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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...

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...

EVO Trillium, LLC opens new CNG fueling station in Wisconsin

EVO CNG and its joint venture partner, Trillium CNG TM has announced the opening of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station located at 7155 South First Street, Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The station’s anchor tenant, Sheehy Mail Contractors,...

SMARTRAC and RFMicron launch co-operation on smart RFID sensing

SMARTRAC , a developer, manufacturer and supplier of RFID and NFC products has announced its co-operation with sensor specialist RFMicron. Goal is to jointly develop smart sensing solutions integrated in passive RFID, which enables affordable and...

Tax extenders moving with Bonus Depreciation, increased expensing

On April 3, the Senate Finance Committee approved the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform & Efficiency Act (EXPIRE Act) with strong bipartisan support.   The legislation, known inside the beltway as “tax extenders,” continues...

2014: Superhero Leadership
MHEDA’s 59th Annual Convention & Exhibitors’ Showcase

Who are the superheroes in your life? Undoubtedly, they are the people who stand for what they believe in. They are the men and women who are not afraid to try something new. Superheroes are risk takers. They are planners. They are gentle in spirit...

Spread the wealth

I was looking over the lift truck stats comparing 2013 to 2012 and even though there was a 10% increase in units delivered the historical sales for the period 2009- 2013 are still pretty flat. That being the case I suspect margins on that 10 % increase...

Commodities

The farmer will come to the dealer who services him best. It proves that in agriculture, loyalty to the dealer is stronger than loyalty to the brand!” Bill Ratliff, Founder, President/CEO, Chairman Board AGCO, Duluth, Georgia . . . Over the...

With American PERMALIGHT, there is always a reliable path to safety.

Being caught in the dark, in any situation, can be nerve-racking. Being caught in the dark in an emergency situation can be terrifying and potentially life-threatening. American PERMALIGHT, Inc., Torrance, Calif., has been providing NON-electrical...

Question and Answer

Q.  Dave, I’ve tried for months to see a prospect account, but can’t get them to return my calls.  When is it best to just give up? A.  There is a question we have all asked at one time or another.  As usual, there...

Why some salespeople would be the worst sales managers

The psychology of sales managers is an interesting area. Conventional wisdom may assume that the best salespeople will transition beautifully into management. However, nothing can be farther from the truth. To promote the star salesperson to a managerial...

Foamy Corner Guards now in additional shapes

PERMALIGHT® just introduced NEW shapes of its foamy cushioned bumper guards, NOW offering 15 different shapes, all made of durable, recyclable polyurethane foam and easily to install on racks, shelves, garage walls, columns, protrusions and...

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...

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...

TVH adds fork mounted brooms

TVH is now offering fork mounted brooms. Available in two different sizes, medium (60”), designed for medium to heavy sweeping. It has eight bristle rows, suitable for industrial sweeping indoors and outdoors with integrated fork mounting. The...

Standard-Knapp announces Model 199 Continuous Motion Case Sealer
High speed consistent sealing of all incoming cases

Standard-Knapp , a manufacturer of innovative packaging machinery, announces the availability of the Model 199 continuous-motion case sealer, ideal for high-speed sealing of primed flap and re-shipper cases (RSC). The high efficiency Model...

Toyota expands 8-Series line with the new stand-up rider forklift

Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) announced the launch of its new 8-Series Electric Stand-Up Rider Counterbalance forklifts. Available in 3,000 to 4,000 lb. lifting capacities, the new line is exceptionally rugged and durable providing...

Akro-Mils unveils Product Video Library

Akro-Mils , a provider in storage, organization and transport products, introduces a new Product Video Library for its customers. This new resource is available by clicking here . This resource library features 88 product demonstration videos, including:...

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

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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