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ELFA’s Survey of Economic Activity: Janaury 2017 Leasing and Finance Index

The E quipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall...

NEW undergraduate scholarship program launched by the IBTTA

NEW scholarship program has been launched by the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA)  for current undergraduate students pursuing a degree in engineering; urban and rural planning; construction management; public policy/public...

Aptean acquires irms|360 Enterprise Solutions

Aptean , provider of mission critical enterprise software solutions, announced the agreement to acquire irms|360 Enterprise Solutions, a division of Upp Technology , which includes Cloud Warehouse Management, Asset Management and Emergency Management...

New Holland Construction manufactures its 250,000th skid steer loader

New Holland Construction is proud to announce that it has manufactured its 250,000th skid steer loader to date. New Holland Construction began skid steer manufacturing 45 years ago in its facility in Grand Island, NE. Skid Steer manufacturing...

AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending February 18, 2017

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending February 18, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 531,123 carloads and intermodal units, up 6.8 percent compared with the same week last...

Associated recognized as 2016 Supply Chain Segment Leader

 Ferrara Candy Company has named Associated the 2016 Supply Chain Segment Leader at their Supplier Innovation Summit. “We place a high degree of value on our relationship with Ferrara and are humbled to be recognized as the 2016 Supply...

ISA reports strong start to 2017

The February ISA Economic Indicator Report (EIR) from the Industrial Supply Association showed that manufacturers and distributors started the year off strong, with both indices rising in January. The ISA Manufacturer Index increased to 63.5 in...

MCFA to break ground on new facility

A joint venture of Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America and Jungheinrich will soon break ground on a facility in Conroe Industrial Park, according to Origin Bank. The bank, formerly known as Community Trust Bank, provided financing for the...

Women in Trucking celebrates 10th anniversary

Ellen Voie has a specific definition of success. It is a female driver backing a truck into a dock and no one commenting on her professional skill. It is female engineers, trucking company executives, technicians, and truck or trailer saleswomen...

Measurements

One of my favorite quotes from the late Peter Drucker is “You cannot manage what you do not measure.” There are dozens, if not hundreds, of business organizations in our industry that still do not understand this basic theorem. These companies...

Gen Z: Coming soon to a company near you

Are you sick of the word “Millennials” (with a capital M) yet? That’s a rhetorical question, by the way. Of course you’re sick of it. People are so tired of reading about Millennials and their supposed need to feel special,...

Quit talking about your thing
in unique value proposition

Talking about your thing usually gets you in trouble. In sales, I mean. One of the biggest problems unsuccessful salespeople have is that they talk about their things right away, and it causes resistance. In emails, InMails, voice mails, and IF they...

Buy…sell…or something in the middle?

No doubt about it....lift truck dealers as well as certain OEM's are interested in buying your dealership. On the other hand, there are just as many dealers interested in selling because demand is there along with low interest rates which benefit all...

The course of the river

At the beginning of every year most companies take an assessment of their progress over the preceding 12 months, and set goals and objectives that if obtained in the ensuing year, most likely will require managing a change of some type within the organization....

Loftware Spectrum® 3.0 makes applying sophisticated business logic simple

Loftware, Inc., global provider of  Enterprise Labeling Solutions , announced Loftware Spectrum 3.0, the latest release of the only 100% browser-based solution designed to meet complex, high volume customer and regulatory labeling requirements...

Kinedyne reengineers Kaptive beam decking system

Kinedyne LLC , manufacturer and distributor of cargo control products for the transportation industry, redesigned the head assembly trigger mechanism and beam adjustment tool for its Kaptive Beam Decking System. Kinedyne’s Kaptive Beam Decking...

Purkeys liftgate double check tests the 7-way

Purkeys , a company focused on providing electrical solutions for the heavy-duty trucking industry, has developed a product that gives technicians a quick and easy way to check cords and trucks to make sure they are capable of delivering enough power...

Lenze smart automation solution teams up panel controller and frequency inverter

A global manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technologies, Lenze has introduced an intelligent automation solution package combining the Lenze p300 Panel Controller and the Lenze i500 Frequency Inverter. ...

New Holland Construction manufactures its 250,000th skid steer loader

New Holland Construction is proud to announce that it has manufactured its 250,000th skid steer loader to date. New Holland Construction began skid steer manufacturing 45 years ago in its facility in Grand Island, NE. Skid Steer manufacturing...

Osborn introduces Needle Rollers to Load Runners® division

Osborn introduced a line of Needle Roller Cam Followers to its Load Runners ® division. This range complements the full line of standard and customized idler roller and rail solutions that Osborn has led the market with for decades. Osborn’s...

Honeywell launches new products, solutions to increase efficiency, productivity across supply chains

Honeywell introduced its latest technology breakthroughs and innovative solutions for manufacturers, distribution centers, logistics providers, delivery firms and retailers to help drive efficiency across their supply chain operations. The new technology...

C3 Solutions releases new dock scheduling ROI calculator

C3 Solutions , a global provider of yard management and dock scheduling systems announces the launch of its revamped dock appointment scheduling ROI calculator. The C3 ROI Tool is a free online analysis tool to help business determine dock appointment...

February Calendar of Events

February 16: Webinar: The Bad Ergonomics of Order Fulfillment and Stocking...and What to Do About it, presented by EASE - Register February 23: YPN Webinar - The Leadership Foundation - Register  

PACK EXPO East 2017 is just two weeks away

Get ready for a great show How to make the most of PACK EXPO East 2017 PACK EXPO East 2017 is just two weeks away (Feb. 27–March 1, 2017; Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia), which means it’s time to download the PACK EXPO...

2017 IWLA Convention & Expo: Leadership that Inspires

The International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA), the resource for warehouse logistics, will host the 2017 IWLA Convention & Expo ,  March 19-21, 2017 , in Palm Springs, Calif. The theme “Leadership that Inspires” speaks...

Leading manufacturing groups to host the MFG Meeting 2017

AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology will partner with the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) to present The MFG Meeting 2017, March 22 – 25, at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Amelia Island, Florida. The annual...

March Calendar of Events

March 23: Webinar: How Industry 4.0 and IIoT is Transforming Material Handling & Supply Chain - Register

Launching in Europe - The Battery Show 2017

Launching in Europe - April 4-6, 2017 Following continuous growth in North America and high demand from our US partners, we are excited to announce the launch of The Battery Show Europe in Germany,  4-6 April, 2017.  Co-located...

April 2017 Calendar of Events

May Calendar of Events

May 18 : YPN Webinar – PIVOT : The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One May 22-24 : MHI Spring Meetings – Marriot Center City – Charlotte, NC

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