Flexcon’s precision container solutions are good medicine for pharmaceutical distributor

Background: Independent pharmacies across the country rely on Rochester Drug Cooperative (RDC) for their daily shipments of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. At times, the timely delivery of medicines is critical for patients. For RDC’s client base of independent pharmacies who are competing against giants like Walgreens and CVS, that means delivering to patients without delay—otherwise they’ll lose customers to the Rite-Aid...

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TVH tips: Lubrication of the lift chain

The lift chain is an important part of the lift truck that deserves a lot of attention. The lifespan and good functioning of a lift chain depend on its use and maintenance. Each mechanical system, whether complex or not, requires constant lubrication in order to function perfectly and be protected. It is crucial that lift chains are regularly treated with a professional lubricant. By lubricating the chain, it retains it optimal...

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Big deal: Heineken opens new production facility in Mexico

Heineken and KHS are setting standards with the newest and one of the biggest breweries in Mexico on all counts: besides its impressive proportions the plant is also a shining example when it comes to ecological and economic sustainability As far back as in 2006 the potential for the launch of one of the most important greenfield projects in the history of Mexican brewing was recognized: Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma proposed...

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ACCO explosion proof crane, runway extension

Cedar Falls, Iowa-based AFE Crane has installed a 5-ton capacity ACCO explosion proof crane for lifting bulk container bags in a hazardous area at a facility in Nebraska. AFE, a distributor for ACCO Material Handling Solutions LLC, a manufacturer of material handling products, accepted a scope of work to install a replacement custom motorized underhung single girder crane and double the length of the runway from 60 ft. to 120 ft. The...

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KHS helps Portuguese brewery on its way to a sustainable future

Reliability, environmental friendliness and viability for the future are values held by KHS that Portuguese brewery Sociedade Central de Cervejas E Bebidas S.A. (SCC) greatly appreciates – and has done for decades. The commissioning of the new glass line is a further milestone in the long-term partnership between the two companies. By employing up-to-the-minute technology from the systems supplier the beer producer from Vialonga has...

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Six tips to prolong the lifespan of your pallet truck

Preventing your pallet truck from failing? Discover the points you can pay attention to in order to use your pallet truck longer and be able to repair it yourself. And this in an efficient and budget-friendly manner, as a result of which you prolong the lifespan of your pallet truck and your bank account. Preventive maintenance of your pallet truck is vital for a safe working environment. By means of a daily inspection of your pallet...

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How Wickham Tractor Company scaled up from two to five locations smoothly

More locations mean more complexity, right? Wrong. While scaling can be complicated, especially when it is done through acquisition – approaching it in the right manner can make the process go smoothly. Wickham Tractor Company in Eastern Plains, Colorado, grew from two stores to a five-store complex in one year after buying an existing dealer. Through standardization, effective training and extensive use of management reports, they...

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