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Aug11

Survey uncovers key findings on falls from height

Working at height is inherently hazardous, exposing workers to significant risks that range from falls from roofs, scaffolding, and ladders to slips through floor and roof openings. And the lack of use of personal protective equipment – and its misuse at times – greatly increases those risks. A survey conducted last year by CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training, supported by the American Society of Safety...

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Aug11

Weissman lays out goals for Port of Long Beach

Harbor Commission president to focus on environmental, and community programs Sharon L. Weissman ushered in the start of her term as Harbor Commission president on Thursday, August 11, 2022 by accepting the gavel and announcing an agenda of environmental, community, and workforce goals for the year ahead at the Port of Long Beach. As head of the Board that sets policy for the Port, Weissman said she wants to sharpen the Port’s...

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Aug11

CLARK Material Handling Company exits ITA

Industry sources are reporting that CLARK Material Handling Company has apparently departed from the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) which represents the North American Industry and its supply base. Material Handling Wholesaler has reached out to CLARK Material Handling Company and ITA and is awaiting comment. CLARK Material Handling Company is headquartered in Lexington, KY. They were a founding member of ITA over 70 years ago. ...

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Aug10

U.S. Rail Traffic for the week ending August 6, 2022

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending August 6, 2022. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 496,526 carloads and intermodal units, down 2.6 percent compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the week ending August 6 were 230,573 carloads, down 1.6 percent compared with the same week in 2021, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 265,953 containers...

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Aug10

OpX leadership network offers updated FAT Guidance

Introducing the newly revised One Voice Factory Acceptance Tests – Protocols for Capital Equipment in the CPG Industry work product, designed to assist consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies and OEMs improve the factory acceptance test (FAT) process for all. This critical industry guide was developed by the OpX Leadership Network convened by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. The Factory Acceptance Tests...

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Aug10

Women In Trucking Association announces Truck Giveaway sponsored by Arrow Truck Sales

The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has announced its second truck giveaway in partnership with Arrow Truck Sales. The truck is being donated by Arrow Truck Sales of Kansas City, Mo. On March 24, 2023, five years after the first truck giveaway, Ellen Voie, president and CEO of WIT will hand the keys over to another deserving professional driver. The giveaway will take place at the annual “Salute to Women Behind the Wheel” event at...

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Aug09

Alta Equipment Group Inc. reports Second Quarter 2022 financial results and raises 2022 Guidance for Adjusted EBITDA

Second Quarter Financial Highlights: (comparisons are year over year) Total revenues increased 38.9% year over year to $406.5 million Construction and Material Handling revenue of $271.0 million and $135.5 million, respectively Product Support revenue increased by $23.5 million year over year to $110.0 million Record second quarter financial results primarily due to strong demand for equipment and product support growth Net income of...

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