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Friday September 21, 2018
PPWLN empowers Women in Manufacturing at PACK EXPO
Top industry executives will discuss how to continue leveling the field
Friday September 21, 2018
Now a staple at PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO (Oct. 14-17; McCormick Place, Chicago), the Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network (PPWLN) breakfast will feature a conversation with top manufacturing executives ...
MH Equipment announces territory acquisition from YMH Torrance Equipment
Acquisition makes MH Equipment the Dual Brand (Hyster & Yale) Dealer in the Iowa and Northwestern Illinois area.
Friday September 21, 2018
MH Equipment , based in Peoria, Ill., announced on September 1, 2018, that it has assumed responsibility for Yale brand forklifts in the Iowa and northwestern parts of Illinois from Cedar Rapids, Iowa based Torrance Equipment. The acquisition makes ...
Thursday September 20, 2018
Serial Entrepreneur applies lessons learned after Hurricane Harvey and creates High-Performance Workwear for Women
Thursday September 20, 2018
SeeHerWork , a new apparel company launched this month aims to put female workers in clothes that fit and perform.  The number of women in non-traditional careers, such as construction, energy, utilities, logging and emergency response is on the ...
Daifuku Wynright picks Hobart, Indiana for manufacturing complex and growth
Thursday September 20, 2018
Wynright Corporation , a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daifuku North America, announced plans to expand its North American manufacturing capabilities with a purpose-built, state-of-the-art manufacturing complex and office in Hobart, IN. The Hobart location ...
Wednesday September 19, 2018
Rail Traffic for the Week Ending September 15, 2018
Wednesday September 19, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending September 15, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 553,003 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.8 percent compared with the same ...
CeMAT RUSSIA: Growing demand for intralogistics solutions in Russia
Wednesday September 19, 2018
Featuring some 200 exhibitors, CeMAT RUSSIA begins its three-day run on September 19th. All signs are positive, also thanks to the steadily growing demand for intralogistics solutions in Russia. According to the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), ...
Tuesday September 18, 2018
California cites cargo company after Forklift Operator suffers fatal injury
Tuesday September 18, 2018
California OSHA  issued six citations  and $205,235 in penalties to SSA Pacific, Inc., after a worker sustained fatal injuries when he was thrown from a forklift that collided with a concrete piling. Inspectors determined that the company ...
Monday September 17, 2018
ALAN is seeking warehouse space in North Carolina
Monday September 17, 2018
The  American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN)  is receiving a request for warehouse space to manage the donations and distributions for a North Carolina Food Bank. Warehouse space remains their #1 request from partners supporting the relief ...
Women In Trucking launches new supply chain activity book for children
Monday September 17, 2018
Women In Trucking Association (WIT) is excited to announce “Scouting for Cookies,” a new activity and coloring book for children. The purpose of the book is to engage children with the trucking industry at a young age. In the activity ...
Friday September 14, 2018
Clean Earth, Inc. announces acquisition of Disposal and Recycling Technologies, Inc. (DART)
Friday September 14, 2018
Clean Earth, Inc . a national specialty waste disposal and recycling company announced today the acquisition of privately owned Disposal and Recycling Technologies, Inc .(DART). DART has a RCRA Part B Hazardous Waste TSDF strategically located ...
Thursday September 13, 2018
FedEx Ground expands U.S. Operations to Six Days per week Year-Round
Decades of Investment in Industry-Leading Technology and Facilities provide FedEx Ground with Speed, Efficiency and ReliabilityFedEx preparing to deliver record volumes this Holiday Season and beyond
Thursday September 13, 2018
FedEx Corp . has boosted its capacity and operational innovation to expand FedEx Ground U.S. operations to six days per week in response to the growing e-commerce demand and record influx of volume expected this holiday season, and beyond. “FedEx ...
Barcoding, Inc.acquires Danforth Systems, LLC
The purchasing of the Houston-based mobile solutions provider enhances the leading systems integrator’s service offerings and customer support
Thursday September 13, 2018
Barcoding, Inc. , the provider in supply chain efficiency, accuracy, and connectivity, today announces that is has completed the strategic acquisition of  Danforth Systems, LLC  (Danforth Systems) located in Houston, Texas. The acquisition ...
Hurricane Florence - Where to find information to keep your Supply Chains moving
Thursday September 13, 2018
As Hurricane Florence gets closer to a Southeastern US landfall, Olivia blows across Hawaii, and several named storms threaten other U.S. states and interests, the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) wants to remind you of a few quick but important ...
Wednesday September 12, 2018
Illinois governor visits HARTING at IMTS, lauds company’s contributions to Illinois
Wednesday September 12, 2018
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, visiting HARTING ’s booth at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) on Wednesday, applauded the company’s contributions to the state and helping promote a local culture of manufacturing. Due ...
United Rentals to acquire BlueLine Rental for $2.1 billion
Wednesday September 12, 2018
United Rentals, Inc.  and BlueLine Rental  has  announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which United Rentals will acquire BlueLine from Platinum Equity for approximately $2.1 billion in cash. The board of ...
South Carolina Ports will close tomorrow and open on Monday
Wednesday September 12, 2018
The South Carolina Ports Authority continues to closely monitor Hurricane Florence. Based on the conditions currently anticipated, following are the gate and vessel operations plans for all terminals. Please note that this is subject to change, and ...
Rail Traffic for the week ending September 8, 2018
Wednesday September 12, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending September 8, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 502,208 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.1 percent compared with the same week ...
July/August 2018 Logistics Manager’s Index Report®
Growth is INCREASING AT AN INCREASING RATE for: Inventory Costs, Warehousing Price, and Warehousing Capacity. Growth is INCREASING AT A DECREASING RATE for: Inventory Levels, Warehousing Utilization, Transportation Utilization, and Transportation Price.
Wednesday September 12, 2018
According to a sample of North American logistics executives, economic activity across the logistics sector continued to expand through the end of summer. While the rate of growth is down for some sections of the industry, we register a record-high ...
FRA announces $46.3 million in PTC grant funding
Wednesday September 12, 2018
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration announced today Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for at least $46 million for Positive Train Control (PTC) Systems Grants.  This NOFO represents the balance of the ...
Tuesday September 11, 2018
NAM features RGF In national "Keeping Our Promise" Tax Reform campaign
Environmental products manufacturer raises salaries, awards bonuses, expands operations
Tuesday September 11, 2018
RGF Environmental Group – maker of products that improve the safety of the world's air, water and food without chemicals – was recently featured in the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) "Keeping Our Promise" campaign, which ...
CeMAT ASIA on track for record exhibitor numbers
Trade show reinforces positioning as Asia’s biggest and most important intralogistics platform
Tuesday September 11, 2018
With well over 600 confirmed exhibitor registrations, CeMAT ASIA – which next runs from  November 6 - 9 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) – is on track to set a new record in terms of exhibitor numbers. “Demand ...
American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) activates for multiple named storms
Tuesday September 11, 2018
As Hurricane Florence nears the U.S. East Coast and several named storms threaten other U.S. states and interests, the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) is mobilizing for action – and encouraging industry businesses to do the same. Earlier ...
Monday September 10, 2018
Be prepared to keep workers safe during Hurricane Florence
Monday September 10, 2018
Hurricanes are a form of tropical cyclones that are capable of causing devastating damage to communities. Hurricanes are storm systems with circulating air and sustained wind speeds of 74 miles per hour or higher. The strongest hurricanes can have wind ...
The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council and Amatrol present 'Labor Day' Gift to the Nation
Monday September 10, 2018
The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) and Amatrol, Inc. are pleased to announce the release  of their complete  hands-on  CPT+ Skill Boss Training and Certification program. Built upon MSSC's well-established Certified ...
Friday September 7, 2018
Toyota's environmentally-friendly manufacturing process
Friday September 7, 2018
Toyota operates under a global earth charter that promotes environmental responsibility throughout the entire company. Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing (TIEM) is responsible for manufacturing the majority of Toyota forklifts sold in North ...
How Syfan is partnering with UNG to train tomorrow's logistics pros
Joshua Silavent/ Gainesville Times
Friday September 7, 2018
Students learning about supply-chain management and logistics at the University of North Georgia Dahlonega campus are getting some insider training thanks to a new partnership with Syfan Logistics of Gainesville. “They’ll give us feedback ...
Nucor announces plans to expand Sheet Mill in Kentucky
Friday September 7, 2018
Nucor Corporation's Board of Directors approved an investment of $650 million to expand the production capability of Nucor Steel Gallatin, the company's flat-rolled sheet steel mill located in Ghent, Kentucky.  This investment ...
Thursday September 6, 2018
Heaven Hill Brands improves warehouse efficiencies with Westfalia Technologies
Automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) with integrated layer pick system and Savanna.NET® Warehouse Execution System enables spirits producer to ship products 400 percent faster
Thursday September 6, 2018
Westfalia Technologies, Inc.  (Westfalia), a provider of logistics solutions for manufacturers and distributors since 1992, announces that  Heaven Hill Brands  (Heaven Hill) has installed the company’s warehouse automation technology ...
Gattorna to receive CSCMP Distinguished Service Award
A 40-year veteran of the supply chain and logistics profession, Gattorna is best known for his work on dynamic supply chains
Thursday September 6, 2018
In recognition of his groundbreaking work on supply chain design and dynamic alignment, Dr. John Gattorna has been selected to receive the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' (CSCMP) 2018 Distinguished Service Award (DSA). Gattorna will ...
BNSF intermodal facility on hold as Port of Los Angeles and City ponder next move
Opponents want site plan redrawn amid pollution concerns.
Michael Angell at Frieghtwaves
Thursday September 6, 2018
A $500 million intermodal project in Southern California is on indefinite hold as its backers, the Port of Los Angeles, the City of Los Angeles and BNSF, wrangle with legal challenges over the new facility.   The five members of the Port of Los ...
I.D. Systems integrates Keytroller and forms PowerFleet® Division Focused on Industrial Truck Management Systems
Thursday September 6, 2018
I.D. Systems, Inc.   ,  a provider of enterprise asset management technology, has announced today that it will combine the operations of its existing Vehicle Management Systems (VMS) division with the recent successful acquisition of ...
Hyster receives grant for Fuel Cell Powered Container Handler for Port of Los Angeles
Thursday September 6, 2018
Hyster Company has announced the receipt of a grant from California Climate Investments (CCI) to support the development of a zero-emissions container handling truck powered by a Nuvera® fuel cell. The funding, awarded by the California Air Resources ...
Energid Announces Partnership with Perceptron to implement Actin® Software Development Kit (SDK)
Thursday September 6, 2018
Energid Technologies has announced a partnership with Perceptron, Inc. to utilize Energid’s Actin ®  software in Perceptron’s new in-line and near-line robotic inspection systems for the automotive industry. The Actin software ...
Wednesday September 5, 2018
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 ...
Tuesday September 4, 2018
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  ...
Thursday August 30, 2018
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 ...
Wednesday August 29, 2018
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 ...
Tuesday August 28, 2018
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 ...
Monday August 27, 2018
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." ...


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