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February 2016
We asked people in varied sectors of material handling what trends are on the horizon for 2016. Read the February cover story to learn more.

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Manitowoc Company formally approves separation of Manitowoc Foodservice

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. announced on Thursday, February 11, 2016 that its board of directors has approved the separation of its Foodservice segment, which will be spun off as Manitowoc Foodservice, Inc. (“Manitowoc Foodservice”),...

Continental selects site for new plant

Continental has selected a site in Mississippi for a new plant to drive the future growth of its tire business in the North American market. Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (CTA) has reached an agreement with the state of Mississippi to purchase...

Toyota Material Handling receives Supplier of the Year award

Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc.  (TMHU) was named Supplier of the Year for 2015 by United Rentals, Inc., the largest equipment company in the world. The award was announced and presented at the opening event at United Rentals’ annual...

AAR reports weekly rail traffic for January and week ending January 30, 2016

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported weekly U.S. traffic, as well as volumes for January 2016. Carload traffic in January totaled 968,042 carloads, down 16.6 percent or 192,747 from January 2015. U.S. railroads also originated 1,039,621...

Global construction equipment market to improve in 2016

Global sales of construction equipment are forecast to grow 3.9 per cent in unit terms in 2016, to 760,508 machines, according to specialist economic forecasting and market research consultant, Off-Highway Research.  The expected improvement follows...

Five great expectations for supply chain real estate in 2016

JLL’s annual Global Logistics Sentiment survey shows promise for occupiers and investors Industrial and supply chain real estate occupiers and investors alike experienced a record-breaking year in 2015 and should expect this trend to continue...

Hannibal Industries makes executive appointments to position company for continued growth

Hannibal Industries , the largest U.S. manufacturer of steel pallet rack west of the Mississippi River, today announced its commitment to expand business both regionally as well as internationally with executive appointments and new hires within its...

Grainger reports 2015 results with more restructuring in 2016

Grainger reported results for the year ended December 31, 2015 on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.  Sales of $10 billion were flat versus 2014.  Reported net earnings of $769 million decreased 4 percent versus $802...

Up your game

We asked people in varied sectors of material handling what trends are on the horizon for the New Year and beyond. Here are their insights: The industry that moves product has made its own mobility a high priority. That means using tablets or other...

Can anything rival the power of pumpkin spice?

While pumpkin spice could definitely be called a cultural phenomenon, it has also become somewhat of a seasonal joke. Buzzfeed has created  multiple listicles  in honor of the fall flavor, and a quick search of #pumpkinspice on social media...

The road to hell is paved with good intentions and resolutions!

This is an updated article we wrote to equipment dealers two years ago and we are rewriting it today for those dealers who have set their 2016 resolutions and intentions into their new business plans. We want to remind you all to understand the difference...

How's your 2016 looking?

Good question. We should take a poll and find out what your equipment sales personnel are hearing for 2016. Are customers buying, selling, renting or all of the above. And if all of the above....how has the mix changed over the last couple of years....

Hannibal Industries celebrates 30 years

It was a humble start in the metal fabrication business for Hannibal Industries Inc. in 1985 - just eight employees in the Los Angeles office. But now, three decades later, the company has reached into global markets, added new facilities, established...

Your benefits might not be benefits 

Greetings! “That prospect is so dumb. We have a great product and he just doesn’t get it.” Ever heard or said that before? That itself is dumb. It’s not his job to “get it.” It’s our job to only recommend...

New 2:1 Servo Combiner by Multi-Conveyor

Multi-Conveyor recently built this 2:1 servo combiner to transport poly bags of food product that discharge from two customer supplied wrappers at 90 bags per minute.  Products then combine into a single lane at 180 bags per minute for delivery...

Standard-Knapp announces 939EZ Versatron™ case packer

  Standard-Knapp , manufacturer of innovative packaging machinery, announces the availability of the 939EZ Versatron™ Case Packer, which provides proven and reliable case packing technology in an affordable package. The EZ Case Packer...

Muller introduces New Raptor™ HPL turntable  

Muller , manufacturer of both equipment and material load containment solutions, will introduce the new Raptor™ HPL turntable wrapping machine at Modex 2016 in Atlanta, GA at booth #2968. The Raptor HPL is a reliable, economical and intuitive...

Graco announces LineSite™ remote monitoring solution

Graco Inc. , supplier of fluid handling products and systems, announces the new LineSite™ remote monitoring solution, designed for use with Graco’s InvisiPac® Tank-Free™ Hot Melt Systems, which are ideal for reducing...

HighJump announces Vintners’ Edge

HighJump, a global provider of supply chain network solutions, announced  HighJump Vintners’ Edge , a cloud-based suite of solutions with specific features to address the broad set of omnichannel needs from order capture to fulfillment and...

TCM iNOMA and heavy pneumatic products available to all UCA's  Central American and South American Dealers

UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) announced that its TCM-brand iNOMA series and heavy pneumatic forklifts are now available through all of UCA’s Central American and South American dealers. This engine-powered lineup provides a cost-effective...

Keytroller unveils affordable remote equipment monitoring

Countless companies are faced with the real and often costly predicament of how to monitor and track the location of their equipment in remote jobsites. Solving this issue, Keytroller , a designer, manufacturer and supplier of electronic safety and...

Brady announces a new high performance industrial printer

Brady , supplier of industrial and safety printing systems and solutions, released its BBP®30 Sign and Label Printer. This printer offers improved performance and versatility in a compact, easy-to-use printer. “When you need...

Cargo Show MENA
March 8-9, 2016

The Cargo Show is entirely dedicated to improving efficiency of international freight across rail, road, sea and air.  We already welcome over 20 regional ministerial transport delegations.  But we also welcome  supply chain directors ...

April 2016 Calendar of Events

2016 Georgia Logistics Summit  April 19 - 20, 2016 Georgia World Congress Center/Atlanta GA MHEDA Convention  2016 April 30 - May 4, 2016 in National Harbor, MD

Showcase your company before thousands of key buyers and decision-makers at Modex 2016

Manufacturing and supply chain buyers come to MODEX looking for solutions – ways to make their supply chain faster, more reliable and more efficient. Secure your place at MODEX 2016 so that you can put your material handling, logistics and...

JDA signs on as WERC Conference Champion Sponsor

JDA —a leading provider of end-to-end, integrated retail and supply chain planning and execution software—has committed to the Champion Sponsor level of the Warehousing Education and Research Council’s (WERC)  39th Annual Conference...

Smart Factory Iran set for May 23-25, 2016

Iran's premier trade exhibition on smart industrial technologies scheduled for May 23 - 25, 2016 at the Tehran International Fairgrounds. This new hub targets to accompany the country’s industrial upswing in the years to come focusing on the...

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...

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...

April 2017 Calendar of Events

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