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AWS strengthens commitment to Mexico and Central America
Partners with WELDMEX

The American Welding Society , AWS, will once again bring focus to the growing manufacturing economy of Mexico and Central America with its sponsorship of WELDMEX , May 5 - 7 in Monterrey, Mexico.  Under the leadership of AWS, WELDMEX...

IMTS balloon begins farewell tour

Show management for IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016 has announced the cross country Farewell Tour festival schedule for the hallmark IMTS hot air balloon. The IMTS show itself is slated for Sept. 7-12 at Chicago’s...

Propane forklift operators eligible for federal fuel tax credit

Propane forklift operators have until Aug. 8, 2015, to make a one-time claim to receive a 50-cent per gallon alternative motor fuel tax credit for every gallon of propane used in 2014. The claim provision was part of the Tax Increase Prevention Act...

Henderson hired as business development manager at U.S. Gain

U.S. Gain, a division of  U.S. Venture , Inc., has hired Brandon Henderson as a business development manager to continue growing the  GAIN ®   Clean Fuel  compressed natural gas (CNG) network.    Henderson will be...

Internet of Things will deliver $ 1.9 trillion boost to supply chain and logistics operations

DHL and Cisco has released a new Trend Report focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) at the DHL Global Technology Conference in Dubai on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. DHL and Cisco Consulting Services are also collaborating on a joint IoT innovation project...

Barcoding’s Jeff Gillis Garners Best in Finance
CFO recognized as a top Baltimore financial professional for leveraging his accounting expertise, relationship-building skills, and strategic vision to drive company growth

  Barcoding, Inc. , has announced that Jeff Gillis, chief financial officer (CFO), has garnered a 2015 Best in Finance: CFO Award from the Baltimore Business Journal. Gillis was recognized for his ability to leverage financial best practices,...

MHI releases 2015 annual industry report-Supply Chain Innovation: Making the impossible possible

Traditional supply chains will radically change over the next five to 10 years as a result of new technologies, competition and customer demands, according to a new study by MHI and Deloitte that was released during ProMat. On average, companies surveyed...

Alliance seeks regulatory clarity for Industrial Packaging to ensure public safety

A new industry coalition of diverse interested parties came together today to establish the Industrial Packaging Safety Alliance  (PackSafe). This alliance seeks to make industrial packaging safer for people, property, and the environment by advocating...

2015 top five trends in enterprise labeling

Today, there are a variety of factors impacting supply chain strategy and ultimately labeling processes. Therefore, it’s important to take a close look at what changes are driving today’s trends in labeling, which has become a mission-critical...

West Point Rack keeps the customer happy

There is a key component to West Point Rack's business philosophy - focus on Material handling dealers. Terry Sroka. CEO of Omaha, Neb.-based West Point Rack, believes that selling direct to the end user will only create problems. “If you want...

Are you a team player?

It’s pretty much a given that employers want their staff members to be “team players.” What hiring manager is going to say, “Team player? Nah, I’d really like to add some selfish backstabbers to my group”? In a...

Q&A: Voicemail call backs

Q.  We use the phone for keeping contact with many accounts.  I also use it for cold calling phone prospects.  Any hints on how to entice prospects to call back, since over 60 percent of calls are answered by voice mail? A. ...

Always hire the best employees possible

Successful equipment dealers discovered long ago that their employees are the dealership’s most important assets. Successful dealers know that results are only achieved through and with their personnel. There is an old adage that advises successful...

Safety roots protect work, home and life

A culture of safety at work prevents accidents, saves down time and money, and might even keep employees safer at home. Companies identify risks well, said Mark Micheles, vice president of sales in North America for Safety Today. “But getting...

Hyster announces new short wheelbase industrial lift truck

Hyster Company announces its new H300HD2S and H330HD2S industrial lift trucks at AISTech 2015, the nation’s largest steel exposition. Suitable for applications such as steel manufacturing, concrete and lumber, the new models are designed to...

New Quantum Rackbin complete packages

Quantum Storage Systems, the inventor of the 42” Rackbin, has designed a wire shelving system to accommodate as many as 12 Rackbins on four shelf levels.  This bin and shelving combination is ideal for storing large or bulky items. ...

Power plant sees 70% space savings with Vidmar

Generating electricity on a full-time basis throughout the state of Nebraska is a demanding job. So when Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) added a new warehouse to their four base-load plant system they partnered with Vidmar  to outfit...

Larson Electronics releases 150 watt outdoor rated LED flood light

The GAU-LED-160W-RT-480V outdoor rated LED flood light from Larson Electronics provides operators with a powerful and energy efficient alternative to traditional marine and wet location luminaires. This waterproof LED flood light fixture provides 13,000...

New 77' workhorse conveyor with pneumatic actuated adjustable guide rails

Multi-Conveyor recently built a 77' long stainless steel constructed, straight running plastic belt conveyor to move different size height and width tubs of product.  This particular line incorporates adjustable pneumatic actuated guide rails...

TECGEN® FR TIPS: Keeping cool when it’s hot

Keeping cool on the job can be tough - especially with warmer months approaching. TECGEN® FR has incorporated decades of flame-resistant (FR) clothing experience to develop these guidelines for helping keep workers safe and comfortable year-round....

Orbis introduces full line of fabric dunnage for versatile part protection

ORBIS Corporation , an international manufacturer of sustainable reusable packaging and an expert in supply chain optimization, has introduced fabric dunnage, a combination of ergonomically-friendly dunnage materials designed to be a uniquely...

Toter expands waste, recycling and organics carts line

Toter , a Wastequip brand, and manufacturer of two-wheel carts for curbside collection of waste, recycling and organics, announces the launch of a 35-gallon cart. Unlike other small carts in the market, Toter’s new 35-gallon cart has an extra-large...

Magnetek to display control products at AISTech Conference and Exposition

Magnetek, Inc. , a provider of digital power and motion control systems, will be exhibiting at AISTech 2015 Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition being held at the Cleveland Convention Center, May 4-7. The Company will display selected...

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,...

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,...

GS1 US to hold GDSN Major Release 3.X Implementation workshops

GS1 US will hold a series of implementation workshops to help organizations that synchronize product data via the Global Data Synchronization NetworkTM (GDSN®) prepare for the GDSN Major Release 3.X roll-out scheduled for May 2016. WHO:...

Associated to host Loyola’s 2nd Annual Supply Chain Leadership Conference

Associated has been selected for the second year in a row to host Loyola’s Supply Chain Leadership Conference on June 4, 2015.  This is the second year for this one-of-a-kind event that will bring together supply chain experts and professionals...

GS1 Connect 2015 keynote speakers announced for 15th annual conference

Three keynote speakers will headline the 15th annual GS1 Connect 2015 conference themed “Innovate. Collaborate. Transform.” The keynote lineup includes: Guy Kawasaki, chief evangelist of Canva, bestselling author and former chief evangelist...

Dave Kahle seminar for sales managers

Dave Kahle will be hosting a two-day seminar for sales managers in the Chicago area on June 11 and 12 The most under-trained person in the distribution world is the sales manager. According to Kahle, "Our experience tells us that probably fewer...

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

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