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Thursday March 23, 2017
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 ...
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s survey of economic activity: Monthly Leasing and Finance Index
Thursday March 23, 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 their ...
Rail industry sets new safety record
Thursday March 23, 2017
U.S. railroads had the lowest train accident rate on record in 2016, according to data from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Derailment rates, which declined 10 percent in 2016 from 2015, as well as track-caused accident rates, are also both ...
Monday March 20, 2017
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 ...
IDEC releases world’s smallest safety laser scanner
Monday March 20, 2017
IDEC Corporation introduces the SE2L safety laser scanner, the world’s smallest, and the world’s first with master/slave functionality and dual protection zones. A laser scanner is a safety device that uses the reflection of laser beams ...
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 ...
Friday March 17, 2017
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 ...
Caterpillar closes Iowa facility
Friday March 17, 2017
International manufacturing company Caterpillar Inc. will close its Elkader, IA facility by the end of this year.  In a statement released this afternoon, company officials announced plans to consolidate the plant's operations with a location ...
Wednesday March 15, 2017
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending March 11, 2017
Wednesday March 15, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending March 11, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 510,638 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.4 percent compared with the same week last ...
Monday March 13, 2017
Dematic announces Egemin Automation integration plan
Plan will create world's leading provider of automated guided vehicle technology
Monday March 13, 2017
Following the acquisition by the KION Group, Dematic , supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announced plans for integrating Egemin Automation into its organization. The integration, which ...
Manufacturing technology orders dropped in January
Monday March 13, 2017
U.S. manufacturing technology orders declined in January, dropping 40.7 percent compared to December and 11.4 percent compared to January 2016, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report fromAMT – The Association For ...
Thursday March 9, 2017
Wholesaler produces ProMat Supplement
Thursday March 9, 2017
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Wednesday March 8, 2017
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 ...
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 ...
2017 MHI Innovation Award finalists announced
Wednesday March 8, 2017
MHI just released the list of finalists for the 2017 MHI Innovation Award. After receiving a record 153 submissions for this years awards, seven judges comprised of professionals from the material handling and supply chain industry completed the initial ...
Friday March 3, 2017
The rental revenue forecast strengthens
Rental Penetration Index steady in 2016
Friday March 3, 2017
The  American Rental Association's  (ARA)  Rental Show  has concluded in Orlando FL this week but the optimism of the 2017 rental industry remains very upbeat for 2017. The ARA five-year forecast for equipment industry revenues ...
Thursday March 2, 2017
Law enforcement officials searching Caterpillar offices
Chris Kaergard and Matt Buedel Journal Star reporters
Thursday March 2, 2017
Update: Caterpillar Inc. CEO Jim Umpleby sought to reassure employees reeling from a federal raid of the company's global headquarters late Thursday, expressing surprise at the timing of the search warrants but not a full understanding of what ...
Wednesday March 1, 2017
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 ...
Monday February 27, 2017
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 ...
Friday February 24, 2017
ELFA’s Survey of Economic Activity: Janaury 2017 Leasing and Finance Index
Friday February 24, 2017
The E quipment 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 ...
Thursday February 23, 2017
NEW undergraduate scholarship program launched by the IBTTA
Thursday February 23, 2017
NEW scholarship program has been launched by the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA)  for current undergraduate students pursuing a degree in engineering; urban and rural planning; construction management; public policy/public ...
Wednesday February 22, 2017
New Holland Construction manufactures its 250,000th skid steer loader
Wednesday February 22, 2017
New Holland Construction is proud to announce that it has manufactured its 250,000th skid steer loader to date. New Holland Construction began skid steer manufacturing 45 years ago in its facility in Grand Island, NE. Skid Steer manufacturing ...
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending February 18, 2017
Wednesday February 22, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending February 18, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 531,123 carloads and intermodal units, up 6.8 percent compared with the same week last ...
Aptean acquires irms|360 Enterprise Solutions
Wednesday February 22, 2017
Aptean , provider of mission critical enterprise software solutions, announced the agreement to acquire irms|360 Enterprise Solutions, a division of Upp Technology , which includes Cloud Warehouse Management, Asset Management and Emergency Management ...
Tuesday February 21, 2017
Associated recognized as 2016 Supply Chain Segment Leader
Tuesday February 21, 2017
 Ferrara Candy Company has named Associated the 2016 Supply Chain Segment Leader at their Supplier Innovation Summit. “We place a high degree of value on our relationship with Ferrara and are humbled to be recognized as the 2016 Supply ...
Monday February 20, 2017
ISA reports strong start to 2017
Monday February 20, 2017
The February ISA Economic Indicator Report (EIR) from the Industrial Supply Association showed that manufacturers and distributors started the year off strong, with both indices rising in January. The ISA Manufacturer Index increased to 63.5 in ...
Friday February 17, 2017
MCFA to break ground on new facility
Friday February 17, 2017
A joint venture of Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America and Jungheinrich will soon break ground on a facility in Conroe Industrial Park, according to Origin Bank. The bank, formerly known as Community Trust Bank, provided financing for the ...
Thursday February 16, 2017
Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence levels near all-time high in February
Thursday February 16, 2017
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 ...
Wednesday February 15, 2017
Discovery Robotics signs exclusive agreement with Diversey Care
Wednesday February 15, 2017
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 ...
Friday February 10, 2017
TVH is installing a new warehouse automation system
Friday February 10, 2017
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 ...
Thursday February 9, 2017
UniCarriers Americas awards scholarships to three students
Thursday February 9, 2017
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 ...
Wednesday February 8, 2017
Universal Lighting Technologies announces new regional sales manager in Canada
Wednesday February 8, 2017
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 ...
Monday February 6, 2017
Canadian Equipment Rentals Corp. enters into agreement to sell General Rental Assets to Cooper Rentals Canada Inc.
Monday February 6, 2017
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 ...
Friday February 3, 2017
Sovella becomes Treston Inc.
Friday February 3, 2017
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, ...
Tuesday January 31, 2017
Caterpillar to establish global headquarters in Chicago area
Tuesday January 31, 2017
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 ...
Columbus McKinnon completes acquisition of STAHL CraneSystems
Tuesday January 31, 2017
Columbus McKinnon Corporation, designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, technologies and services, announced that it has completed its acquisition of STAHL CraneSystems (“STAHL”).  In connection with the closing ...
Monday January 30, 2017
JLG plans to close three facilities
Monday January 30, 2017
JLG Industries, Inc. , an Oshkosh Corporation company and global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, announced it has submitted plans for closure to the works council in Maasmechelen, Belgium for its manufacturing and ...
Friday January 27, 2017
MCFA and Jungheinrich® announce ICOTEX joint venture
Friday January 27, 2017
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) , the provider of Jungheinrich® lift trucks and narrow aisle products in the United States, Canada and Mexico, and Jungheinrich® Lift Truck Corp., has announced a joint venture to ...
Thursday January 26, 2017
United Rentals to acquire NES Rentals
Thursday January 26, 2017
United Rentals, Inc. and NES Rentals Holdings II, Inc. (“NES”) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which United Rentals will acquire NES for approximately $965 million in cash. The board of directors of United ...
Wednesday January 25, 2017
Johnson Controls launches program to help women re-enter the workforce
Wednesday January 25, 2017
Johnson Controls , supplier of building and energy storage solutions and technologies is looking for women who have been out of the workforce for two or more years and want to be employed using their analytic and engineering skills. The “Next ...
CubiScan names new president
Wednesday January 25, 2017
As of January 1, 2017, Randy Neilson has been named the president of CubiScan®, a worldwide provider of dimension scanning (data collection) equipment. Neilson will succeed Clark Skeen, who has successfully led the company for 17 years. “Randy ...
Tuesday January 24, 2017
Association for Advancing Automation announces launch pad competition for startups
Tuesday January 24, 2017
The Association for Advancing Automation (A3), global advocate for the benefits of automating, announced a call for startup companies in robotics, machine vision and motion control to enter the Automate Launch Pad Competition. The competition ...
Thursday January 19, 2017
KION N.A. restructures regional and key account sales teams
Thursday January 19, 2017
South Carolina-based material handling equipment manufacturer KION North America has restructured its regional sales and key account sales teams. Ben Lee has been named director of key accounts. Lee has spent the past year in a similar role as ...
Folding Guard acquired by Troax Group AB
Thursday January 19, 2017
Folding Guard is proud to announce that on December 22nd, 2016 was acquired by Troax Group AB. Headquartered in Hillerstorp Sweden, Troax Group AB is a world leader in the manufacturing of safety, security, and storage solutions. Folding Guard will ...
Associated and Peach State Integrated Technologies receive MHEDA’s MVP status
Thursday January 19, 2017
Associated and its subsidiary, Peach State Integrated Technologies, have been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Status for 2017 in a program from the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors ...
Landstar moves to expanded, newly built U.S./Mexico logistics service center in Laredo
Thursday January 19, 2017
Landstar System, Inc., a worldwide, asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation logistics services, has announced the opening of its Landstar U.S./Mexico Logistics Service Center ...
Monday January 16, 2017
Wolter Power Systems appoints new vice president - general manager
Monday January 16, 2017
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 ...
Thursday January 12, 2017
KION North America announces agreement with Volvo Car US Operations Inc.
Thursday January 12, 2017
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 
Thursday January 12, 2017
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 ...


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