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Dealers look for last minute equipment sales thanks to IRS Section 179

With less than 13 days for your customers to tax advantage of equipment credits material handling dealers are letting their customers know that Congress has finally made it official on Tuesday, December 16. The IRS Section 179 tax deduction limits...

Automation in Manufacturing (AIM) Conference announced and call for speakers open

After a successful first year, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology will host the second annual Automation in Manufacturing (AIM) Conference. The conference will be held June 4, 2015, at the MGM Grand in Detroit, Mich. AMT has...

Congressional “CRomnibus” applauded for making Mississippi & Wisconsin interstates more productive

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity (CTP), a group of 200 shippers and allied associations dedicated to safely and responsibly increasing the federal vehicle weight limit on interstate highways, today applauded congressional efforts...

Industry-academic partnership to focus on energy storage

Renewable energy expert Deyang Qu has been named as the Johnson Controls Endowed Professor in Energy Storage Research, a collaborative appointment between the company, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and the Wisconsin Energy Institute...

Zoneworks’ SCL curtain walls contain dust, help improve air quality

Zoneworks® SCL curtain walls by Rite-Hite make up a highly flexible and adaptable fabric wall system that makes it easy to contain dust, smoke, or fumes, while improving air quality by dividing the interior space of industrial facilities. Versatile...

Inmar, SpartanNash portray success of digital coupon program

Inmar , a company that operates intelligent commerce networks, announced that the SpartanNash load-to-card (L2C) coupon program has grown to more than two million digital offers clipped – with redemption rates averaging close to 15 percent....

Raymond marks 75th anniversary of product innovation in material handling

The Raymond Corporation is commemorating the 75th anniversary of two inventions that revolutionized the material handling industry: the hydraulic hand pallet truck and double-faced wooden pallet. These innovations were developed by George Raymond,...

AEM honors 34 companies with Pillar of the Industry awards

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announces the 2014 recipients of the annual Pillar of the Industry awards. Winners are member companies who have achieved Gold-level status in the Association’s I Make America pro-manufacturing...

2015…..A BIG YEAR?

2015 has the potential to be a big year for both manufacturing and warehousing and thus a big year for material handling dealers ready and able to bring value to the marketplace. Last month we discussed how fast “change” is taking place...

What’s your succession plan?

Succession planning is not usually a subject that many executives or companies enjoy addressing. Why? Because succession means change, and, as we all know, change can be very difficult. If we had our way, all succession planning strategies would...

Knowing & understanding your aftermarket opportunities

Information provides the framework from which a dealer develops his strategy to increase aftermarket volume, profit and market share. Inadequate information means an inadequate framework and an unworkable strategy! It was a little over twenty years...

Shoppa’s Material Handling celebrates 35 years

When Shoppa's Material Handling business began 35 years ago, it was a privately-held Toyota equipment dealership in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Today, the company headquarters remains in Fort Worth, but the business encompasses nine locations across...

Six reasons you should not donate to the Howard Bernstein Scholarship Fund!!

In a recent conversation with leaders of MHEDA and MHI, Howard Bernstein startled everyone by stating:  “I do not want material handling distributors and manufacturers donating to the scholarship fund.”  Following a somewhat...

Question and answer: No control

Q.   Help!  I'm so frustrated.  I just attended a "sales training” program that never addressed the real issues that I have to deal with every day.  What causes me problems is not my lack of sales ability, it is my company's...

In-vehicle computing system provides comprehensive fleet management solution

Advantech-DLoG is pleased to announce the release of TREK-674, a compact in-vehicle, dual-core computing box aimed at fleet management and vehicle surveillance applications. Equipped with a 1.75 GHz Intel® Atom™ E3827 dual-core processor,...

FB Chain to demonstrate industry-leading wear gauge at ProMat 2015

British manufacturer FB Chain will offer visitors to ProMat 2015 a chance to try out the company’s professional chain wear gauge and experience first-hand its ease of use at booth 1891. Throughout its 30-year history, British chain manufacturer...

Ergodyne launches new battery operated heated jacket

Ergodyne announced the expansion of their CORE Performance Work Wear® Outer Layer Series to include the 6490 heated jacket with removable sleeves. With three heat settings and two heat zones on the chest and back, this versatile battery powered...

J D Neuhaus hoists facilitate crane repairs on offshore platform

When the diesel engine of a deck crane failed, it caused major handling problems for an offshore platform operating in the Dutch sector of the southern North Sea, problems that were solved with the use of J D Neuhaus air operated hoists. The crane...

Mitsubishi introduces new Jungheinrich® moving mast reach truck series

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA)  introduced the new Jungheinrich ® ETV 110/112 Series of moving mast reach trucks to its North American product line. The new series features Jungheinrich’s innovative 3-phase...

New “Gems Sensors & Controls Connect” free digital catalog mobile application

Gems Sensors & Controls (Gems) has introduced its “Gems Sensors & Controls Connect”, a free mobile application download for Android, iPhone and iPad devices. “Gems Sensors & Controls Connect” is a companion to the...

Keypad graphics look embossed without the cost

Custom manufactured keypad graphics that feature imagery which looks like embossing to provide the clear, visual indication of active keys are being introduced by Nameplates For Industry, Inc. of New Bedford, Massachusetts. NFi Keypad Graphic Overlays...

Brady releases eight how-to videos for the BBP®31 printer

Brady released a series of eight  how-to videos on the BBP®31 sign and label printer. The videos guide users through a step-by-step process to quickly and easily complete common printer tasks. “In an effort to make sure printer users...

February 2015 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of February 2015. February 2 - 6, 2015:  World of Concrete La Vegas Convention Center  | Las Vegas, NV February 10 - 12, 2015 : LogiMAT 2015 New Stuttigart Trade Fair  |...

March 2015 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of March 2015. March 23 - 26, 2015 : LogiMat China Nanjing International Expo Center (NIEC  | Chicago, IL March 23 - 26, 2015: Promat McCormick Place | Chicago, IL March...

April 2015 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of April 2015. April 19 -22, 2015: MHEDA Convention JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa  | San Antonio, TX April 21 - 24, 2015   KOREA MAT 2015 Convention...

May 2015 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of May 2015. May 5 - 7, 2015 :  CeMAT Austrailia 2015 Sydney Olympic Park | Syndey, Austrailia May 10 - 13, 2015: MHI Spring Meeting Charlotte Marriott City Center | Charlotte,...

June 2015 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of June 2015. June 30 - July 7, 2015:  CeMAT South America McCormick Convention Center  | Sao Paulo, Brazil

July 2015 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of July 2015. June 30 - July 7, 2015:  CeMAT South America Convention Center  | Sao Paulo, Brazil

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,...

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  28 - 30, 2015:  PACK EXPO 2015 Las Vegas Convention...

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