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October Calendar of Events
October 1-4 : MHI Annual Conference – Boca Raton Resort – Boca Raton, FL
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, ...
November Calendar of Events
November 2 : Women in the Industry Event November 16: YPN Webinar : Smarter Goals
Family leadership and key partnerships guide Bublitz Material Handling to 90-year mark.
Eileen Schmidt
Friday October 20, 2017
It was nearly a century ago that Jeff Bublitz's grandfather started his North Kansas City, Mo.-based construction machinery business, an operation that has since established a track record of diversifying and evolving.  Bublitz Machinery ...
The new manager check list
Caliper Corporation
Friday October 20, 2017
In an ideal business world, all companies would have programs to identify high-potential employees and develop future leaders, and upper management would establish structured training programs to help first-time manager’s transition from individual-contributor ...
People don’t fail. Oh, wait. Yes they do.
Jeffrey Gitomer
Friday October 20, 2017
Ever hear the old saying, “Failure is an event, not a person.” That statement is half right. Failure is an event AND a person. The bigger statements are: Failure is avoidable. Failure is a lesson — a hard one. No one celebrates ...
Welcome aboard
Garry Bartecki
Friday October 20, 2017
No, not a typo. I am not welcoming you aboard my seagoing vessel. I am suggesting a method to improve your operations, better plan for the future and a way to prepare for your transition out of the business. And again, this is one of my “Don’t ...
SOP – The key to efficiency
Dave Baiocchi
Friday October 20, 2017
If your fiscal year runs concurrent with the calendar (Jan-Dec), then this is usually the time of year when the management team begins to put together the battle plan for the upcoming year.  This is can be a painstaking and arduous process and ...
Warehouse technology drives cost down
Susan Miller Hellert
Friday October 20, 2017
Warehouse efficiency has always been an integral part of business systems. As costs and competition increase and profit margins decrease, this efficiency has become essential for the continuation of a company’s existence. Methods of efficiency ...
Nuts & Bolts
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending October 14, 2017
Wednesday October 18, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending October 14, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 548,264 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.1 percent compared with the same week last ...
Statement on the passing of former Greenbrier board member Dan O'Neal
Monday October 16, 2017
The  Greenbrier Companies, Inc. remembers A. Daniel O'Neal, who was a long-time member of the Greenbrier family. Dan O'Neal died at home on October 10 at the age of 81. The Company extends its condolences to his family, particularly his ...
Freight claim denied after Hurricane Maria?
Popular carrier defense may not hold water
Monday October 16, 2017
Hell and high water doesn’t mean your carrier is off the hook for damaging your shipment. Carriers shipping products that were damaged during Hurricane Maria or Hurricane Irma are eager to deny liability using a common defense known as Act of ...
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending October 7, 2017
Monday October 16, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending October 7, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 554,826 carloads and intermodal units, up 6.3 percent compared with the same week last year. ...
Delta-Q Technologies to supply battery chargers for Haulotte North America’s telescopic trailer line
Monday October 9, 2017
Delta-Q Technologies  (Delta-Q), provider of battery charging solutions for electric drive vehicles and industrial machines, announced that  Haulotte North America  (HNA) has selected the company as a charging solutions supplier for ...
Camso grows service and distribution presence in US with the purchase of Stanley Industrial Tires
Friday October 6, 2017
Camso continues to grow its tire service and distribution presence in Texas and Louisiana with the acquisition of Stanley Industrial Tires. With a strong and dedicated team of tire specialists and service technicians in three locations in Texas ...
AAR reports rail traffic for September and week ending September 30, 2017
Wednesday October 4, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending September 30, 2017, as well as volumes for September 2017. U.S. railroads originated 1,044,563 carloads in September 2017, down 2.3 percent, or -24,106 carloads, ...
AAR’s CEO highlights freight rail’s vital role in moving America’s economy
Wednesday October 4, 2017
Testifying before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Rail Subcommittee today Edward R. Hamberger, president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), made the case for policies that encourage sustained private investment in the ...
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending September 23, 2017
Wednesday September 27, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending September 23, 2017, which set a new record for intermodal traffic in both the U.S. and Canada. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 548,204 ...
AAR calls for policymakers to seize opportunity with tax reform
Wednesday September 27, 2017
Edward R. Hamberger, president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), issued the following statement applauding the latest details on tax reform, released by the U.S. Congress and Trump administration:  “As the private ...
Wabash National Corporation completes acquisition of Supreme Industries, Inc.
Wednesday September 27, 2017
Wabash National Corporation , a diversified industrial manufacturer and producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, has completed the acquisition of Supreme Industries, Inc., manufacturer of truck bodies, following a cash ...
ELFA’s survey of economic activity: August 2017 leasing and finance index
Tuesday September 26, 2017
Equipment 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 ...
Holland named 2016 Regional LTL Carrier of the Year by Transplace
Monday September 25, 2017
Holland  has been selected by Transplace as its 2016 Regional LTL Carrier of the Year. The award identifies top carriers in categories, based on over 20 million annual shipments across more than 300 customers. Transplace selected award winners ...
QubeVu GoCart™ brings the power of QubeVu dimensioning everywhere you need it
Thursday October 19, 2017
QubeVu  already offers the world's fastest dimensioning. Now you can bring it where you need it – from your loading dock to your warehouse aisle – and boost efficiency even more.  GoCart  comes complete with it's own swappable ...
Rack Engineering Division introduces the rotating pallet rack shelf
Wednesday October 18, 2017
Rack Engineering Division , a manufacturer of custom storage and material handling products specifically designed for high weight capacities and heavy use, released information about their new rtating pallet rack shelf. The rotating pallet rack ...
New auto-leveling attachment improves ergonomics of order picking
Tuesday October 17, 2017
The PalletPal Order Picker Load Leveler from Southworth Products attaches to any standard order picking lift to make the job of order picking or stock replenishing faster, safer and easier. Built on the proven design of PalletPal Level Loaders, the ...
Metric size, tapped type steel vibration dampening leveling mounts from JW Winco
Tuesday October 17, 2017
JW Winco, Inc. , a Ganter Company, supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 342.1/342.2 metric size, tapped and threaded stud type steel vibration dampening leveling mounts. The specified load for these RoHS ...
Design your own SmartFlex® pallet system conveyor quickly & easily with Dorner’s D-Tools
Tuesday October 17, 2017
Dorner’s SmartFlex® pallet system conveyors are now available in D-Tools, Dorner’s online conveyor configurator that includes 2D and 3D CAD libraries and other functions. Using D-Tools, project engineers, plant managers and others ...
GRI debuts one of the widest industrial solid tires
Wednesday October 11, 2017
From factories to warehouses to logistic centers and ports, GRI offers industrial tires for various applications. Benefited from wide industry experience and expertise, GRI tires are designed, developed and produced at one of the newest manufacturing ...
National Fleet Products introduces loading ramps for rear and side door applications
Tuesday October 10, 2017
National Fleet Products , a North American supplier of loading ramps and other aftermarket accessories for commercial vehicles,  introduced several versions of its unique WM System loading ramps. Designed as a low-cost, maintenance-free alternative ...
Shaft collars & couplings eliminate lost screws and assembly delays
Tuesday October 10, 2017
A new line of two-piece and hinged shaft collars and shaft couplings with captive clamp screws that eliminate lost screws and assembly issues is being introduced by Stafford Manufacturing Corp. of Wilmington, Massachusetts. Stafford’s captive ...
LEDtronics new decorative LED post top fixtures bring modern design to area lighting
Tuesday October 10, 2017
LEDtronics'®  all-new series of dimmable decorative LED post top fixtures will give your location a modern and attractive look, all while saving you money on energy and maintenance costs! The series features the PTF000 walkway post top ...
New camera kits now available from TVH
Tuesday October 10, 2017
TVH in the Americas (TVH), has extended their camera inventory with four new high quality camera kits that can be used for a wide variety of applications such as construction machinery, material handling trucks, mining machinery, and other heavy ...
SSI adds new LED worklight
Tuesday October 3, 2017
Superior Signals, Inc. (SSI) has expanded their LED worklight product line. The new SYLED2000R is a heavy duty LED worklight and perfect addition to the bed rails of your work truck.  This worklight will ensure that you will never be stuck working ...
JW Winco introduces metric sze, rapid release pins
Tuesday October 3, 2017
JW Winco, Inc. , a Ganter Company and supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 214.2 metric size, rapid release pins with plastic push button, steel shank, securing pins, and pull ring. The RoHS compliant rapid ...
New stop, tail, turn and back-up combo lights from SSI
Monday October 2, 2017
Superior Signals, Inc. (SSI) has expanded their Truck & Trailer lighting product line to include stop, tail, turn and back-up combo lights! These new, innovative improvements combine two functions into one light. You are now able to safely signal ...
Features of Purkeys’ new AWARE audio interface management system
Friday September 29, 2017
Purkeys recently released their AWARE™ (an audio interface management system), which connects with the speaker system in a truck’s cab to wirelessly route messages from the telematics alert system through the speakers. In addition ...
KH series: APEM’s new power rocker switches
Friday September 29, 2017
APEM’s K range, well-known for its robustness, is now complemented with a new model named KH. Designed for harsh environments, KH series rocker switches are protected against accidental actuation with a protection guard. Protection guard on ...
Kinedyne unveils load-rated curtain-side system with double-decking rapid cargo access technologies
Wednesday September 27, 2017
Kinedyne LLC ,  designer, manufacturer and distributor of cargo control technologies, including cargo securement, capacity and access solutions for the transportation industry, unveiled a variety of new systems designed to address increasing pressures ...
Dematic announces North American availability of dual-use automated guided vehicle
Wednesday September 27, 2017
Dematic , global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announced the North American market availability this fall of the iGo neo CX 20, a dual-use automated guided vehicle (AGV). As a dual-use ...
Portable electric scissor lifts from Verti-Lift provide ergonomic lifting 
Tuesday September 26, 2017
Verti-Lift portable scissor lifts provide ergonomic lifting wherever needed within industrial or commercial facilities.  They are ideal for moving heavy loads between work cells, moving work-in-process, adjusting operator ergonomic work heights, ...
ALL Crane adds two Manitowoc MLC650s, four Grove GRT8100s
Monday September 25, 2017
The ALL Family of Companies has strengthened its fleet by adding two versatile and popular Manitowoc MLC650 crawler cranes, as well as four new Grove GRT8100 rough terrain cranes. The large capacity MLC650 has a 717 USt capacity and features ...
Purkeys offers new product for truck cabs
Monday September 25, 2017
Purkeys is announcing the addition of a new product that aims to make receiving audio alerts in truck cabs easier and more effective. The wireless AWARE™ connects with the speaker system in a truck’s cab to route messages received ...
Safely secure your equipment keys with the lock-out box from TVH
Monday September 25, 2017
TVH in the Americas (TVH), provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industry, is dedicated to workplace safety. One often overlooked piece of safety equipment is the Lock-Out Box or Group ...
ECCO introduces EW3000 and EW3010 Series remote spotlights
Monday September 25, 2017
ECCO , manufacturer of commercial vehicle warning and safety equipment, has announced the release of two, motorized searchlights. The EW3000 and EW3010 Series spotlights can be installed wirelessly and are available in black or white housings.  ...
Shifting Gears
MH Equipment partners with Combilift
Thursday October 19, 2017
Fred Metzger, President of MH Equipment , has announced that MH Equipment will be partnering with Combilift to become a stocking dealer. Combilift, based in Monaghan, Ireland, has grown to become the global leader in the long-handling market. The company ...
Barcoding names Mirabito 2017 Innovator of the Year
Thursday October 19, 2017
Barcoding, Inc. ,  provider of supply chain efficiency, accuracy and connectivity, has named Mirabito its 2017 Innovator of the Year. Presented annually by Barcoding at its Executive Forum, this award recognizes a team within a company ...
Toyota Forklifts join to support its own in wake of hurricane
Monday October 16, 2017
Toyota Forklifts announced a $50,000 donation to Hurricane Harvey relief in Gulf Coast communities. The donations will be a team effort from Toyota with Toyota Industries Corporation, Toyota Material Handling U.S.A., Toyota Industrial Equipment and ...
Associated recognized as one of Chicago’s largest privately held companies
Monday October 16, 2017
Associated has been recognized as one of Crain’s Chicago Business’ Largest Privately Held on their 2017 list.  Tim Combs, President/CEO of Associated said, “We strive to satisfy the needs of our customers and look forward to ...
Universal Lighting Technologies welcomes new agency partner in Ohio
Monday October 16, 2017
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. , leader in lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, announced a partnership with Riffle & Associates, Inc. With offices in Cleveland and Cincinnati, Riffle & Associates will represent Universal ...
Cambridge Security Seals secures another patent for innovative manufacturing technique
Monday October 16, 2017
Cambridge Security Seals (“CSS”), an American manufacturer of tamper-evident and loss prevention security seals, was awarded a patent (U.S. Patent No. 9,770,839) by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its innovative in-line ...

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