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Nov18

Equipment Finance Industry confidence higher in November

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the November 2021 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $900 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 64.6, an increase from...

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Nov18

Raymond gives back to communities across North America

Virtual, hybrid events allow Raymond to support in unique ways  In 2021, The Raymond Corporation and its network of Solutions and Support Centers are continuing to support communities across the United States, further demonstrating that giving back is fundamental to the company’s philosophy and a value instilled throughout the entire Raymond organization. Through monetary contributions, forklift donations and volunteered time, Raymond...

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Nov18

Alta Equipment Group acquires Midwest Mine Services

Alta expands Engineering and Design capabilities in its construction business segment Alta Equipment Group Inc. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Midwest Mine Services LLC, a privately held company headquartered near Toledo, Ohio. Midwest Mine Services designs, fabricates, and installs full aggregate processing plants for quarries, mines, and recycling operations throughout the United States and...

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American Association of Railroads
Nov17

U.S. Rail Traffic for the week ending November 13, 2021

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending November 13, 2021. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 502,613 carloads and intermodal units, down 4.7 percent compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the week ending November 13 were 235,867 carloads, up 1.7 percent compared with the same week in 2020, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 266,746...

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Nov16

Wreaths Across America announces 2021 Escort to Arlington

President of American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., and President Emeritus of Gold Star Wives of America, Inc., to serve as Co-Grand Marshals; Chevrolet to once again provide wrapped vehicles to transport Gold and Blue Star Families and Veterans The country’s longest veterans’ parade – Wreaths Across America’s annual escort to Arlington National Cemetery – kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021. National President of American Gold Star...

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Nov16

Pantero acquires Ampro Material Handling supplier

The acquisition adds expertise in warehouse automation and material handling Pantero has announced the acquisition of Ampro Material Handling, a Detroit-area racking and material handling supplier since 1969. The acquisition will allow Pantero to expand its material handling solutions for its warehouse and distribution customers. Over the past 52 years, Ampro has made a name for itself in southeastern Michigan and beyond for...

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Nov15

AAR issues statement on Infrastructure Package signing

AAR President and CEO Ian Jefferies issued the following statement on the heels of President Biden signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which makes record public infrastructure investments and reauthorizes the nation’s surface transportation programs for five years. “Today, the nation took a long-overdue step toward a more competitive, prosperous economic future with President Biden’s signing of the comprehensive...

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