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July 2017
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Crown honors top-performing North American branches and dealers

Crown Equipment Corporation recently recognized the outstanding performance and commitment to customer service by its best North American company-owned branches and independent dealers. The most prestigious honor bestowed by Crown Equipment is...

Philadelphia Scientific introduces a small fleet battery room management system

Philadelphia Scientific has introduced iBOS® Basic, a small fleet battery room management system that provides the convenience of an audible mispick alarm to alert forklift operators when the wrong battery has been selected. iBOS® Lite and...

ELFA’s survey of economic activity: monthly leasing and finance index - May 2017

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall...

APEM develops new options for K series rocker switches

APEM’s KR and KL rocker switches feature an up-to-date design with a large selection of colors and markings, extreme robustness and high ratings. KR and KL series new options are: 20 Amp version The KR and KL series are now available with...

New vertical drop lifter

Handling Specialty creates custom lifts in multiple styles and capacities. This mast style belt lift was engineered to transfer an automotive chassis from a fixed height conveyor, raising or lowering its elevation, where the chassis continues on its...

KION North America celebrates start of production on new forklifts

On Monday June 26,    KION North America employees celebrated the start of production for two of its newest forklifts. Assembled at the company’s South Carolina facility, the Linde Series 1347 and Linde Series 1319 were initially...

Dawes Crane moves Memorial Phantom F-4 Jet Fighter

A crane operator from Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental maneuvered the Link-Belt crane into place. The weight of the plane was transferred from its display pedestal to the crane’s extended boom. The pedestal’s bolts were released one by one....

Flow-Rite announces Sales Director

Starting July 2017, Michael W. Leonard will begin his role as Sales & Marketing Director for Flow-Rite Controls .  In this position, Michael will oversee all sales, marketing, and customer service efforts for Flow-Rite’s battery maintenance...

Let’s get honest about resumes

It turns out a lot of people lie on their resumes. If you work in HR, recruiting, or some other aspect of talent acquisition, this probably isn’t a surprise. It works like this: you post your open position along with a list of qualifications,...

How are you educating and training your employees… and yourself?

I just read a pathetic sales pitch from an email where a “training company” was telling me why training fails, and offering what THEY thought was the best way to approach the process. Seems as though they solicited the opinions of ten...

Listen to the voice of the employee

“The ability to listen, and the willingness to stick your neck out and ask the obvious question, are criminally under-rated business essentials. Sir Richard Branson Last month we discussed the importance of listening to our customers in ways...

TVH: Making great strides with customer focus

In 1969, TVH got its start in Belgium when Paul Thermote and Paul Vanhalst began maintaining and selling machinery for agriculture and construction, as well as for forklift trucks. In the near half century that followed, TVH has maintained its Belgian...

Educated staff = more $$

If I had to bet on the title of this column I suspect I would win at least 90% of the time. What do you think? Why do I suggest that spending more time and dollars on training and education will generate more dollars to either the top line or bottom...

Industry tuned to safety issues

June 13, 2017 is National Forklift Safety Day. The Industrial Truck Association (ITA) whose members represent industrial manufacturers of lift trucks, rough terrain vehicles, hand pallet trucks and automated guided vehicles in the US and Canada sponsors...

Philadelphia Scientific introduces a small fleet battery room management system

Philadelphia Scientific has introduced iBOS® Basic, a small fleet battery room management system that provides the convenience of an audible mispick alarm to alert forklift operators when the wrong battery has been selected. iBOS® Lite and...

APEM develops new options for K series rocker switches

APEM’s KR and KL rocker switches feature an up-to-date design with a large selection of colors and markings, extreme robustness and high ratings. KR and KL series new options are: 20 Amp version The KR and KL series are now available with...

New vertical drop lifter

Handling Specialty creates custom lifts in multiple styles and capacities. This mast style belt lift was engineered to transfer an automotive chassis from a fixed height conveyor, raising or lowering its elevation, where the chassis continues on its...

VPG Transducers introduces extensometer for industrial off-highway vehicle and equipment safety applications

The VPG Transducers brand of Vishay Precision Group, Inc., global designers and manufacturers of standard and custom force, pressure, torque, load, tension and weight sensors, announced the global market introduction of its Model 182 extensometer,...

OnSSI’s new Ocularis v5.4 release sets high standards

OnSSI announces the release of Ocularis version 5.4, the latest version to the company’s industry leading Video Management Software (VMS) solution. This newest release further expands Ocularis’ ability to provide end users with a comprehensive...

Portable dock lifts require no pit

Presto ECOA Trans-A-Dock™ surface mount loading dock lifts deliver all of the benefits and advantages of a permanent dock lift without the need for pit mounting. They are ideal for use in leased buildings, or places where permanent installation...

 ECCO LED lights combine affordability and functionality in work light 

ECCO , manufacturer of commercial vehicle warning and safety equipment, has announced a new set of dual- and tri-color directional warning lights. Utilizing the latest LED technology, ECCO has released directional warning lights that can also be programmed...

TECSYS partners with Avalon CSC to address growing demand for supply chain management in the digital economy

TECSYS Inc. ,  a supply chain management software company,  announced its partnership with Avalon CSC (Corporate Solutions Corp.), a Montreal-based systems integration and consulting services firm, to assist TECSYS in addressing the challenges...

July Calendar of Events

July 13 : Emerging Leaders Conference – Chicago, IL

August Calendar of Events

August 24 : YPN Webinar: Gaining Influence Without Authority

October Calendar of Events

October 1-4 : MHI Annual Conference – Boca Raton Resort – Boca Raton, FL

Manufacturing technology associations launch the China Chongqing International Machine Tool Show (CCIMT)

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and the China Machine Tool and Tool Builders' Association (CMTBA) have announced the launch of the China Chongqing International Machine Tool Show (CCIMT) to be held November 13 – 16, 2017,...

November Calendar of Events

November 2 : Women in the Industry Event November 16: YPN Webinar : Smarter Goals

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