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Rail Traffic for August and the week ending September 1, 2018
Wednesday September 5, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) just reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending September 1, 2018, as well as volumes for August 2018. U.S. railroads originated 1,386,026 carloads in August 2018, up 3.8 percent, or 50,335 carloads, ...
Material Handling Wholesaler and CSG Partners present free webinar on ESOPs
ESOPs ...for Material Handlers, Equipment Rental Companies/Dealerships, and Related Industries
Wednesday September 5, 2018
October is ESOP month and employee-owned Material Handling Wholesaler and CSG Partners present a webinar tailored to Material Handling equipment dealers, Equipment Rental companies and related industries. You’ve probably heard by now ...
BEUMER Group wins contract for overland conveyor at Knight Hawk Coal facility in Illinois
Wednesday September 5, 2018
BEUMER Groups’ U.S. subsidiary, the BEUMER Corporation , has been awarded a contract to design, supply and install a nearly four-mile overland conveyor at Knight Hawk Coal’s Prairie Eagle Mine in Illinois. The Knight Hawk project is ...
Toyota Material Handling NA now accepting research proposals to advance Next-Generation Industry technology
Wednesday September 5, 2018
Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA) announced it has begun accepting applications for the third annual  TMHNA University Research Program , a sponsored research program created to drive and advance the next generation of material handling ...
Tesla meets with RUAN during tour with electric truck
Wednesday September 5, 2018
This week, representatives from Tesla Motors visited with Ruan team members and several customers for a viewing of the new, wholly electrically powered tractor-trailer. Ruan has reserved five of the trucks. The new semis were unveiled by Tesla’s ...
Crown Equipment opens new Sales and Service locations in South Carolina
Tuesday September 4, 2018
Crown Equipment Corporation  has opened three new sales and service locations to support growing material handling needs throughout South Carolina. The facilities, which are located in or near Greenville, Columbia and Charleston, formerly operated ...
Danish robot equipment flagship company OnRobot acquires Purple Robotics
Tuesday September 4, 2018
Purple Robotics, which has just developed an innovative vacuum gripper within just one year—the world’s first gripper specifically for cobots—has now been acquired by OnRobot . The acquisition takes place a mere two months after the ...
Heartland Express matches money raised by annual GATS Auction benefiting St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund
Matching donation of $16,038 will help nonprofit serving over-the-road/regional semi-truck drivers and their families
Tuesday September 4, 2018
Over the weekend, nonprofit  St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund  (SCF) received $16,038 from the Great American Trucking Show’s annual auction and concert in the TA Petro parking area. Shortly after, Heartland Express  ...
DHL Supply Chain converts 50 percent more interns into associates year-over-year despite industry talent gap
Logistics leader enhances college recruiting program to attract more talent and improve perception of supply chain careers
Thursday August 30, 2018
DHL Supply Chain, the Americas’ leader in contract logistics and part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, is addressing the logistics industry’s talent gap head on with an internship program aimed at making supply chain careers more appealing. From ...
Change in education cycle at the Apprentice School
Wednesday August 29, 2018
A transition stage at the SEAT Apprentice School is beginning next  week and the new school year is going to kick off with a completely new course content. Students enrolled in the current program will be taking Advanced Degree studies, which  ...
Rail Traffic for the week ending August 25, 2018
Wednesday August 29, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending August 25, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 565,706 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.9 percent compared with the same week ...
CEMA reports June 2018 booked orders increase 93.7% over prior year
Wednesday August 29, 2018
The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its June 2018 Booked Orders increased 93.7% when compared to June 2017 orders. June 2018 Booked Orders, when compared to  May 2018 Booked Orders, were up 115.8%. ...
Wolverine partners with mikeroweWORKS Foundation this Labor Day
Wolverine launches a limited-edition 1000 Mile boot to benefit the mikeroweWORKS Foundation
Wednesday August 29, 2018
This Labor Day, Wolverine – the maker of quality boots for over 135 years – is supporting the next generation of skilled tradesmen and women through a partnership with mikeroweWORKS to launch a  limited-edition 1000 Mile boot featuring ...
Georgia Ports, Georgia Tech, Center for Innovation partner for global logistics effort
Tuesday August 28, 2018
A strategy to improve the flow of state, local and global trade goods got a boost Tuesday with the establishment of an official logistics partnership between the Georgia Ports Authority, Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia Center of Innovation ...
Georgia's new inland terminal open for business
Appalachian regional port to serve four-state region
Tuesday August 28, 2018
Gov. Nathan Deal, state officials and more than 350 business and civic leaders were on hand Wednesday, August 22nd to officially open the Appalachian Regional Port (ARP) in Northwest Georgia.  “The Appalachian Regional Port is a powerful ...
Honeywell, Carnegie Mellon University form strategic collaboration to advance supply chain robotics
Collaboration focuses on next-generation machine learning and robotic controls to help distribution centers address rising e-commerce demands and resource challenges
Tuesday August 28, 2018
Honeywell has announced a strategic collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University to advance artificial intelligence and robotic technologies to help distribution centers address rising demands fueled by rapid growth in e-commerce. The initiative ...
Trump says he's 'terminating' NAFTA, announces new trade agreement with Mexico
By Alex Pappas, Andrew O'Reilly Fox News and AP
Monday August 27, 2018
President Trump on Monday said he plans to terminate the existing North American Free Trade Agreement , as he announced a new tentative agreement between the United States and Mexico that he described as "one of the largest trade deals ever made." ...
AISIN, ADVICS, JTEKT and DENSO reach basic agreement to establish joint venture to develop Integrated ECU Software for Automated Driving
Monday August 27, 2018
Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd (AISIN), ADVICS Co., Ltd. (ADVICS), JTEKT Corporation(JTEKT) and DENSO Corporation (DENSO) today announced that the four companies have reached a basic agreement to establish a joint ...
PTDA’s Industry Research Reports Growth in 1Q18; PTDA Business Index remains above Five-Year Average
Monday August 27, 2018
The first quarter 2018  Sales History & Outlook Report (SHOR)  released by the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) indicates the average PTDA distributors’ index for total sales during 1Q18 was up 5.5 percent from ...
New Harris Poll about Blue Collar Workers to be released Wednesday
Monday August 27, 2018
Just in time for Labor Day, Express Employment Professionals will release the results of a new, nationwide survey of more than 1,000 blue collar workers on Wednesday, Aug. 29. The survey, conducted by The Harris Poll offers a rare look at the attitudes ...
First annual Construction Appreciation Week starts September 17
Campaign will put a spotlight on the American construction worker and include national contests, social media campaigns and local efforts to thank construction workers
Monday August 27, 2018
To foster a positive dialogue about America’s construction workers, I Build America, which is the only organization solely dedicated to promoting the value of the construction industry, announces the first annual Construction Appreciation Week, ...
MessageGears' latest White Paper examines email Marketers' pain points
Monday August 27, 2018
The inbox is sacred territory for customers and businesses alike, making email marketing a critical piece in the marketing stack. However, despite its importance and high return-on-investment, workers on the ground level say they have less and less ...
New study shows that “Go Paperless – Go Green” claims fall flat
Two Sides NA
Monday August 27, 2018
According to a recent  “nudge” campaign by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) , marketing messages touting the environmental benefits of going paperless are falling on deaf ears. The results of the CRA campaign show that such green claims ...
Top reasons Forklift Accidents & Injuries occur in a Warehouse
Thelma Marshall
Friday August 24, 2018
There are several  common reasons  accidents and injuries occur in a warehouse or distribution center. If your facility monitors these situations and makes continual improvements, accidents and the associated costs can be avoided. Beyond ...
JanBask Training announces a Scholarship Program on 45th Women's Equality Day
Friday August 24, 2018
 Ladies just drop whatever you are doing because there is life-changing news awaiting your attention. JanBask Training has planned to launch a scholarship contest for all the women across the world on 26th August 2018, when we all celebrate the ...
OSHA cites tool manufacturer after employee suffers amputation
Friday August 24, 2018
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited ArtiFlex Manufacturing for exposing workers at its Wooster location to amputation hazards after an employee suffered a partial finger amputation. The company ...
FRA awards more than $200 Million for PTC Implementation
28 projects in 15 states receive funding, new NOFO for remaining $46 million to be announced
Thursday August 23, 2018
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today awarded $203,698,298 in grant funding for 28 projects in 15 states to assist with the deployment of positive train control (PTC) systems.  “These $200 million in grants will help ...
ALAN prepares for Hurricane Lane
Thursday August 23, 2018
As Hurricane Lane approaches landfall in Hawai’i, the American Logisitcs Aid Network or  ALAN is busy preparing – and they are encouraging their partners to do the same. With that in mind, ALAN has created a Hurricane Lane micro-site ...
Deere announces Third-Quarter Net Income of $910 Million
Equipment net sales climb 36%, to $9.3 billion, on strength in key markets.
Thursday August 23, 2018
Deere & Company reported net income of $910.3 million for the third quarter ended July 29, 2018, or $2.78 per share, compared with net income of $641.8 million, or $1.97 per share, for the quarter ended July 30, 2017. For the first nine ...
Top 20 Lift Truck Suppliers: Global market reaches new heights
It’s full steam ahead for the lift truck industry, buoyed globally by technology advances and strong, emerging economies
Josh Bond, Senior Editor Modern Material Handling
Thursday August 23, 2018
To say the lift truck industry is doing well would be a gross understatement. After reaching new highs in 2016, sales in 2017 positively obliterated previous records. Globally, the market for industrial trucks grew by nearly 16%. That’s double ...
Dematic announces a full automated distribution center with a focus on E-Commerce and Omnichannel delivery
A Powerful Global Solution with a Local Touch
Thursday August 23, 2018
Dematic , a global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, has announced the opening of a new distribution center (DC) by the Toll Group, a  third-party logistics (3PL) company based in ...
Yale expands capability of Robotic Lift Trucks with Counterbalanced Stacker at PACK EXPO
Friday September 21, 2018
With thousands of materials handling and logistics professionals at Chicago’s McCormick Place for PACK EXPO , Yale Materials Handling Corporation introduces the latest innovation in its robotic lift truck lineup. At  # booth E-7856 , attendees ...
Telematic forklift monitoring may pair well with new High-Tech Glasses
Thelma Marshall at TotalTrax Inc.
Friday September 21, 2018
Forklift downtime can easily derail your facility’s best efforts to deliver product and meet customer demands. Unexpected downtime is the nemesis of productivity. When forklifts and equipment fail, it can be challenging to get things up and ...
Shield Roof Solutions debuts new Shipping Container covers
Thursday September 20, 2018
As the weather begins to shift with the changing of seasons, Shield Roof Solutions is debuting two new durable and efficient cover options for shipping containers. The covers provide protection and portability designed to withstand extreme weather. ...
Wegmans features OLED lighting technology by Rochester's own OLEDWorks
Thursday September 20, 2018
With 21 straight years on Fortune magazine's100 Best Companies to Work For list, and consistently recognized as America's best supermarket, Wegmans Food Markets is renowned for employee and customer care. The care is in the details, and Rochester-based ...
Bostik to launch new products at PACK EXPO
Thursday September 20, 2018
Bostik , a global adhesive specialist for industrial, construction and consumer markets, is preparing for an exciting 2018 PACK EXPO International tradeshow , October 14 through 17, at the McCormick Place in Chicago. Bostik will celebrate the debut ...
Dematic introduces Freezer-Rated Narrow Aisle Reach Automated Guided Vehicle
Thursday September 20, 2018
Dematic , a global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announced the release of a freezer-rated narrow aisle reach AGV specifically designed to operate autonomously in chilled and freezer ...
HSAUSA displays Vertical Feeding System at Pack Expo
Thursday September 20, 2018
HSAUSA will be displaying their Model 3PVS at Pack Expo in Chicago from October 14 - 17.  Feeding difficult bags and pouches has never been easier. The Model 3PVS Vertical Feeding System is a reliable automated machine for downstream labeling ...
LiteSpeed™ Washdown allows for easy cleaning in sensitive operations
Rite-Hite high-speed door offers fast cycle times with GMP, FDA & USDA compliance
Wednesday September 19, 2018
The new LiteSpeed Washdown High Performance Door by Rite-Hite makes it easier than ever to keep a high-speed door clean in food operations. Complete with curtain retention of up to 0.2 InWC, it meets clean Good Manufacturing Practices and guidelines ...
Teledyne TapTone to introduce a new heavy duty Ram Rejector at PackExpo
Wednesday September 19, 2018
Teledyne TapTone announces the release of a new Heavy Duty (HD) Ram Rejector at PackExpo International to complement their existing line of rejecting and laning systems.  The new TapTone HD Ram pneumatic rejectors provide reliable rejection ...
Martins Industries improves workplace safety and efficiency with new line of tire inflation cages
Tuesday September 18, 2018
MARTINS , a tire equipment manufacturer, is introducing a series of heavy-duty Tire Inflation Cages (MIC-6HD) that will virtually eliminate the possibility of injury during the tire inflation process. The new inflation cages offer several innovative ...
Unleash the power of computer vision and AI with ONETRACK.AI
Tuesday September 18, 2018
Onetrack.AI makes humans more efficient than robots. This computer vision platform connects the physical to the digital world. It collects and process incredibly rich visual data in real-time using zero external infrastructure. It tracks, predicts, ...
RAVAS introduces the next generation of iForks
High accuracy iForks with Lithium ion battery packs, no external components on the forks
Tuesday September 18, 2018
High accuracy, next generation iForks, powered by compact Lithium ion battery packs. No cabling, installed in minutes. Standard with Bluetooth 4.0 data transfer. iForks, the hugely successful RAVAS scale forks, have moved into their next generation! ...
TVH introduces a new LED Beacon
Monday September 17, 2018
TVH in the Americas (TVH), a provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industries, just released the addition of a new LED beacon series to their already extensive product offering. The ...
Turn your Walkie Truck into a scale
Sunday September 16, 2018
The RAVAS RPW-EL weighing  system is an accurate scale that can be built into the forks of any brand and model walkie or rider pallet truck. Anything you lift is instantly weighed, you no longer need to go back and forth to a floor scale. It ...
MyLEDLightingGuide announces the availability of a high temperature LED flood light
Rated from -85F to +190F it's the perfect LED lighting fixture for hot areas
Friday September 14, 2018
MyLEDLightingGuide announces the availability of the solid state  LED Ambient High Temperature Flood Light  rated from -85F to +190F. The perfect fixture for hot areas inside your facility! It was originally released for high bay applications. ...
Industrial Scientific introduces the RGX™ Gateway
The RGX Gateway provides wireless cloud connectivity in hazardous locations
Thursday September 13, 2018
Industrial Scientific , a provider in gas detection, is pleased to introduce the RGX™ Gateway . The RGX Gateway enables designated safety contacts to receive real-time alerts for gas hazards, panic, and man-down situations happening in-plant ...
Janam Boosts Workforce Productivity with New Android-based Rugged Mobile Computer
XG200’s unique design and unmatched power enable mobile workers to perform tasks more efficiently
Thursday September 13, 2018
Janam Technologies LLC , a provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, today introduced its newest and most technologically advanced addition to its  XG series  of gun-shaped, rugged  mobile ...
Hamilton announces new Ergonomic Casters & Accessories to outsmart back pain
Wednesday September 12, 2018
Hamilton Caster is proud to announce a new lineup of ergonomic casters, wheels, and related accessories.  The new running gear is designed to satisfy high standards established by leading ergonomists and safety managers in today’s manufacturing ...
Otto Motors launches self-driving forklift truck
Wednesday September 12, 2018
Otto Motors ,  has launched the Otto Omega, which the company says is “the world’s first truly self-driving lift truck”. The Omega is “the easiest, safest and most reliable automated lift truck for busy factories and warehouses”. ...
Seegrid expands Automation Platform, introducing new Self-Driving Vehicle
Wednesday September 12, 2018
Seegrid  has announced a multi-product launch with the release of a new vision guided vehicle, a new data analytics and reporting offering, and enhanced functionality of its Seegrid Supervisor fleet management software. The launch is the company’s ...
Navitas Systems selects Delta-Q Technologies’ IC1200 Charger for its newest Lithium Forklift Battery Pack
Charging material handling equipment now as simple as finding the nearest power outlet
Tuesday September 11, 2018
Delta-Q Technologies  (Delta-Q), and  Navitas Systems , has announced that  Navitas Systems has selected Delta-Q’s IC1200 battery charger for use on the company’s new Starlifter-AC™ 24-volt lithium battery.  ...
OHAUS introduces the new digital test scale
Portable precision, ready for the field
Tuesday September 11, 2018
The OHAUS Digital Field Test Scale is designed for precise material testing in the construction industry. With a capacity of 165 lb and readability up to 0.05 lb, you won’t have to sacrifice precision for portability. Key features ...
JW Winco offers Cabinet "U" Handles Aluminum, with Tapped Holes or Through Holes
Tuesday September 11, 2018
 JW Winco, Inc., A Ganter Company, a supplier of standard industrial machine components, offers Series  GN 328 and GN 428 Cabinet "U" Handles Aluminum , with Tapped Holes or Through Holes. Recognized for their stability, and ergonomic grip, ...
More sustainable packaging: Carlsberg launches Snap Pack
Tuesday September 11, 2018
The Carlsberg Group has set itself ambitious sustainability targets: Switching to the packaging solution Nature MultiPack ™ is one of the Carlsberg Group’s initiatives aligned to the new industry-leading sustainability program “Together ...
APEM introduces its new XD Series Joystick
New high strength modular joystick measures less than 60mm below panel while withstanding horizontal loads up to 400lbf
Monday September 10, 2018
APEM , Inc. launches the XD series joystick, a multi-axis Hand Grip joystick specifically engineered for demanding vehicle applications.  Featuring non-contacting Hall effect technology to provide up to 10 million operations, the XD series is ...
Robroy Enclosures™ introduces new Accessories Product Line and Enclosure Options
Monday September 10, 2018
Robroy Enclosures , a  designer and manufacturing of non-metallic NEMA-rated enclosures, announces it is exhibiting at WEFTEC in New Orleans, Louisiana, at Booth #8018. On display, will be a wide range of Robroy enclosures meeting specific needs ...
First look: FD 60-100 Diesel Counterbalance Truck relaunch
Monday September 10, 2018
TCM has relaunched a new and improved FD 60-100 diesel counterbalance truck, as with with their existing FD and FGE series counterbalance trucks, offers high-quality components combined with industry-leading operator ergonomics to deliver exceptional ...
Dematic introduces cloud based Asset Performance Management system
Monday September 10, 2018
Dematic , a global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain introduces Dematic iQ InSights, a cloud-based Asset Performance Management (APM) system that unites order fulfillment and facility lifecycle ...
Toyota offers Blue Light safety option
Friday September 7, 2018
“Nearly 100,000 workers are injured per year due to improper training or sheer carelessness on the job. Compared to the estimated number of forklifts in the United States, that means that each year more than 1 in 10 forklifts are involved in an ...
TVH offers Personnel & Burden Carrier Replacement Parts
Friday September 7, 2018
TVH in the Americas (TVH), the worldwide supplier of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industries, offers a broad range of replacement parts for your personnel & burden carrier (PBC) commercial ...
Cherry Industrial Equipment releases a Warehouse Racking Buyers Guide
Friday September 7, 2018
Cherry's Industrial Equipment just released a Warehouse Racking Buyers Guide .  The guide covers all types of racks and decking that is available including rack protectors. If you are looking for warehouse racking be sure to view their racking guide.
OnRobot launches Quick Changer, the Industry’s Lightest, most compact Robotics Tool Changer
With Quick Changer, any operator can change the end-of-arm tooling on collaborative robots in a few seconds. Introduced next week at IMTS in Chicago, the new 200 g (7 oz.) tool changer is fully compliant with the ISO 9409-1 robot flange standard
Friday September 7, 2018
OnRobot, a global leader in robotic End-of-Arm Tooling, is ready with a unique new patented tool changer for collaborative applications developed by Purple Robotics,  recently acquired  by OnRobot. Weighing only 200 g (7 oz.), the Quick Changer ...
ORBIS introduces the new XP Grocery Pallet
ORBIS adds new leg design and deck features to its 40x48 XpressPal® family of pallets
Wednesday September 5, 2018
ORBIS® Corporation  has introduced a new pallet to its XpressPal® family. The XpressPal® (XP) Grocery pallet is designed to ship finished goods from distribution centers to retail in grocery supply chains. Grocery ...
Reach higher levels with a KOOI-Mast Height Extension® attachment
Additional lift height for your forklift!
Wednesday September 5, 2018
Meijer Handling Solutions is making forklifts lift to new heights with a KOOI-Mast Height Extension® attachment with up to 40" of extra lift height. The KOOI-Mast Height Extension attachment is available with standard mounting for ITA ...
Parrot-Beak® Drum Truck for handling all rimmed drums
Thursday August 30, 2018
Liftomatic Material Handling, Inc . has introduced a new 4-wheel hand truck, the Liftomatic 10HT-4W. The Model 10HT-4W is a 4-wheel hand truck designed to handle all rimmed steel, fiber and plastic drums weighing up to 1000 pounds. It is designed with ...
Pet Food Conveyor: Bulk product to single file
with elementary cost-effective high-speed transition
Thursday August 30, 2018
Multi-Conveyor recently built a settling, singulation and orientation conveyor for unpackaged pet food product.  We also provided a separate "wrapped, packaged product conveyor" for individually wrapped pet food products, along with a separate ...
TEKLYNX International improves GHS- Compliant Labeling efficiency and accuracy
TEKLYNX CENTRAL GHS enterprise barcode labeling software solution streamlines labeling operations and increases label printing speed for leading materials manufacturer
Thursday August 30, 2018
TEKLYNX  International, a barcode and RFID labeling software developer and solutions provider, has reported its TEKLYNX CENTRAL GHS enterprise label management software implementation improved labeling efficiency and accuracy for industry-leading ...
Combilift launches the Combi-PPT: a high capacity powered pallet truck
Wednesday August 29, 2018
Combilift , the material handling solutions provider, has launched a new high capacity powered pallet truck – the Combi-PPT. The powered pallet truck comes with standard lift capacities of 3,000 kg and 6,000 kg, with higher capacity models ...
New Camera-to-Light Cable available for Next-Gen Cognex In-Sight Camera
Tuesday August 28, 2018
Smart Vision Lights , a designer and manufacturer of high-brightness LED lights for industrial applications, introduces a new cable that provides a directly wired connection between a light and the second-generation  In-Sight 7000 vision system ...
JW Winco offers Steel and Stainless Steel Locking Toggle Clamps
Tuesday August 28, 2018
JW Winco, Inc ., A Ganter Company, a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced the introduction of Steel and Stainless Steel Locking Toggle Clamps. The RoHS compliant GN 820.3 Horizontal Acting Toggle Clamps, with a horizontal ...
New dimmable LED Mini Wall Packs reduce cost of Perimeter Security Lighting
Monday August 27, 2018
LEDtronics® introduces its series of sleek, dimmable  LED Mini Wall Packs  that put out a surprising amount of light for their compact size and low wattage. These DLC-listed, vertically-configured luminaires replace existing HID wall ...
Lightweight Food-Grade Vibrators for Bulk Material Flow or Compaction
Monday August 27, 2018
A provider of industrial vibration equipment has introduced a series of food-grade pneumatic vibrators that enhance movement of moist, powdered, granular or pelleted material through small hoppers, bins, and tubes.  The Bantam™ Series by ...
Let Interthor's new Multi drum turner solve the handling of various drums!
Monday August 27, 2018
Interthor Inc., the US subsidiary of Logitrans A/S - the Danish manufacturer of material handling equipment - is now launching a new and unique product for the handling of a variety of drums! The new Multi drum turner handles steel and plastic drums ...
Deere upgrades large frame G-Series performance package
Monday August 27, 2018
Improving its popular G-Series large-frame skid steers and compact track loaders, John Deerecontinues to provide industry-leading jobsite solutions with the addition of the  EH Boom Performance Package . This productivity-boosting ...
MSSC announces Certified Forklift Technician (CFT) certification
Friday August 24, 2018
The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council or MSSC is proud to announce the launch of a new MSSC training and certification program: The Certified Forklift Technician (CFT). In combination with MSSC's current Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) ...
Vestil's Electric Pallet Jack great for deliveries
Thursday August 23, 2018
Vestil's Electric Pallet Truck  are compact, smart, and light weight design is suitable for a variety of low duty applications in warehouses or delivery applications. Low service   weight is ideal for tail lift use. Designed for downtown ...
Vuzix expands M300 Smart Glasses See-What-I-See Application offerings for the Connected Field Worker
Thursday August 23, 2018
Vuzix® Corporation, a supplier of Smart Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets, is pleased to announce that the Vuzix M300 now supports ‘TechSight’, an augmented reality ...
Shifting Gears
Christian Harm appointed Member of the Management Board of Linde Material Handling
Thursday September 20, 2018
The Supervisory Board of Linde Material Handling GmbH has appointed Christian Harm (50) to the Management Board of Linde Material Handling for a period of four years with effect from January 1, 2019. As member of the Management Board, he will be responsible ...
KION North America adds Bissett Specialty Equipment to dealer network
Wednesday September 19, 2018
KION North America Corporation announces the appointment of Bissett Specialty Equipment to its dealer network effective immediately. The material handling and farm equipment dealer is now authorized to sell and service KION North America’s ...
Biddiscombe joins Polymer Logistics as Country Manager for Canada
Tuesday September 18, 2018
Polymer Logistics , a provider in reusable packaging and merchandising systems, announced  that Eric Biddiscombe has joined the company as Country Manager, Canada. In his new role, Eric is responsible for all aspects of Polymer Logistics business ...
Jefferies selected to lead AAR as next president and CEO
Tuesday September 18, 2018
After an exhaustive executive search, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) announced today that  Ian Jefferies  will become the organization’s next president and CEO on January 1, 2019. Known as a trusted voice on rail and transportation ...
KION Warehouse Systems celebrates 125th anniversary
Monday September 17, 2018
KION Warehouse Systems (KWS), one of the oldest companies in the greater Reutlingen area, celebrates its 125th anniversary on September 15. A gala event with guests of honor Barbara Bosch, Reutlingen's mayor, Dr. Eike Böhm, KION's Chief Technology ...
Philadelphia Scientific names Charles Snyder V.P. of Sales and Marketing
Thursday September 13, 2018
Philadelphia Scientific LLC , the Lean Battery Room Experts™ and a leading international manufacturer of industrial battery management and maintenance equipment, has appointed Charles R. Snyder as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In this ...
Myers Industries appoints Lori Lutey to Its Board of Directors
Thursday September 13, 2018
Myers Industries, Inc . has announced that Lori Lutey, retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Schneider National, has been elected to Myers Industries’ Board of Directors effective September 12, 2018. Ms. Lutey joined ...
Adrian’s Safety Solutions announces awards of Excellence for Safety
Wednesday September 12, 2018
Adrian’s Safety Solutions (Bednet®) is presenting four awards to outstanding companies with excellence in safety practice and culture. Steve Dew, president of Adrian’s Safety Solutions, announced this year’s award recipients: ...
RoadSafe promotes Glenn Thompson to Chief Operating Officer
Glenn Thompson is promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Chicago-based RoadSafe Traffic Systems, Inc.
Wednesday September 12, 2018
RoadSafe Traffic Systems , a provider of traffic safety products and services, today announced the promotion of Glenn Thompson to Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Thompson will lead RoadSafe's operations team overseeing field operations, ...
AIAS and Schindler announce winners of the 2018 #ElevateYourPitch Competition
The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is proud to announce the winners of Elevate Your Pitch, an elevator pitch competition brought to you in conjunction with Schindler Elevator Corporation, the North American operating entity of the Swit
Tuesday September 11, 2018
The  American Institute of Architecture Students  (AIAS) is proud to announce the winners of Elevate Your Pitch, an elevator pitch competition brought to you in conjunction with Schindler Elevator Corporation, the North American operating ...
Shoppa's appoints new Corporate Parts Manager
Tuesday September 11, 2018
Shoppa’s Material Handling has announced the appointment of Jeff Moncrief in the role of Corporate Parts Manager for Shoppa’s Material Handling. “With Jeff’s extensive experience in parts management, he will be a great ...
John Paxton joins MHI as Chief Operating Officer
Thursday September 6, 2018
The Board of Governors of MHI has announced the appointment of John Paxton to the position of Chief Operating Officer/Chief Executive Officer Designate.   Mr. Paxton brings over 30 years of experience to MHI including over 20 years of executive ...
Sims promoted to Motion Industries VP of Marketing
Thursday September 6, 2018
Motion Industries, Inc., a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, announced the promotion of Pamela Sims to Vice President of Marketing, effective September ...
United Rentals names Kim Harris Jones to Board of Directors
Thursday September 6, 2018
United Rentals  has announced Kim Harris Jones has joined the company’s board of directors. Her appointment expands the composition of the board to 12 members, of which 11 are independent directors. Harris Jones will serve on the audit ...
Ryder Material Handling formally adopts Crown Lift Trucks Brand in Canada
Wednesday September 5, 2018
Crown Equipment Corporation  has announced that Ryder Material Handling is now doing business throughout the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec as Crown Lift Trucks. J.H. Ryder had served as an authorized Crown dealer for decades before ...
Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) adds 6 distributors across North and South America to meet increasing demand for Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs)
Wednesday September 5, 2018
Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), a global supplier of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), has announced five new distributors in the US, Mexico and Argentina to help meet the ever-increasing demand for its robots worldwide. MiR, whose North American ...
ALL Family of Companies names Rich Randall GM of Columbus Branch
Tuesday September 4, 2018
A key, longtime manager with the ALL Family of Companies has been tabbed as the new general manager of the company’s Columbus, Ohio, branch. Known for his ability to read markets, think strategically, and move the needle, Rich Randall most recently ...
Women In Trucking announces its 2018 September Member of the Month
Tuesday September 4, 2018
Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has announced Sarah Johnson as its September Member of the Month. Sarah is the Executive Vice President of Milestone Trailer Leasing in St. Charles, Missouri. While in college, Sarah started working part-time ...
DHL moves Tucson operations to handle increased demand
Thursday August 30, 2018
DHL has recently moved its service center facility in Tucson to a new location nearly double in size to handle the increased volume of international shipping. “As the world’s leader in international shipping, DHL is able to quickly ...
Kalmar breaks ground for new Customer Experience Center
Thursday August 30, 2018
Kalmar , part of Cargotec, broke ground on a Class A industrial build-to-suit project in North Charleston, South Carolina, with developer Landmark Enterprises on 15 August 2018. The new Customer Experience Center (CEC) will serve as a showroom, training ...
Swift Industrial Power announces new Operations Manager
Thursday August 30, 2018
Swift Industrial Power  has announced a new addition to its team. Brandon Tatum has been hired to serve as the company’s operations manager in Alabama.   “Brandon has a tremendous work ethic and is going to be a great leader ...
TVH opens a new distribution center in Oregon
Wednesday August 29, 2018
TVH in the Americas (TVH), has announced the addition of their new distribution center in Portland, Oregon. In this industry, it is not enough to have great products. You also have to be the best at delivering the right parts around the world when ...
RF Technologies SAFE PLACE Infant Security Product Line celebrates 25th Year
Company was first in the industry with an in-hospital RFID Infant security system
Wednesday August 29, 2018
First in the industry with an RFID-based security system for hospital Labor & Delivery units, RF Technologies (RFT) is celebrating its 25th year protecting infants with its SAFE PLACE® infant & pediatric security system. Founded in 1987 ...
Tri-Lift NC Inc. grows in South Carolina
New location for Tri-Lift NC Inc in South Carolina. Tri-Lift supports BYD, Linde, Clark and UniCarriers Forklifts
Wednesday August 29, 2018
Since 1968, Tri-Lift NC , has served the Carolinas and they are now proud to announce that a full-service material handling facility in Greenville, South Carolina is now open and ready for business! Our 15,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility ...
YRC Freight Professional Driver Neil Nogues Receives the Neill Darmstadter Professional Excellence Award at the 2018 National Truck Driving Championships
Tuesday August 28, 2018
  YRC Freight is proud to announce that Neil Nogues, professional driver from New Hampshire, received the Neill Darmstadter Professional Excellence Award at the 2018 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC), held Aug. 15-18 at ...
Dorner names new VP of Global Operations
Tuesday August 28, 2018
Todd Kaull has been named Vice President - Global Operations for Dorner . In his new position, Kaull will oversee Dorner's manufacturing and assembly operations in Hartland, Wisconsin; Jülich, Germany; Guadalajara, Mexico; and Penang, Malaysia. ...
JSC appoints Ray DeMelfi to lead Consulting Services
Tuesday August 28, 2018
Johnson Stephens Consulting, Inc . (JSC), a  supply chain operations consultancy,  recently announced  that Ray DeMelfi has been appointed Vice President - Consulting Services. In this role, which is effective immediately, DeMelfi will ...
Genie names Treadwell new VP Parts and Services
Monday August 27, 2018
Genie  has named Matt Treadwell vice president of parts and services for Terex AWP. Treadwell will work alongside the Terex global parts team to oversee parts and services activities worldwide for the Terex AWP business segment. Treadwell ...
BigRentz promotes Holmes to VP of Operations
Monday August 27, 2018
BigRentz has promoted Keith Holmes to vice president of operations, reporting to Scott Cannon, CEO. Holmes was formerly the director of strategic partnerships where he spearheaded the addition of thousands of rental partners to BigRentz’ network ...
Sabine Neuß steps down from the Management Board of Linde Material Handling
Monday August 27, 2018
After roughly six years at Linde Material Handling GmbH, Sabine Neuß, currently Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for production, is leaving the Company on August 27 by mutual agreement to pursue new professional challenges. The Supervisory ...
CLARK appoints C&C Lift Truck Southern New Jersey market
Friday August 24, 2018
CLARK Material Handling Company has announced it has appointed C&C Lift Truck, Inc. as an authorized distributor of CLARK products in the Southern New Jersey Market. “ C&C Lift Truck, Inc . is a family owned business that has been ...
Lumination Lighting and Technology introduces its North American Sales Team
California-based LED lighting company establishes a sales infrastructure to deliver lighting industry expertise and high customer satisfaction
Thursday August 23, 2018
Lumination Lighting and Technology  (Lumination), a newly launched California-based LED lighting manufacturer of high-output commercial and industrial applications, announced today the introduction of its North American sales team. The team will ...
Trench Safety:Five things you should know to stay safe
Tuesday September 18, 2018
OSHA released a new public service announcement on trench safety that features U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. The 45-second video, " 5 Things You Should Know to Stay Safe ," highlights well-known and proven safety measures that can eliminate ...
Decentralized control in Automated Storage
Thursday September 13, 2018
New breakthroughs in supply chain research have developed a system for automation that can operate without a costly software installation. Click here to view video.
Sensors and data management
Wednesday August 29, 2018
Sensors are becoming more and more important in inventory management. But the data those sensors produce is quickly becoming the most important asset in Industry 4.0 Click here for the video.