Apr15

The Army Physical Fitness Test made me a Great Leader (Not for the reasons you expect.)

The outgoing US Army Physical Fitness Test (the APFT, of course) was a simple military training event that taught me the core of leadership, integrity, and ethics for my military and post-military career.  The APFT is a three-event test: (1) two minutes of push-ups, (2) two minutes of sit-ups, and (3) a timed two-mile run.  The APFT, although simple and uncomplicated, is a hallmark of my leadership. Rather than a benign example, the...

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Apr09

The Green Light for Safety: Ensuring Safety with Heavy-Haul Trailers

Safety on the job-site is easy to recognize with hardhats, earplugs and blinding neon vests. But beyond the jobsite, when hauling equipment from one location to the next, for instance, how can safety be ensured? It all comes down to the load and the road. Choose Wisely Optimizing the safety of drivers and others when hauling large equipment, such as excavators, crushers and conveyors, begins long before the wheels start spinning — it...

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Apr08

ProGMA Pioneers Pick Module Safety

The Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA) has published a blog to supplement its latest video on safety at pick modules. The video can be viewed at mhi.org/progma/videos.  Here at ProGMA, we have produced a series of educational videos on protective guarding equipment in the material handling industry. ProGMA members provide fixed protective guarding products to protect personnel, equipment, and inventory in...

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Apr08

Why Managing Remotely is so Tough—and Eight Ways to Make It Easier

Managing remote teams is a whole different ballgame. Yet in the age of flex work, satellite offices, and telecommuting, mastering this skill set is no longer optional. David Deacon shares some best practices that help self-determined managers connect with employees at a distance Managing remotely has quickly become the norm in today’s work world. And yet, it’s not easy. With more employees working remotely or on flex...

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Apr02

Economical and environmentally-friendly on-site production

The storage technology specialist KASTO Maschinenbau has expanded its new plant construction service portfolio – the company now offers mobile cassette production on site for its automatic UNICOMPACT long goods storage system. Robot-supported processes ensure a consistently-high and certified standard of quality. Warehouse operators benefit from significantly lower transport costs – and production on the customer’s site also has...

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Apr02

New resource shows Equipment Distributors how to grow their business with Propane Forklifts

Incorporating propane forklifts into an equipment lineup can benefit both equipment distributors and their customers The Propane Education & Research Council released a new educational resource for equipment dealers and distributors that outlines simple ways to grow their business with propane-powered forklifts. “Whether a customer wants easy refueling, more productivity, or fewer emissions, propane forklifts get the job done,”...

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Mar27

Five reasons why the ProMat 2019 Mobile App is a must have tool

With ProMat just around the corner, I took time to download the ProMat 2019 Mobile App and trust me it did not disappoint! With over 1,000 exhibits, four keynotes and over 100 educational sessions at ProMat, you’re going to need a way to stay organized and on-track. Here’s five reasons I’ve found to why the ProMat Mobile App is a must have tool on-site. 1. Create your Personal Agenda The ProMat 2019 Mobile App allows you to keep a...

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