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Wolter Power Systems appoints new vice president - general manager

Wolter Power Systems , a member of Wolter Group LLC, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Rubens as vice president – general manager. He replaces Dan Martin who has retired after 16 years with the company. Rubens graduated from the...

KION North America announces agreement with Volvo Car US Operations Inc.

KION North America , member of one of the world’s largest manufacturers of industrial trucks, today announced an agreement with Volvo Car US Operations Inc. The company will now provide material handling equipment for the automotive manufacturer’s...

Kinedyne expands Alabama Facility, consolidates diversified operations 

Kinedyne LLC , manufacturer and distributor of cargo control products for the transportation industry, announced that it is close to completing a major relocation, consolidation and expansion effort designed to make the company more efficient, competitive...

IWLA supports launch of Americans for Modern Transportation coalition

The International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA), the resource for warehouse logistics, is partnering with a diverse group of U.S.-based shippers, deliverers, and retailers to launch the  Americans for Modern Transportation (AMT)  coalition....

EnerSys® District Manager George Porter earns 2016 President’s Award 

EnerSys® , provider of stored energy solutions for industrial applications, is proud to announce that George Porter, the company’s Chicago-area district manager, has received the 2016 President’s Award from the Chicagoland Chapter...

How labeling can help manufacturing companies compete in global marketplace

Labeling today is complex; today’s manufacturers are faced with a range of evolving requirements that complicate the process—and leave many companies accepting this process as the cost of doing business. But it doesn’t have to be....

Inaugural TMHNA program funds top research proposals

In July 2016, Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA) announced the premiere of the TMHNA University Research Program , a sponsored research program created to drive the next generation of technologies for the entire supply chain,...

December MHI Business Activity Index shows improvement over November

Six data series are showing month-over-month expansions in the December MHI Business Actitivity Index report. The data series showing significant improvements from November include business activity, new orders, shipments, unfilled orders, inventories...

Ready for the 2017 financial rollercoaster?

I am going to start out wishing you HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A PROFITABLE NEW YEAR! Thought I would supply the greetings now because we have some serious issues to discuss this month, and by the end of this column the HAPPY HOLIDAYS may hold but the PROFITABLE...

“Shameless” sales tactics you need to avoid

I had thought that today we were beyond much of the sleazy, deceptive tactics often associated with sales. But, sadly, I am wrong, as evidenced by an online article, “No Successful Salesperson Is Too Proud to Use Any of These 12 Shameless...

Managers, put your best foot forward

The pain started as only a dull ache on the bottom of the right heel. But then the left knee decided to join the party. And soon after, the iliotibial band on the outside of the thigh. Between doses of ibuprofen I thought, “Maybe my feet aren’t...

Words to eliminate!

When this issue is published, we will be closing the books on 2016, and heading into a brand new year. As a personal rule, I have never been one to participate in New Year resolutions.  99% (and perhaps more) of the resolutions that people set,...

Hacking people: Why your biggest vulnerability isn't in your IT department

Last week, Chris stopped off at his local coffee shop to have a chai before heading off to a trade show to deliver a keynote speech. As he sat at his usual spot near the counter a heated discussion ensued next to him regarding the 3rd quarter...

How is your year end measuring up?

It is quite common at the end of the year to look back at the year just concluded. How did you do? Did you satisfy your customers? Did you have a good sales year? Did you make money? There is a long list of measures we can consider when we are asked,...

PulseRoller: Compact advanced intelligent conveyor control for the smallest of spaces

ConveyLinx  Ai2 and  Senergy  Ai are the latest innovations by PulseRoller , a brand name for a complete family of 24-volt DC, motorized drive roller products and controls for conveyor OEM, packaging OEM, and overall ...

Brady SPC releases TOUGHSORB™ semi-permanent adhesive mats

Brady , provider of industrial and safety printing systems and solutions, announced its new Brady SPC TOUGHSORB™ Semi-Permanent Adhesive Mats. These mats are easily adhered to and removed from most surfaces for use absorbing leaks,...

METTLER TOLEDO introduces new line of shipping and postal scales

METTLER TOLEDO now offers a new, affordable family of shipping scales, the BC scales. The BC scales provide superior reliability, flexible communication and added-value applications for retail shipping stores, post office counters, corporate mail...

Appleton unveils Areamaster Generation 2 LED luminaires

Retrofitting HID floodlights with new Areamaster Generation 2 LED floodlights from Appleton will save companies upwards of 75% on energy costs, while virtually eliminating maintenance burdens and improving worker productivity by providing uniform,...

Universal Lighting Technologies adds high bay modules to EVERLINE® LED product offerings

Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. , provider of commercial lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, recently announced the expansion of its high-performance EVERLINE® LED line with the addition of the high bay module family. This 22...

Ergo-Matic® series is perfect fit in tight aisles or cramped spaces

The Ergo series allows any male or female operator to safely and effectively handle a drum in a variety of applications without ever touching the drum by hand, avoiding dangerous and time-consuming costs. With over 20 configurations available,...

Access Fixtures launches four-lamp T5 fluorescent high bay light fixtures

Access Fixtures announces the launch of its new four-lamp T5 fluorescent high bay fixtures. The HENO four-lamp T5s with Philips Advance ballasts are available in three styles - lensed, caged and open. Even against LEDs, T5 fluorescent...

Barcoding expands RFID practice and provides expert insight on the top RFID trends for 2017

Barcoding, Inc. , provider of supply chain efficiency, accuracy and connectivity, predicts the top radio frequency identification (RFID) trends to affect the market in 2017 and adds RFID expert, Patrick Richgels, to the expanding RFID practice,...

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...

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

Manufacturing technology associations launch the China Chongqing International Machine Tool Show (CCIMT)

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and the China Machine Tool and Tool Builders' Association (CMTBA) have announced the launch of the China Chongqing International Machine Tool Show (CCIMT) to be held November 13 – 16, 2017,...

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