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June 2018
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How to build a world-class sales organization
Agota Alvarez, Caliper Corporation
Sunday May 20, 2018
The world of sales is changing, and top sales leaders are changing with it. Building a world-class sales organization starts with building a world-class buying experience for your clients – and the key to this process is developing true relationships ...
Elevator selling. New heights in networking.
Jeffrey Gitomer
Sunday May 20, 2018
Going up? More than 10 floors? I challenge you to try to get a business card or lead on your next elevator trip. Thousands of people take the elevators every day. Usually in dead silence. Company presidents and salespeople in the same elevator and ...
CECOR focuses on being - faster, better, smarter and safer
Sunday May 20, 2018
For over six decades, CECOR has created sump cleaners and carts focused on several simple but important concepts - faster, better, smarter and safer. “CECOR believes a clean work environment produces higher productivity,” said Rose Peterson, ...
Let’s be careful out there
Garry Bartecki
Sunday May 20, 2018
Remember the TV program “Hill Street Blues?” It was one of the most popular cop shows on TV. At the beginning of each show the sergeant would brief the troops and his last statement to end the briefing would always be “Let’s ...
Continuous safety programs combat complacency
Susan Miller Hellert
Sunday May 20, 2018
Safety is a major issue for warehouse management. As technology increases, safety issues may change but their importance has not diminished. Today people and technology must co-exist for safety. In what a few years ago would have seemed science fiction, ...
We’re number 1
Dave Baiocchi
Sunday May 20, 2018
We have talked at length this year about how to communicate with customers. Our visual, verbal and in-person contacts with customers are the baseplate on which they build their opinions and assess our value to their organization. In a personal contact, ...
Nuts & Bolts
Rail traffic for week ending May 19, 2018
Wednesday May 23, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending May 19, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 546,415 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.6 percent compared with the same week last year. ...
Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence eases further in May
Friday May 18, 2018
The  Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation  (the Foundation) releases the May 2018  Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry  (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative ...
Rail traffic for week ending May 12, 2018
Wednesday May 16, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending May 12, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 550,029 carloads and intermodal units, up 5.8 percent compared with the same week last year. ...
AAR leader announces 2019 retirement plans
Wednesday May 16, 2018
Edward R. Hamberger, president and chief executive officer of the Association of American Railroads (AAR) , announced that he will be retiring from the organization in early 2019 after over twenty years of service making him the longest-tenured head ...
New report shows technology improving rail safety, reliability
Tuesday May 15, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) released a report highlighting how technology has made the rail network safer, more efficient and more reliable. This white paper was issued in conjunction with the AAR’s first RailxTech event ...
Rail traffic for week ending May 5, 2018
Wednesday May 9, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending May 5, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 545,937 carloads and intermodal units, up 7.5 percent compared with the same week last year. ...
WIT announces continued partnership with Bendix
Tuesday May 8, 2018
The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced that Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC (Bendix) has renewed its Gold Level Partnership to support the organization’s mission of encouraging the employment of women in the transportation ...
Rail traffic for April and week ending April 28, 2018
Wednesday May 2, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending April 28, 2018, as well as volumes for April 2018. U.S. railroads originated 1,051,026 carloads in April 2018, up 3.3 percent, or 34,020 carloads, from April ...
ORBIS® Corporation acquires Hinkle Manufacturing
Wednesday May 2, 2018
ORBIS® Corporation , a subsidiary of Menasha Corporation, announced that it has acquired Hinkle Manufacturing of Perrysburg, Ohio. Hinkle serves the automotive market with highly engineered custom dunnage designed for part protection. Hinkle ...
Women In Trucking Association announces new partnership with Michelin North America, Inc.
Friday April 27, 2018
The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) welcomes Michelin North America, Inc. as its newest Gold Level Partner, helping the organization increase the number of women employed in the transportation industry. Adam Murphy, vice president, business-to-business ...
Combilift announces 200 new jobs and officially opens new headquarters
Thursday April 26, 2018
UPDATE: Combilift sets the benchmark for mass customization with its new €50 million production plant 30 th April 2018: Combilift, the material handling solutions provider, has set the benchmark for mass production of customised innovative ...
Call for applications: 2018 RPA Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award
Applications for the 7th annual Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) Excellence in Reusable Packaging award are now being accepted. The award recognizes primary (end) user companies and organizations that have developed and implemented measurable and ...
Products
Handle four drums at once for high-volume drum handling
Tuesday May 22, 2018
Liftomatic Material Handling, Inc. now offers attachments to handle up to four drums at once. Liftomatic offers two forklift-mounted attachments suited for high-volume drum handling. The attachments do not require hydraulic or electrical connections. ...
New Inch size mounting clamps with swivel ball joint  from JW Winco
Tuesday May 22, 2018
JW Winco, Inc. , a Ganter company and supplier of standard industrial machine components, now offers inch size GN 784 mounting clamps with swivel ball joint, aluminum. The RoHS compliant mounting clamps with swivel ball joint allow precise and ...
Pettibone introduces Extendo 944X Telehandler
Tuesday May 15, 2018
The next generation Extendo 944X telehandler builds upon Pettibone’s traditional rock-solid design, delivering the same ruggedness and dependability while providing several new design enhancements for contractors and rental operators working ...
JW Winco offers new heavy duty ball transfer units without flange
Wednesday May 9, 2018
JW Winco, Inc. , a Ganter Company and supplier of standard industrial machine components, has available GN 509.4 heavy duty ball transfer units without flange. Typically used on conveyor tracks, the RoHS compliant heavy duty nall transfer units ...
New Raymond solution lets users weigh product on forks with precision
Wednesday May 9, 2018
The latest solution from The Raymond Corporation increases productivity on every load by weighing product directly on the walkie pallet forks. The Raymond® Model 8210 — with factory-installed, fully integrated mobile weigh scale options ...
Dematic introduces robotic piece picking module for improved accuracy and productivity
Wednesday May 9, 2018
Dematic , a global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, introduces its robotic piece picking module designed to improve accuracy and productivity during the last touch — the point where ...
Jamco first to achieve updated FM approvals
Tuesday May 8, 2018
Jamco Products , designer and manufacturer of heavy-duty, steel material handling carts, storage containers and safety cabinets used across many markets, announced that their line of safety flammable cabinets are now certified to the new FM approvals ...
Thurman Scale announces new TS600 desktop scale instrument family
Friday May 4, 2018
Thurman Scale announces the new TS600 vehicle scale instrument family, an economical vehicle weighing instrument with numerous features, including outbound and stored tare functions. The midrange TS600 is an excellent general-purpose vehicle scale ...
UNEX Manufacturing introduces online configurator to speed custom designs
Friday May 4, 2018
UNEX Manufacturing, Inc. , provider of innovative order picking solutions, introduces the  UNEX Configurator , an easy-to-use design tool that generates a 3D image and bill of materials for users’ custom carton flow solutions. The ...
Apem's TS Series available with LED backlighting style actuator
Friday May 4, 2018
APEM, Inc. will expand its TS series Thumbstick range to include an LED backlighting option.  The TS series is a miniature joystick featuring contactless Hall effect technology to provide long life proportional control.  With a total current ...
New forklift scale has wi-fi weight indicator
Wednesday May 2, 2018
A versatile fork lift scale that can be used for check-weighing and tracking applications and can store records as well as upload data in real-time to a computer network has been introduced by Alliance Scale, Inc. The Alliance Rice Lake CLS-420 ...
Raymond announces walkie pallet truck with double-power capacity lithium-ion battery
Wednesday May 2, 2018
The Raymond Corporation  introduces the new  Raymond ®   Model 8250 AC walkie pallet truck with 24-volt, 156 ampere-hour Light EV Battery Pack. Built specifically for the  Raymond  Model 8250, this double-power-capacity ...
PATLITE announces work light designed to illuminate workspaces
Wednesday May 2, 2018
PATLITE (U.S.A.) Corporation , provider of innovative LED signal lights, sounders and network-enabled alerts announces a new product release. The CWF, an industrial-grade LED work light designed to efficiently illuminate workstations, machinery, and ...
Yale celebrates GOOD DESIGN award win for innovative reach truck
Wednesday May 2, 2018
  From SKU proliferation to rising land costs, warehousing operations require a solution designed to address industry challenges. The Chicago Athenaeum recognizes the  Yale® MR14-25  moving mast reach truck as such a solution, ...
National Fleet Products' UFO+ Lock addresses commercial vehicle access and security
Tuesday May 1, 2018
National Fleet Products ,  a North American supplier of cargo lifting equipment, loading ramps and other aftermarket accessories for commercial vehicles, introduced its newest offering, the UFO+ Lock for rear and side vehicle doors. The UFO+ automatically ...
Steele Solutions helps distributors meet fast-growing e-commerce demands
Tuesday May 1, 2018
  Steele Solutions Inc. , designer and manufacturer of work platforms and mezzanines used in distribution centers, has positioned itself for further growth through major investments in people, technologies, processes and equipment. ...
LazerArc launches new lift and shift positioning unit
Tuesday May 1, 2018
LazerArc continues to expand the company’s positioning product lines. This new lift and shift unit combines tool tray transfer linear motion with a mechanical lift option.   LazerArc’s low profile tool tray transfer system ...
EKKO introduces the EK13 counterbalance stacker
Tuesday May 1, 2018
EKKO Material Handling Equipment Mfg. , Inc. is introducing to the industry our EK13 counterbalance walkie stacker. It is ideal for loading and unloading trucks, docks and storage of all of your products with the following features and specifications: ...
New Yale® YK™ and Shaw-Box® SK™ hoists offer industry-leading technology and safety
Tuesday May 1, 2018
Columbus McKinnon Corporation , designer, manufacturer and marketer of motion control products, technologies and services for material handling, introduces its new Yale® YK™ and Shaw-Box® SK™ electric wire rope hoists. Manufactured ...
“Save”ty Yellow introduces new Dock Stop Gate
Friday April 27, 2018
The Dock Stop Gate from “Save”ty Yellow Products is a new, one-of-a-kind safety solution designed to prevent accidents – specifically forklifts driving or backing off docks at warehouse and facility gates. The Dock Stop is one of ...
Shifting Gears
Huntington Ingalls announces vp of supply chain management
Wednesday May 23, 2018
Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division announced that Scott Weldon has been promoted to vice president of supply chain management, effective immediately. In this role, Weldon will provide leadership to all Ingalls ...
EKKO Material Handling Equipment names CFE Equipment Corporation as a dealer
Tuesday May 22, 2018
EKKO Material Handling Equipment is proud to announce that it has appointed CFE Equipment Corporation, as an exclusive authorized distributor of EKKO products in the VA., NC., MD. and Bluff City, Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City TN. markets. “We ...
H&E relocates to new facilities in Salt Lake City, UT
Monday May 21, 2018
Effective May 21, 2018, H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announced the relocation of its Salt Lake City branch to its newly-constructed facilities at 5052 West 2400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84120, phone 801-974-0388. The new Salt Lake ...
Hasan Dandashly to be the new president & CEO of Dematic
Monday May 21, 2018
KION GROUP AG has appointed Hasan Dandashly (57) as the new president & CEO of Dematic, starting  May 21, 2018 . He succeeds John Baysore, who has decided to retire from his active role at Dematic to serve the company as an advisor, ensuring ...
Swift Industrial Power announces new service manager in Fort Lauderdale
Friday May 18, 2018
  Swift Industrial Power is pleased to announce the hiring of George De La Hoz, who will serve as the service manager for Swift’s Fort Lauderdale location. He brings more than 28 years of electronics and maintenance experience, along ...
Raymond encourages careers in manufacturing with youth apprenticeship program
Friday May 18, 2018
For over 25 years, the Youth Apprenticeship Program has been a part of  The Raymond Corporation’s  commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and encouraging young talent to explore career ...
Shoppa's Material Handling appoints new controller
Friday May 18, 2018
Shoppa’s Material Handling , one of the largest Toyota forklift dealerships throughout Dallas-Fort Worth, North Texas and Kansas City, Missouri, announced the appointment of Jeffery Little, CPA, in the role of Controller at Shoppa’s Material ...
TVH employees donate over $3000 to Autism Speaks
Wednesday May 16, 2018
TVH in the Americas (TVH) ,  provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and equipment industries, recently held a t-shirt fundraiser for Autism awareness. TVHCares, a charitable program that encourages employees ...
Kubota Manufacturing of America and Kubota Industrial Equipment announce $1 Million donation
Wednesday May 16, 2018
In a special ceremony, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal joined leaders from both Kubota Manufacturing of America (KMA) and Kubota Industrial Equipment (KIE) as they jointly announced a $1 million donation to the Lanier Technical College Foundation in ...
Gorbel® Inc. wins GOLD 2018 Greater Rochester Quality Council Award
Tuesday May 15, 2018
Gorbel® Inc. , a Victor, NY based manufacturer of material handling and fall protection equipment, won the gold award for Team Excellence from the Greater Rochester Quality Council. They accepted the award at the 12th Annual GRQC Showcase and Award ...
Polaris® welcomes Commercial National Accounts Manager
Tuesday May 15, 2018
Polaris Industries, Inc. welcomes Scott Smith as the new national account manager for the commercial and government division. Smith is based in Arizona and will serve the company’s Western region of the United States and Canada. Smith brings ...


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