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Five strategies for optimizing warehouse operations with automation

From SKU proliferation, to e-commerce, to increasing customer demand, changes and trends in today’s supply chains have significantly complicated the warehousing industry. Now, as warehousing organizations look for new ways to stay ahead of these...

TVH is celebrating National Dog Day on August 26th

National Dog Day is August 26 th  and TVH is celebrating man’s best friend with a social media contest. We’re asking our customers and employees to get creative and show off their TotalSource® of Happiness, their dogs....

MTConnect announces extension for Ideation Competition

The deadline for the MTConnect Student Challenge ideation competition has been extended until December 15. In addition to allowing students more time to develop and submit their ideas, this also allows for more entries into the competition. The...

Terex and Konecranes to combine in all-stock merger

Terex Corporation and Konecranes Plc  jointly announced that their respective Boards of Directors have unanimously approved a definitive business comb i nation   agreement and the resulting all-stock merger of equals. Konecranes...

MHI and Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift to acquire UniCarriers Corporation

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift Co., Ltd. have jointly taken the decision to acquire 100% ownership of UniCarriers Corporation by purchasing all shares currently held by Innovation Network Corporation of Japan...

Unicarriers being acquired by MHI and Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift Co.
Move taken to accelerate expansion of business scale and strengthening of business foundations

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift Co., Ltd . have jointly taken the decision to acquire 100% ownership of UniCarriers Corporation by purchasing all shares currently held by Innovation Network Corporation of...

Toyota-Lift of Minnesota breaks ground in Southern Minnesota

Toyota-Lift of Minnesota began a new chapter in its history with the groundbreaking ceremony performed Monday July 26, 2015 for its new Byron building. The 13,000 square-foot building will be completed sometime in late 2015 or early 2016. The building...

Plug Power acquires 'HyPulsion' Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Business in Europe

Plug Power Inc. , a leader in providing clean, reliable energy solutions has entered into a definitive agreement with Axane, S.A., a subsidiary of Air Liquide S.A. to acquire the remaining 80 percent that it doesn't own of HyPulsion, its European joint...

Where have all the truckers gone?
10 tips to fight the shortage

Transportation capacity problems have been a volatile issue over the past twenty years or so. A thorough analysis provided by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, (CSCMP) in its " State of Logistics " report, indicates that by 2017, ...

Are you training your sales people to be sharks?

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year! That’s right, Shark Week , when America celebrates pushy, aggressive salespeople who pounce on unsuspecting customers, take their money, and send them floating downriver before anyone has a chance...

The manager manages, or does he/she?

In writing this month’s article, I went back and researched articles I’ve written in the past years. The following article, written well over twenty years ago, was chosen to update and repeat almost as written. I’ve known many equipment...

For Presto Lifts, orange is the key color.

The bright shade has helped the company's equipment stand out throughout its history - a mark, company leaders say, of the firm's commitment to excellence in the design and manufacture of its pieces. “Any customer that is producing something,...

What to do when they are not the ultimate decision maker

A training client emailed me with this scenario. Perhaps you’ve run into something similar. The rep, Kim, had a prospect, Karen, who agreed that her company should use the sales rep’s company for their purchases of computer media...

“Little data” still important

As you probably know I am a true believer when it comes to benchmarking numbers as often as possible during any given year. I say that because: The benchmarking points out specific areas for review allowing for adjustments to be made before things...

Fire-retardant flexible hoses meet or exceed UL94V-0 requirements

A broad line of standard flexible, self-extinguishing hoses developed for a wide range of commercial and industrial applications where worker safety is critical have been introduced by Flexaust of Warsaw, Indiana. Flexaust UL94V-0 Rated Hoses include...

New 160 watt integrated LED light fixture for classified areas released by Larson Electronics

Manufacturer and supplier of industrial grade lighting equipment Larson Electronics has announced today the release of a new 160 watt integrated LED light fixture approved for Class 1 Division 2 areas and is ideal for hazardous locations where flammable...

Douglas Battery™ online calculator makes it easy to calculate forklift conversion cost

Douglas Battery™ , manufacturer of batteries and chargers for material handling applications, offers fleet managers an easy way to calculate projected savings when converting from internal combustion (IC) forklifts to electric forklifts with...

Galbreath debuts loaded container handler

Galbreath , a Wastequip brand announces the launch of the SLCH Loaded Container Handler. This dynamic container handler offers a safer, more efficient, and more cost effective method of transporting, delivering, and placing front- and rear-load...

The Reel Rotator from Interthor lifts and rotates reels of up to 1,100 lbs
Heavy reels no problem!

The Danish manufacturer of material handling equipment, Logitrans A/S (parent company of Interthor Inc.), now introduces a Reel Rotator! The perfect choice when transporting, lifting and rotating heavy reels with a large diameter. “It is hard,...

Timberland PRO launches Timberland PRO® Workwear

Timberland PRO has officially entered the workwear market by doing what it does best—building premium, technology-inspired, performance-driven products for industrial working consumers. Leveraging the brand equity already established by its...

EnerSys marking a milestone in Forklift Charging Industry

EnerSys® , the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, has delivered its 15,000th Express®fast charge port, a milestone that demonstrates the shift in power preferences among material handling fleets throughout...

Lista unveils leveling base for universal cabinets

For use with any Lista universal cabinet, the new leveling base is designed for an easy aftermarket installation that achieves optimum performance and professional ease of use.  Lista industrial cabinets offer the highest density storage combined...

The Battery Show Conference 2015, Sept 15-17

Hear leading experts explore the current state of play with solid-state batteries, asking what it will take to drive the breakthrough at  The Battery Show Conference 2015,  Sept 15-17 , Novi . Pioneers and potential users of the technology...

BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA to move to a three-year cycle after 2015

Africa's largest trade fair for the construction machinery and mining industry celebrated its premiere in 2013. The next BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) from September 15 to 18, 2015. Following next year's exhibition,...

Inaugural distribution summit announced and call for speakers open

The inaugural Distribution Summit (D15) will be held September 23-24, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology has also opened a call for speakers, which is open until April 17. This is the first meeting...

September 2015 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of September 2015. September  2 - 4, 2015:  Logistix 2015 Convention Center  | Bangkok, Thailand September  15 - 17, 2015: The Battery Show Suburban Collection...

Supply chain experts span Barcoding Inc.’s Executive Forum 5 speaker lineup

Leaders in supply chain management and mobile technology will share insights during systems integrator’s fifth annual conference on Oct. 8 Barcoding, Inc. , a leader in supply chain efficiency, accuracy, and connectivity, announces the speaker...

GS1 US supply chain visibility workshops provide best practices for product traceability

GS1 US will hold two workshops to assist foodservice, retail grocery and apparel/general merchandise organizations with learning the steps needed to identify, capture and share product information for supply chain visibility. WHO: Michele...

CONEXPO Latin America announces co-location of aggregates industry education conference

CONEXPO Latin America 2015 education will feature a new one-day aggregates conference at the show, designed to give producers practical, hands-on education that will help them streamline productivity and increase profitability.   Rock Products...

October 2015 Calendar of Events

Here is the calendar of events for the month of October 2015. October 4-7, 2015: MHI Annual Conference Sawgrass Marriott | Ponte Vedra, FL October 21 - 24, 2015: CONEXPO Latin America Chamber's Edifica Exposition | Santiago, Chile  

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