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Jamco Inc. acquires Forklift Garage Inc.

Jamco Inc. , Central Florida’s OEM distributor for Doosan, Heli forklifts, Skyjack  and JLG aerial lifts has acquired the business activities of Forklift Garage Inc, effective February 1st 2018. Tim Jamal, vp of Jamco says the company...

CLARK appoints MHE as an authorized dealer

CLARK Material Handling Company  announced it has appointed Materials Handling Equipment, LLC. (MHE) as an authorized distributor of CLARK products in the Fort Wayne Indiana market. “MHE has been servicing the material handling needs...

New 3-series forklifts from LiuGong, designed for North American market

LiuGong North America has released a new line of forklifts designed specifically for the U.S and Canadian markets. The new 3-Series 2020-35G/H forklifts come standard with premium features and increased capabilities that make them one of the most...

H.I.G. Capital signs definitive agreement to acquire Wastequip from Centerbridge

Wastequip , a North American manufacturer of waste equipment, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by H.I.G. Capital, LLC (“H.I.G.”), a global private equity investment firm. Wastequip has been owned by Centerbridge...

DHL Supply Chain recognized as Top Employer in five countries including the United States

In an industry first, DHL Supply Chain , the specialist contract logistics arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has received Top Employer certification across five countries simultaneously, including the United States, Brazil, China, Spain and the U.K....

Milwaukee Tool announces expansion of Brookfield, Wis. headquarters
Creating over 350 new jobs

With a planned total investment of $32MM, Milwaukee Tool is proposing another major expansion at their global new product development center in Brookfield, WI.  A 114,500 square foot, multi-story building would be built on an existing 3.5...

WIKA Mobile Control presents top sales award to Crane Warning Systems, Inc.
 for 9th consecutive year

WIKA Mobile Control (formerly Hirschmann MCS), Chambersburg, PA has awarded Crane Warning Systems, Inc. of Lakeland, FL the Top Sales Award for 2017.  This is the ninth year in a row that Crane Warning Systems has received this award. “Our...

New stainless steel hygienic design star knobs by JW Winco

JW Winco, Inc. , a Ganter Company and supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced the GN 5435 hygienic design stainless steel star knobs. These specially designed star knobs, which are RoHS compliant, are intended for use in hygiene...

Upender conveyor technology wide edge to narrow edge leading orientation

Multi-Conveyor recently built this stainless steel table top system designed to rotate bag-in-box cartons from wide edge to narrow edge leading using simple gravity with minimal guidance for reorientation. A single lane slave driven timing belt...

Pettibone introduces next gen T944X telehandler with traversing boom

The new Pettibone Traverse T944X is the industry’s only new telehandler with an extendable, traversing boom that moves loads by traveling horizontally. Up to 70 inches of horizontal boom transfer allows users to precisely and safely place loads...

Round two

Last month I attempted to provide an industry specific review of the “NEW” tax reform bill. As it turned out the final version did not appear as expected and consequently I had to ask my equipment tax guy, Steve Pierson, to assist with his...

2018 trends call for tech-savvy, mobile industry

That question necessitates a multi-layered response. Efficiency, customer satisfaction and technology are at the core of the trends for the next year. As e-commerce, labor shortages and demand increase, so do the innovations within the materials handling...

If you would do it later – why wouldn’t you do it now?

I met a guy on the plane who was an area director for a major shoe store chain. "Suppose I went into your store and the shoe I wanted was out of stock in my size - what would happen," I queried. "Well, that shoe store has the capability of finding...

Update your marketing efforts in 2018

How to best market to consumers in a world increasingly saturated with messaging - through various means in print, digital, social media - is an evolving question.  But there are ways to reach through the chatter and build lasting relationships...

Yankees hope a competency-based approach to hiring proves a Boon(e) for the organization

Few jobs in sports compare to managing the New York Yankees. The team is quite simply the most iconic baseball franchise in the world. (Have I given myself up as a fan yet? Too bad!) Based on the latest  Forbes list  of the most valuable...

Details matter – What the customer sees

With all of the things there are to do in the business day it is inevitable that something always gets missed. Getting the big stuff right is necessary. Without that, we have NO business at all. How much of the little stuff can you miss, and still manage...

Exide Technologies centralizes supply chain operations with BluJay Transportation Management

BluJay Solutions , provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network, announced that Exide Technologies has implemented its Transportation Management software. Exide is a global provider of...

New MotionMeter app enables warehouses to easily identify hidden causes of waste

Newcastle Systems , provider of mobile-powered workplace solutions designed to make warehouses, manufacturing facilities and retail floors more efficient, today announced the launch of a new app called the MotionMeter, a real-time activity...

New HL9200 high speed, inline palletizer

Columbia Machine’s HL9200 is the most advanced and highest speed palletizer in Columbia’s high level, high speed family of palletizers.  The HL9200 incorporates industry-leading safety package, ultimate flexibility and highest performance...

New 3-series forklifts from LiuGong, designed for North American market

LiuGong North America has released a new line of forklifts designed specifically for the U.S and Canadian markets. The new 3-Series 2020-35G/H forklifts come standard with premium features and increased capabilities that make them one of the most...

New stainless steel hygienic design star knobs by JW Winco

JW Winco, Inc. , a Ganter Company and supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced the GN 5435 hygienic design stainless steel star knobs. These specially designed star knobs, which are RoHS compliant, are intended for use in hygiene...

Upender conveyor technology wide edge to narrow edge leading orientation

Multi-Conveyor recently built this stainless steel table top system designed to rotate bag-in-box cartons from wide edge to narrow edge leading using simple gravity with minimal guidance for reorientation. A single lane slave driven timing belt...

Pettibone introduces next gen T944X telehandler with traversing boom

The new Pettibone Traverse T944X is the industry’s only new telehandler with an extendable, traversing boom that moves loads by traveling horizontally. Up to 70 inches of horizontal boom transfer allows users to precisely and safely place loads...

New BulkPak® from ORBIS® fits 28 positions per truckload

ORBIS® Corporation introduced a new series to its BulkPak® product line: HDMP4845. This series offers maximum packout to eliminate wasted truck space, reduce freight costs and improve throughput. When compared with alternative...

Crane Certification Association of America to hold educational conference March 18-20 in Tulsa

The Crane Certification Association of America (CCAA) is proud to announce the annual educational conference. Each year this conference is held for crane inspectors, engineers, and surveyors with presentations by peers, engineers and safety officials....

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