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Shoppa's Material Handling welcomes new director of national accounts

Shoppa’s Material Handling is proud to announce Bob Bosworth as Shoppa’s new director of national accounts. In his 28-year career with Toyota, Bob was the former vice president of sales & marketing at Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A....

Toyota Forklifts offers a new solution with heavy-duty product expansion

Toyota Forklifts  is raising the bar with its newest additions to the THD product line. The forklift manufacturer announced the launch of their adjustable wheelbase forklifts with the capacity to lift from 15,000 to 80,000 pounds. Named for...

Komatsu America announces plans to move North America HQ to Chicago

  Komatsu America Corp. , a global heavy equipment manufacturer, today announced plans to move company headquarters to Chicago, IL in 2020. The new site at Triangle Plaza, 8770 W Bryn Mawr Ave, will feature a new, open floorplan, designed...

GlobalTranz CFO wins 2018 Women In Trucking Association’s Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award

Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced Renee Krug, chief financial officer of GlobalTranz, as the winner of the fourth annual 2018 Women In Trucking Association’s Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award (DWLA). The announcement was...

UNEX Manufacturing acquires SpeedCell

UNEX Manufacturing, Inc. , provider of innovative order picking solutions, announces the acquisition of SpeedCell Storage Systems of Zeeland, MI. SpeedCell’s dynamic high-density storage solution products complement Unex’s Span-Track carton...

MHI releases 2018 Annual Industry Report

MHI just released the  2018 MHI Annual Industry Report  titled "Overcoming Barriers to NextGen Supply Chain Adoption" to provide an up-to-date perspective on emerging supply chain trends. Key findings include: Eleven technologies...

Papé Material Handling Expands to become Yale® Dealer in Northern California

  Yale Materials Handling Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Papé Material Handling to its network of leading independent Yale® dealers in the Northern California territory, effective March 29, 2018.  ...

MODEX 2018 attendees explore how to “Make Their Supply Chain FUTUREPROOF” with CHEP

At MODEX 2018, the focus is on the future, and discovering what steps businesses can take today to “Make their Supply Chain FUTUREPROOF.” It’s a theme that resonates at CHEP , where ISTA-certified engineers at CHEP’s Innovation...

Caterpillar Group President Rob Charter to retire effective June 1

Following a distinguished career spanning nearly 30 years with the company, Caterpillar Inc.  announced that Group President Rob Charter has elected to retire. Since 2015, Charter has been a group president of Customer & Dealer Support (C&DS)....

Rail traffic for March and week ending March 31, 2018

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending March 31, 2018, as well as volumes for March 2018. U.S. railroads originated 1,050,653 carloads in March 2018, up 3.6 percent, or 36,157 carloads, from March...

Customer engagement – On the phone

Two months ago, I started a multi-part series about how “details matter” in our current business environment. A dealership’s image and ongoing reputation is formed by what customers SEE, how they are ENGAGED, and how they are COMMUNICATED...

W.W. Cannon makes a mark in material handling

For eight decades, W.W. Cannon has been making a mark in material handling and storage equipment industry. The Dallas-based business was founded in 1938 by Bill Cannon and his brother Jack. The family sold the business in 1993, and in turn,...

Are you a social sales pacesetter? Or are you losing business to one?

Here are a few questions to get your social sales juices flowing: Why are big companies interested in big data? Why are formerly non-social companies suddenly scouring and analyzing social data? Why is "mobile" the new "social?" Why is...

What’s in your projection?

Why am I asking about your plans for 2018? Because based on everything I hear, read or see company owners are anticipating a strong 2018, and I assume you are too. What peaked my interest in business planning for 2018 was my attendance at an annual...

There’s more than one way to succeed in a job

You’ve been gunning for that promotion: working hard, bringing ideas and making yourself visible and valuable to the company. The position you wanted finally opened, and you got the job. Uh-oh. Now what? The person you’re replacing moved...

Five ways to become a better leader in 2018

If your company is looking to grow revenue in 2018 (or if your not-for-profit organization seeks to expand its impact), your leadership team surely has a strategic plan in place. Hopefully that plan includes a talent-building component geared toward...

New stainless steel serrated locking plates from JW Winco

JW Winco, Inc. , a Ganter Company and  supplier of standard industrial machine components, now offers  GN 187.4 stainless steel serrated locking plates . By using these RoHS compliant serrated locking plates, standard components can...

Portable tilter positions containers for easy access to contents

PT Series Container Tilters from Presto ECOA tilt containers up to 85° to allow workers to access contents without bending into the container. As containers tilt up, items, even those at the bottom, end up at a comfortable position for easy retrieval....

Fetch Robotics expands autonomous mobile robot fleet

Fetch Robotics , the pioneer in on-demand automation, announced the expansion of its VirtualConveyor family of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) with the addition of CartConnect and RollerTop robots for the most flexible and broad range of...

New pushbutton drum lifting

Liftomatic Material Handling, Inc.   recently introduced the new Ergomatic 1000-PLEH-BC drum transporter. The Ergomatic 1000 has a powerful electric/hydraulic lifting system that is activated by a simple pushbutton; foot pumps or hand cranks...

PATLITE announces their second-generation USB-connected signal tower light

PATLITE (U.S.A.) Corporation, a provider of innovative LED signal lights, sounders and network-enabled devices announces a major upgrade to their USB signaling device line.  The LR6-USB - USB LED Signal Tower is designed to connect conveniently...

New generation of high-performance sorting: BG Sorter

BEUMER Group introduces its latest sorter development: the BG Sorter is optimally prepared to meet the challenges of high-performance sorting. The new sorter family offers the appropriate version for each type of item. Tilt tray and cross-belt sorters...

LEDtronics Low-Profile LED Canopy Luminaire provides an easy install for most applications

LEDtronics® presents a UL-listed, surface-mount addition to its lineup of low-profile LED canopy lights for both indoor and outdoor lighting applications. As with the rest of the LEDtronics canopy light series, the compact CNP000-45WF...

Seegrid expands Supervisor Fleet Management Software

Seegrid , provider of connected self-driving vehicles for materials handling, announced the expansion of its fleet management software, Seegrid Supervisor. With the addition of three new features–Queues, Barcode Scanner support, and Caution Tape–Seegrid...

Webinar: Rack Safety 101

April 30, 2018 | 2pm - 3pm EST Interested in rack safety? Tune in to the  Rack Safety 101 Webinar  to hear about proper ways to assemble and install rack, training of operators, and inspection and maintenance of rack systems.

Emerging Leaders Conference

Thursday, July 12 | Chicago, IL Join MHI, MHEDA and your industry peers for a one-day  learning and networking event  designed for young leaders who work in the material handling industry.

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