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Raymond Handling celebrates 30 years with annual Pink Pallet Jack Project

Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation (RHCC), a materials handling equipment supplier in Northern California and the Northwest, will be holding its fourth annual “Pink Pallet Jack Project” online auction in support of Breast Cancer Awareness...

Toyota Forklifts join to support its own in wake of hurricane

Toyota Forklifts announced a $50,000 donation to Hurricane Harvey relief in Gulf Coast communities. The donations will be a team effort from Toyota with Toyota Industries Corporation, Toyota Material Handling U.S.A., Toyota Industrial Equipment and...

Statement on the passing of former Greenbrier board member Dan O'Neal

The  Greenbrier Companies, Inc. remembers A. Daniel O'Neal, who was a long-time member of the Greenbrier family. Dan O'Neal died at home on October 10 at the age of 81. The Company extends its condolences to his family, particularly his...

Freight claim denied after Hurricane Maria?
Popular carrier defense may not hold water

Hell and high water doesn’t mean your carrier is off the hook for damaging your shipment. Carriers shipping products that were damaged during Hurricane Maria or Hurricane Irma are eager to deny liability using a common defense known as Act of...

AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending October 7, 2017

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending October 7, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 554,826 carloads and intermodal units, up 6.3 percent compared with the same week last year....

Associated recognized as one of Chicago’s largest privately held companies

Associated has been recognized as one of Crain’s Chicago Business’ Largest Privately Held on their 2017 list.  Tim Combs, President/CEO of Associated said, “We strive to satisfy the needs of our customers and look forward to...

AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending October 14, 2017

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending October 14, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 548,264 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.1 percent compared with the same week last...

Motion Industries names new vp/general manager - Dallas division

Motion Industries, Inc. ,  distributor of maintenance, repair and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has named Stacy Lenard vice president/general manager of the Company’s Dallas division...

Universal Lighting Technologies welcomes new agency partner in Ohio

Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. , leader in lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, announced a partnership with Riffle & Associates, Inc. With offices in Cleveland and Cincinnati, Riffle & Associates will represent Universal...

Cambridge Security Seals secures another patent for innovative manufacturing technique

Cambridge Security Seals (“CSS”), an American manufacturer of tamper-evident and loss prevention security seals, was awarded a patent (U.S. Patent No. 9,770,839) by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its innovative in-line...

Warehouse technology drives cost down

Warehouse efficiency has always been an integral part of business systems. As costs and competition increase and profit margins decrease, this efficiency has become essential for the continuation of a company’s existence. Methods of efficiency...

Family leadership and key partnerships guide Bublitz Material Handling to 90-year mark.

It was nearly a century ago that Jeff Bublitz's grandfather started his North Kansas City, Mo.-based construction machinery business, an operation that has since established a track record of diversifying and evolving.  Bublitz Machinery...

SOP – The key to efficiency

If your fiscal year runs concurrent with the calendar (Jan-Dec), then this is usually the time of year when the management team begins to put together the battle plan for the upcoming year.  This is can be a painstaking and arduous process and...

Welcome aboard

No, not a typo. I am not welcoming you aboard my seagoing vessel. I am suggesting a method to improve your operations, better plan for the future and a way to prepare for your transition out of the business. And again, this is one of my “Don’t...

People don’t fail. Oh, wait. Yes they do.

Ever hear the old saying, “Failure is an event, not a person.” That statement is half right. Failure is an event AND a person. The bigger statements are: Failure is avoidable. Failure is a lesson — a hard one. No one celebrates...

The new manager check list

In an ideal business world, all companies would have programs to identify high-potential employees and develop future leaders, and upper management would establish structured training programs to help first-time manager’s transition from individual-contributor...

QubeVu GoCart™ brings the power of QubeVu dimensioning everywhere you need it

QubeVu  already offers the world's fastest dimensioning. Now you can bring it where you need it – from your loading dock to your warehouse aisle – and boost efficiency even more.  GoCart  comes complete with it's own swappable...

Rack Engineering Division introduces the rotating pallet rack shelf

Rack Engineering Division , a manufacturer of custom storage and material handling products specifically designed for high weight capacities and heavy use, released information about their new rtating pallet rack shelf. The rotating pallet rack...

New auto-leveling attachment improves ergonomics of order picking

The PalletPal Order Picker Load Leveler from Southworth Products attaches to any standard order picking lift to make the job of order picking or stock replenishing faster, safer and easier. Built on the proven design of PalletPal Level Loaders, the...

Metric size, tapped type steel vibration dampening leveling mounts from JW Winco

JW Winco, Inc. , a Ganter Company, supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 342.1/342.2 metric size, tapped and threaded stud type steel vibration dampening leveling mounts. The specified load for these RoHS...

Design your own SmartFlex® pallet system conveyor quickly & easily with Dorner’s D-Tools

Dorner’s SmartFlex® pallet system conveyors are now available in D-Tools, Dorner’s online conveyor configurator that includes 2D and 3D CAD libraries and other functions. Using D-Tools, project engineers, plant managers and others...

GRI debuts one of the widest industrial solid tires

From factories to warehouses to logistic centers and ports, GRI offers industrial tires for various applications. Benefited from wide industry experience and expertise, GRI tires are designed, developed and produced at one of the newest manufacturing...

LEDtronics new decorative LED post top fixtures bring modern design to area lighting

LEDtronics'®  all-new series of dimmable decorative LED post top fixtures will give your location a modern and attractive look, all while saving you money on energy and maintenance costs! The series features the PTF000 walkway post top...

New camera kits now available from TVH

TVH in the Americas (TVH), has extended their camera inventory with four new high quality camera kits that can be used for a wide variety of applications such as construction machinery, material handling trucks, mining machinery, and other heavy...

October Calendar of Events

October 1-4 : MHI Annual Conference – Boca Raton Resort – Boca Raton, FL

Manufacturing technology associations launch the China Chongqing International Machine Tool Show (CCIMT)

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and the China Machine Tool and Tool Builders' Association (CMTBA) have announced the launch of the China Chongqing International Machine Tool Show (CCIMT) to be held November 13 – 16, 2017,...

November Calendar of Events

November 2 : Women in the Industry Event November 16: YPN Webinar : Smarter Goals

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