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October 2017
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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
BEUMER “Made Different” makes a difference for 40 years
Eileen Schmidt
Wednesday September 20, 2017
For four decades, BEUMER Corporation has been a leader in the North American material handling industry. A subsidiary of the global BEUMER Group, the business is part of both a worldwide enterprise and a family-run operation that provides a wealth ...
Fixing your organizational talent gaps
Caliper Corporation
Wednesday September 20, 2017
Talk is cheap, they say. This is especially true in the business world. For example, have you ever purchased an item from a store that claims “We stand behind our products!” only to discover they have all kinds of arcane refund rules when ...
Delegate authority and don’t interfere
Dave Baiocchi
Wednesday September 20, 2017
“ Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out. ” - Ronald Reagan  Delegation is many times fraught with difficulty. ...
Where are you in the game of sales? Setting standards or making quota?
Jeffrey Gitomer
Wednesday September 20, 2017
On March 2, 1962, an unbreakable basketball record was set. I’m a Wilt Chamberlain fan. I have been since the late 1950s. Chamberlain grew up in Philadelphia. (I grew up in Philadelphia’s suburbs.) He went to Overbrook High School ...
Spend a little – make a lot
Garry Bartecki
Wednesday September 20, 2017
There is little doubt that to be successful in the future every dealer on the planet will have to upgrade their operations to include (1) digital systems that apply to all aspects of the business (2) robotics which are sure to become part of every business ...
Women leaders in the heart of commerce
Susan Miller Hellert
Wednesday September 20, 2017
Material Handling: An Important Function of Manufacturing and Logistics. Each and every item of physical commerce must be transported by means of material handling. A purchase on Amazon, the stocking of Walmart’s or Menard’s shelves ...
Dealer finances – always a balancing act
Garry Bartecki
Tuesday August 22, 2017
  This month we will discuss Dealer Finances. A topic not nearly discussed enough among C-level dealer personnel. But before we move on to the topic of the month, I need to relate a couple of my personal experiences related to technology ...
The Jefferds Corporation celebrates 70 years
Eileen Schmidt
Tuesday August 22, 2017
When employees with the Jefferds Corporation are working with a client, they are never on site simply to push fork lift truck sales. “We like to think of ourselves as problem solvers,” said K. Richard Sinclair, company president and CEO. ...
The Eiffel Tower: An iconic monument and a critical lesson
Jeffrey Gitomer
Tuesday August 22, 2017
We went to visit the Eiffel tower again. Our fourth visit in five years. What do you know about the Eiffel Tower? When it was built, it was, to say the least, the most controversial structure of all time. Hundreds protested it, criticized it, campaigned ...
Fielding a successful roster through a competency-based approach
Caliper Corporation
Tuesday August 22, 2017
Previously, we discussed certain advantages to developing talent from within an organization, using Major League Baseball farm systems as a point of comparison. Sticking with the baseball metaphor, let’s look to arguably the game’s best ...
Leading instead of controlling
Dave Baiocchi
Tuesday August 22, 2017
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, worse when they despise him. But of a good leader who talks little when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” ...
Nuts & Bolts
Lantech's 45 years of test data affirms time-tested load security formula
Tuesday September 19, 2017
Poorly secured truck shipments cause an estimated $50 billion of intransit damage globally every year. * At present, there are no official standards governing load stability during shipment. However, there is a growing emphasis on safety and an ...
Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence remains strong in September 2017
Tuesday September 19, 2017
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the September 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both ...
Help PMMI and PACK EXPO support urgent needs of hurricane victims
Thursday September 14, 2017
As Florida and the southeastern United States struggle to recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is continuing fundraising efforts, announcing funds raised through PACK ...
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending September 9, 2017
Wednesday September 13, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending September 9, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 486,474 carloads and intermodal units, up 0.8 percent compared with the same week last ...
ELFA releases its 2017 Survey of Equipment Finance
Tuesday September 12, 2017
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has released its 2017 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA) reporting overall new business volume grew 2.5% in the equipment finance industry in 2016.  As end-users of equipment finance, ...
Magline acquires Haulz-All product Line
Friday September 8, 2017
Magline, Inc. , manufacturer of innovative material handling equipment, acquired the assets of Haulz-All powered industrial steel products by Novative Designs, Inc.  Darryl Berlinger, currently president of Novative Designs, has accepted the role ...
ALAN Hurricane Harvey flood recovery, Preparations for Irma and Jose relief needs
Thursday September 7, 2017
As the recovery from Hurricane Harvey continues, the threat of Hurricane Irma looms in terms of the intense strain being placed on retail supply chains. Grocers, hardware stores, gas stations and more are all experiencing shortages due to increased ...
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for August and week ending September 2, 2017
Wednesday September 6, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending September 2, 2017, as well as volumes for August 2017, which was the best month in history for intermodal traffic.   U.S. railroads originated ...
National Container Group announces acquisition of Recycle, Inc. East
Tuesday September 5, 2017
RIE began reconditioning poly and steel drums in 1989 and soon after added asset and composite IBCs to its portfolio. In 1999, Recycle, Inc. East became the first company ever to manufacture DOT-certified plastic drums made from 100% recycled plastic. ...
Hannibal Industries' Houston facility to reopen after Labor Day weekend 
Friday September 1, 2017
After the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey to the people of Southeast Texas, Hannibal Industries is grateful to announce that their Houston, Texas Hannibal South facility will be fully operational again on  September 5 .    ...
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending August 26, 2017
Wednesday August 30, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending August 26, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 551,776 carloads and intermodal units, up 2.3 percent compared with the same week last year. ...
Flight Systems Industrial Products acquires ARS Solutions, LLC
Tuesday August 29, 2017
Flight Systems Industrial Products (FSIP) located in Carlisle, PA is pleased to announce that it has acquired ARS Solutions, LLC located at 80 S Fairbank Street in Addison, Illinois. FSIP is a remanufacturer of electronic products found on electric ...
ALAN seeking donations for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
Monday August 28, 2017
Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas after making landfall on Friday, August 25th. The slow-moving storm left behind flattened communities and is causing historic flooding in Houston and other parts of Texas. The American Logistics Aid Network ...
HP and Deloitte announce alliance
Plan to accelerate digital transformation of global manufacturing industry
Thursday August 24, 2017
HP Inc. and Deloitte Consulting LLP announced a first-of-its-kind alliance to help accelerate the digital transformation of the global manufacturing industry. The two companies will collaborate on the implementation of HP’s 3D printing ...
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity: July 2017 Leasing and Finance Index
Thursday August 24, 2017
The  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 ...
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending August 19, 2017
Wednesday August 23, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending August 19, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 554,021 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.4 percent compared with the same week last ...
JW Winco introduces leveling feet in hygienic design, with mounting holes
Tuesday September 19, 2017
JW Winco, Inc. , A Ganter Company and supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 20 Leveling Feet in Hygienic Design, with mounting holes. These hygienic leveling feet with mounting holes are certified according ...
Toyota Forklifts adds new models to heavy-duty product line
Tuesday September 19, 2017
Toyota Forklifts introduced new additions to its heavy-duty lineup. With this expansion, Toyota is rolling out a complete line of large internal-combustion cushion trucks ranging from 18,000 – 100,000 pound capacities. The expansion also includes ...
Toyota introduces entry-level ac-powered walkie
Monday September 18, 2017
Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc.  (TMHU) recently launched a new AC-powered walkie pallet jack under the brand Tora-Max. The 4,000-pound lift capacity walkie, built for customers in search of an entry-level walkie, provides a simple solution ...
Raymond introduces new walkie pallet truck power by lithium-ion battery
Thursday September 14, 2017
The Raymond Corporation introduces the Raymond Model 8250 AC walkie pallet truck powered by lithium-ion technology. The Raymond-labeled lithium-ion power pack, powered by Brammo — with which Raymond announced a strategic technology ...
Purkeys provides tips for liftgate battery maintenance
Thursday September 14, 2017
Purkeys has made available to the public some expert tips and advice on how to maintain liftgate batteries. As a company that is dedicated to the community that supports it, Purkeys is consistently thinking of ways to provide useful information ...
Lista introduces new space-saving shelf converter
Tuesday September 12, 2017
Providing optimal productivity and maximum storage, the new Lista Shelf Converter® System transforms ordinary shelving into an efficient, high-density storage solution. Adjustable shelves, drawers, and trays convert existing shelving into ...
Martins Industries launches handheld automatic digital tire inflator
Tuesday September 12, 2017
Martins Industries , a Canadian tire equipment manufacturer, has announced the launch of a new handheld automatic digital tire inflator. The device is the latest development in Martins’ line of tire inflation technology and has been specially ...
Toter launches mobile automated waste cart lifter designed to fit through standard door width
Monday September 11, 2017
Toter® , a Wastequip® brand, and manufacturer of products used in the collection of waste, recycling and organics, recently launched the 3069-MT-2000, a fully mobile automated waste cart lifter designed to fit through a standard 32 inch door ...
New Magliner heavy-duty aluminum appliance truck
Monday September 11, 2017
Magline, Inc . manufacturer of innovative material handling equipment, has launched an aluminum heavy-duty Appliance Truck. While lighter than its steel equivalents, the Magliner appliance truck moves heavy, oversized loads more safely and easily. ...
Dematic expands solution set to include Autostore
Tuesday September 5, 2017
Dematic , global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain,  announces it has signed a global agreement with AutoStore®. The agreement will enable Dematic to expand its omni-channel integrated ...
New vehicle restraint resolves the issue of RIG Wedge
Thursday August 31, 2017
Poweramp recently introduced the new UniLock™ Vehicle Restraint.  With its advanced cam design, the UniLock is the only trailer-positioned restraint in the industry that can automatically release “RIG Wedge” pressure, which ...
New LEDtronics high bay LED lights offer solution for indoor high-ceiling applications
Wednesday August 30, 2017
LEDtronics'® all-new series of DLC-Listed linear high-bay LED lights are available from one to five-foot lengths. The three, four and five-foot versions of the LHB001 series are dimmable and feature an oval beam, while the one and two-foot ...
When to replace forklift forks
Tuesday August 29, 2017
The forklift fork is often overlooked and under-inspected. Many are unaware of how often one should inspect their forks, and how to inspect them. Federal law ( OSHA Standards 29 CFR 1910.178 ) mandates that forklift forks which see around-the-clock ...
Loftware releases expand native color support for Epson printers and extend RFID and integration capabilities
Tuesday August 29, 2017
Loftware, Inc. , the global provider of Enterprise Labeling Solutions, announced the latest releases of Loftware Print Server (LPS), Loftware Label Manager (LLM), and the Loftware Universal Connector. LPS 11.1 enables users to meet complex color ...
3-in-1 conveyor technology includes ARB, removable bump turn and beaded guiderails
Friday August 25, 2017
Multi-Conveyor recently built a 3-in-1 system to do a 90° degree rotation of bundled cartons of a dry snack food  ... a conveyor trifecta for this customer. The systems includes ARB (Activated Roller Belt) technology provided by Intralox; ...
Kardex Remstar presents new Medium Universal tray for Shuttle XP
Thursday August 24, 2017
In times of mounting cost pressure, the demands on storage capacities companies must manage are increasing as well. Kardex Remstar meets customers’ needs to manage more capacity in less space by presenting the new tray type Medium Universal, ...
Purkeys’ new solar product keeps reefer batteries ready
Thursday August 24, 2017
Purkeys is now offering the Solar Dash™ 03 system, expanding its solar product line-up. The Solar Dash is a supplemental solar charging system that combats parasitic loads on reefer batteries. While the Solar Dash 01 supplements truck ...
New metric size, compression latches from J.W. Winco
Tuesday August 22, 2017
J.W. Winco, Inc. ,  supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 516.5 Metric Size, Stainless Steel Compression Latches. The RoHS compliant compression latches have a closing mechanism that transfers the rotary ...
Seegrid announces new driving vision guided vehicle for materials handling
Tuesday August 22, 2017
Seegrid , provider of connected self-driving vehicles for materials handling, expanded the company’s suite of automated solutions with the announcement of the GP8 Series 6 self-driving pallet truck. Further enhancing the Seegrid ...
Shifting Gears
Scott Carey recognized for rail industry risk management practices
Monday September 18, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) honored the late Scott Carey of BatesCarey LLP with the 2017 David W. Fries Award for exemplary risk management efforts and practices in the railroad industry. The award was presented to his wife, Patricia, ...

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