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September 2014
Proper and adequate financing is key to the success of your business. Garry Bartecki lays out five steps to consider regarding financing in this months cover story.

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UTi Worldwide and Ansell name Safmarine "Partner of the Year"

UTi Worldwide Inc., a global supply chain services and solutions company, together with its client, Ansell Limited, named Safmarine their "Partner of the Year" for 2013-2014 during their annual Ocean carrier performance review  meeting in July. ...

Toyota North American Parts names Holland and Reddaway as 2014 LTL Logistics Partners of the Year

Holland and Reddaway announced both companies have been recognized in their service regions by Toyota North American Parts as 2014 LTL Logistics Partners of the Year. The Toyota North American Parts Operations honored the carriers as their top-rated...

BTS releases June 2014 freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)

The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, declined 0.9 percent in June from May, falling after four consecutive monthly increases, according to the U.S....

LEDtronics LED lighting helps Florida town protect sea turtle nesting

The City of Fernandina Beach, Florida, has completed modifications and upgrades to the lights at its Main Beach Park using LED turtle-friendly high power lighting that will protect sea turtle nesting without compromising the public’s safety at...

Reddaway professional drivers head to 2014 National Truck Driving Championships

Reddaway professional drivers and safety superstars Jeff Payne, John VanBuren and Dan Istre are competing this week at the 2014 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) held in Pittsburgh, Pa. Drivers must finish first in their respective classes...

New Penn professional driver heads to 2014 National Truck Driving Championships

New Penn  announced that professional driver and safety superstar Rick Gagnon won the 5-axle division at the Rhode Island State Truck Driving Championships. He will now move on to compete with other national driving champions at the 2014 National...

Holland recognized for performance excellence with two 2014 Quest for Quality Awards

Holland has again earned Logistics Management magazine's Quest for Quality award, extending its winning streak to 29 consecutive years. This year, Holland was recognized as one of the best in the 2014 South/South Central LTL Regional and Midwest/North...

Reddaway recognized for performance excellence with 2014 Quest for Quality Award

Reddaway is proud to announce that it has again been recognized as one of the leading transportation logistics providers in the industry in Logistics Management 's 2014 Quest for Quality Awards Survey. For the 21 st year, Reddaway was singled...

What do you know about your service market potential?

I just read a highly interesting article in Reuters written by James Kelleher about Caterpillar. Because there were some quotes in the article by Caterpillar executives, the article quite necessarily had to have the “blessings” of Caterpillar....

Sales people: position yourselves with power

His eyes were narrow and bloodshot from staying out late and partying too heavily the previous night.  A two-day old stubble framed his face.  He was wearing a dark colored tee-shirt, which he hadn’t tucked in, a pair of jeans, and scuffed...

Five steps to consider regarding financing

Proper and adequate financing is one of the legs of the stool that keeps your business operating. We need the financing to support cash flow, to support parts inventory, work-in-process and new and used equipment inventories. Banks as well as vendors...

How and why Action Learning works

What is Action Learning? Action Learning is an employee development program where organizations solve critical and complex problems in real time, while simultaneously building strong leaders. This form of “learning by doing” is the primary...

Family leadership drives Felling Trailers to 40th anniversary

Merle Felling never sold his business short. “He always dreamed big. He felt you can never dream big enough,” said Brenda Jennissen, Felling's daughter and the current vice president of finance and public relations for Felling Trailers....

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...

Wells Lamont Industrial introduces cut resistant tube sleeve (KRG)

Wells Lamont Industrial introduces its cut resistant tube sleeve (KRG). Manufactured in the USA, the KRG sleeve provides ANSI Level 4 cut resistance and outstanding flame resistant properties.  This highly reusable sleeve is made from Kevlar®...

Crown Equipment showcases vertically integrated manufacturing
IMPACT Manufacturing Summit

Crown Equipment Corporation shared a few of its successes regarding the company’s vertically integrated approach to manufacturing at this year’s IMPACT Manufacturing Summit in Denver. Dave Beddow, Crown Equipment’s vice president...

Akro-Mils develops multi-load tote
for world’s largest goods-to-person AS/RS

Designing and building a 1-million-sq.-ft. warehouse is a daunting task. For a leading distributor of industrial goods, the stakes were high to deliver flawless order fulfillment for customers throughout the United States and internationally —...

Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks announces new 8,000 lb. capacity electric walkie end rider trucks

Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks , manufacturer of reliable and affordable forklift trucks for hard-working applications, announced the addition of its new 8,000 lb. capacity electric walkie end rider truck to its existing product line. The new PWR40...

Sovella introduces new iWorkbench iPad app

Designing a customized workstation is now as easy as downloading the NEW iWorkbench app from the App Store! Sovella's 3D Design Tool app iWorkbench walks users through the process of building a work station designed specifically for their application....

YRC Freight introduces redesigned website and instant, easy-to-use dimensional web quoting

YRC Freight announced the launch of a new Dimensional Web Quoting application which follows the successful debut last month of a redesigned YRC Freight website. The Dimensional Web Quoting application will make it easier than ever for customers...

EnKon improves ergonomics with scissor lift and rotate system for carts

EnKon Systems , Herkules Equipment Corporation’s brand name of lift systems, designed, engineered, and manufactured a pneumatic scissor lift and rotate system to specifically fit a customer’s cart for improving ergonomics and productivity...

Quantum Storage Systems announces new catalog

Quantum Storage Systems announces its new, four-color, 132-page catalog that boasts the industry’s largest selection of heavy-duty plastic bins and bin systems, steel shelving, wire shelving, and storage containers.  Quantum’s stainless...

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...

International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association announces keynote speakers, agenda for 82nd Annual Meeting

The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) , the worldwide association representing toll facility owners and operators and the businesses that serve them, officially announced keynote speakers for their upcoming 82nd Annual Meeting...

Distribution Roundtable to tour the Oriental Trading Company distribution center

The Distribution Roundtable is scheduling a tour on September 18, 2014 of the distribution center of the Oriental Trading Company, Inc., the nation’s largest direct retailer of value-priced party supplies, arts and crafts, toys, novelties, and...

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.

May 2015 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of May 2015. May 10 - 13, 2015: MHI Spring Meeting Charlotte Marriott City Center | Charlotte, NC

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