014 freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)

The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, declined 0.9 percent in June from May, falling after four consecutive monthly increases, according to the U.S....

LEDtronics LED lighting helps Florida town protect sea turtle nesting

The City of Fernandina Beach, Florida, has completed modifications and upgrades to the lights at its Main Beach Park using LED turtle-friendly high power lighting that will protect sea turtle nesting without compromising the public’s safety at...

Reddaway professional drivers head to 2014 National Truck Driving Championships

Reddaway professional drivers and safety superstars Jeff Payne, John VanBuren and Dan Istre are competing this week at the 2014 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) held in Pittsburgh, Pa. Drivers must finish first in their respective classes...

New Penn professional driver heads to 2014 National Truck Driving Championships

New Penn  announced that professional driver and safety superstar Rick Gagnon won the 5-axle division at the Rhode Island State Truck Driving Championships. He will now move on to compete with other national driving champions at the 2014 National...

Holland recognized for performance excellence with two 2014 Quest for Quality Awards

Holland has again earned Logistics Management magazine's Quest for Quality award, extending its winning streak to 29 consecutive years. This year, Holland was recognized as one of the best in the 2014 South/South Central LTL Regional and Midwest/North...

Reddaway recognized for performance excellence with 2014 Quest for Quality Award

Reddaway is proud to announce that it has again been recognized as one of the leading transportation logistics providers in the industry in Logistics Management 's 2014 Quest for Quality Awards Survey. For the 21 st year, Reddaway was singled...

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...

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...

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...

Hyster Best-In-Class operator training now available in Spanish

Hyster Company has launched a Spanish version of its award winning Best-in-Class operator training program. The comprehensive DVD set features Hyster® Class I-V lift truck products and includes all the components necessary to conduct the classroom...

Vestil introduces a new mobile safety barrier

Vestil introduces a new mobile safety barrier. Durable molded plastic construction makes it lightweight and easy to move. Barrier is held in closed position with black elastic cords and is easily extended to position where needed. Molded from high-visibility...

Cameron organizes inventory to keep product flowing

Cameron operates three business segments, Drilling & Production Systems, Valves & Measurement and Process & Compression Systems. These three segments together make Cameron the leading provider of flow equipment products, systems and...

Formsprag Clutch introduces new CFB backstops for C-face motors

Formsprag Clutch recently announced the addition of the CFB family of backstops to their line of overrunning and backstopping solutions. The new CFB backstops are designed for use with C-face motors from 56C up to 365TC frames. The backstop input...

Stereo 3D camera helps robots get to grips with bin picking

3D machine vision is the future for robot vision. Many applications in robotics and automated serial production can only be satisfactorily implemented using three-dimensional data. This applies equally to challenging assembly processes such as bonding...

APP expands Mid Power SPEC Pak® Family

Anderson Power Products is pleased to announce an expansion of the Mid Power SPEC Pak® connector family. The product is now available with a first mate, last break ground contact capable of accepting 6 to 10 awg (13.3 mm² to 5.3 mm²)...

LEDtronics LED lighting helps Florida town protect sea turtle nesting

The City of Fernandina Beach, Florida, has completed modifications and upgrades to the lights at its Main Beach Park using LED turtle-friendly high power lighting that will protect sea turtle nesting without compromising the public’s safety at...

Teklynx announces launch of new barcode labeling software

  TEKLYNX International announces the launch of LABEL MATRIX 2014, the newest release of the industry-leading barcode label design software application. This upgrade offers seamless integration with the Windows 8.1 operating system and expanded...

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...

International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association announces keynote speakers, agenda for 82nd Annual Meeting

The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) , the worldwide association representing toll facility owners and operators and the businesses that serve them, officially announced keynote speakers for their upcoming 82nd Annual Meeting...

Distribution Roundtable to tour the Oriental Trading Company distribution center

The Distribution Roundtable is scheduling a tour on September 18, 2014 of the distribution center of the Oriental Trading Company, Inc., the nation’s largest direct retailer of value-priced party supplies, arts and crafts, toys, novelties, and...

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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