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John Fogerty announced as musical guest for 2018 Material Handling & Logistics Conference
Dematic, a global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announced today John Fogerty as musical guest for their 2018 Material Handling & Logistics Conference (MHLC) in Park City, Utah, September ...
Where do you draw the line with customer satisfaction?
Tuesday July 17, 2018
By Andrea Belk Olson , MSC and CEO of Pragmadik If you've ever worked the front lines - where you're directly dealing with customers - you know that sometimes, a customer can't be satisfied. It's always a challenge dealing with a difficult ...
ProGMA video highlights safety solutions to falling objects from overhead conveyors
Monday July 9, 2018
The Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA), a product group within trade association Material Handling Industry (MHI), is promoting the fourth in a series of educational videos about preventing accidents resulting from objects falling ...
Combilift celebrates 20 years with new world headquarters, new product and a party
Eileen Schmidt
Wednesday June 20, 2018
In just two decades, leaders of the business Combilift say the company has maintained its Irish roots while also becoming a major presence on the world stage as a manufacturer of multi-dimensional forklifts and long handling solutions. Founded by ...
Aren’t making enough sales? Your numbers will tell you why!
Jeffrey Gitomer
Wednesday June 20, 2018
There is a sales adage that says: Your chances for success increase in proportion to the number of sales calls you make. It's amazing how the truth can be so simple. If it's so simple, why don't you do it? Good fundamental sales skills and solid ...
Five components of developing successful employees
Eric Baker, Caliper Corporation
Wednesday June 20, 2018
You don’t want to hire that employee, do you? Of course not. You want to hire THAT employee. That employee is one who interviewed like a star but turned out to be lazy or needy or disinterested, ultimately creating more work ...
Sometimes problems = opportunities
Garry Bartecki
Wednesday June 20, 2018
As you well know, every industry goes through a kind of repetitive cycle to the point where management knows how to mitigate the negatives and come out the other side of the dip right side up. And, I am continuously amazed how highly leveraged dealers ...
To stock or not to stock, that is the question
Dave Baiocchi
Wednesday June 20, 2018
In the aftermarket business, profitability can be affected by a host of factors - t he competitive marketplace, r ising costs for wages and benefits, w arranty recovery, c osts of training, c ost of rolling stock, f uel and van repair costs... ...
Nuts & Bolts
Crown Equipment opens new, larger sales and service center in Michigan
Tuesday July 17, 2018
Crown Equipment Corporation has  announced the opening of a new sales and service location near Grand Rapids, Michigan. The new, expanded facility will replace the previous location to help the company meet growing customer needs in Grand Rapids ...
Women In Trucking welcomes new board member
Tuesday July 17, 2018
Women in Trucking  (WIT) is pleased to welcome Delores Lail, senior vice president of sales for Ryder, Fleet Management Solutions, East Region, as the newest member of its board of directors. The board provides guidance for the non-profit association ...
2018 economic outlook forecasts 7.0% expansion in equipment and software investment and 2.8% GDP growth
Monday July 16, 2018
After solid growth in 2017, investment in equipment and software should remain strong in 2018 and is projected to expand 7.0 percent (down from 8.5 percent in the Q2 Economic Outlook published in April) according to the Q3 update to the 2018 Equipment ...
Rail traffic for week ending July 7, 2018
Wednesday July 11, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending July 7, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 485,193 carloads and intermodal units, up 8.6 percent compared with the same week last year. ...
KHS USA, Inc. buys assets of Scandia Packaging Machinery Co.
Friday July 6, 2018
KHS USA, Inc. is to buy the assets of Scandia Packaging Machinery Co., based in Fairfield, New Jersey. This new acquisition will enable KHS’ North American subsidiary to expand its portfolio to include compact cartoners and secondary packaging ...
Rail traffic for June and week ending June 30, 2018
Thursday July 5, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 30, 2018, as well as volumes for June 2018. U.S. railroads originated 1,080,769 carloads in June 2018, up 2.0 percent, or 21,098 carloads, from June 2017. ...
Rail traffic for week ending June 23, 2018
Wednesday June 27, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 23, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 557,340 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.7 percent compared with the same week last year. ...
ELFA’s survey of economic activity: May 2018 Leasing and Finance Index
Tuesday June 26, 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 their ...
Timely shipment delivery a major concern for US transporters, freight forwarders and logistics providers: Retailers at risk
Tuesday June 26, 2018
American Trucking Association reports that more than 70% of freight in the US is moved by trucks. The industry currently  hire s close to 1.46M drivers but is still falling short in order to meet rising demand due to the increase in online ...
Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Up in June 2018
Friday June 22, 2018
The  Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation  (the Foundation) releases the June 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 June 16, 2018
Wednesday June 20, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 16, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 558,098 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.1 percent compared with the same week last year. ...
New Cushman Titan XD leverages AC electric drivetrain, IntelliBrake Technology
Tuesday July 17, 2018
Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., a Textron Inc. company, introduces a new model of its Cushman®  Titan XD industrial burden carrier with a 48-volt AC electric drivetrain and exclusive IntelliBrake™ technology. For over a decade, ...
JW Winco offers latches with safety function
Tuesday July 17, 2018
JW Winco, Inc. , a Ganter Company and supplier of standard industrial machine components, has available GN 115.9 latches with safety function, zinc die cCasting, operation with key, not lockable. These latches, which are RoHS compliant, have ...
Toyota 360 Support promised with every forklift
Tuesday July 17, 2018
Toyota Material Handling, USA (TMHU) has launched Toyota 360 Support, the most comprehensive support promise in the industry. Toyota offers a two-year parts warranty (including labor), top-rated reliability, the lowest cost of ownership and an expansive ...
Liftomatic releases below-hook drum handling system
Monday July 16, 2018
Liftomatic Material Handling, Inc. expanded its line of innovative drum handling equipment to include the new model 3A-HD-BHDL, a below-hook drum handling system. The  3A-HD-BHDL is a fully automatic and mechanical below hook attachment that ...
Millwood, Inc. adds new product to packaging line
Wednesday July 11, 2018
Solutions providers need to have their finger on the pulse of their customers’ pain points. For many warehouse managers, that means a way to prevent their pallets and product from being destroyed when colliding with a fork truck. Millwood, ...
New hoist attachment handles all 55 gallon drums
Wednesday July 11, 2018
Liftomatic Material Handling, Inc. , a material handling equipment manufacturer, recently introduced the HCB hoist attachment to handle all 55 gallon drums. The HCB hoist attachment safely lifts steel, fiber and plastic drums weighing up to 2000 ...
Updated ZoneLink® and SDS multi-configuration tool now available!
Wednesday July 11, 2018
The new ZTC-F64 multi-protocol configuration tool simplifies Holjeron’s portfolio of tools to provide an interface to Holjeron’s proprietary ZoneLink ®  motor driven roller controllers, as well as any device or system utilizing ...
Combilift launches the Combi-OP order picker
Monday July 9, 2018
Combilift , the material handling solutions provider, has launched the first purpose-built order picker. The Combi-OP is the first purpose-built order picker on the worldwide market for long products. Previously customers have had to modify traditional ...
Smartrac unveils new belt inlays based on NXP’s UCODE® 8 chips
Monday July 9, 2018
Smartrac is extending its RAIN RFID portfolio by launching new Belt inlays featuring UCODE ®  8 - NXP’s recently introduced UCODE 8 RAIN RFID chip platform. Smartrac Belt inlays are designed for item-level retail and logistics applications. ...
BEUMER Group expands the BEUMER fillpac FFS filling machine product family
Friday July 6, 2018
BEUMER Group introduces the BEUMER fillpac FFS form fill seal system both for the high-capacity range of up to 2,600 bags per hour and for low throughputs starting from 1,800 bags per hour. Depending on the customer requirements the suitable machine ...
OE Attachments announce the Fork Wear Indicator
Thursday July 5, 2018
OE Attachments , a supplier of high-quality attachments, safety solutions and innovative products to OEMs, has announced a new way to measure forklift fork wear: the Fork Wear Indicator. The Fork Wear Indicator is an easy to read guide stamped into ...
Dawes gets six link-belt truck cranes
Thursday July 5, 2018
Milwaukee-based Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, a member of the ALL Family of Companies , has taken delivery of six new Link-Belt truck cranes. Three different models are represented in the package: one HTC-8660, two HTC-8675 Series II, and ...
Washers with axial friction bearing now available from JW Winco
Thursday July 5, 2018
JW Winco, Inc. , a Ganter Company and supplier of standard industrial machine components, offers GN 6342 washers with axial friction bearing, stainless steel. Used in connection with such items as Winco’s adjustable levers (GN 300 Series) ...
SICK releases W16 and W26 smart photoelectric sensors
Thursday July 5, 2018
SICK , manufacturer of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification solutions for factory, logistics and process automation, announced the launch of the W16 and W26 photoelectric sensors. The W16 and W26 were designed ...
Kardex Remstar acquires a stake in SUMOBOX AB
Wednesday June 27, 2018
In a world shifting to smarter material handling, Kardex Remstar continues to focus on maximizing performance for customers. To ensure this, Kardex Remstar announced a new strategic partnership with the Swedish company SUMOBOX AB, a specialist for ...
Dematic announces breakthrough for faster and safer product handling
Wednesday June 27, 2018
Dematic , a global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announces a new advancement in product distribution with the Dematic Roller Non-Contact Accumulation (RNCA) platform. The platform ...
Barcoding, Inc. collaborates with Samsung to accelerate mobile transformation for Enterprise clients
Tuesday June 26, 2018
Barcoding, Inc. , provider of supply chain efficiency, accuracy and connectivity, announced a collaboration with  Samsung Electronics America, Inc. , to provide Barcoding customers with increased reliability at all stages of the supply chain through ...
New steel telescopic slides available from JW Winco
Tuesday June 19, 2018
JW Winco, Inc. , a Ganter company and supplier of standard industrial machine components, now offers an assortment of GN 1400 series steel telescopic slides with full, partial and double-sided full extensions. With a wide range of extension types ...
U.S. forklift market size and forecast and trend analysis to 2025
Monday June 18, 2018
The U.S. Forklift market size to reach USD 11.94 billion by 2025, owing to the rise in the construction, building and infrastructural activities in the country. The U.S. forklift market is expanding owing to the swift infrastructural development and ...
Smart Vision Lights RMX75 ring light targets radial, bright field uses
Monday June 18, 2018
Smart Vision Lights , designer and manufacturer of high-brightness LED lights for industrial applications, introduces the RMX75 miniature ring light. Offering an ideal working distance of 100–500 mm, the RMX75 is specifically engineered for ...
New quality control system ensures the right product is in the right packaging
Monday June 18, 2018
SICK  announced the launch of the Inline Code Matcher. The Inline Code Matcher is a stand-alone quality control system featuring SICK Lector®6xx image-based code readers that reliably read 1D and 2D codes on packages to match packaging ...
Shifting Gears
SpotSee opens global calibration facility in Brazil
Tuesday July 17, 2018
SpotSee , provider of shock and vibration monitoring through low-cost connectivity and data, has opened a new global calibration facility in São Paulo, Brazil, to better serve its international customers by quickly and cost-effectively ...
Raymond acquires Raymond Handling Concepts Corp.
Steve Raymond retires as RHCC president
Monday July 16, 2018
The Raymond Corporation  has acquired Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation (RHCC), an authorized Raymond Sales & Service Center. Since 1987, RHCC has been an authorized Raymond Sales & Service Center providing world-class Raymond® forklifts, ...
DENSO Foundation awards nearly $1 Million in STEM education grants
Wednesday July 11, 2018
DENSO  constantly searches for ways to increase young people’s access to technical education and help develop tomorrow’s workforce. Aiding this effort, the company’s philanthropic arm –  ...
Hannibal Industries celebrates a decade of employee-ownership
Wednesday July 11, 2018
Over the weekend, Hannibal Industries' employees from its Los Angeles headquarters celebrated its 10-year Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) anniversary with the team and family members at the El Dorado East Park in Long Beach. "Over the life ...
Elan Lighting to represent Universal Lighting Technologies
Wednesday July 11, 2018
Universal Lighting Technologies , a global provider of commercial lighting and a member of the Panasonic family of companies, recently announced a partnership with Elan Lighting, Inc. Based in New Berlin, Wisconsin, the agency will represent Universal’s ...
Kardex Remstar appoints new president for Region North America
Wednesday July 11, 2018
Kardex Remstar, LLC announced Mark Dunaway has been promoted to the position of president for the North American region as of July 1, 2018. In this new position, Mr. Dunaway will report to the head of division Kardex Remstar. He will have direct ...
Seegrid named top robotics company in 2018
Tuesday July 10, 2018
Seegrid  has been named one of the most noteworthy companies in the global robotics industry by Robotics Business Review (RBR). The RBR50 is an annual list of the innovative and transformative robotics companies that have achieved significant ...
TVH sponsors fundraiser for The Boys and Girls Club
Monday July 9, 2018
TVH in the Americas strives to make a positive impact in the community and has been a proud supporter of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kansas City Olathe Chapter since 2015. To help the club continue its mission of serving Olathe’s youth, ...
Kristin Werner name recipient of the 2018 Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship  
Monday July 9, 2018
Kristin Werner, a student at Hennepin Technical College in Minneapolis, has been named recipient of the 2018 Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship, funded by Dorner . This $2,000 scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in a two- or ...
Group Rhodes invests in its future with Wakefield factory relocation
Monday July 9, 2018
Group Rhodes , the advanced engineering company that is parent company to manufacturer of materials handling equipment Hallamshire Engineering Services, is celebrating relocating to new premises in Wakefield, investing in refurbishing ...

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