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June 2017
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Features
How are you using the power of first impression?
Jeffrey Gitomer
Friday May 19, 2017
You have THE meeting. The CEO has agreed to give you 30 minutes. This is the opportunity you have been hoping – working – for. Now is the time to hone your presentation to perfection… or is it? Do you honestly think the CEO wants ...
The business of baseball: Building a pipeline of future talent and leaders
Caliper Corporation
Friday May 19, 2017
A  recent article  on MLB.com ranked the top 10 farm systems (i.e., young minor league talent) in professional baseball, placing the Atlanta Braves in the top spot. Good news for Atlanta, which finished last in the National League East division ...
Sometimes it's the simple stuff
Garry Bartecki
Friday May 19, 2017
You hear this many times over, maybe in different terms, but it is always there when it comes to hitting the performance numbers you are looking for. And that statement would be.....the devil is in the details. You hear it or see it many times over. ...
Listening to the voice of the customer
Dave Baiocchi
Friday May 19, 2017
“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) Listening is a developed skill. Rarely have I seen any truly successful person who did not have to work to cultivate the ability to ...
Industry tuned to safety issues
Susan Miller Hellert
Friday May 19, 2017
June 13, 2017 is National Forklift Safety Day. The Industrial Truck Association (ITA) whose members represent industrial manufacturers of lift trucks, rough terrain vehicles, hand pallet trucks and automated guided vehicles in the US and Canada sponsors ...
Specialized Mail Order, doing what’s right
Eileen Schmidt
Wednesday May 10, 2017
In 1980, Specialized Mail Order, Inc. sold its first catalog – 84-pages printed in black and white on newsprint. "We started out as a manufacturer's rep. We called our dealers and they told us they could not get enough literature from the manufacturers ...
Nuts & Bolts
ELFA’s survey of economic activity: April 2017 leasing and finance index
Thursday May 25, 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 ...
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for April and week ending May 20, 2017
Wednesday May 24, 2017
The Association of American Railroads ( AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending May 20, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 534,922 carloads and intermodal units, up 5.5 percent compared with the same week last year. ...
Terex Corporation completes sale of 7.0 million shares of Konecranes Plc
Wednesday May 24, 2017
Terex Corporation announced it has completed the sale of 7.0 million Class A shares representing approximately 8.9% of the total shares outstanding of Konecranes Plc at a price of EUR 37.40 per share, a 0.9% discount to today’s closing price. ...
Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence eases further in May
Monday May 22, 2017
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the May 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry(MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both ...
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending May 13, 2017
Monday May 22, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending May 13, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 526,970 carloads and intermodal units, up 5.7 percent compared with the same week last year. ...
Infrastructure week: America counts on freight rail
Tuesday May 16, 2017
With Infrastructure Week underway, millions of Americans are learning about the challenges that a failing infrastructure poses to the nation's economy. However, one industry stands above because of its ability to privately invest in maintaining their ...
Material Handling Education Foundation 2017 Scholarship awards announced
Monday May 15, 2017
The Board of Directors of the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) recently announced its 2017 Scholarship Winners. A total of 45 scholarships, (31 undergraduate, 7 masters and 7 PhD's) worth $146,100 were issued. For over 40 years, ...
Holland named Ravago Americas 2016 LTL Partner of the Year
Monday May 15, 2017
Holland , provider of Central and Southeastern next-day delivery, has been named 2016 LTL Partner of the Year by Ravago Americas , a leading global manufacturer and distributor of plastics, rubber and chemicals. The selection process was based ...
AAR and  AND GoRail honor Senators with Railroad Achievement Award
Thursday May 11, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR), in partnership with grassroots advocacy organization GoRail , honored Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) with the first-ever Railroad Achievement Award. Recognized for their consistent, ...
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for April and week ending May 6, 2017
Wednesday May 10, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending May 6, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 515,305 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.6 percent compared with the same week last year. ...
Changes to lessees’ financial statements under the new lease accounting standard
Tuesday May 9, 2017
By Ralph Petta President and CEO, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association With the approval of new rules for lease accounting by the Financial Accounting Standards Board in 2016, lessees are considering how the new standard will affect them. Many ...
DHL Supply Chain named a leader in Magic Quadrant for third-party logistics providers, North America 
Monday May 8, 2017
DHL Supply Chain , part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc., a research and advisory firm, as a Leader in its May 2017 Magic Quadrant for third-party Logistics, North America report. This Magic Quadrant evaluates ...
Manufacturing technology orders make a jump in March
Monday May 8, 2017
Manufacturing technology orders continued to make gains in March, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report from AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology . Orders were up 34.8 percent compared to February, ...
North American robotics market surges
Thursday May 4, 2017
North American robotics companies posted the strongest ever first-quarter results, according to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade group. Both robot orders and shipments achieved record levels. An all-time high ...
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for April and week ending April 29, 2017
Wednesday May 3, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending April 29, 2017, as well as volumes for April 2017. U.S. railroads originated 1,023,300 carloads in April 2017, up 8.4 percent, or 78,949 carloads, over April ...
Products
Leading material-handling industry trends for 2017-2018
Thursday May 25, 2017
More than simple tools of the trade, forklifts are increasingly the focus of true fleet management by their various industrial and commercial owners. Such maturation of the material-handling industry is among the leading trends that were observed by ...
OnSSI and S2 Security partner on integrated surveillance and access system management
Tuesday May 23, 2017
A provider of IP surveillance management software, OnSSI is continually evolving the Ocularis platform to deliver higher levels of performance and value. The integration of OnSSI’s Ocularis 5.3 with S2 Security Corporation’s NetBox software ...
J.W. Winco introduces metric size aluminum mounting clamps with swivel ball joint
Tuesday May 23, 2017
J.W. Winco, Inc. , supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 784 Metric Size, Aluminum Mounting Clamps with Swivel Ball Joint. The GN 784 aluminum mounting clamps, which are RoHS compliant, allow precise and ...
New finish for versatile hoist range is environment optimized
Tuesday May 23, 2017
J D Neuhaus (JDN) is implementing a new Hydro Coating on its industry-leading hoist range. The coating not only enhances quality and appearance, but is far more environmentally friendly. JDN takes its corporate and social responsibilities extremely ...
New Pipe rack scales from Alliance Scale
Monday May 22, 2017
Custom manufactured portable rack scales for weighing pipe or bar stock up to 12,000 lbs. inside a facility or at a construction site and accumulating the data are available from Alliance Scale, Inc. of Canton, Massachusetts. Alliance Portable Rack ...
New autonomous mobile platform provides modular and flexible solution to optimize smart factory logistics
Monday May 22, 2017
Comau , a global company operating in the industrial automation field, has commercialized an innovative AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) platform that is flexible enough to be deployed across a wide range of manufacturing and non-manufacturing scenarios. ...
Latest Skullerz® model is low on cost, but high on quality
Tuesday May 16, 2017
Ergodyne introduced a new single lens model to its Skullerz® sfety glasses line. Sköll provides all the same safety features as the other Norse God-named, high-performance Skullerz® models at an exceptional value. Like all Skullerz® ...
Kinedyne unveils the E-HOOK wall-mounted, freight loading storage solution
Tuesday May 16, 2017
Kinedyne LLC,  designer, manufacturer and distributor of cargo control products for the transportation industry, announced the introduction of THE E-HOOK brand wall-mounted, freight loading storage solution. The unique product holds two patents ...
Level loader with turntable can be fed with a hand pallet truck
Monday May 15, 2017
The PalletPal Roll-On™ with turntable from Southworth Products Corp. features a platform that lowers to floor height so that pallets can be placed and removed using a hand pallet truck.  A built-in turntable allows users to effortlessly ...
New metric size ss mini indexing plungers from J.W. Winco
Wednesday May 10, 2017
J.W. Winco, Inc., supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 822.1 metric size, stainless steel mini indexing plungers lock-out and non lock-out types, with open lock mechanism. The RoHS compliant indexing ...
“Perfect Fit” custom foam for your drone
Wednesday May 10, 2017
Custom foam from Andax Industries is the perfect fit for your drone and any accessories. Ideal for use in Pelican or Hardigg cases. Protect your drone during transport, storage, in the field or any time you need your drone protected and contained ...
RFID Sensor Tags monitor multiple environmental conditions up to 10 meters
Wednesday May 10, 2017
Powercast announced the industry’s first RFID Sensor Tags which can include multiple sensors in a single tag, and provide the industry’s longest read range of 10 meters, or 32 feet. Initial sensors include temperature, humidity ...
ECCO releases LED worklamps
Tuesday May 9, 2017
ECCO , manufacturer of commercial vehicle warning equipment, has released a new series of LED worklamps. The EW2400 Series includes two new worklamps, available in either flood or spot illumination, in a durable and compact, aluminum heatsink housing. ...
Colson Group adds new 2 series CAD models to caster CAD model library
Tuesday May 9, 2017
Colson Group , a global caster and wheel manufacturer, is expanding its world’s largest computer-aided design (CAD) model library with the addition of three Colson brand product series: the 2-Series LoPro, 2-Series Stainless, and 2-Series Stainless ...
Conveyor solutions to move full cases of beer
Monday May 8, 2017
Multi-Conveyor LLC recently provided a series of conveyor systems for the reconfiguration of an existing full case transportation line at a major brewery in the Midwest.  The original system was a mild steel constructed belt driven live roller ...
Introducing user-friendly AquaBlue™ floor cleaner & degreaser
Thursday May 4, 2017
Madison Chemical introduces AquaBlue™, an alkaline detergent for general floor cleaning.  This water based degreasers has excellent penetrating and wetting properties, allowing fast removal of dirt, oil, grease, tire marks, and other soils ...
Unicarriers Americas brings transmission production in-house to improve reliability
Thursday May 4, 2017
UniCarriers Americas Corporation has begun manufacturing transmissions for their internal combustion forklift models in the company’s 120,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Marengo, IL. As a result, the engines and transmissions are now ...
MakeGear introduces the ultimate workhorse for professional 3D printing
Thursday May 4, 2017
MakerGear® announced a new generation of desktop 3D printers geared toward industry and education. The MakerGear M3 and M3 Independent dual 3D printers offers advancements that build on MakerGear’s precision machined systems and designs ...
Haugen Telehandler attachment incorporates Straightpoint load cell
Wednesday May 3, 2017
Forklift and telehandler accessories manufacturer Haugen Attachments is offering the innovative Smart Hook, an attachment that incorporates a 7.2-ton (14,000-lb.) capacity Straightpoint load cell. The 225-lb. Smart Hook can be easily attached to ...
Pioneer revamps its rack ‘n pinion tarping system
Wednesday May 3, 2017
Pioneer® ,  North American automated tarping systems supplier for the waste, recycling and construction industries, has launched an updated version of its flagship tarping system, the Rack ‘n PinionTM.  The tweaks improve durability ...
New extended vertical travel scissor lift table
Wednesday May 3, 2017
Presto ECOA’s Extended Vertical Travel Lifts achieve maximum lifting heights with minimum footprint by utilizing multiple scissor mechanisms. Double, triple and quad scissor configurations are available in capacities from 2,000-6,000 lbs. with ...
PalletPal® Level Loaders from Southworth provide fast, safe, easy pallet loading
Tuesday May 2, 2017
With a PalletPal® 360 from Southworth  the height of the load adjusts automatically as boxes are added or removed to eliminate bending, reaching, and stretching, making workers more productive and less prone to fatigue and injury.  Mechanical ...
ECCO releases EC4210B-K and EC500B-K camera kits
Tuesday May 2, 2017
ECCO , manufacturer of commercial vehicle warning equipment, has added two new camera kits to its camera system product line. The EC4210B-K combines a LCD high-resolution color mirror with a color license plate camera, which delivers excellent ...
Shifting Gears
TVH recycles more than 350 tons of materials
Friday May 26, 2017
TVH in the Americas (TVH), provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and equipment industries, is proud to announce that it recycled more than 369 tons of paper, cardboard and other recyclable materials in 2016. ...
Women In Trucking Association CEO named One of the “30 Most Inspirational Leaders in Business”
Wednesday May 24, 2017
The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) is proud to announce that Insights Success magazine has named Ellen Voie, its president and CEO, as one of the “30 Most Inspirational Leaders in Business.” Women were selected for their positivity ...
Fairchild Equipment collects record amount in donation drive
Tuesday May 23, 2017
Fairchild Equipment raised 3,476 lbs. of donated items in a recent campaign to collect clothing and household goods for Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin. 20 bins were placed at designated businesses across Southeast Wisconsin from April ...
Barcoding expands consumables services, supply chain experts 
Tuesday May 23, 2017
Barcoding, Inc.  announces it has brought on three supply chain experts to assist in the expansion of its Consumables by Barcoding™ practice. These new team members will help new and existing customers overcome challenges and comply with ...


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