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September 2016
The evolution continues in the rental business. Read more from Garry Bartecki in the September cover story.

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Reverse Logistics Association names Tony Sciarrotta as executive director

The Reverse Logistics Association (RLA) announced that Tony Sciarrotta has been nominated and selected by the RLA Board as Executive Director. Mr. Sciarrotta has already begun managing all aspects of the day-to-day operations. Board...

Trish Lilly to join the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors

Patricia A. Lilly will join the staff of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) on September 6, 2016 as Senior Vice President-Thought Leadership and Executive Director of the NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence. Ms. Lilly...

BTS statistics release: June 2016 North American freight numbers

All transportation modes except air carried less cross-border freight by value in June 2016 compared to June 2015 resulting in a 6.4 percent decrease to $92.7 billion in the total current dollar value of freight moved. June was the 18th consecutive...

YakTrax® give you traction on ice and snow

Winter weather is unpredictable enough without having to worry about walking from point A to point B and making it in one piece. YakTrax ®  is the answer. It stretches over any footwear from boots to jogging shoes and stays in place. A grid...

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s survey of economic activity: July 2016 Leasing and Finance Index

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association's (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25);(MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their...

Shoppa's Material Handling hire new credit manager

Shoppa’s Material Handling is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Naylor as Credit Manager. Naylor joins the Shoppa’s management team with over fifteen years credit, collections and accounts payable/receivable experience. In...

AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending August 20, 2016

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending August 20, 2016. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 531,484 carloads and intermodal units, down 6.4 percent compared with the same week...

Grainger celebrates 10th anniversary of its scholarship program

Grainger , a broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, announced it awarded special one-time grants to the six community colleges most active in the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow®scholarship...

Customer loyalty

Last month I talked about how the needs and expectations of the customer should define the boundaries of good customer service. We discussed how anticipating a customer’s needs can take your dealership’s service offering to a new level. ...

AMETEK Prestolite Power is more than a manufacturer

It is a solutions provider. “About every month there's a situation from the field where we evaluate a need a customer has and we work with them to develop a solution,” said Jim Lichtenberg, business manager of the Ohio-based industrial...

The evolution continues

We are all in the rental business. And what we rent is being rented from OEM’s direct, independent rental companies, OEM dealers and the national equipment rental companies. I myself spend a big chuck of my time in the equipment rental business....

Employers -  look to behavioral competencies when hiring

Though there’s little indication that long-term, repetitive experience in a given role equates to strong performance in a similar role at a different organization, many companies continue to disregard intrinsic motivation and diversity of experience...

Relationship and sales advice in closing, following up

While pouring myself a cup of coffee in the break room of a company where I was doing some onsite training, I couldn’t help but overhear two women in a spirited conversation. “Yeah, he just couldn’t make a commitment.”...

No room for dinosaurs in today’s world of work

Setting: A retail establishment, 8:30 a.m. on a weekday. A manager stands before his 15-person team at a morning meeting, displaying a printed document to the group. “This is an email from corporate,” he says, “about a new flexible-scheduling...

Akro-Mils plastic cabinets now come in red

Akro-Mils , a North American provider of storage, organization and transport products, introduces the expansion of its industry-leading line of plastic storage cabinets with the addition of a red/black color option for two models. The...

Dual Shield provides double the protection

Purkeys, a company focused on providing electrical solutions for the heavy-duty trucking industry, has developed the Dual Shield to simplify adding additional electrical devices to heavy-duty vehicles and protect the source that powers them. The...

Toter’s new outdoor trash lid latch locks in innovative functionality

Toter® , a Wastequip® brand, and manufacturer of two-wheel carts for curbside collection of waste, recycling and organics, announces the launch of DuraLatch. This simple-to-use latch stands up to rain, wind gusts up to 65 mph, pesky critters...

YakTrax® give you traction on ice and snow

Winter weather is unpredictable enough without having to worry about walking from point A to point B and making it in one piece. YakTrax ®  is the answer. It stretches over any footwear from boots to jogging shoes and stays in place. A grid...

Brady expands GHS label creation capabilities

Brady , provider of product and facility identification solutions, announced its inclusion of three additional label printers in its partnership with VelocityEHS and its industry-leading MSDSonline chemical management solution....

OnSSI and Bosch expand partnership

Continuing to demonstrate the highest value and performance to customers with open-platform systems, OnSSI is expanding its technology partnership with Bosch Security Systems, Inc. to enable integration between Ocularis 5 Video Management System (VMS)...

Miniature shaft collars meet precise design requirements

Custom fabricated miniature shaft collars manufactured to specification from a wide range of materials, including special design features, are being introduced by Stafford Manufacturing Corp. of Wilmington, Massachusetts. Stafford miniature shaft...

LEDtronics introduces a new line of DLC-listed LED canopy lights

LEDtronics CNP series of LED Canopy Lights have an extremely low profile, boasting a total height of only 2.75 inches. This sleek, slim design makes them perfect for any canopy application, such as gas stations, manufacturing, factory floors, warehouses,...

Toyota launches TMHNA University research program

Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA) announces the TMHNA University Research Program, a new sponsored research program created to drive the next generation of technology for the entire supply chain, logistics and material handling industry....

IMTS –The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016 expands offerings

Based on exhibitor sales and current plans, IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016 is expected to be one of the largest in show history with even more to offer visitors. The show will be held September 12-17, 2016, at Chicago’s...

Accelerating Change in Supply Chains
2016 MHI Annual Conference

MHI is focusing on the theme of accelerating change in supply chains for its  2016 Annual Conference ,  October 17-19, 2016  in Tucson, Arizona. The Conference will focus on key themes identified by the US Roadmap for Material Handling...

MHEDA announces two new fall conferences for industrial truck dealers

Is your dealership headed in the right direction? Join MHEDA and your industry peers this fall at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare for two new conferences designed for Industrial Truck dealers. If you are a Dealer Principal (or are being groomed...

Material Handling & Intralogistics Solutions

International VDI Conference 2016 Material Handling & Intralogistics Solutions Telematics & Connectivity · Automation · Energy · Digitization November 15–16, 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands • Major...

Intelligrated launches educational On The Move webinar series

Intelligrated ® , a North American-based automated material handling solutions provider, announces the launch of an educational webinar series called "On The Move." The multipart series debuts  Dec. 10  and will continue throughout...

Launching in Europe - The Battery Show 2017

Launching in Europe - April 4-6, 2017 Following continuous growth in North America and high demand from our US partners, we are excited to announce the launch of The Battery Show Europe in Germany,  4-6 April, 2017.  Co-located...

April 2017 Calendar of Events

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