Jul17

Wynright will create up to 582 jobs by 2021 in new Indiana facility

Material handling systems provider Wynright Corp. plans to open its new manufacturing facility outside Chicago by the end of December, following through on its previously announced plans to close two other sites in the region and consolidate production into the new building Elk Grove Village, Ill.-based Wynright will close its existing factories in Elk Grove Village and Oak Lawn—both in Illinois—and open the $26 million facility in...

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Jul17

Weekly Rail Traffic for the week ending July 13, 2019

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending July 13, 2019. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 527,908 carloads and intermodal units, down 5.6 percent compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the week ending July 13 were 260,762 carloads, down 4 percent compared with the same week in 2018, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 267,146 containers and...

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Jul17

Toyota Forklift announces new Lithium-ion Battery Lineup

Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. has announced the approval of a new lineup of lithium-ion batteries for use in its 3- and 4-wheel electric sit-down models. This introduction makes Toyota the first manufacturer in the industry to obtain UL-E and UL-EE certification for the combination of lift truck and lithium-ion batteries on a sit-down counterbalanced forklift. Toyota engineers worked directly with Underwriters Laboratory (UL)...

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Jul17

Smartrac Gets “Gold Medal” for its Corporate Social Responsibility achievements

Smartrac, a global provider in RFID technology and IoT solutions, has been awarded a gold medal from EcoVadis, the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, in recognition of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) achievements. Having received a high score, Smartrac ranks among the top five percent of all companies in its category, as assessed by EcoVadis.  Smartrac has undergone EcoVadis’ CSR assessments on...

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Jul17

Holland Chosen as the LTL Inter-Regional Carrier of the Year by Ryder

Holland, the provider in Central and Southeastern next-day delivery, was presented with the Ryder LTL Inter-Regional Carrier of the Year award on June 6, 2019 at the 22nd Annual Ryder Carrier Quality Awards in Chicago, Ill. The award recognizes excellence through a variety of metrics, including on-time performance, claims handling, customer service, technology applications, economic value, and innovation for the last full calendar...

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Jul16

Alloy LED expands operations with East Coast Distribution Center

The center currently serves its customers in the southeast of the United States. The company plans to expand the service territory to the northeast and upper Midwest of the U.S., as well as the eastern provinces of Canada, by the end of this year Alloy LED, a California-based manufacturer and distributor of LED lighting, has expanded its operations to the east coast with a new distribution center in North Carolina. The center...

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Jul15

PERC releases new Online Resource for Business Owners interested in Propane Equipment

Brochure details propane’s versatility, benefits for businesses The Propane Education & Research Council released a new online resource that details how business owners can improve operations by choosing propane-powered forklifts. “If businesses are looking for easy refueling, fewer emissions, or equipment that never quits, propane forklifts get the job done — whether it’s a small task or heavy lift,” said Jeremy Wishart, PERC...

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