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Monday October 1, 2018
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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) ...
Aggregation: Pineberry Manufacturing creates a Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Parent-Child Relationship
Aggregation System builds a parent-child relationship as products move through the packaging stages of the pharmaceutical supply chain with full automated product track and trace abilities
Tuesday September 18, 2018
A large international pharmaceutical company contacted  Pineb erry Man ufacturing Inc .  Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Pharmaceutical company desperately needed to serialize its products, support traceability throughout its supply chain ...
Nuts & Bolts
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 ...
Rental Works expands and will move headquarters
Monday October 15, 2018
Rental Works in Richmond, Va has purchased a 184,720 squre-foot-building and 9.43 acreas 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 ...
Anheuser-Busch InBev and DS Smith Plastics named 2018 Excellence in Reusable Packing Award winners
Winning submissions will be presented at Pack Expo 2018
Tuesday October 9, 2018
The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) is pleased to announce two winners in the 2018  Excellence in Reusable Packaging  award program: Anheuser-Busch InBev and DS Smith Plastics. Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) won for their design ...
Camso celebrates grand opening at new Iowa facility
Jeff Montgomery-Telegraph Herald
Monday October 8, 2018
PEOSTA, Iowa — About 250 people gathered at Camso’s new Peosta manufacturing facility Thursday afternoon to celebrate the company’s recent expansion and the potential for more growth in the future.  Formerly known as Camoplast ...
MODEX 2020 date is set
Monday October 8, 2018
MHI recently announced the dates for MODEX 2020 . MODEX 2020 will be held March 9-12, 2020 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. MODEX is the largest international supply chain expo held in North or South America.    MODEX ...
Caterpillar buys and restarts former Crown Casting Industries foundry
South Carolina foundry will produce castings for its engines and transmissions
Monday October 8, 2018
Caterpillar Inc . has acquired the closed Crown Casting Industries foundry in Hodges, SC, and will invest in improvements to restart the ferrous casting operation early next year. The announcement was made by the South Carolina Dept. of Commerce.  ...
FMCSA Deputy Administrator to speak at Women In Trucking Accelerate! Conference
Monday October 8, 2018
The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has confirmed that deputy administrator Cathy Gautreaux of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will discuss the safety mission, how that mission is carried out, and the agency’s top ...
Lowest US unemployment rate since 1969
Friday October 5, 2018
U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta today issued the following statement regarding the September 2018 Employment Situation report: "In September, the unemployment rate fell to 3.7%, the lowest since 1969.  "Encouraging indicators were ...
AEM Celebrates Manufacturing Day
Friday October 5, 2018
Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater issued the following statement today celebrating Manufacturing Day 2018.   “We’re saluting the 1.3 million equipment manufacturing workers who work hard every ...
CAT® FOOTWEAR invites Greater Chicago Community to "BUILD FOR BETTER"
Global footwear manufacturer builds desks to furnish a Chicago-based nonprofit in need
Friday October 5, 2018
On Saturday, October 6th, CAT® FOOTWEAR will celebrate their sponsorship of the Instagram Builder's Challenge by inviting the Greater Chicago Area to come out and support their community through a series of activities as part of Cat Footwear's "BUILD ...
Time Manufacturing-Versalift acquires Aspen Aerials
Versalift now enters the bridge inspection industry
Friday October 5, 2018
Time Manufacturing/ Versalift announced that it has acquired Aspen Aerials in a deal that will create significant value by expanding its set of high-quality product offerings, and at the same time, leveraging its own growing global market access. ...
ProMat-The biggest Manufacturing and Supply Chain event of 2019
Keynotes on Blockchain, Emerging Tech, the Supply Chain Gender Gap and “The Profit” Marcus Lemonis Highlight ProMat Conference
Thursday October 4, 2018
When the material handling and logistics industry’s premier event, ProMat 2019 , opens on April 8 it will include over  950 exhibits  from leading solution providers and a  comprehensive Educational Conference  focusing on ...
Modernfold, Inc. announces details of Dyersville, Iowa factory expansion
groundbreaking slated for early October 2018. The work is expected to continue through the end of the 2020 calendar year
Thursday October 4, 2018
As part of its continuing program to increase production capacity and improve overall efficiency,  Modernfold, Inc . is launching a major expansion at its manufacturing facility in Dyersville, Iowa. The project is identified as Dyersville Next ...
Department of Energy provides a $2 million grant in robotic partnership
A research and development team will use the grant to develop a commercially viable autonomous hydrogen fueling station
Thursday October 4, 2018
Plug Power  in partnership with  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Center for Automation Technologies & Systems (CATS)  and the  U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) ...
Workers are bailing on jobs without notice
Low unemployment and big demand for help makes staffers feel more empowered to just leave
Joyce M. Rosenberg, Business Writer Associated Press
Wednesday October 3, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — All seemed to be going well with Randolph Rice's new receptionist. She asked for more responsibilities and got them, and said she was happy. Then, two months into the job at Rice's law office, she didn't show up for work or ...
Drivers continue switching jobs as turnover rate hits 5-year high
Brian Straight, FREIGHT Waves managing editor
Wednesday October 3, 2018
Driver churn continues to plague the industry as the turnover rate at large truckload carriers has reached its highest point in five years. According to the latest data from the American Trucking Associations’ Trucking Activity Report, the annualized ...
Rail Traffic for September and the week ending September 29, 2018
Wednesday October 3, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending September 29, 2018, as well as volumes for September 2018. U.S. railroads originated 1,066,826 carloads in September 2018, up 2.6 percent, or 26,826 ...


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