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amp Trillium opens compressed natural gas stations in Brock and Kerrville, Texas

amp Trillium, LLC, the joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG , announced that it has opened two new public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in Texas. Located at I-20 330 FM 1189 in Brock and I-10 3050 Fredericksburg North in Kerrville,...

MHI announces 2015 Young Professional Network Mentor Award

MHI announced the 2015 Innovation and Young Professional Award winners at their 70th Anniversary Celebration during ProMat 2015. Michael Romano, President and CEO of Associated , a provider of integrated supply chain solutions, was recognized with...

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity: Monthly Leasing and Finance Index

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 $903 billion equipment finance sector, showed their...

U.S. Department of Defense honors Crown Equipment for military service support

Thanks to a recommendation from employee Austin Adams, the United States Department of Defense recognized Crown Equipment Corporation and one of its supervisors for their support of employees who are members of the U.S. National Guard and/or Reserve...

FRA addresses speed and curves on ALL passenger corridors

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued an Emergency Order that will assist in controlling passenger train speeds at certain locations on the Northeast Corridor (NEC). Today’s order is the latest in a series of actions the FRA has...

Old Dominion Freight Line announces senior management changes

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. announced that Greg C. Gantt, the Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer. David S. Congdon will remain the Company's...

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry confidence remains strong in May

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the May 2015 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment...

Remembering an industry icon...Howard Bernstein

Update: Here is the obituary published in the Chicago Tribune on May 20, 2015. Howard N. Bernstein, 92, Beloved husband of Harriet; devoted father of Lisa (Harry) Millspaugh and Leslie (Richard) Sandler; loving stepfather of Bruce Harwood and...

Build a customer retention culture

Customer Retention ------------ The Never Ending Search. Really?  Can we live with that? Some statisticians have reported that most companies turn over at least fifty percent of their customers every five years. Relationship equity This...

You’ve got to have the GUTS to charge for a good product

Ten to fifteen years ago Tom Peters wrote the book “In Search of Excellence”, it was a popular and bestselling manual for anyone selling a product in today’s market place. He commented that you had to have “guts” to charge...

A new level of service

Do you really know what business you are in? I mean really know? Or are you so focused on selling lift truck products and services that you don’t contemplate or visualize potential opportunities “out of the box” that your current or...

Unirak celebrates 25 years of success with new technologies

Unirak bills itself as “the best pallet rack company” in the nation. The company manufactures racks ranging from pallets from stock to “state-of-the-art dynamic hybrids” and is marking a quarter century in business this year....

Four critical elements of succession planning

You will be replaced. Don’t feel bad; it happens to all of us. It’s the cycle of life in the business world. But whether you are taking on a new role or sailing into retirement, it’s important that the person following your footsteps...

Anything else?

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...

SICK Safety experts publish updated guide for safe machinery

SICK , manufacturer of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification solutions for factory, logistics and process automation, announced the availability of its newly updated “Guidelines for Safe Machinery –...

J.W. Winco shock absorption mounts have conical shape

J.W. Winco, Inc. , supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 453.1 / GN 453.2 Vibration/Shock Absorption Mounts with stainless steel components, conical type, in inch sizes. These RoHS-compliant mounts, also...

NEW UL-listed low-profile LED bay lights offer perfect lighting solution

LEDtronics ® Inc. introduces the new UL-listed HBL004 series of low-profile bayl ights. They offer superior light output in a compact, lightweight body that delivers the longevity, premium performance, reliability and energy-efficiency of LED...

UniCarriers BX series forklifts provide greater reliability and consistent performance

UniCarriers Americas Corporation’s (UCA) BX series battery-powered forklifts offer greater reliability and consistent uptime performance. The Nissan Forklift by UniCarriers brand BX series lift truck is available in cushion-tire models...

Advance, achieve, succeed with the New Institute for Supply Management® Mastery Model™

The Institute for Supply Management ® (ISM ® ) launched new global standards of excellence for the supply management profession - the ISM Mastery Model™ - at its Centennial conference, ISM2015. What it now takes to succeed in...

PICS Partners with EHS Today to release Workplace Safety Management eBook

PICS Auditing, LLC in partnership with EHS Today recently published their latest eBook collaboration, “Workplace Safety Management: How to Become World Class.” Designed to facilitate the importance of safety requirements in the workplace,...

Brady releases three new LabelMark™ 6 Software How-To videos

Brady released a series of three new LabelMark™ 6 Software how-to videos. The videos guide users through configuring default settings, creating a template and creating a custom part. “Brady’s LabelMark software takes the hassle...

Raymond showcases best practices in operator & pedestrian safety

In honor of the second annual National Forklift Safety Day on June 9, 2015 , sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), The Raymond Corporation is sharing best practices in operator and pedestrian safety by offering a free poster to...

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...

TVH is having an open house and you are invited

TVH would like for you to join them for an Open House at their newest American Distribution Center in Miami, FL. This 68,000 sq ft distribution center has allowed TVH to increase its product offering while keeping more inventory on hand to better...

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

July 2015 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of July 2015. June 30 - July 7, 2015:  CeMAT South America Convention Center  | Sao Paulo, Brazil

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