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Raymond acquires Raymond Handling Concepts Corp.
Steve Raymond retires as RHCC president

The Raymond Corporation  has acquired Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation (RHCC), an authorized Raymond Sales & Service Center. Since 1987, RHCC has been an authorized Raymond Sales & Service Center providing world-class Raymond® forklifts,...

Power Packaging celebrates 50 years

Power Packaging , a DHL company and part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, marks its fiftieth anniversary. Since 1968, the contract manufacturer has evolved from a small, privately-owned company to  contract manufacturer for food...

Toyota 360 Support promised with every forklift

Toyota Material Handling, USA (TMHU) has launched Toyota 360 Support, the most comprehensive support promise in the industry. Toyota offers a two-year parts warranty (including labor), top-rated reliability, the lowest cost of ownership and an expansive...

Rail traffic for June and week ending June 30, 2018

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 30, 2018, as well as volumes for June 2018. U.S. railroads originated 1,080,769 carloads in June 2018, up 2.0 percent, or 21,098 carloads, from June 2017....

New Motion Industries distribution center open for business near Seattle

Motion Industries, Inc. , distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has opened the doors for business at its new distribution center (DC) at 4401 D Street NW, Suite A,...

BEUMER Group expands the BEUMER fillpac FFS filling machine product family

BEUMER Group introduces the BEUMER fillpac FFS form fill seal system both for the high-capacity range of up to 2,600 bags per hour and for low throughputs starting from 1,800 bags per hour. Depending on the customer requirements the suitable machine...

National Forklift Safety Day raises awareness

National Forklift Safety Day was held on June 12, 2018. Speakers at this year’s event, held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C., emphasized that forklift safety can’t be just an occasional priority, but rather requires a persistent...

Superior Tire & Rubber elects new vice president

Apipong “Oh” Nakayuenyongsuk has been elected vice president of the material handling & industrial wheels business units and corporate marketing by the Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. board of directors. Mr. Apipong was previously...

OE Attachments announce the Fork Wear Indicator

OE Attachments , a supplier of high-quality attachments, safety solutions and innovative products to OEMs, has announced a new way to measure forklift fork wear: the Fork Wear Indicator. The Fork Wear Indicator is an easy to read guide stamped into...

Rail traffic for week ending July 7, 2018

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending July 7, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 485,193 carloads and intermodal units, up 8.6 percent compared with the same week last year....

Identify your sales team ‘Outlaws’ with analytics

I’m one of those distributor leaders who loves an ‘outlaw’ sales team. They wheel and deal, get on their horses with their six guns and ride off to get that big order for you. They ride back into town with the order, and you head to...

Where do you draw the line with customer satisfaction?

By Andrea Belk Olson , MSC and CEO of Pragmadik If you've ever worked the front lines - where you're directly dealing with customers - you know that sometimes, a customer can't be satisfied. It's always a challenge dealing with a difficult...

ProGMA video highlights safety solutions to falling objects from overhead conveyors

The Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA), a product group within trade association Material Handling Industry (MHI), is promoting the fourth in a series of educational videos about preventing accidents resulting from objects falling...

Aren’t making enough sales? Your numbers will tell you why!

There is a sales adage that says: Your chances for success increase in proportion to the number of sales calls you make. It's amazing how the truth can be so simple. If it's so simple, why don't you do it? Good fundamental sales skills and solid...

To stock or not to stock, that is the question

In the aftermarket business, profitability can be affected by a host of factors - t he competitive marketplace, r ising costs for wages and benefits, w arranty recovery, c osts of training, c ost of rolling stock, f uel and van repair costs......

Sometimes problems = opportunities

As you well know, every industry goes through a kind of repetitive cycle to the point where management knows how to mitigate the negatives and come out the other side of the dip right side up. And, I am continuously amazed how highly leveraged dealers...

Considering environmental challenges for chain performance

Modern Engineering maintenance planning is a marathon not a sprint, so MRO (maintenance, repair, overhaul) specialists are usually looking for long term reliability rather than a quick fix that may not last the distance. Application environment is...

Toyota 360 Support promised with every forklift

Toyota Material Handling, USA (TMHU) has launched Toyota 360 Support, the most comprehensive support promise in the industry. Toyota offers a two-year parts warranty (including labor), top-rated reliability, the lowest cost of ownership and an expansive...

New Cushman Titan XD leverages AC electric drivetrain, IntelliBrake Technology

Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., a Textron Inc. company, introduces a new model of its Cushman®  Titan XD industrial burden carrier with a 48-volt AC electric drivetrain and exclusive IntelliBrake™ technology. For over a decade,...

JW Winco offers latches with safety function

JW Winco, Inc. , a Ganter Company and supplier of standard industrial machine components, has available GN 115.9 latches with safety function, zinc die cCasting, operation with key, not lockable. These latches, which are RoHS compliant, have...

Liftomatic releases below-hook drum handling system

Liftomatic Material Handling, Inc. expanded its line of innovative drum handling equipment to include the new model 3A-HD-BHDL, a below-hook drum handling system. The  3A-HD-BHDL is a fully automatic and mechanical below hook attachment that...

Updated ZoneLink® and SDS multi-configuration tool now available!

The new ZTC-F64 multi-protocol configuration tool simplifies Holjeron’s portfolio of tools to provide an interface to Holjeron’s proprietary ZoneLink ®  motor driven roller controllers, as well as any device or system utilizing...

New hoist attachment handles all 55 gallon drums

Liftomatic Material Handling, Inc. , a material handling equipment manufacturer, recently introduced the HCB hoist attachment to handle all 55 gallon drums. The HCB hoist attachment safely lifts steel, fiber and plastic drums weighing up to 2000...

Millwood, Inc. adds new product to packaging line

Solutions providers need to have their finger on the pulse of their customers’ pain points. For many warehouse managers, that means a way to prevent their pallets and product from being destroyed when colliding with a fork truck. Millwood,...

John Fogerty announced as musical guest for 2018 Material Handling & Logistics Conference

Dematic, a global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announced today John Fogerty as musical guest for their 2018 Material Handling & Logistics Conference (MHLC) in Park City, Utah, September...

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