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The explosive growth in the e-commerce market has challenged distribution centers to meet demand. Read the March cover story to learn how to make warehouse logistics - Faster. Smarter. Safer.

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Wednesday January 31, 2018
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Events
Crane Certification Association of America to hold educational conference March 18-20 in Tulsa
The Crane Certification Association of America (CCAA) is proud to announce the annual educational conference. Each year this conference is held for crane inspectors, engineers, and surveyors with presentations by peers, engineers and safety officials. ...
MODEX - Dematic mobile automation solutions
Dematic ,  global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, will feature its latest automated guided vehicles (AGVs) as part of its complete line of mobile automation solutions at MODEX 2018,  ...
Features
Client success contributes to RMI 35 year longevity
Eileen Schmidt
Tuesday February 20, 2018
In over three decades of operation, RMI Corporation has grown from a computer rental provider to a full service business software developer whose products and services are utilized by 6,000-some global users. The idea for the Avon, Connecticut-based ...
What is anger and how do you get rid of it?
Jeffrey Gitomer
Tuesday February 20, 2018
Ever get angry? There are three types of anger: 1. Angry at yourself -- the easiest of all angers to overcome. 2. Angry at others-- based on their words or deeds. 3. Angry at the world-- seek professional help. Anger is disguised ...
Five ways to become a better leader in 2018
Caliper Corporation
Tuesday February 20, 2018
If your company is looking to grow revenue in 2018 (or if your not-for-profit organization seeks to expand its impact), your leadership team surely has a strategic plan in place. Hopefully that plan includes a talent-building component geared toward ...
CFO’s in 2018
Garry Bartecki
Tuesday February 20, 2018
We are all well aware that business keeps changing …and changing more rapidly than it has in the past. And by changing we are talking about everything including every procedure and strategy that has been a constant for the last 20 years. I believe ...
Customer engagement policies
Dave Baiocchi
Tuesday February 20, 2018
In February I started a multi-part series about how “Details Matter” in our current business environment. The image that customers have of us, and our reputation as a supplier is formed in three ways. Customers generally draw conclusions ...
Making warehouse logistics - Faster. Smarter. Safer.
Stephen Cwiak, Interroll
Tuesday February 20, 2018
With last year’s peak retail season at an unprecedented high, global retailers witnessed the explosive growth of the e-commerce market unlike ever before, challenging their manufacturing and distribution centers to perform to scale in order to ...
Nuts & Bolts
Midwest Association of Rail Shippers elects 2018 officers
Wednesday February 21, 2018
The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) elected its 2018 slate of officers at the annual winter meeting earlier in January.   The 2018 MARS officers are:  President: Harry Zander, Trinity Rail, Chicago, Illinois First Vice President: ...
Rail traffic for week ending February 17, 2018
Wednesday February 21, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending February 17, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 539,963 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.1 percent compared with the same week last ...
Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence remains high in February 2018
Thursday February 15, 2018
The  Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation  (the Foundation) releases the February 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 February 10, 2018
Wednesday February 14, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending February 10, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 519,545 carloads and intermodal units, up 1.6 percent compared with the same week last ...
December manufacturing technology orders cap a good 2017
Monday February 12, 2018
Orders for manufacturing technology climbed month-to-month and year-to-date in December 2017, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology . Orders totaled $447 million ...
H.I.G. Capital signs definitive agreement to acquire Wastequip from Centerbridge
Thursday February 8, 2018
Wastequip , a North American manufacturer of waste equipment, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by H.I.G. Capital, LLC (“H.I.G.”), a global private equity investment firm. Wastequip has been owned by Centerbridge ...
Jamco Inc. acquires Forklift Garage Inc.
Wednesday February 7, 2018
Jamco Inc. , Central Florida’s OEM distributor for Doosan, Heli forklifts, Skyjack  and JLG aerial lifts has acquired the business activities of Forklift Garage Inc, effective February 1st 2018. Tim Jamal, vp of Jamco says the company ...
Rail traffic for week ending January 27, 2018
Wednesday January 31, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending January 27, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 543,515 carloads and intermodal units, up 4 percent compared with the same week last ...
IBTTA commends President’s focus on transportation infrastructure investment
Wednesday January 31, 2018
In response to President Trump’s first State of the Union Address tonight, transportation leaders with the  International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association  (IBTTA), the worldwide association for the owners and operators of ...
SANY Heavy Port Machinery announces strategic partnership with Equipment Depot
Monday January 29, 2018
SANY announces the appointment of Equipment Depot as its primary distribution partner for the Americas market. Officers from Equipment Depot and SANY America formally recognized this partnership on December 8, 2017, at the Third Annual Dealer Summit ...
H&E Equipment Services to acquire Rental Inc.
Will expand presence in Alabama, Florida and Western Georgia
Monday January 29, 2018
H&E Equipment Services, Inc. announced its entry into a definitive agreement to acquire Rental Inc., a non-residential construction-focused equipment rental company with five branches located throughout Alabama and Florida. Under the terms ...
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity: December 2017 Leasing and Finance Index
Thursday January 25, 2018
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s  (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed ...
Products
EasyLoad Hoist offers double-axis positioning, a 45.5
Friday February 23, 2018
National Fleet Products ,  a North American supplier of cargo lifting equipment, loading ramps and other aftermarket accessories for commercial vehicles, announced the unveiling of its new MAD EasyLoad Hoist.  The MAD EasyLoad Hoist ...
Vestil Manufacturing introduces a new dock plate rack
Tuesday February 20, 2018
Vestil Manufacturing Corporation  introduces a dock plate storage rack that is a great addition to any shipping and loading dock. Designed to provide a safe method of storing heavy and awkward sized dock plates, the vertical height of the rack ...
Exide Technologies centralizes supply chain operations with BluJay Transportation Management
Monday February 19, 2018
BluJay Solutions , provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network, announced that Exide Technologies has implemented its Transportation Management software. Exide is a global provider of ...
New MotionMeter app enables warehouses to easily identify hidden causes of waste
Wednesday February 14, 2018
Newcastle Systems , provider of mobile-powered workplace solutions designed to make warehouses, manufacturing facilities and retail floors more efficient, today announced the launch of a new app called the MotionMeter, a real-time activity ...
New HL9200 high speed, inline palletizer
Wednesday February 14, 2018
Columbia Machine’s HL9200 is the most advanced and highest speed palletizer in Columbia’s high level, high speed family of palletizers.  The HL9200 incorporates industry-leading safety package, ultimate flexibility and highest performance ...
New stainless steel hygienic design star knobs by JW Winco
Thursday February 8, 2018
JW Winco, Inc. , a Ganter Company and supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced the GN 5435 hygienic design stainless steel star knobs. These specially designed star knobs, which are RoHS compliant, are intended for use in hygiene ...
New 3-series forklifts from LiuGong, designed for North American market
Thursday February 8, 2018
LiuGong North America has released a new line of forklifts designed specifically for the U.S and Canadian markets. The new 3-Series 2020-35G/H forklifts come standard with premium features and increased capabilities that make them one of the most ...
Upender conveyor technology wide edge to narrow edge leading orientation
Thursday February 8, 2018
Multi-Conveyor recently built this stainless steel table top system designed to rotate bag-in-box cartons from wide edge to narrow edge leading using simple gravity with minimal guidance for reorientation. A single lane slave driven timing belt ...
Pettibone introduces next gen T944X telehandler with traversing boom
Thursday February 8, 2018
The new Pettibone Traverse T944X is the industry’s only new telehandler with an extendable, traversing boom that moves loads by traveling horizontally. Up to 70 inches of horizontal boom transfer allows users to precisely and safely place loads ...
New BulkPak® from ORBIS® fits 28 positions per truckload
Thursday February 8, 2018
ORBIS® Corporation introduced a new series to its BulkPak® product line: HDMP4845. This series offers maximum packout to eliminate wasted truck space, reduce freight costs and improve throughput. When compared with alternative ...
Yale responds to evolving industry landscape with sales training program
Wednesday January 31, 2018
The past decade has seen a radical shift in the role of the B2B salesperson. With approximately 60 percent of customers now beginning their buying process online, digital access to product information means control lies in the hands of the customer. ...
Magnetek offering next generation Flex EX2 wireless controls
Wednesday January 31, 2018
Magnetek , supplier of digital power and motion control systems for the material handling industry, announced the availability of their new Flex EX2 wireless controls. These next generation rugged wireless controls are ideal for use in material handling, ...
ELOKON brings German Safety Engineering to U.S. with ELOshield™ Forklift Anti-Collision System
Wednesday January 31, 2018
ELOKON , a European manufacturer in lift truck safety technology, makes its U.S. debut at this year’s Modex show in booth B1762. ELOKON will demonstrate several innovative lift truck safety products, including ELOshield™, its best-in-class ...
Reels positioned in complicated places are handled by new Interthor Reel Lifter
Friday January 26, 2018
When different reels, e.g. foil reels, paper reels, or cylinders, are to be positioned in unwinders, packing or production machines, the space is often limited around or under the machine. The reels are often placed inside the machine, where the maneuverability ...
Smart process gating is reinventing muting
Thursday January 25, 2018
When safety light curtains are guarding a danger zone where material must be moved automatically into or out of the zone, the muting technique is typically used. Typically, this is accomplished with additional muting sensors that detecting transport ...
Shifting Gears
2018 MHI Innovation Award finalists announced
Friday February 23, 2018
MHI just released the list of finalists for the 2018 MHI Innovation Award. After receiving 111 submissions for this years awards, five judges comprised of professionals from the material handling and supply chain industry completed the initial vetting ...
New company offers forklift safety and load protection range
Friday February 23, 2018
With offices in the  USA, Canada, the UK  and Australia, SumoSafe Global is a new company offering a range of products that significantly reduce damage to palletized loads during the lift truck handling process  and make forklift ...
Reusable Packaging Association announces elected board of directors and committee chair appointments for 2018
Friday February 23, 2018
The annual election to the board of directors of the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) resulted in the addition of four new directors and the return of three directors for the two-year term of 2018-2019.  The four new directors on the RPA ...
GRI promotes Gary Stevens to president of sales, United States
Wednesday February 21, 2018
GRI (Global Rubber Industries) is pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. Gary Stevens to president of sales for Material Handling Tires in the United States. Mr. Stevens has been with GRI for over 14 years and has been instrumental in growing its ...
Crown Equipment opens new sales and service center in Minnesota
Tuesday February 20, 2018
Crown Equipment Corporation announced the opening of a new sales and service location in Champlin, Minnesota. The new, expanded facility will replace the previous location in Saint Paul to help the company meet growing customer needs throughout the ...
Konecranes launches RENTALL as an alternative to buying a crane
Monday February 19, 2018
In an innovative new program designed to give customers maximum flexibility, Konecranes now offers premium lower-capacity overhead cranes up to 10 tonnes for rent. The deal includes a service package that takes care of maintenance and spare parts, ...
Talbert Manufacturing names Top 10 Dealers of 2017
Wednesday February 14, 2018
Talbert Manufacturing  named Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel, headquartered in Voorhees, New Jersey, as its top dealer for the 10th straight year. This award recognizes a Talbert dealer for outstanding performance in selling trailers, service ...
Volvo Penta names new vp for customer support and training
Friday February 9, 2018
Volvo Penta of the Americas announced the appointment of Tony Kelleher as vice president for customer support and training. “Tony Kelleher will lead the customer support and product training teams to further expand and strengthen our partner ...
CLARK appoints MHE as an authorized dealer
Thursday February 8, 2018
CLARK Material Handling Company  announced it has appointed Materials Handling Equipment, LLC. (MHE) as an authorized distributor of CLARK products in the Fort Wayne Indiana market. “MHE has been servicing the material handling needs ...
Milwaukee Tool announces expansion of Brookfield, Wis. headquarters
Creating over 350 new jobs
Thursday February 8, 2018
With a planned total investment of $32MM, Milwaukee Tool is proposing another major expansion at their global new product development center in Brookfield, WI.  A 114,500 square foot, multi-story building would be built on an existing 3.5 ...
SpotSee hires Joseph Smith as new supply chain director
Thursday February 8, 2018
Joseph Smith has joined  SpotSee  as supply chain director to deploy processes that deliver positive results in the areas of cost, quality, delivery, service and product improvement. “Joseph has a proven track record of finding savings ...
WIKA Mobile Control presents top sales award to Crane Warning Systems, Inc.
 for 9th consecutive year
Wednesday February 7, 2018
WIKA Mobile Control (formerly Hirschmann MCS), Chambersburg, PA has awarded Crane Warning Systems, Inc. of Lakeland, FL the Top Sales Award for 2017.  This is the ninth year in a row that Crane Warning Systems has received this award. “Our ...
DHL Supply Chain recognized as Top Employer in five countries including the United States
Wednesday February 7, 2018
In an industry first, DHL Supply Chain , the specialist contract logistics arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has received Top Employer certification across five countries simultaneously, including the United States, Brazil, China, Spain and the U.K. ...
CLARK appoints Materials Handling Equipment, LLC. (MHE) as an authorized dealer
Wednesday February 7, 2018
CLARK Material Handling Company announced it has appointed Materials Handling Equipment, LLC. (MHE) as an authorized distributor of CLARK products in the Fort Wayne Indiana market. “MHE has been servicing the material handling needs of ...


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