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Nuts & Bolts
Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence in July steady
Friday July 21, 2017
The  Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation  (the Foundation) releases the July 2017  Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry  (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative ...
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending July 15, 2017
Wednesday July 19, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending July 15, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 540,005 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.8 percent compared with the same week last year. ...
Prince Lift buys new and refreshed Skyjack units
Tuesday July 18, 2017
Linamar Corporation’s (TSX-LNR) Skyjack division is delighted Korean rental company Prince Lift is adding new and refreshed Skyjack mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) to their rental fleet in Yongin, following a trial purchase at the end ...
H&E Equipment Services to acquire Neff Corporation
Monday July 17, 2017
H&E Equipment Services, Inc. and Neff Corporation  announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which H&E Equipment Services (“H&E”) will acquire Neff Corporation (“Neff”). ...
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending July 8, 2017
Thursday July 13, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending July 8, 2017. The July 4th holiday is included both in this year and the comparable week of 2016. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was ...
Q3 economic outlook forecasts expanded 3.6% growth in equipment and software investment in 2017
Wednesday July 12, 2017
Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 3.6 percent in 2017, according to the Q3 update to the  2017 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook  released by the  Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation . ...
Forklift manufacturers, dealers and distributors drive billions of dollars and thousands of jobs into U.S. economy
Wednesday July 12, 2017
New study details impact of industrial trucks on the country’s GDP and workforce Forklifts are critical in keeping America’s just-in-time inventory in motion and are the workhorses that move America’s goods on a daily basis. Nearly ...
JBS and CHEP collaborate for increased efficiency and sustainability
Thursday July 6, 2017
CHEP announced an agreement with JBS USA (JBS), a processor of fresh and value-added beef, pork and poultry products in North America, to expand existing pallet volumes and engage in additional collaborative supply chain solutions. During the ...
AAR commends selection of new Amtrak president
Thursday July 6, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) issued the following statement by President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger in response to the announcement that the Amtrak board of directors has named Richard Anderson President and CEO of Amtrak, succeeding ...
Freight rail industry honors Norfolk Southern’s Andrew Paul with Annual John H. Chafee Environmental Stewardship Award
Thursday July 6, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) announced that Norfolk Southern’s Andrew Paul has been awarded the 2017 John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award. Named in honor of the late Rhode Island senator, a strong advocate for green causes ...
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for June and week ending July 1, 2017
Wednesday July 5, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending July 1, 2017, as well as volumes for June 2017. U.S. railroads originated 1,065,976 carloads in June 2017, up 4.4 percent, or 45,174 carloads, from June 2016. ...
AAR Reports Rail Traffic for the week ending June 24, 2017
Wednesday June 28, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 24, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 544,694 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.6 percent compared with the same week last ...
Dawes Crane moves Memorial Phantom F-4 Jet Fighter
Tuesday June 27, 2017
A crane operator from Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental maneuvered the Link-Belt crane into place. The weight of the plane was transferred from its display pedestal to the crane’s extended boom. The pedestal’s bolts were released one by one. ...
Havis releases guide for implementation of ELD mandate
Wednesday July 19, 2017
Havis, Inc, designer and manufacturer of computer docking and equipment mounting solutions for mobile applications, has released a new white paper to help fleet managers strategically plan their implementation of the new Electronic Logging Devices ...
LEDtronics introduces a new series of UL-recognized LED PLL lamps
Wednesday July 19, 2017
LEDtronics®  introduces our latest generation of UL-recognized LED PLL lamps to replace old-technology fluorescent CFLs. They are our most affordable line of PLL lamps yet, which means an even quicker return on your investment. These LED ...
Douglas Lighting Controls introduces next generation lighting control unit
Monday July 17, 2017
Douglas Lighting Controls , a member of the Panasonic family of companies, today announced the introduction of its next generation Dialog® Lighting Control Unit (LCU) to manage centralized facility or multi-facility lighting applications. The ...
TVH offers environmentally friendly product offering
Friday July 14, 2017
TVH in the Americas (TVH), provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industries is expanding its product offering to include high quality reconditioned parts. In order to meet the growing ...
Dematic announces release of Dematic IQ® 2.5
Material flow tools provide advanced analysis
Wednesday July 12, 2017
Dematic , global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announces updates to the latest release of its Warehouse Execution System software platform, Dematic iQ 2.5. One of the highlights ...
Portable platform scale wheels to where the weighing happens
Wednesday July 12, 2017
  A portable platform scale that has a battery operated digital indicator and can be easily moved around a facility from the warehouse to the loading dock is available from Alliance Scale, Inc. of Canton, Massachusetts. The Alliance/CAS ...
C3 Solutions’ presents: Dock scheduling – from A to Z – A practical guide
Wednesday July 12, 2017
C3 Solutions , an information technology company specialized in yard management and dock scheduling systems announces the release of its latest White Paper: Everything you need to know about buying and implementing a Dock Appointment ...
Shaft collars, couplings & mounts engineered to conveyor system requirements
Wednesday July 12, 2017
A full line of shaft collars, rigid couplings, and mounts for building conveyors with varying load capacities and environmental considerations are available from Stafford Manufacturing Corp. of Wilmington, Massachusetts. Stafford Shaft Collars, ...
Introducing RepaCoat FX for sealing and repair of flexible materials
Tuesday July 11, 2017
Stronghold Coatings introduces RepaCoat FX, a permanently elastic two-component polyurethane elastomer which is ideal for sealing and repair of flexible products like natural and synthetic rubber, as well as metal, wood, and concrete. This fast curing, ...
Edge protection profiles offered by J.W. Winco
Tuesday July 11, 2017
J.W. Winco, Inc. , supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 2184 edge protection profiles. The RoHS compliant GN 2184 edge protection profiles are installed on the front edge of metal sheets and plates, protecting ...
ORBIS introduces Proliant™,  a new material for use in its family of fire-retardant plastic pallets
Monday July 10, 2017
ORBIS® Corporation , an international provider of reusable packaging, recently developed and launched Proliant™, a fire-retardant plastic material for use in select plastic pallets. It is approved by Factory Mutual Research Corporation (FM) ...
J.W. Winco offers metric size spring cotter pins
Thursday July 6, 2017
J.W. Winco, Inc. ,  supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 1024 metric size steel or stainless steel spring cotter pins. The GN 1024 spring cotter pins, which are RoHS compliant, are used for the axial ...
Smartrac launches world’s first fully integrated RFID-enabled cable ties
Thursday July 6, 2017
RFID and IoT pacesetter Smartrac has announced its Ratch tag product line, the first RFID-enabled cable ties with fully integrated RFID tags. Available for both HF and UHF frequency bands, Smartrac Ratch tags are ideal for the tagging and asset control ...
Narrow belt sorter designed for low-mid rate applications
Thursday July 6, 2017
Dematic , a supplier of intra-logistics systems for the factory, warehouse and distribution center has introduced a new narrow belt sorter for low-mid rate sorting and diverting applications. The Dematic narrow belt sorter is a modular and scalable ...
Konecranes Training Institute announces new online version of its crane inspection refresher course
Thursday July 6, 2017
Overhead crane inspectors now have a more convenient and less expensive option to renew their credentials. Konecranes Training Institute now offers past attendees of its overhead crane inspection course whose cards are at or near the two-year ...
HIROTEC AMERICA partners with OTTO Motors for lights-out manufacturing
Thursday July 6, 2017
HIROTEC AMERICA  has partnered with OTTO Motors to automate HIROTEC Group’s spare parts production as part of an overall strategic goal to achieve lights-out manufacturing for 24/7 operation. The OTTO 1500 self-driving vehicle is ...
Fairbanks Scales announces BlueLine Forklift Weigh Fork System
Thursday July 6, 2017
Fairbanks Scales Inc.  the oldest scale company in the U.S. and provider of weighing equipment, announces the new mobile weighing, BlueLine Series Forklift Weigh Fork System, ideal for weighing pallets, boxes, crates and forklift loads. With the ...
NEW below-hook drum handling system brought to you by Liftomatic
Thursday July 6, 2017
Liftomatic Material Handling, Inc. , has expanded its line of innovative drum handling equipment to include the new model BHDL-3A-HD. This product is a fully automatic and mechanical below hook attachment that can be used to lift 55 gallon drums ...
Keytroller unveils new fleet management software
Thursday July 6, 2017
Keytroller , designer, manufacturer and supplier of electronic monitoring, access, safety and weighing devices for forklifts and heavy equipment, is proud to unveil their most advanced fleet management software to date: Infomatics. Infomatics is ...
Shifting Gears
Holland named 2017 True Value LTL Carrier of the Year
Friday July 21, 2017
Holland has been named 2017 LTL Carrier of the Year by True Value, one of the world's largest retailer-owned hardware cooperatives. Holland received this inaugural award at the carrier conference held at True Value headquarters in Chicago on June ...
ALL Family of Companies named authorized dealer for Kobelco Cranes
Friday July 21, 2017
Effective immediately, the ALL Family of Companies has been named an authorized dealer for Kobelco Construction Machinery USA for the exclusive territory of Ohio, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh. The ALL Family will provide ...
Crown Equipment opens new Canadian sales and service center
Tuesday July 18, 2017
Crown Equipment Corporation is evolving its Canadian operations. Ryder Material Handling, part of Crown Lift Trucks, has opened a new facility in Brantford, Ontario.  The new sales and service facility is located at 21 Tallgrass Court in ...
MCFA celebrates 25 years
Tuesday July 11, 2017
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), manufacturer of forklifts under the Cat® lift trucks, Mitsubishi forklift trucks and Jungheinrich® brands, celebrates a major milestone this month, marking 25 years of quality material handling ...
Wolter Group  expands its rail car mover business
Tuesday July 11, 2017
The Wolter Group’s Wisconsin Lift Truck operations have been in the rail car mover business for over 30 years, offering new, used, rental & reconditioned mobile railcar movers as well as service and parts support throughout Wisconsin & ...
Raymond Handling Concepts celebrates 30 years
Tuesday July 11, 2017
Striving to provide its customers with a sense of trust from day one, Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation revealed some of its principles and client testimonials, reinforcing its commitment to employees and customers alike.  As a result of ...
TVH promotes Antonio Velez to general manager for TVH Mexico
Friday July 7, 2017
TVH in the America’s (TVH),  provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industry is proud to announce that Antonio Velez has been promoted to General Manger for TVH Parts Mexico. ...
Dawes Crane moves memorial phantom F-4 jet fighter
Thursday July 6, 2017
A crane operator from Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental maneuvered the Link-Belt crane into place. The weight of the plane was transferred from its display pedestal to the crane’s extended boom. The pedestal’s bolts were released one by one. ...
MAUSER Poland celebrates 5th anniversary
Thursday July 6, 2017
MAUSER Group , a worldwide company in industrial packaging, celebrates the 5th anniversary of its factory in Gliwice, Poland. Ideally located in the industrial heartland of Upper Silesia, and operated by a strong local management team, the plant offers ...
TVH promotes Jeremy McEver to International Sales Manager
Thursday July 6, 2017
TVH in the America’s (TVH),  provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industry is pleased to announce that Jeremy McEver has been promoted to international sales manager. ...
ECCO Safety Group announces new European managing director
Thursday July 6, 2017
ECCO Safety Group (ESG), a global manufacturer of commercial vehicle warning and safety equipment, is pleased to announce the appointment of Enrico Vassallo as managing director of its European Headquarters. Vassallo will oversee offices in the ...
Toyota-Lift of Los Angeles rewards academic excellence
Thursday July 6, 2017
Recognizing the many challenges college students face, today Toyota-Lift of Los Angeles announced awarding tuition support to the children of two associates to help cover the cost of higher education.  Two, $4,000 educational scholarships were ...
RMI Corporation celebrates 34 years in business
Thursday July 6, 2017
This year, 2017 marks the 34th anniversary for RMI Corporation , a cloud software solution company for the equipment rental, sales and service industry.  A celebration for the company and its employees will be held on June 28th in Avon, ...
PMMI announces new senior director of expositions
Thursday July 6, 2017
Laura Thompson has been promoted to senior director of expositions at PMMI , the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows. Thompson will replace Jim Pittas who has been promoted ...
WIT announces July Member of the Month
Thursday July 6, 2017
Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announces Rebecca Yoder as its July Member of the Month. Rebecca is President of Elite Service, Inc. located in Pennsylvania.  Elite Service, which is a nationwide flatbed and specialty carrier, operates ...
Heli Americas hires new Southeast Regional Marketing Manager
Friday June 30, 2017
Heli Americas is proud to announce that Chuck Langley has joined our team in the position of Southeast Regional Marketing Manager, reporting to Bruce Pelynio, President / CEO. Chuck will work closely with both existing and potential Heli America’s ...

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