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February 2017
Where is the material handling industry headed in 2017? Read this month's cover story - "New technologies streamline warehouses" to learn more.

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Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence levels near all-time high in February

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation  (the Foundation) released the February 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment...

Discovery Robotics signs exclusive agreement with Diversey Care

Discovery Robotics Corporation announced that it has finalized an exclusive supply contract with the Diversey Care Division of Sealed Air Corporation .  The contract covers Discovery Robotics’ model FX250 industrial-grade floor cleaning...

TVH is installing a new warehouse automation system

TVH in the Americas (TVH),  provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industry is building a new Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS) in their Olathe warehouse. It is designed...

UniCarriers Americas awards scholarships to three students

UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) announced three recipients of the annual UniCarriers Americas Scholarship Program. The scholarship is awarded to legal dependents of UCA employees who display outstanding academic achievement. To be eligible...

Universal Lighting Technologies announces new regional sales manager in Canada

Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. , global provider of lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, has announced the addition of Blair MacGillis as the company’s Canadian distribution and OEM regional sales manager for the Quebec and...

Canadian Equipment Rentals Corp. enters into agreement to sell General Rental Assets to Cooper Rentals Canada Inc.

Canadian Equipment Rentals Corp. (“CERC” or the “Company”) has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Cooper Rentals Canada Inc. (“Cooper”), to sell all the assets of its wholly-owned subsidiary, 4-Way Equipment...

Sovella becomes Treston Inc.

Sovella is now Treston Inc. Treston has been a European leader in workspace design since the late 1960s. In 2011, Sovella Group was acquired by Treston Group and the two companies joined forces. Since then, the North American branch, located in Canton,...

Caterpillar to establish global headquarters in Chicago area

Caterpillar Inc. announced it will locate a limited group of senior executives and support functions in the Chicago area later this year and reaffirmed the ongoing importance of its presence in Peoria and Central Illinois.  “Caterpillar’s...

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....

New technologies streamline warehouses

Probably before you see self-driving vehicles on the roads, you will see them in warehouses. The OTTO self-driving vehicles (SDV) are ready for use in warehouses, said spokesman Meghan Hennessey. Designed by OTTO Motors, for material transport,...

The future is NOW!

I have to quit reading all these publications I receive on the various email accounts I have open.  They keep giving me crazy ideas how to make more money in this industry, but at the same time disrupt the status quo. For example, I am looking...

Is 2017 the year robots finally take over?

Hollywood has produced no shortage of films about robot rebellion over the years, but in the early days of sci-fi cinema, the malevolent robot was usually just a metallic version of the rubber-suited monster. It had no agenda beyond smashing stuff and...

Akro-Mils celebrates 70 years

70 years ago, brothers bonded their initials together to create a company name. Isidore and Louis Myers referenced their original last name of Schneiderman along with the town of the company's birth, Akron, Ohio, to name Akro-Mils. Isidore was put...

How to revive cold leads

Last month I was interviewed for an article on how to revive leads that have gone cold. In case you didn’t see that article online, I shared some useful info that might apply to you, so here are the suggestions I gave in response to the author’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...

Pallet transfer cart easily moves pallets wherever needed

Verti-Lift introduces a heavy-duty transfer cart quickly and ergonomically moves pallets and other heavy components (up to 4000 capacity) within production environments.   This custom-designed solution includes a gravity roller conveyor,...

Brady SPC debuts new specialty spill kits

  Brady,  provider of industrial and safety printing systems and solutions, today announced its new Brady SPC Specialty Spill Kits. These new kits are designed for hard-to-treat spills, including formaldehyde, bodily fluids, mercury...

Scale calibration service helps companies meet ISO requirements

A scale inspection and calibration service that can be performed annually or at some other interval to assure accuracy and conformance to quality requirements is being offered by Alliance Scale, Inc. of Canton, MA. The Alliance Scale Calibration...

Camcode’s Adhesive Warehouse Floor Label Handle a 2,500 lb. Drag Test

Camcode's Warehouse Floor Labels are the most durable floor marking solutions for bulk and staging locations. The frame protects the label from the abuse of pallets and vehicular traffic, and there are no screws to damage the floor. Camcode's Warehouse...

WSI Global announces PackMate

WSI Global, manufacturer of finishing equipment for the carton converting, liquid packaging, and corrugated industries, announces PackMate, a simple, safe and effective way to put product into cases while keeping labor and set up times at a minimum....

Kardex Remstar new LR 35 bin handling solution retrieves goods In no time

The new Kardex Remstar LR 35 is designed for fast retrieval making it the perfect fit for spare part and MRO inventory handling, which can be expensive. According to the Pareto principle, 80 percent of a company’s revenue is generated with just...

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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