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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....

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...

2018 economic outlook forecasts 8.5% expansion in equipment and software investment and 2.7% GDP growth

After solid growth in 2017, investment in equipment and software will likely continue to strengthen in 2018 and is projected to expand 8.5 percent (down slightly from 9.1 percent in the Economic Outlook published in December) according to the Q2 update...

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...

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...

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)....

New ASTM International standard supports hazardous materials packaging

  A new ASTM International standard will help with pressure testing certain containers that are used to transport hazardous materials. The standard will help meet requirements of entities that regulate and support global trade. According...

H&E relocates to new facility in Colorado Springs, CO

Effective April 16, 2018, H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announced the relocation of its Colorado Springs branch to a new facility at 2401 Steel Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80907, phone 719-393-1840. The 16,000 square foot facility sits...

MHI recaps MODEX and announces 2018 MHI Innovation Award winners

MHI released a recap of the recent MODEX 2018 show along with award winners.  Earlier this month, the fourth edition of MODEX show was a record event on all fronts with 283,025 net square feet and 925 exhibitors.  MODEX  also featured...

FSIP celebrates five decades of operation

In five decades of operation, Flight Systems Industrial Products has perfected the ability to evolve and grow. Starting in 1968 as an aircraft and strobe runway light designer and manufacturer, today the business serves a variety of industries globally....

Use golden handcuffs to grow business

It is truly wonderful when business is good. You can pay down some bills. Have extra bucks to repair or replace needed equipment. Pay down bank loans. Pass out some bonuses. Take a vacation. Put some money in your retirement accounts. But then reality...

Customer engagement – Delivering on promises

Three months ago, I started a multi-part series about how “details matter” in our current business environment. As I have said in prior issues, a dealership’s image and ongoing reputation is formed by what customers see, how they are...

Four steps for avoiding a bad hiring decision

Let’s look, for a moment, at the process of buying a car. It’s a big decision with many steps. First, you have to determine your price range, compile a list of possible models, and compare specs. Then you research safety features, performance...

Value is the king of sales and the queen of service

Value is perhaps the most illusive word in sales. Everyone will tell you how important it is, very few can tell you what it is. I've already gone on ad nauseam about my distaste for the words "added value." I recommend you leave them out of your...

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...

TVH introduces new scene lights

TVH in the Americas (TVH), has introduced three new LED scene lights. They are designed to point downward at a 40° angle to illuminate anything below them. They are perfect additions to work trucks, utility vehicles and trailers. All of the lights...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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