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Monday October 1, 2018
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Features
The Skills Gap isn't the only workforce challenge
Andrea Belk Olson, MSC and CEO of Pragmadik
Tuesday October 16, 2018
We talk extensively about the “skills gap” facing manufacturing.  The problem is this only partially true. Yes, there's a deficit in our skilled trades pipeline, and as employers, educators, and communities, we need to rally around ...
Drones in Construction: Everything you need to know
Conexpo- Con/AGG
Thursday October 11, 2018
If you're a construction professional, you know the importance of tracking a project's progress. Without this information mistakes can go unnoticed and will be costly to fix later on. Regularly taking photographs and videos of your work can also be ...
Going once…going twice…
Garry Bartecki
Wednesday October 10, 2018
Material Handling Wholesaler (MHW) gave you an opportunity on October 10 th to make a LOT OF MONEY within the next six months. I am referring to the webinar titled ESOPs for MATERIAL HANDLING, EQUIPMENT RENTAL COMPANIES /DEALERSHIPS, and RELATED ...
The Omni Channel Advantage: A deeper dive into order streaming
Adam Kline- Manhattan Associates
Wednesday September 26, 2018
To deal with growing e-commerce demand, many companies have been forced to increase investment in labor, equipment and new distribution centers. But it has become clear that none of those strategies are sustainable long term, either from a cost or growth ...
Controlling corporate healthcare costs
5 simple steps to reduce costs and improve care
Dr. Josh Luke
Monday September 24, 2018
After working on his own as an independent healthcare insurance broker for several years, Ryan recently took a job with a bigger brokerage. When he broke the news to his wife that the company he joined did not offer a traditional PPO or HMO insurance ...
ESOPs for Material Handlers—a more logical way to sell your business
Nathan Perkins
Thursday September 20, 2018
If you run a Material Handling business – or a related equipment leasing/dealership company – and have considered succession planning options, you may be left with a lot of questions. Most owners look at selling to their current management ...
4 companies that tailor to female entrepreneurs
Lindsay Tigar-The Ladders
Thursday September 20, 2018
Today, only 17% of entrepreneurs are women. And 5% of the world’s executives are female. Even so, women business leaders are among the most successful and impactful, as they lead their companies differently — and often, more emphatically ...
Mac Rak and Mac Rak Safety expands with emphasis on quality materials and safety repair
Eileen Schmidt
Thursday September 20, 2018
With an emphasis on quality materials, Mac Rak Inc . has steadily grown in the nearly two decades it has been in operation.  Mac Rak, which provides custom engineered fabricated warehouse rack repair kits and warehouse equipment protect, ...
What we learned about Successful Women Leaders
Thursday September 20, 2018
The disparity is stark. Women represent  57 percent of college students  and  47 percent of the workforce  in the United States, yet  fewer than seven percent  of women are CEOs at Fortune 500 companies. The percentage ...
Women make better drivers than men so why aren't there more during a capacity crunch?
Chad Prevost at FreightWaves
Thursday September 20, 2018
The trucking industry has long been considered a “man’s world” as the job is associated with tedious long-haul driving involving physical exertion and intense stress. The job demands are steep, even with recent regulations limiting ...
Oh No..Not voice mail-AAHHHH!
Jeffrey Gitomer
Thursday September 20, 2018
Press one  if you want to leave a message. Press two  if you don't think your call will ever be returned. Press three  if you've already left three messages, haven't had your call returned, and want to send a bolt of lightning ...
Now is the time
Thursday September 20, 2018
BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE……TAKE OUT YOUR HANDHELD AND/OR CALENDER AND MAKE AN ENTRY FOR OCTOBER 10, 2018 AT 1PM CENTRAL TIME Because I will be on a panel sponsored by MHW discussing ESOP’s for Material Handling, Equipment ...
Material Handling a fast paced, rewarding profession for women
Eileen Schmidt
Thursday September 20, 2018
Carol Fontanez is always enthused about her work. “In the morning I’m eager to go to work and talk to the next person, the next business. It’s very exciting, never a dull moment,” said Fontanez, rental manager for Jamco Inc. ...
Operator Training – In or Out?
Dave Baiocchi
Thursday September 20, 2018
Since March 15 th , 1999 OSHA has done their best to complicate life for the forklift consumer. Not that their best efforts haven’t been needed! Gone are the good old days when anyone who worked for the company (and even those that didn’t) ...
Nuts & Bolts
Komatsu Equipment Company builds new support and service center in Nevada
Thursday October 18, 2018
Komatsu Equipment Company flagship dealership for Komatsu America Corp., announced plans to build a $47 million 189,000-square-foot customer support and service center on roughly 30 acres of land in Elko, Nev. The building is planned to include a ...
United Rentals third quarter revenue increases 21% from prior year
Thursday October 18, 2018
United Rentals, Inc. just announced financial results for the third quarter 20181. Total revenue was $2.116 billion and rental revenue was $1.861 billion for the third quarter, compared with $1.766 billion and $1.536 billion, respectively, for the same ...
Arbor Day Foundation partners with Brambles and CHEP for International Reforestation Projects
Thursday October 18, 2018
The Arbor Day Foundation, CHEP and Brambles, CHEP’s parent company and a global supply-chain logistics leader operating in more than 60 countries, have announced a partnership that will plant trees in the United States and France. At a recent ...
Crown Equipment Continues Southeast Asia Expansion with the announcement of A New World-Class Branch in Vietnam
Thursday October 18, 2018
Crown Equipment has announced the opening of its new branch in Vietnam to allow businesses direct access to its first-class material handling equipment solutions, localized customer service experience, and extensive industry expertise. The new ...
AAR recognizes leaders in hazardous material safety
Wednesday October 17, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) announced the 2018 recipients of the Holden-Proefrock Award and the 2017 Non-Accident Release (NAR) Grand Slam Awards. The awards are given annually to individuals, shippers and railroads operating in hazardous ...
Rail traffic for the week ending October 13, 2018
Wednesday October 17, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) just reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending October 13, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 549,757 carloads and intermodal units, up 1.7 percent compared with the same week ...
Ferretto Group partners with The Size Surfaces
The Italian Group operates in the ceramics industry, supplying technologies and solutions for large format slabs
Wednesday October 17, 2018
Ferretto Group has signed a partnership agreement with TheSize Surfaces , a Spanish company operating in the ceramics industry, under the Neolith and Granith brands, for the construction of an automated self-supporting storage system at its headquarters ...
Durante Rentals opens new store in New Jersey
New Hasbrouck Heights store is their first in New Jersey and tenth overall
Tuesday October 16, 2018
Durante Rentals   just announced the opening of their new full-service rental facility in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey. The new store located at 50-54 NJ-17, is their first in the state of New Jersey and now gives them ten locations throughout ...
MIT reshapes itself to shape the future including AI education, research and development
Gift of $350 million establishes the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing, an unprecedented, $1 billion commitment to world-changing breakthroughs and their ethical application.
Tuesday October 16, 2018
MIT has announced a new $1 billion commitment to address the global opportunities and challenges presented by the prevalence of computing and the rise of artificial intelligence (AI). The initiative marks the single largest investment in computing ...
Sixth Crown Equipment facility achieves Zero Landfill status
Tuesday October 16, 2018
Crown Equipment Corporation , one of the world’s largest material handling companies, added another location to its growing roster of zero landfill status facilities. The company’s manufacturing facility in Troy, Ohio, earned the status ...
Unicarriers Americas announces winners of 2017 Aftermarket Excellence awards
Tuesday October 16, 2018
  UniCarriers Americas Corporation  (UCA) has announced the winners of its Aftermarket Excellence Program (AEP) Awards, for the past fiscal year, ending March 31, 2018. The AEP is designed to recognize UniCarriers dealers who have achieved ...
Wisconsin manufacturer settles Whistleblower allegations
Tuesday October 16, 2018
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern Division of Wisconsin in Green Bay has awarded a machine operator $100,000 in back wages and compensatory damages after his employer Dura-Fibre LLC - based in Menasha, Wisconsin - terminated him for reporting ...
U.S. Department of Labor announces actions to assist Americans impacted by Hurricane Michael
Tuesday October 16, 2018
The U.S. Department of Labor today announced actions it is taking to assist Americans in states affected by Hurricane Michael. “The Department of Labor is actively engaged in Administration-wide efforts to help those impacted by Hurricane Michael,” ...
Mississippi CDL Examiner sentenced to prison for fraudulent CDL Testing scheme
Monday October 15, 2018
On October 2, 2018, Derrious Dillon was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Jackson, Mississippi, to 24 months’ imprisonment, 12 months’ supervised release, a $1,500 partial fine, and a special assessment of $100 for his role in a fraudulent ...
Unicarriers Americas Corp. concludes first-ever Forklift Industry Summit
Monday October 15, 2018
UniCarriers Americas Corporation  (UCA) concluded its first Forklift Industry Summit on October 12, 2018. Held at the InterContinental Miami Hotel, the invitation-only event brought together more than 375 industry leaders to learn about the latest ...
Deutsche Messe takes over majority of LET China logistics fair
Exhibition duo of CeMAT ASIA and LET China enables Deutsche Messe to provide full intralogistics trade fair coverage in China’s key industrial regions
Monday October 15, 2018
As the operator of CeMAT ASIA in Shanghai and LET China in Guangzhou, the Deutsche Messe group of companies can now offer its customers two dynamic intralogistics fairs in the east and south of China, thus covering all of the country’s key industrial ...
Rental Works expands and will move headquarters
Monday October 15, 2018
Rental Works in Richmond, Va has purchased a 184,720 square-foot-building and 9.43 acres of land for $2.1 million for a new headquarters.  Rental Works will occupy 38,000 square feet and rent the rest of the building.  The building renovations ...
DHL research shows 75% of companies believe investment in ground transportation will directly support growth
Urbanization and big data driving evolution in transport sector according to 200 industry respondents
Friday October 12, 2018
DHL, has launched its latest research report on ground transportation logistics. The report reveals that the fast-paced evolution underway in the sector is changing the way that shippers think when purchasing a transportation solution. The global survey ...
InkJet, Inc.invites PACK EXPO attendees to "Code the Booth"
Booth S-4260 Oct 14-17; Interactive "Corrugated Box" booth design to showcase marking & coding equipment
Friday October 12, 2018
InkJet, Inc. will introduce its creative “corrugated box” booth design that will allow visitors to use handheld printers and code right on the walls at PACK EXPO! The InkJet, Inc. Booth Number S-4260 will include a working portfolio of ...
WIKA Mobile Control installs qSCALE I2 LMI on XTREME Telehandler
Friday October 12, 2018
Alden Equipment was recently awarded a government contract to deliver sixty (60) XTREME XR5919 telehandlers.  Alden Equipment partnered with WIKA Mobile Control (WMC) to install a qSCALE I2 load moment indicator (LMI) on each of the telehandlers.  ...
How to disrupt the $66 Billion Parcel Shipping Packaging market? Returnity to explain at PACK EXPO International 2018 in Chicago
The leader in B3B intra- and inter-company reusable shipping packaging will join the retail market panel discussion at PACK EXPO
Friday October 12, 2018
Returnity CEO, Michael Newman, is set to speak on PACK EXPO ’s retail market panel, which will be moderated by Tim Debus, President & CEO of the Reusable Packaging Association. The panel – focused on the retail market as a whole – ...
Altra Industrial Motion Corp. Completes Combination with Fortive’s Automation & Specialty Platform
Including Kollmorgen, Thomson, Portescap and Jacobs Vehicle Systems
Thursday October 11, 2018
Altra Industrial Motion Corp ., a global manufacturer and marketer of power transmission and motion control products, announced the completion of Altra’s combination with four operating companies from Fortive’s Automation & Specialty ...
CASE Construction Equipment names 2018 Diamond and Gold Dealer Recipients
Thursday October 11, 2018
CASE Construction Equipment has named its 2018 “Diamond Dealer” and “Gold Dealer” award recipients as a part of its North American Construction Equipment Partnership Program. The awards recognize dealerships across the US and ...
TVH introduces new Career Coaching program
Thursday October 11, 2018
TVH in the Americas (TVH), strives to provide their employees with all the best career development opportunities available so they can further their careers in the direction they want to go. To fulfill that promise, TVH has created a Career Coaching ...
Q4 Economic outlook forecasts 7.9% growth In Equipment and Software investment in 2018
Wednesday October 10, 2018
After solid growth in 2017, investment in equipment and software should remain strong in 2018 and is projected to expand 7.9 percent (up from 7.0 percent in the Q3 Economic Outlook published in July) according to the Q4 update to the 2018 Eq ...
CSX sues Norfolk Southern Railroad
Wednesday October 10, 2018
CSX Transportation Inc . is suing Norfolk Southern Railway and the Chesapeake-based Norfolk & Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad, alleging that they have conspired to create a monopoly at Norfolk International Terminals by essentially boxing ...
Weekly Rail Traffic for the week ending October 6, 2018
Wednesday October 10, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending October 6, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 554,238 carloads and intermodal units, up 1.2 percent compared with the same week last ...
American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) activates for latest Major Hurricane of 2018
Wednesday October 10, 2018
With over seven weeks remaining in hurricane season, the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) is bracing for another major named storm – and reminding supply chain professionals to stay tuned as specific requests for assistance emerge.  ...
Viking Plastic Packaging / Reliable Packaging Systems named new distributor for Accu-Seal SencorpWhite, Inc.
Visit Sencorp White at the PACK EXPO at booth N-6104
Wednesday October 10, 2018
Viking Plastic Packaging / Reliable Packaging Systems has signed a formal agreement for distribution with Accu-Seal SencorpWhite, Inc., a manufacturer of impulse sealing machinery. The agreement is effective immediately.  Davis Olney, the ...
Port of Long Beach receives grant for Energy Resiliency Project
'Microgrid' project will be model for California seaports
Wednesday October 10, 2018
The Port of Long Beach will build and demonstrate a $7.1 million “microgrid” to show the promising new technology’s effectiveness in providing a clean, reliable supply of electricity for critical operations at the nation’s ...
Raymond Handling Auctions 5th custom Pink Pallet Jack for Breast Cancer Charities
Wednesday October 10, 2018
Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation (RHCC), a materials handling equipment supplier in Northern California and the Northwest, will be holding its Fifth Annual “Pink Pallet Jack Project” online auction in support of Breast Cancer Awareness ...
Cutting tool consumption grew yearly and monthly in August
Wednesday October 10, 2018
August U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $223.47 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology . This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool ...
ALAN prepares for Hurricane Michael
Tuesday October 9, 2018
As Hurricane Michael gets closer to the Florida panhandle  and Southeastern US landfall,  the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) wants to remind you of a few quick but important storm-related reminders. Stay Up To Date .  ...
Long Beach Port moves 8 Million TEUs in fiscal year
Tuesday October 9, 2018
The Port of Long Beach closed out the 2018 fiscal year having handled 8,000,929 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) during the previous 12 months, the most ever, representing a 10.7 percent increase over fiscal year 2017. The Port's fiscal ...
Motion Industries acquires Hydraulic Supply Company
Tuesday October 9, 2018
Motion Industries, Inc. , a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, announced that it has acquired Hydraulic Supply Company (HSC). Execution of the transaction was completed on Oct. 1. Jim Inglis, HSC CEO, said, "I'm grateful to see our ...


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