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AIA announces new board members

Four vision industry leaders have been elected to two-year terms on the Board of Directors of AIA – Advancing Vision + Imaging, the industry’s trade group. The following individuals were elected to their first term on the AIA Board:...

Survey shows increases in revenue & profitability in manufacturing and distribution

While U.S. manufacturers and distributors report increases in revenue and profitability over the past 12 months, they say there are still challenges in sustaining a healthy business. That’s one of the insights that will be included in CliftonLarsonAllen’s...

Combilift announces $50 million new manufacturing facility

Combilift Ltd. will be investing $50 million over the next two years in a new manufacturing facility in Ireland, which will also create 200 additional jobs over the next five years. This announcement was made by Irish Prime Minster Enda Kenny along...

Manufacturing technology orders up 3.1% in 2014

December U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $506.89 million according to AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology . This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was up 32.7% from November and up...

U.S. Xpress Logistics chooses MacroPoint as brokered freight tracking solution

The logistics and brokerage division for the nation's fifth largest truckload carrier company, U.S. Xpress Logistics has chosen MacroPoint as its 3rd party freight tracking solution. As the only load tracking solution built to work on any cell...

Hannibal Industries announces southern expansion

Hannibal Industries announces its expansion into the South with a new facility slated to open in Houston, Texas later this year. Between its headquarters in Los Angeles, California and its new facility in Houston, Texas, Hannibal Industries is...

Cerasis co-hosts “The Growth of E-Commerce and Its Freight Transportation Impacts”
Webinar for U.S. Department of Transportation

SUMMARY: The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHA) office asked North American third party logistics company, Cerasis, to share their expertise on e-commerce freight shipping and the role of 3PL companies in...

TVH announces partnership with SME Group

TVH has announced its global partnership with SME Group , an Italian high technology manufacturer of electronic controllers and related products for application in battery powered vehicles. Effective January 1, 2015, all aftermarket customers...

Competencies vs. personality traits

For those who follow sports, you have likely seen, or read about, the accomplishments of Billy Bean in turning a low-budget franchise into a highly competitive team. He did this by focusing on each player’s various accomplishments, instead of...

Developing a focus to your business!

Selling a piece of equipment should not be the only game in town for dealers and manufacturers. Over the years equipment dealers have experienced the erosion of margins on their complete goods sales. Too many equipment dealers fail to generate the amount...

Mobility management is on the rise

The technological devices used in warehouses throughout today's shipping and handling industries need to be two things - cutting-edge and tough. “Consumer devices break in warehouses,” said Ken Boyd, marketing director for Supply Chain...

A strange time

I woke up this morning listening to CNBC and the hit Cat and other durable goods manufacturers were taking. All of a sudden there is a 300 pt drop in the DOW and all hell is breaking loose. Earlier in the week I was reviewing ITA’s 2015 estimate...

Question & answer for sales people

Q.  In your seminar, you used the question “Anything else?” as one of your ‘really good sales questions.’ I see it as a close-ended question.  Is “What else can I do?” as effective, or more or less effective?...

Find what’s next. ProMat 2015

Name of Show: ProMat® 2015 Show Sponsor: MHI Show Dates: March 23-26, 2015 Show Location: McCormick Place South, Chicago, IL, USA The Show ProMat 2015, held March 23-26, 2015 at Chicago’s McCormick Place South, is the largest...

Brady releases new Arc Flash Whitepaper

Brady released its newly updated whitepaper: “ Improve Safety with Arc Flash Labeling .” This whitepaper explains what needs to be labeled, what should be on the labels and the labeling tools needed to comply with the updated 2015 NFPA...

Larson Electronics releases explosion proof light fixture with dimming ballast

Larson Electronics has announced the release of an explosion proof four lamp fluorescent light fixture that is equipped with a dimmable ballast.  The EPL-48-2L-T8-D from Larson Electronics is an ideal lighting solution for areas where flammable...

New custom decals, complex designs in short runs

Custom decals that can be produced in a wide range of complex shapes and sizes with only a 10 piece minimum, for interior and outdoor use, are being manufactured by Nameplates For Industry, Inc. of New Bedford, Massachusetts. NFi Custom Decals...

Combi announces robotic random case erector

In a collaborative effort,  Combi Packaging Systems LLC and Motion Controls Robotics announced a new robotic solution for end of line packaging operations. "Increased global competition is driving leaner operations in today's manufacturing ...

Hyster delivers its first Tier 4 Final Container Handlers

Hyster Company has delivered its first container handlers with Tier 4 Final engines to a terminal at the port of Los Angeles. The three Hyster ® H1050HD-CH trucks are ideally suited for ports and terminals, providing outstanding lifting capacity...

Standard-Knapp announces flask capabilities for Versatron™ case packer

Standard-Knapp , a manufacture of innovative packaging machinery, announces the availability of a new flask-handling option for its model 939S Versatron™ Case Packer. Thicker lane guides now allow for safe and gentle packing of 100ml, 200ml...

Gems announces new pressure transducers for OEM requirements

Gems Sensors & Controls (Gems), an ISO9001:2008 and ISO13485 certified leading supplier of standard and custom liquid level, flow and pressure switches, miniature solenoid valves, and preassembled fluidic systems, has announced the availability...

Lenze FAST application software toolbox goes robotic

Lenze announces standardized and reusable robotics software modules as a supplement to its FAST application toolbox for automation and control designs.  Using the complete robotic modules from Lenze FAST, mechanical engineers can quickly...

Canada’s LARGEST heavy equipment show barrels back into Ontario, March 5-6, 2015

The National Heavy Equipment Show 2013 welcomed more than 12,000 buyers! 2015 will represent the 14th edition for this biennial event – and it’s a big one. The National Heavy Equipment Show will take over Halls 1, 2 and 5 at Mississauga’s...

Frank Caliendo to headline MHI 70th anniversary celebration at ProMat

MHI is celebrating our 70th Anniversary at ProMat with an event on Wednesday, March 25 . Don't miss this event featuring live music, food, drinks and entertainment by comedian and impressionist Frank Caliendo. From his many appearances on The...

Intella Liftparts displays new products at Promat 2015

Intella Liftparts announced that it will be displaying four new product lines at the Promat 2015 show in Chicago on March 23 through March 26. Intella’s BlueSpot® safety light helps reduce forklift/pedestrian accidents. Since its introduction...

BEUMER to exhibit sortation and distribution solutions at ProMat 2015

  BEUMER Corporation will exhibit at ProMat 2015 in booth 1231 with a broad range of flexible, high-speed and low-maintenance energy-efficient sortation and distribution solutions, including a fully operational demonstration of its automated...

Connect with Barcoding’s “SupplyChainGeeks” at ProMat 2015

Barcoding, Inc.  invites attendees to connect with its “SupplyChainGeeks” during ProMat 2015 – the premier showcase of material handling, supply chain and logistics solutions. Through Barcoding’s live demonstrations and...

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...

YRC Worldwide to present at Stifel Nicolaus and BB&T Conferences

YRC Worldwide Inc. announced that CEO James Welch and YRC Freight President Darren Hawkins will deliver a company presentation at 7:40 a.m. ET on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at the Stifel Nicolaus Transportation & Logistics Conference in Key Biscayne,...

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