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TMHNA university research program funds three projects

Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA) has generated continued interest and responses for the  TMHNA University Research Program  during its second year. This sponsored research program was created to drive the next generation...

MHEDA names 2018 Most Valuable Supplier Awards

MHEDA has named the MVP Award for Distributor Member Companies. Good business partners are the key to success. MHEDA's MVP Award provides  a tangible method of demonstrating  company's commitment to business excellence to important...

AAR and Gorail honor chairman with Railroad Achievement Award

The  Association of American Railroads  (AAR) and  GoRail   honored House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) with the Railroad Achievement Award. Chairman Shuster is the final calendar year...

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. announces agreement to acquire controlling interest in  Zhejiang Maximal Forklift Company Ltd. 

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire, through an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, 75 percent of the outstanding shares of, and a controlling interest in, Zhejiang Maximal Forklift...

Raymond Handling values trust at 24K gold

With trust at the forefront of its business, Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation (RHCC), a leading materials handling equipment supplier in Northern California and the Northwest, today announced its ‘Trusted For Generations’ contest...

Rail traffic for November and week ending December 2, 2017

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending December 2, 2017, as well as volumes for November 2017. Intermodal rail traffic remains on pace to set a new annual record in 2017 with strong gains in November...

Yale announces attachment ready trucks to meet demand for integrated solutions

Specialized applications have little tolerance for attachment integration issues or malfunctions that could cause downtime and eat into profits. To streamline installation and improve reliability of its integrated solutions, Yale Materials Handling...

H&E relocates to new facility in Sacramento, CA

H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announced the relocation of its Sacramento branch to its newly-constructed facility at 4800 Straus Drive, Sacramento, CA  95838, phone 916-638-6700. The new branch provides full-service coverage to...

SP names Scotland-based technical sales engineer

Straightpoint (SP) has recruited load cell expert Kyle Milne from Scotload; he joins as technical sales engineer based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Milne brings a wealth of relevant experience, having joined the lifting industry as an apprentice almost...

eTrack Tech named finalist at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin

eTrack Tech , a new technology startup that is transforming heavy equipment repair and maintenance, was a finalist at the 2017 TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin’s Startup Battlefield Competition. eTrack utilizes Internet of Things-enabled (IoT)...

The importance of measuring warehouse KPIS and metrics

Measuring warehouse KPIs is one of the most critical components of managing a warehouse, and setting benchmarks for production, quality, safety, or service goals is essential. Whether a process is manual or automated, capturing key warehouse metrics...

Improving internal warehouse logistics in the explosive e-commerce market

By Stephen Cwiak senior vice president, head of subsystems at  Interroll With this year’s peak retail season at an unprecedented high, global retailers witnessed the explosive growth of the e-commerce market unlike ever before, challenging...

Name your top three challenges for 2018

Before we get into a discussion about 2018 ….I have to say that the November issue of Material Handling Wholesaler was one to the TOP THREE since I have been involved with this publication. The cover story about warehouse technology driving costs...

If your customers are “satisfied,” why are they leaving?

Customer satisfaction is dead. Oh, there are a bunch of huge companies that haven’t figured it out yet. And there are a bunch of hotels and airlines that haven’t figured it out yet. And some (OK most) will never figure it out. There...

The customer, a large corporation, had a challenge.

Like many other businesses dealing with an explosion of e-commerce shipping orders, the volume of packages going through the warehouse was becoming problematic. The packages went through the sortation system, down long roller conveyors in a downhill...

Bursting the underemployment bubble

It’s safe to imagine that if he were with us today, Caliper’s founder, Herb Greenberg, would have a strong opinion on the staggering number of people stuck in underemployment purgatory. Underemployment, the official term for when earnest...

Low-profile crane scale fits any hook & only adds 6.5

A new, battery operated dual-shackle receptor crane scale that features a hand-held wireless remote indicator and can be used virtually anywhere is being introduced by Alliance Scale, Inc. of Canton, Massachusetts. The Alliance Anyload® Dual-Shackle...

Yale announces attachment ready trucks to meet demand for integrated solutions

Specialized applications have little tolerance for attachment integration issues or malfunctions that could cause downtime and eat into profits. To streamline installation and improve reliability of its integrated solutions, Yale Materials Handling...

Raymond introduces durable 2nd level order picking solutions

Today’s warehouses are challenged with slotting a growing number of SKUs in floor accessible pick slots, driving a need for 2nd level order picking solutions. In response to this need, The Raymond Corporation introduces two new trucks:...

Big Ass light creates the world’s toughest portable work light

Big Ass Light , a division of Big Ass Fans, announces the release of the world’s toughest and brightest battery-powered LED work light: the Big Ass Light Bar. Big Ass Light Bar was built to uncompromising quality standards. Its durable design...

ECCO introduces 12+ series Vantage™ lightbar

ECCO , manufacturer of commercial vehicle warning and safety equipment, has announced the release of the 12+ series Vantage lightbar.   Building upon the popular 12+ series Vantage lightbar, the 12+ series now comes standard with an integrated...

New steel control levers available from JW Winco

JW Winco, Inc. , a Ganter Company and supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it has available GN 223 steel control levers with round through bore, with or without keyway and square through bore versions. These RoHS compliant...

BEUMER bag-in-bag: film packaging protects paper bags from the environment

The new BEUMER bag-in-bag system quickly and reliably packs filled paper bags individually or in groups with a weather-resistant plastic film. This protects the contents against moisture, dust, insects and other environmental influences during storage...

LEDtronics releases new LED high mast luminaires
the brightest lights in its 35-year history

LEDtronics® introduces its brightest light in company history: a brand new series of LED high mast flood lights. The lumen output of our HPF series ranges from 31,000 all the way up to 118,000 lm. These newly-designed, dimmable LED high mast...

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