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UTi Worldwide strengthens trade services capabilities in Asia-Pacific region

UTi Worldwide Inc. announced that Naran Andreyev was recently named Senior Manager, Trade Services for UTi's Asia-Pacific region in this newly created role in support of customs compliance. According to Ditlev Blicher, UTi president, APAC, "We...

Transportation leaders converge on San Diego to showcase new technologies transforming mobility around the globe

The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), the worldwide association representing toll facility owners and operators and businesses that serve them, is in San Diego through July 22. The 8th Annual Summit on All-Electronic...

UTi Worldwide receives Strategic Supplier Award from Flextronics

Flextronics announced the recipients of its 2014 Strategic Supplier Awards that were honored last month. The Awards recognize outstanding performance, strategic value-add, excellent service and innovation by suppliers that exemplify what it means...

Case study: manufacturer saves space, improves efficiency with Akro-Mils bins

A major manufacturer of construction and mining equipment looked for a solution to improve storage efficiency and inventory control within its 700,000-sq.-ft. master parts distribution center. The distribution center is responsible for providing parts...

Three ways to properly maintain propane-powered forklifts

Nearly 60,000 propane-powered forklifts were sold in the U.S. last year, making up a significant share of the forklift market. Propane is a clean, American-made fuel with very low emissions, making propane forklifts safe for indoor and outdoor operations....

Using cable trays instead of conduit: A look at the advantages

In plant retrofit and expansion projects, it's not just a matter of saving on capital equipment and labor costs, but also getting the job done quicker so the plant can get back to full productivity In many installations, one way to achieve...

HBI International smokes the competition with AccellosOne Warehouse Management System

Accellos announced that it has issued a case study of HBI International. This case study outlines how HBI International has succeeded in the industry since choosing AccellosOne Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) with SAP Business One™.  ...

Purolator International reports record-high customer satisfaction

Purolator International is pleased to announce the results of its annual customer satisfaction survey, revealing that 96 percent of survey respondents would recommend Purolator International to other organizations for shipping and logistics services...

Human relations managers - everybody needs technicians!

Over the past ten/fifteen years I have not been into one equipment dealership (farm, construction, outdoor power, industrial or lift truck) that hasn’t had a sign posted on the parts counter, a banner across the front window or a sign in the yard...

Merger creates new CONNEXUS INDUSTRIES Corporation

Company mergers are often tricky business endeavors with no firm guarantee of success (AOL Time Warner anyone?), but some are matches in business heaven, bringing together vibrant companies with similar mission statements and visions to create a greater...

Recruitment/Retention – It’s not just an HR thing

  I have worked with numerous companies that have or had employee retention issues without any real understanding as to why they can’t seem to keep good employees. Oh, most of them track turn over. Some even measure it accurately. Some...

10 tips to becoming a better manager

1. Learn what motivates each of your employees And use this to help manage their performance. While some people may be motivated by status, power or being awarded additional authority, others may be more excited by the opportunity to tap into their...

Increase sales opportunities by prioritizing your customers

Q. I've heard you mention several times the importance of prioritizing and targeting customers. Can you shed some more light on this? A. This is a key issue with me, as I believe it is one of the ways to make the biggest, most rapid change in...

Important personnel issues

We are all aware of how economic factors and business issues change on a daily basis. They change and we change or we fall behind at a time when it is quite risky to fall behind. Look at personnel factors as an example; there were tremendous changes...

Vidmar® STAK System efficiently manages vertical storage

The  Vidmar® STAK System stores and retrieves heavy, bulky items vertically—up to 18 feet high—with an adjustable racking system, comprised of removable, adjustable pallets and a captive lifting and handling device.  ...

Silicon Designs announces stand-alone or USB-powered data acquisition system

Silicon Designs, Inc., (SDI) has announced the global market launch of its Model 3340 G-Logger. The Model 3340 is a three-channel, low cost, portable data acquisition system, offering powerful FFT analysis and display, as well as real-time acceleration...

Alliance Scale introduces a portable scale touch-free for fast weighing

A portable electronic scale that features touch-free operation, making it ideally suited for weighing ingredients for recipes without creating a mess is available from Alliance Scale, Inc. of Canton, Massachusetts. The Alliance/Ohaus ® Navigator...

LED recessed ceiling dimmable can lights provide the upside to down lighting

LEDtronics, Inc. , with more than 30 years of leadership in innovative LED lighting solutions, announces the newest member to its series of high-brightness, energy-efficient retrofit LED Recessed Downlights. The RDL32-4-12W series are Energy Star and...

Standard Knapp announces easy glass bottle handling with EZ Picker™

Standard-Knapp announces the EZ Picker™, an economical new bottle-handling tool. Designed with craft brewers, small wineries and distilleries in mind, the EZ Picker™ is engineered for quick and easy handling of glass bottles. Able...

Intertape Polymer Group® introduces new ExlfilmPlus® GPL shrink film

Intertape Polymer Group® Inc. (“IPG®” or the "company") introduces its newest high performance cross-linked polyolefin shrink film called ExlfilmPlus® GPL (Global Performance Lite.) IPG began producing polyolefin shrink...

American Crane completes the first lift for Orion

Early last month, American Crane’s 25 ton double girder clean room crane (with single failure-proof hoist) strategically lifted and placed Lockheed Martin’s Orion crew module atop their service module. This custom overhead crane is specifically...

O-Z/Gedney liquidtight fittings available in wider size range
Provides more flexibility in hazardous electrical applications

Appleton Group announced that its O-Z/Gedney brand has expanded its time-proven line of 4QS Steel Liquidtight Fittings with trade sizes now ranging from 3/8-inch to 4-inches in body designs of straight, 45° and 90°. "Trusted by electricians...

July 2014 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of July 2014. July  31, 2014: Emerging Leaders conference Hilton Garden Inn/Downtown Chicago, Chicago, IL

Associated to host Loyola’s Supply Chain Leadership Conference

Associated has been selected to host Loyola’s Supply chain Leadership Conference on August 6, 2014.  This is the first year for this one-of-a-kind event that will bring together supply chain experts and professionals from a wide array of...

Advanced Design and Manufacturing Impact Forum

August 17-20, 2014 Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center Buffalo, New York “Smart” vehicle technology and 3D printing will headline the Advanced Design and Manufacturing Impact Forum, a new technical conference presented by the American...

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...

September 2014 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of September 2014. September 21-23 Intermodal Expo 2014 Long Beach, CA / Long Beach Convention Center

Barcoding, Inc. opens registration for Executive Forum 4

Barcoding, Inc. announces that registration is open for its Executive Forum 4: Be Efficient- Accurate- Connected™. In its fourth year, Barcoding’s Executive Forum is a one-day event that connects supply chain leaders to share insights...

March 2015 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of March 2015. March 23 - 26, 2015: Promat McCormick Place | Chicago, IL  

April 2015 Calendar of Events

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

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