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Sep23

H&E opens new branch in Delaware

Effective September 23, 2022, H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces the opening of its New Castle branch, the first in the state of Delaware. The branch is located at 9 Bellecor Drive, New Castle, DE 19720-1763, phone 302-991-1700. It includes a fully fenced yard area, offices, and a separate repair shop and is capable of handling a variety of construction and general industrial equipment for customers working throughout...

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Sep22

Aquapak partners with Industrial Physics to help customers transition to sustainable packaging

Aquapak Polymers, a provider of polymer technology that offers excellent functionality, recyclability, and environmental credentials, has partnered with Industrial Physics, a global packaging, product, and material test and inspection partner, to create a harmonized set of WVTR (Water vapor Transmission Rate) testing methods for its Hydropol™ biodegradable polymer. Hydropol offers all the benefits of traditional polymer plastics yet...

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Sep22

Westland and ARA partner to offer Canadian ARA members commercial insurance package

Surrey, BC/Territories of the Coast Salish (Kwantlen, Katzie, Semiahmoo, Tsawwassen first nation) Territory – Westland Insurance Group (Westland) and the American Rental Association (ARA) announced today an exclusive partnership to deliver insurance solutions to ARA members across Canada. Westland and ARA offer a commercial insurance package that includes liability, property (building, stock, and equipment), contractors’ equipment...

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Sep22

Staffing employment grows in second quarter

Year-to-Year Employment Up 6.0% U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 2.8 million temporary and contract workers per week in the second quarter of 2022 according to data released today by the American Staffing Association. Staffing employment and sales typically rise in the second quarter following the first quarter seasonal dip. The industry has returned to this trend after deviating last year, with staffing jobs growing...

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Sep21

Federal Reserve Board raises interest rates as inflation soars

The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), which is the voice of the 7.4 trillion-dollar wholesale distribution industry, which employs more than 5 million US workers, issued the following statement today in response to the Federal Reserve Board’s announcement that it is once again raising interest rates by 75 basis points to curb inflation. “The Federal Reserve Board is raising interest rates once again to...

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Sep21

ALAN announces 2022 Humanitarian Logistics Awards winners

The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) has announced the 2022 winners of its Humanitarian Logistics Awards. “Today we’re honored to recognize a few of the people and businesses that have been a beacon of hope during disasters like the recent flooding in Kentucky, COVID-19, and the conflict in Ukraine,” said ALAN Executive Director Kathy Fulton. “Their combined efforts have raised millions of dollars for disaster survivors – and...

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Sep21

U.S. Rail Traffic for the week ending September 17, 2022

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending September 17, 2022. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 490,654 carloads and intermodal units, down 2.9 percent compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the week ending September 17 were 239,528 carloads, up 2 percent compared with the same week in 2021, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 251,126...

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