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Yale expands Driven by Balyo robotic lift truck lineup 
Thursday March 9, 2017
For supply chain operations striving to meet faster delivery expectations while dealing with labor availability and retention challenges, Yale offers a new addition to its automation lineup. The Yale® MO70T tow tractor now joins the company’s ...
TVH offers polywheels and tires in the compound Smoothy90
Wednesday March 8, 2017
TVH in the Americas (TVH), provider of replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industry, is now offering Smoothy90 polywheels and tires. The polyurethane design provides an efficient, safe, and comfortable ...
Purkeys offers solar solutions for heavy-duty vehicles
Wednesday March 8, 2017
Purkeys , a company focused on providing electrical solutions for the heavy-duty trucking industry, works with others in the industry to research and innovate how to use solar charging to benefit heavy-duty vehicles. Currently Purkeys has two ...
Brady announces Pipe Marking Color and Size Guide
Wednesday March 8, 2017
Brady , provider of industrial and safety printing systems and solutions,  announced its Pipe Marking Color and Size Guide. This guide helps users to comply with ANSI/AMSE A13.1 with color, size and visibility recommendations for workplace ...
Dorner launches next generation 2200 series precision move conveyors
Wednesday March 8, 2017
When applications call for precise movement of product, then Dorner’s newly redesigned 2200 Series Precision Move Conveyor is the answer. Dorner’s new 2200 Series Precision Move Conveyor is engineered for accurate movement of product ...
Yale retail delivery package provides perfect formula for direct store delivery 
Wednesday March 8, 2017
Retailers and manufacturers rely on direct store delivery (DSD) for fast, efficient replenishment and need dependable, maneuverable pallet trucks to keep deliveries on schedule. Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces the retail delivery package, ...
Kardex Remstar LR 35 provides continuous assembly line supply with greater throughput
Wednesday March 8, 2017
Kardex Remstar is meeting the manufacturing industry’s need for leaner processes and more flexible production with the new LR 35 storage and retrieval solution for small and medium-sized warehouses. Applying this new LR 35 Vertical Buffer Module ...
Brady introduces PaintStripe™ floor marking stencils
Wednesday March 8, 2017
Brady , global provider of industrial and safety printing systems and solutions, announced its PaintStripe Floor Marking Stencils. These easy-to-apply stencils offer precise control and measurement when using paint to mark industrial floors. ...
Esko announces strategy to help customers with increasing regulations on nutritional labeling
Thursday March 2, 2017
Esko – one of the largest global suppliers of integrated solutions for the packaging industry – outlined details of a comprehensive strategy for helping companies to adapt their packaging in the face of new regulatory compliance regulations ...
The smart arm manipulator
Monday February 27, 2017
Handling Specialty’s S.A.M is a laser and camera-assisted motion control solution utilizing is a custom heavy-duty multi-axis manipulator arm.  S.A.M enables lifting and repeatable positioning of a jet engine Bellmouth within a small envelope.  ...
Replace fluorescent industrial lighting with energy-efficient LED lighting
Monday February 27, 2017
High efficiency, reliability and longer life span have triggered the rapid growth in LED lighting demand over conventional fluorescent technologies. However, the perceived high cost of replacing fluorescent luminaires has inhibited some industrial ...
NEW Ultimate Defender Gate Plus
Monday February 27, 2017
    US Netting has expanded the Ultimate Defender Gate thanks to customer demand for a more conventional guardrail style covering. This rail serves to block personnel from crawling under the gate, slips, trips and falls. Enter the new ...
3M™ introduces new SecureFit™ protective eyewear
Monday February 27, 2017
Job sites are unpredictable, with environmental conditions and tasks that can vary widely from day to day.  In response, 3M™  Personal Safety Division has expanded its SecureFit™ protective eyewear line by offering more features ...
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Raymond welder awarded gold medal in inaugural Toyota skills competition
Thursday March 23, 2017
The Raymond Corporation was represented by Raymond welder Mark Hartwig at the inaugural Toyota Material Handling Group (TMHG) Skills Competition in Takahama, Japan, on March 16, 2017. To showcase their skill sets, participants had to weld a steel ...
Honeywell Safety & Productivity Solutions announces new vp of sales
Thursday March 23, 2017
Dave Lowe has joined Honeywell in March 2017 as the vice president of sales for U.S. and Canada for the company’s Productivity Products business. Dave joins Honeywell from Samsung where he spent the last six years most recently as the vice president ...
Yale robotic lift truck honored for innovation 
Thursday March 23, 2017
As supply chain operations are pressured with increasingly rigorous fulfillment requirements and problems with labor availability and turnover, they need solutions capable of delivering productivity, dependability and reduced total cost of operations. ...
OTTO Motors named a company to watch in 2017 
Wednesday March 22, 2017
Robotics Business Review (RBR) has unveiled its sixth annual RBR50 list, naming OTTO™  Motors  as one of the most noteworthy companies in the global robotics industry for 2017.  The global robotics industry is more competitive ...
Superior Tire & Rubber hires new EHS manager
Monday March 20, 2017
Henri LeMeur Jr., President & CEO of Superior Tire & Rubber Corporation announced the hiring of Gregory Latimer as Environmental Health & Safety Manager.  Mr. Latimer will be tasked with providing the safest possible work environment ...
Yale celebrated 2016 GOOD DESIGN award 
Monday March 20, 2017
Yale Materials Handling Corporation is honored to accept a 2016 GOOD DESIGN award for the MPB045VG walkie pallet truck with lithium-ion battery, announced at the GOOD DESIGN gala in New York. Since its inception in 1950, the GOOD DESIGN awards remain ...
Newest design awards lift Crown Equipment to historic achievement
Friday March 17, 2017
Crown Equipment Corporation has now earned more than 100 international industrial design awards for its forklifts since 1965. “The 100-award milestone is humbling,” said Mike Gallagher, vice president of design, Crown Equipment. “We ...
Seegrid announces new chief financial officer
Tuesday March 14, 2017
Seegrid , provider of vision guided autonomous vehicles for materials handling, announced it has appointed Steven Barto as the company’s chief financial officer. Barto has proven expertise in managing rapid expansion as an executive ...
Intelligrated’s Matt Wicks elected to Robotic Industries Association board of directors 
Tuesday March 14, 2017
Intelligrated , a North American-based automated material handling solutions provider, announces the election of Matt Wicks, vice president, product development, manufacturing systems, to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) board of directors. ...
Parker Hannifin celebrates 100 years
Monday March 13, 2017
Parker Hannifin Corporation , the global provider of motion and control technologies, is celebrating the 100 th anniversary of its founding on March 13, 1917. “This year we honor the past and the great achievements that have come before ...
Dematic announces organizational enhancements with integration of Retrotech
Friday March 10, 2017
Following the acquisition by the KION Group on 1 November 2016, Dematic ,  supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announced the plans for integrating Retrotech, Inc. into its organization. ...
Westfalia Technologies celebrates 25 years
Thursday March 9, 2017
Westfalia Technologies, Inc. (Westfalia),  provider of logistics solutions for manufacturers and distributors, announces the celebration of its 25th anniversary. Founded in 1992, Westfalia introduced its European-designed line of automated storage ...
RM2 wins first place for IoT Award for Innovation
Thursday March 9, 2017
RM2 International , the vertically-integrated pallet innovator, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded first place for LTE-M (Long Term Evolution – Machines) innovation at the GSMA Global Mobile IoT Summit, part of the GSMA Mobile World ...
UniCarriers Americas announces new local supplier
Wednesday March 8, 2017
UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) announced that one of its suppliers has invested in the UCA relationship by opening operations at the UCA Marengo headquarters. DAVCO Fastener Company supplies hardware and aftermarket parts. They are the third ...
Associated announces new CEO & president
Wednesday March 8, 2017
Tim Combs has been appointed as president and CEO of Associated , provider of integrated supply chain solutions. This appointment is a welcome return for Combs, as he served as the Company’s General Manager from 2009 to 2010. Combs brings 35 ...
Stärke announces Stärke Kids and Communities charity initiative
Wednesday March 8, 2017
Stärke Material Handling Group, in cooperation with its independent dealership network, began giving back to communities throughout North America with a new charitable initiative known as Stärke Kids and Communities. The initiative aims to ...
iWAREHOUSE® recognized as Manufacturing Leadership Awards 2017 winner
Wednesday March 8, 2017
The Raymond Corporation  announced iWAREHOUSE has been acknowledged as a Manufacturing Leadership Awards winner for its outstanding achievement in New Smart Product Leadership. The winning product, iWAREHOUSE, is a fleet management and telematics ...
Crown Equipment opens new, larger sales and service location in Indiana
Wednesday March 8, 2017
Crown Equipment Corporation , one of the world’s largest material handling companies, announced the opening of a new sales and service location in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The facility will help the company meet growing customer needs in Northeast ...
Coridian Technologies announces new vp of sales and marketing
Wednesday March 8, 2017
Coridian Technologies announces the appointment of Pat Geraghty to the position of vice president of sales and marketing.  Mr. Geraghty brings more than 25 years of experience working in sales and marketing management for barcoding and labeling ...
Dorner appoints new territory manager
Wednesday March 8, 2017
Mike Herrick has been appointed as territory manager for Dorner Mfg. Corp. covering Western Pennsylvania, Southern Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. In this newly created sales position with Dorner, Herrick will be working with sales channel partners ...
New trade deal will make the USA a safer place
Thursday March 2, 2017
SumoGlove International Ltd (Sumo) – the UK-based producer of forklift safety equipment – has announced the appointment of BWS Industrial Services Inc (BWS ISI) as its distribution partner for the East Coast of the USA. BWS ISI will be ...
Columbus McKinnon names new chief executive officer
Wednesday March 1, 2017
Columbus McKinnon Corporation , designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, technologies and services, announced that its board of directors has appointed Mark D. Morelli as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, ...
Universal Lighting Technologies celebrates 70 years in business
Wednesday March 1, 2017
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., provider of commercial lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, this year celebrates its 70th anniversary in the industry. In 1947, the company was founded as Universal Manufacturing Company and became ...
EnerSys® receives MHEDA MVS award for the second consecutive year
Tuesday February 28, 2017
EnerSys® ,  global provider of stored energy solutions for industrial applications, has received the 2017 Most Valuable Supplier (MVS) award from the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). This marks the second year ...
NAWL opens new 100SF facility in South Carolina
Monday February 27, 2017
North American Wholesale Logistics (NAWL) is expanding and excited to announce the opening of a new facility in Summerville, SC. This new location features one-hundred thousand square feet which is the largest of NAWL’s three warehouses in the ...
VanRiet expanding and focusing on United States
Monday February 27, 2017
VanRiet Material Handling Systems , specialist in automatic transport and sorting solutions, is focusing on the American market by opening its own sales office in the US. The market is of interest for the Dutch system integrator due to the growing ...
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