Jun26

Snorkel Founder dies at 94

Lift manufacturer Snorkel has announced the passing of Art Moore, the founder of Snorkel, a current Snorkel board member, and a pioneer in the access industry, on June 19, 2019. In a press release it states, “We have been incredibly fortunate to have been graced with Art’s innovative vision, insightful wisdom, whimsical humor and cheerful personality for 94 years.” Known for his drive and determination, Art’s...

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Jun26

Weekly rail traffic for the week ending June 22, 2019

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 22, 2019. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 525,116 carloads and intermodal units, down 5.8 percent compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the week ending June 22 were 257,836 carloads, down 4 percent compared with the same week in 2018, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 267,280 containers and...

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Jun26

Chicago-based startup aims to be the Uber of the Manufacturing Industry

First of its kind machine-sharing platform is changing the economics of the manufacturing industry McPond, a peer-to-peer platform based in Chicago, lets manufacturers list their idle machines for rent. The manufacturing sector forms the backbone of industrialized economies. With the amount of capital it takes to start-up, many entrepreneurs and companies never get off the ground. Giving temporary access to industrial manufacturing...

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Jun26

Monthly Leasing and Finance Index: May 2019

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 overall new business volume for May was $9.1 billion, up 18 percent year-over-year from new business volume in May 2018. Volume was up 3 percent month-to-month from $8.8 billion in April. Year to date,...

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Jun26

Raymond supports Next-Gen Workforce Development through participation in SkillsUSA® 2019

Authorized Raymond Sales and Service Center provides logistics support, donating six forklifts for use during the national competition This week, The Raymond Corporation is supporting SkillsUSA® in Louisville, Kentucky, from June 24 to 28, to help educate and encourage young talent to explore career paths in manufacturing and technical fields. As part of the 55th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference, more than 6,500...

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Jun25

U.S. Department of Labor announces major Apprenticeship Expansion

The U.S. Department of Labor announced major milestones in the continuing effort to expand apprenticeships in the United States. This morning, a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) was made public that would establish a process for the U.S. Department of Labor to advance the development of high-quality, industry-recognized apprenticeship programs (IRAPs). The Department further announced awards totaling $183.8 million to support the...

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Jun25

CLARK announces new “Pink Truck” program

CLARK Material Handling Company, a top-ten global manufacturer of forklift trucks and spare parts, to raise awareness about the 58 agencies around the country supported by CLARK and CLARK dealerships, today announces our “Pink Truck” program where authorized dealers may order any of our new S-Series forklifts with a pink paint scheme. This new paint scheme provides authorized dealers and their customers instant recognition and support...

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