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Six components of Self-Management
Eric Baker at Caliper
Friday November 16, 2018
Jobs can be aggravating. You have to deal with all kinds of personalities, some of them difficult. You see things that are broken but lack the resources or clout to fix them, and people who don’t understand your work are often the ones telling ...
On your mark..Get set..Go!
Garry Bartecki
Friday November 16, 2018
Another year behind us….and by all indications it should have been a profitable year, one that increased company cash flow, equity and overall third- party value. If this is true… HORRAY for you. On the other hand, if your sales have ...
Vendor Management—embracing mutual expectations
Dave Baiocchi
Friday November 16, 2018
Let’s face it.  Suppliers are a requisite part of our business.  Without them, we have no product, no parts, no sales, and no profits.  We are distributors, so we need something to “distribute”.   If we choose ...
If you would do it later—Why wouldn’t you do it now?
Jeffrey Gitomer
Friday November 16, 2018
I met a guy on the plane who was an area director for a major shoe store chain. "Suppose I went into your store and the shoe I wanted was out of stock in my size - what would happen," I queried. "Well, that shoe store has the capability of finding ...
Multi-Conveyor builds conveyor for bottle capper reject application
Tuesday November 13, 2018
Multi-Conveyor recently built a series of stainless steel, mostly washdown constructed  conveyors for a bottle capper reject application. A 42" long straight running table top chain conveyor was built to accept rejected bottles of a liquid ...
Who solves problems in your Company?
Andrea Belk Olson, MSC and CEO of Pragmadik
Monday November 12, 2018
Every business has its challenges, and most organizations want quick fixes for them .  Something that's easy to implement, cost-effective, and requires few resources. Executives from lesser performing companies often return from visits ...
Combilift's McVicar interviewed as a guest on The Architects of Business
Martin McVicar is one of Ireland's most driven entrepreneurs, and his Combilift business has come through some tough times to become a market leader across the world.
The Architects Of Business//JOE// with Tadhy Ewright
Friday November 9, 2018
Who says you need to have gone to university to become successful in business? Martin McVicar is proof that you can succeed regardless of your qualifications. The Monaghan businessman is our guest this week on The Architects of Business, in partnership ...
Robots and Drones in the Warehouse: Technology trends in wholesaling
Wednesday November 7, 2018
As labor costs continue to rise, more warehousing and distribution facilities are turning to robots, indoor drones, and other automation solutions to boost productivity and manage costs. This new era of technology brings efficiency, reduced overhead, ...
The 3 P’s to becoming an engaged healthcare consumer
Dr. Josh Luke
Monday October 29, 2018
Has your business or startup made a major purchase only to find out later you over-spent significantly? How often are you making this same mistake with healthcare? Moreover, it’s likely that your employees are making this mistake every day, yet ...
Missing persons: Behind the shift to DC Automation
Peter Schnorbach at Manhattan Associates
Wednesday October 24, 2018
By now, we know that e-commerce is driving change in distribution centers. Our previous blogs on  Order Streaming  looked at this trend from a fulfillment standpoint. But the emergence of omnichannel commerce has affected warehouses from a ...
Nuts & Bolts
PTDA Foundation raised nearly $290,000
To support PT/MC Industry Employers with Employee Recruitment and Retention
Friday November 16, 2018
Recruiting and retaining employees continues to be an overwhelming challenge for power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) employers. Through its PT WORK Force SM  initiative, the PTDA Foundation provides employers in the PT/MC channel with resources ...
Balyo renews contract with Hyster-Yale Group
Friday November 16, 2018
BALYO , a technological provider in the design and development of innovative robotic solutions for material handling trucks, has announced it has signed a 10-year partnership agreement with the US lift truck manufacturer, HYSTER-YALE GROUP, ending ...
U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao announces $272 million in railroad grant funding
Thursday November 15, 2018
The U.S. Department of Transportation ’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) today for the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program (Partnership Program). The NOFO makes more than ...
HARTING and Heilind Electronics enter into global partnership
Thursday November 15, 2018
The HARTING Technology Group and US company Heilind Electronics have entered into a global partnership. The agreement was signed at the "electronica" trade fair in Munich.   Heilind is one of the world's specialty distributors of connectors ...
TECSYS acquires OrderDynamics
To expand Omnichannel Distribution capabilities for E-Commerce Companies
Thursday November 15, 2018
TECSYS Inc. , a supply chain management software company, has announced its acquisition of OrderDynamics Corporation, a fast-growing leader in out-of-the-box distributed order management software based in Richmond Hill, Ontario. In the age of omnichannel ...
Vermeer acquires Vac-Ton Equipment LLC
Wednesday November 14, 2018
Vermeer Corporation announced its purchase of  Vac-Tron Equipment, LLC , and its plans to bring the Florida-based company together with  McLaughlin Group, Inc.  which was purchased by Vermeer in 2017. This acquisition and integration ...
Perkins opens parts warehouse in Kentucky
Wednesday November 14, 2018
Perkins North America Regional Logistics Center in Elizabethtown, Kentucky gives US end customers and North American distributors the rapid and reliable service they need. Part of a strategic partnership with global logistics giants UPS – and ...
Rail traffic for the week ending November 10, 2018
Wednesday November 14, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending November 10, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 547,236 carloads and intermodal units, up 1.4 percent compared with the same week ...
America Recycles Day is November 15th
Wednesday November 14, 2018
November 15 th  is America Recycles Day. It serves as a reminder of the importance of recycling, the positive impact recycling can have on our landfills, and how much the recycling infrastructure has evolved over the last few decades in the U.S. ...
U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption up 20.4 percent In September
Wednesday November 14, 2018
U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $210.58 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 ...
American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) mobilizes for California fires
Tuesday November 13, 2018
As California’s Camp and Woolsey fires continue to burn, the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) is gearing up to provide support – and encouraging members of the logistics community to be on the alert for opportunities to do the same. ...
Clean Water projects receive $3 Million from Port
Stormwater control is focus of latest round of community grants
Tuesday November 13, 2018
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday awarded more than $3 million to support four projects that will help improve water quality in and around Long Beach as part of the Port Community Grants Program.   Now in its second year, ...
Johnson Controls sells Power Solution business for $13.2 billion
Tuesday November 13, 2018
Johnson Controls International plc today announced a definitive agreement to sell its Power Solutions business to Brookfield Business Partners L.P. ("Brookfield Business Partners") together with institutional partners (collectively, "Brookfield") ...
H&E relocates to new facility in Midland, TX
Monday November 12, 2018
Effective November 12, 2018, H&E Equipment Services Inc . (H&E) announces the relocation of its Midland branch to an expanded facility at 10608 W County Road 150, Midland, TX 79706, phone 432-741-4700. The 25,600-square-foot facility sits ...
Port of Long Beach sees brisk holiday imports, slower exports
October 2018 was also the third-busiest month in the Port’s 107-year history.
Monday November 12, 2018
For the second consecutive year, the Port of Long Beach has broken its October record for cargo, as volumes rose 5.4 percent compared to the same month in 2017. October 2018 was also the third-busiest month in the Port’s 107-year history. ...
Toyota named #1 Forklift brand for 16th straight year
Friday November 9, 2018
 For 16 consecutive years, Toyota Forklifts has earned the title of the world’s top forklift supplier. Peerless Media Network recently released its  Annual Top 20 Lift Truck Suppliers  list, which ranks forklift brands based on ...
100th Aisle Master for Eddie Stobart
Friday November 9, 2018
The 100th Aisle Master articulated forklift to be delivered to Eddie Stobart was recently handed over to representatives of the company at Combilift ’s manufacturing facility in Monaghan, Ireland, where the Aisle Masters are manufactured. ...
OSHA publishes final crane rule
Friday November 9, 2018
The  U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration   (OSHA) has announced that the final crane rule was published in the Federal Register on November 7. The  final rule  requires employers to train operators to perform assigned ...
Lenze Group achieves record revenues
Friday November 9, 2018
In a generally positive market environment, the Lenze Group has successfully continued its strategic course of growth in the financial year 2017/2018 and again exceeded its key financial targets. Group revenue increased in the reporting year ...
TorQuest Partners acquires Cando Rail Services
Friday November 9, 2018
TorQuest Partners (“TorQuest”) announced an investment into Cando Rail Services Ltd. (“Cando”), a provider of specialized rail support services that allow industrial customers to optimize their bulk material supply chain and ...
JLG Financial™ offers retail customers fast, one-stop financing
Thursday November 8, 2018
JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a global  manufacturer of aerial work platforms  and telehandlers, is pleased to announce the launch of a new full-service retail lending program from JLG Financial ™ . ...
Jungheinrich increases its forecast
Jungheinrich continued to grow in the first nine months of 2018.
Thursday November 8, 2018
Jungheinrich continued to grow in the first nine months of 2018. Revenue and incoming orders increased considerably year-on-year and point to another successful financial year.  Revenue +10 per cent, value of incoming orders +15 per cent ...
Herc reports third quarter and nine month results
Thursday November 8, 2018
 Herc Holdings Inc .,  ("Herc Holdings" or the "Company") just reported financial results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2018. Equipment rental revenue was $449.0 million and total revenues were $516.2 ...
XL Lifts partners with Wiggins Lift Company to distribute marina products
Thursday November 8, 2018
  XL Lifts , specializing in zero- and low-emissions forklifts, has announced it is partnering with  Wiggins Lift Company  to distribute the  Wiggins Marina eBull  west of the Mississippi River (excluding  Texas ) and in ...
DHL employees support local charitiable projects
In the United States, almost 2,000 DHL volunteers spent more than 3,000 hours planting trees, cleaning parks and raising funds
Wednesday November 7, 2018
This year, Deutsche Post DHL Group celebrated 10 years of its Global Volunteer Day, the Group’s global initiative aimed at promoting the benefits of donating time and efforts to charitable projects that range from helping the environment and ...
CLARK Raising Hope Program continues into its 12th year
Wednesday November 7, 2018
CLARK Material Handling Company ’s 2018 “CLARK Raising Hope” program had 22 dealers and 18 vendors participate in support of Susan G. Komen. Participating vendors made a qualifying donation, while participating dealers made a qualifying ...
Rail traffic for October and the week ending November 3, 2018
Wednesday November 7, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending November 3, 2018, as well as volumes for October 2018. U.S. railroads originated 1,338,037 carloads in October 2018, up 1 percent, or 12,598 carloads, ...
Matheson is hiring over 1,000 employees in mass Holiday hiring surge
National transportation and logistics company announces open material handler and driver jobs
Wednesday November 7, 2018
Matheson announced they will be hiring over 1,000 material handlers this holiday season, and over 100 company drivers. The company encourages people interested in the job to apply via their website career page:  www.mathesoninc.com/careers . ...
Toyota Forklifts rolls out Hydrogen Charged Forklift outside Japan
Tuesday November 6, 2018
Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has put the first Toyota hydrogen fuel cell-powered forklifts outside of Japan into action during trials at Toyota Motor Corporation Australia's parts center located at its former manufacturing plant at Altona, ...
Sierra breaks ground at Georgia manufacturing facility
Tuesday November 6, 2018
Due to the overwhelming demand for the Sierra REB line of two-ram balers and conveyors, Sierra International Machinery is adding a 24,000-square-foot expansion at their  manufacturing facility  in Jesup, Georgia. This expansion will allow ...
FedEx increases shipping rates effective in January
Monday November 5, 2018
FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight, subsidiaries of FedEx Corp., will increase shipping rates effective January 7, 2019. FedEx Express shipping rates will increase by an average of 4.9% for U.S. domestic, U.S. export and U.S. import services. ...
SUN Automation Group announces partnership
Monday November 5, 2018
SUN Automation Group ®, a global provider of innovative equipment to the corrugated industry, is pleased to announce a partnership with Suba Solutions to provide equipment and parts and support its customers in India.  Suba Solutions ...
TVH receives Platinum Certification
Monday November 5, 2018
TVH in the Americas (TVH), a provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and equipment industries, has been awarded a Platinum Level Workplace Wellness certification by the Greater KC Chamber of Commerce’s ...
JLG opens new Atlanta-area service center
Will inspect, maintain, and repair all brands of lift and access equipment
Monday November 5, 2018
JLG Industries, Inc. , a global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, recently opened a new service center in Hiram, Georgia. The 14,400-square-foot, eight-bay Atlanta-area facility joins the growing list of JLG® service centers ...
Top 50 Companies for Women to Work for in Transportation name by WIT
Monday November 5, 2018
Redefining the Road  magazine, the official magazine of the Women In Trucking Association (WIT), announces the recipients of the 2018 “Top 50 Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation.” According to Ellen Voie, president ...
U.S. Department of Labor Orders Massachusetts Railway to pay $85,000
Employee subjected to retaliation after Reporting Injury
Thursday November 1, 2018
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ordered Springfield Terminal Railway Inc. to compensate an employee who faced an investigative hearing with possible disciplinary action or termination for ...
EnerSys® Products now part of Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A.’s STARLIFT Parts Program
Thursday November 1, 2018
EnerSys ®  and Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A . (TMHU), have announced that EnerSys battery and charger solutions for material handling applications will available in the STARLIFT Parts Program beginning November 1, 2018. The STARLIFT ...
Terex announces third quarter 2018 results
Increased sales 11%, bookings 22%, and backlog 41%
Thursday November 1, 2018
Terex Corporation has announced third quarter 2018 income from continuing operations of $38.4 million, or $0.51 per share, on net sales of $1.2 billion.  In the third quarter of 2017, the reported income from continuing operations, which benefited ...
Conveyor systems market to be worth $6312.5 Mn by 2025
Due to growing adoption of advanced equipment from numerous industries
Thursday November 1, 2018
According to a report of Transparency Market Research (TMR), the global  conveyor systems market  has extremely consolidated vendor landscape owing to a handful of companies are operating in the market. Some of the players such as Schaefer ...
JW Winco opens new branch in Mexico
Thursday November 1, 2018
JW Winco, Inc ., A Ganter Company, a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it has opened a new branch in Mexico at Parque industrial Makro, Bodega 10, Santa Catarina, N.L. 66359. The office phone number is +52(81) 2721-4021. ...


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