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Friday September 21, 2018
Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame welcomes five
Friday September 21, 2018
The Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame will welcome five new members as its 45th class at PACK EXPO International 2018 (Oct. 14–17 ; McCormick Place, Chicago), according to Hall of Fame coordinator and show producer PMMI, The Association ...
Thursday September 20, 2018
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 ...
Wednesday September 19, 2018
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 ...
Tuesday September 18, 2018
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 ...
Monday September 17, 2018
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 ...
Thursday September 13, 2018
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 ...
Wednesday September 12, 2018
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, ...
Tuesday September 11, 2018
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 ...
Thursday September 6, 2018
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 ...
Wednesday September 5, 2018
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 ...
Tuesday September 4, 2018
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 ...
Thursday August 30, 2018
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 ...
Wednesday August 29, 2018
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 ...
Tuesday August 28, 2018
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 ...
Monday August 27, 2018
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 ...
Friday August 24, 2018
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 ...
Thursday August 23, 2018
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 ...
Tuesday August 21, 2018
Ohio’s Scott Woodrome wins Bendix Grand Champion honors at National Truck Driving Championships
FedEx Freight truck driver wins top honors in his own backyard
Tuesday August 21, 2018
The American Trucking Associations announced Scott Woodrome of FedEx Freight as the Bendix Grand Champion of the 2018 National Truck Driving Championships   “Congratulations to Scott Woodrome and his team at FedEx Freight for winning ...
Control Techniques enlists World's Strongest Man
Variable speed drive specialist Control Techniques has teamed with the World’s Strongest Man in a bold new partnership
Tuesday August 21, 2018
Eddie Hall, officially the strongest man on the planet, has lent his considerable strengths to Control Technqiues as official brand ambassador. Eddie, who reached the pinnacle of strongman competition, will now appear as the face of Control Techniques, ...
Swift Industrial Power announces Impact Award recipients
Tuesday August 21, 2018
For the past four years, Swift Industrial Power has been recognizing employees for their hard work and dedication by presenting them with an Impact Award. This year, Impact Awards were presented to Jason Morrison, Richard Cobb and Gene Tabachuk. ...
TECSYS appoints Jeromie Atkinson as Senior Director, Supply Chain
Tuesday August 21, 2018
TECSYS Inc. , a supply chain management software company, has announced the appointment of  Jeromie Atkinson  as Senior Director, Supply Chain. Bringing more than two decades of strategic customer-focused experience and extensive knowledge ...
Monday August 20, 2018
NESCO Rentals renaming to NESCO Specialty Rentals
Monday August 20, 2018
NESCO Rentals – a North American provider in rental and sales of specialized equipment, as well as parts, tools and accessories, announced today that it is changing its name to NESCO Specialty Rentals. The name change reflects the company’s ...
Shipware adds Hughes as Director of Sales
Monday August 20, 2018
Shipware , a parcel and LTL spend management solution provider, today announced the hiring of Nathan Hughes as the company's Director of Sales. Having over 20 years of experience, Hughes will propel Shipware to even greater heights as he leads the ...
Friday August 17, 2018
Pettibone hires Vizanko as Parts and Service Manager
Friday August 17, 2018
Steve Vizanko has been named the new parts and service manager for Pettibone/Traverse Lift , LLC, a leading manufacturer of rugged material handling equipment for construction, oil and gas, railroad, and other applications. In his new position, Vizanko ...
Wednesday August 15, 2018
Jon Keller named Fleet Advantage’s Senior Vice President of Sales
Wednesday August 15, 2018
Fleet Advantage , an innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and lifecycle cost management announced today it has named Jon Keller as Senior Vice President of Sales. Keller is a seasoned sales veteran with extensive knowledge ...
ARA revamps brand identity for the first time in 40 years
Wednesday August 15, 2018
Reflecting a new era for the industry it serves, the American Rental Association (ARA) unveiled a new logo as well as a new logo family on July 1. The move is part of an extensive branding initiative launched last year to carry the association ...
Terex Board elects John L. Garrison as Chairman
Wednesday August 15, 2018
Terex Corporation announced that John L. Garrison, Terex’s President and Chief Executive, will also assume the position of Chairman of the Board effective today.  Mr. Garrison succeeds David Sachs who has been Non-Executive Chairman since ...
Tuesday August 14, 2018
Continental Commercial Specialty Tires names new head of the Americas
Tuesday August 14, 2018
Continental Commercial Specialty Tires has appointed Pavel Prouza the head of sales and marketing for the Americas. In this role, he will oversee all material handling, earthmoving and agriculture tire business in North America, Central America and ...
Material Handling Systems, Inc. closes acquisition of OCM
Tuesday August 14, 2018
Material Handling Systems, Inc. (“MHS”), a provider of advanced parcel sortation systems, engineering and equipment, today announced that it has acquired OCM (Officina Costruzioni Meccaniche), a European-based company that provides sortation ...
YRC Freight Professional Drivers head to 2018 National Truck Driving Championships
Tuesday August 14, 2018
YRCW) professional drivers have qualified to compete at the 2018 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC), the “Superbowl of Safety,” in Columbus, Ohio. The event is sponsored by the American Trucking Association on August ...
Reddaway Professional Drivers head to 2018 National Truck Driving Championships
Tuesday August 14, 2018
Reddaway professional drivers Jeff Payne, Dan Reese and John Van Buren earned first-place at their respective state truck driving safety competitions qualifying them to compete at the 2018 National Truck Driving Championships ...
Holland Professional Drivers headed to 2018 National Truck Driving Championships
Tuesday August 14, 2018
Holland professional drivers Herschel Evans and James Looks earned first-place at their respective state truck driving safety competitions qualifying them to compete at the 2018 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC), the “Superbowl ...
Friday August 10, 2018
Twin Disc unveils Heritage Gallery in honor of 100th Anniversary
Global leader in power transmission technology opens gallery dedicated to the company’s 100-year history
Friday August 10, 2018
Twin Disc , Inc.  , a global provider in power transmission technology for marine and land-based applications, unveiled the Twin Disc Heritage Gallery on Aug. 2, at the company’s Racine headquarters, in celebration of its 100 th  anniversary. ...
Thursday August 9, 2018
KION North America participates in Youth Apprenticeship Signing Day
Thursday August 9, 2018
 In July, representatives from KION North America participated in Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeship Signing Day. Students gathered at Trident Technical College to sign their employment letters to become apprentices with Charleston-area ...


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