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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 will take additional steps in coming days to address 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...

Compadre wins DuPont Innovative Packaging Award

Solving one of the shipping and freight industrys' biggest challenges, Compadre LLC, a leading packaging design, testing and engineering firm based in Austin, Texas, announced today that its newly patented Küboxshipping containers have...

Chattanooga Logistics executive joins IWLA Board of Directors

Members of the International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA), the resource for warehouse logistics, recently elected Scott Mayfield, president of Kenco Management Services, LLC, to a three-year term on the IWLA board of directors. Mayfield’s...

Augusta Logistics executive elected to the IWLA Executive Committee

Members of the International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA), the resource for warehouse logistics, recently elected Frank Anderson, vice president of RBW Logistics based in Augusta, Ga., as secretary of the IWLA Executive Committee. Anderson’s...

Always hire the best employees possible

Successful equipment dealers discovered long ago that their employees are the dealership’s most important assets. Successful dealers know that results are only achieved through and with their personnel. There is an old adage that advises successful...

2015 top five trends in enterprise labeling

Today, there are a variety of factors impacting supply chain strategy and ultimately labeling processes. Therefore, it’s important to take a close look at what changes are driving today’s trends in labeling, which has become a mission-critical...

West Point Rack keeps the customer happy

There is a key component to West Point Rack's business philosophy - focus on Material handling dealers. Terry Sroka. CEO of Omaha, Neb.-based West Point Rack, believes that selling direct to the end user will only create problems. “If you want...

Are you a team player?

It’s pretty much a given that employers want their staff members to be “team players.” What hiring manager is going to say, “Team player? Nah, I’d really like to add some selfish backstabbers to my group”? In a...

Q&A: Voicemail call backs

Q.  We use the phone for keeping contact with many accounts.  I also use it for cold calling phone prospects.  Any hints on how to entice prospects to call back, since over 60 percent of calls are answered by voice mail? A. ...

Safety roots protect work, home and life

A culture of safety at work prevents accidents, saves down time and money, and might even keep employees safer at home. Companies identify risks well, said Mark Micheles, vice president of sales in North America for Safety Today. “But getting...

Komatsu Forklift introduces new forklift operator training program

Komatsu Forklift announced an alliance with the National Safety Council (NCS) to introduce the new Komatsu Forklift Operator Training Program. The Komatsu Forklift Operator Training Program teaches trainers, supervisors, managers, and operators...

Standard Knapp announces new trayshrink packer

Standard-Knapp , manufacture of innovative packaging machinery, announces the 298 Tritium Trayshrink Packer with Robo-Wand™ wrapping module, a single machine that can pack in three pack styles – tray, pad or unsupported. Unlike other...

New Smart Storage for tools from Kardex Remstar

Kardex Remstar has developed its portfolio for optimized storage and management of tools. There are now even more ways of ensuring safe, space-saving storage of tools in the Shuttle XP Vertical Lift Module (VLM) so they are readily available at...

Fairbanks Scales offers FB indicators for vehicle weighing applications

Fairbanks Scales, Inc. offers three series of FB Indicators: the FB6001 Analog Scale Instrument, the FB3000 II Remote Terminal Unit and the FB2550 Instrument. These user-friendly vehicle weighing instruments are equipped with necessary functions...

Columbus McKinnon introduces new Yalelift 360 ATEX hoist for harsh environments

When you need a rugged manual hoist ideal for use in harsh environments, turn to the new Yalelift 360 ATEX hand chain hoist from Columbus McKinnon Corporation . A leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, Columbus McKinnon...

Crown Equipment helps WERC Conference attendees uncover material handling equipment utilization opportunities

Crown Equipment , one of the world’s largest material handling companies, recently shared best practices for maximizing forklift operator productivity and efficiency with attendees at this year’s Warehousing Education and Research...

Introducing a new battery maintenance app

With Battery Steward it’s simpler now than ever before to maintain your forklift batteries! Download the app for FREE on the App Store or Google Play . What is Battery Steward?  Battery Steward is a cloud-based solution...

UniCarriers offers new walkie stacker series

UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) offers two powerful stacker models, the Platinum WSX, walkie straddle stacker and the Platinum WCX, walkie counterbalance stacker. Both models are built for high performance and easy maintenance, and have...

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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