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Manufacturing technology orders down in February

February U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $354.40 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology . This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 6.6% from January and down 6.2%...

Design challenge for first 3D-printed car set for IMTS

Local Motors, Inc. announces the launch of the 3D Printed Car Design Challenge to inform and influence the design of the vehicle that will be manufactured at IMTS. The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 in Chicago, Illinois, September...

New law soon for CMV drivers

Attention Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Drivers and Carriers: Did you know an important law affecting you goes into effect May 21, 2014 ? To keep America’s interstate CMV drivers healthy and our roads safer, all interstate CMV drivers...

Preventing corrosion of electrical systems boost profitability

Cost of corrosion estimated at $2.2 trillion, more than 3 percent of global GDP When specifying electrical products for harsh environments, choosing the right materials to ensure adequate corrosion resistance is crucial. In offshore oil and gas...

Terex wins order for two Demag DH Rope Hoists and DFW Endtrucks

Terex Material Handling announced an order for two Demag DH Hoists (30-ton and 15-ton) with DFW Endtrucks from Hi-Tech Mold & Eng., Inc. “Hi-Tech Mold has 42 hoist units at its Rochester Michigan Headquarters, ranging from 1-tons to 50-tons...

Explosion Proof LED Light Fixture appropriate for recessed mounting

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a 150 watt hazardous area LED light fixture designed for recessed panel mounting. LED technology and a compact design make this lamp an excellent replacement upgrade option for paint booths...

BTS releases freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
Freight shipments rose 1.2% in February from January

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 1.2 percent in February from January, rising after two consecutive monthly declines, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’...

Master Lock adds video twist to promote new lock

Master Lock Company LLC has introduced a short and clever 30-second video via social media to promote the upcoming release of a revolutionary new institutional locker lock. The product will reach the marketplace next month and the spot can be viewed...

Safety is no accident.

Accidents in warehouses and on docks cost human suffering, time, money and loss of product. Training, enforcement of rules learned in training, proactive design and maintenance can minimize the number of accidents. “Safety is an attitude. Employers...

Are you looking for increased revenue from your dealership?

Typically, most of you would reply to that question with an answer such as: “You gotta be kidding me!” Most equipment dealers, no matter what their line of product is, have been looking at the forest and not seeing the trees. If you...

Superior Tire celebrates 50 transformative years

In the beginning, the idea wasn't to reinvent the industrial wheel in the material handling industry, just to better its performance on a grand scale. In 1964, while the Beatles were invading America and reinventing rock and roll, Superior Tire and...

Foggy horizon

Every time I think the recession is over, it isn’t.  Every time I think we can do some serious tax planning, we can’t. Every time I think we are staged for profit improvement, we aren’t. After going through this continuous up...

The vital tension: Managing multi-generational teams

According to a recent Fortune article by Colleen Leahy, more than 13 million workers will be 65 and older by 2022. That’s up 7.3 million from today. Currently, more than one-third of the US workforce is made up of Baby Boomers. What role does...

Closing the sale – a realistic perspective

There is not a salesperson in existence who hasn't repeatedly heard of the need to "close the sale.”  Every new sales manager must view the process of encouraging his/her sales force to "close the sale” as an initiation into the profession. ...

Asynchronous deposited bag conveyor doubles products per minute

Multi-Conveyor   has just built this 2:1 mild steel constructed conveyor system that merges over 100 products per minute from two lines into a single line, doubling the product/minute production rate, to feed an automated case packing...

Schneider Packaging debuts horizontal cup/lid case packer

Schneider Packaging Equipment Company introduces its horizontal case packer (HCP) for sleeves of cups and lids, including the new environmentally friendly Styrofoam replacement cups. Schneider’s HCP cup/lid case packer will pack either sleeves...

MCFA introduces new Jungheinrich® moving mast reach trucks
Ideal for warehouse applications

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) , the provider of Jungheinrich®  lift trucks and narrow-aisle products in the United States, Canada and Mexico, introduced the new Jungheinrich ETV 318-325 and ETM 325 Series of sit-down...

Hamilton rolls out new caster series

Hamilton’s 7700 Caster Series is a new line of dual-wheel solid pneumatic casters designed to cushion loads while providing a carrying capacity up to 8400 lbs. per caster.  The new series represents our highest rated caster series designed...

Appleton launches iTunes app for electricians

Appleton has released a new mobile application (App) allowing Apple iPad users to access product information and configure its new M-Line Multi-Pin Connectors. The free App, "M-Line Multi-Pin Connectors" is the first of a series of Apps the company...

Square bore mounting collar designed for square shafts and tubing

A new line of machined square bore two-piece shaft collars that mount on to square shafts and tubing for attaching a wide range of items is being introduced by Stafford Manufacturing Corp. of Wilmington, Massachusetts.  Stafford Square Bore Mounting...

NEW two-way radios by Barcoding™

Barcoding, Inc., introduces two-way radios by Barcoding™, a division dedicated to delivering the latest in two-way business radios to support clients’ communication needs. For the first time, Barcoding will serve as a value-added reseller...

No matter what size the cable, IDEAL Tools make the cut

Any good electrician will tell you that to cut armored aluminum or steel cable, such as BX, MC, AC or Greenfield, you need a dedicated cable cutter, not just pliers or wire strippers. IDEAL offers electricians more cable cutting choices than...

May 2014 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of May 2014. May 3 - 7, 2014: 2014 MHEDA Convention Loews Portofino Bay Resort | Orlando, FL

Onset announces webinar on practical applications for temperature data loggers

Onset , a leading supplier of data loggers, announced that it will be hosting a free, one-hour webinar on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 , at 2:30 p.m. EDT . Hosted by Onset, and presented by Matthew Ganser of Carbon Lighthouse , this webinar will...

CeMAT extends international reach

This year, the CeMAT intralogistics trade fair will feature a significant increase in the number of exhibitors from abroad. CeMAT 2014 runs from May 19 to May 23, 2014, in Hannover. The fair is expected to attract more than 1,000 exhibitors from...

AMT announces dates for Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2014

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology has announced the Smartforce Student Summit will take place Monday, Sept. 8, through Friday, Sept. 13, during the week of the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2014, which will...

April 2015 Calendar of Events

MHEDA Convention April 18 - 22, 2015 in San Antonio, TX.

October 2015 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of October 2015. May 21 - 24, 2015: CONEXPO Latin America Chamber's Edifica Exposition | Santiago, Chile

April 2016 Calendar of Events

MHEDA Convention 2016 April 30 - May 4, 2016 in National Harbor, MD

April 2017 Calendar of Events

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