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Wednesday November 14, 2018
Terex AWP names new Genie VP Global Sales and Marketing
Wednesday November 14, 2018
Simon Meester joins Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) as the new Genie Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. In this role, Meester will have global responsibility for leading the business’s sales, commercial operations and ...
Tuesday November 13, 2018
PTDA honors Ken Miko with Warren Pike Award
Tuesday November 13, 2018
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has named Ken Miko, Director, Category Management and Strategic Accounts, BDI (Cleveland, Ohio), the 28th recipient of its Warren Pike Award for lifetime achievement in the power transmission/motion ...
CHEP appoints new VP of Sales and Customer Service
Tuesday November 13, 2018
CHEP, a provider in pallet pooling and supply chain management solutions, has appointed Jake Gilene to the role of senior vice president, sales and customer service, CHEP USA. This position was previously held by Dan Martin, recently named president, ...
Eliacostas named 2018 Influential Woman in Trucking
Tuesday November 13, 2018
Freightliner Trucks and the Women In Trucking Association (WIT) presented the eighth annual Influential Woman in Trucking award to Angela Eliacostas, Founder and CEO, AGT Global Logistics. The winner was announced during the panel discussion ...
YRC Freight named top company for Women to Work for in transportation
Tuesday November 13, 2018
YRC Freight is honored to be selected as one of the 2018 “Top 50 Companies for Women to Work for in Transportation.” Recipients of this newly created award were announced in the magazine,  Redefining the Road , the official publication ...
Friday November 9, 2018
H&E Equipment Services announces management changes
Friday November 9, 2018
H&E Equipment Services, Inc. has announced the appointment of Bradley W. Barber as Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director of the Company, effective January 1, 2019. Mr. Barber will succeed current Chief Executive Officer, John ...
Tuesday November 6, 2018
Ellen Voie named NASTC’s 2018 Transportation Person of the Year
Tuesday November 6, 2018
The National Association of Small Trucking Companies (NASTC) named Ellen Voie, President and CEO of Women In Trucking Association (WIT) as the 2018 Transportation Person of the Year. The announcement was recently made at the NASTC annual conference ...
Monday November 5, 2018
Smart Vision Lights hires Matt Van Bogart as VP Marketing, Business Development
Monday November 5, 2018
Smart Vision Lights , a design and manufacture of LED illumination for machine vision applications, has announced the addition of Matt Van Bogart as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development.   Van Bogart brings to Smart Vision ...
Friday November 2, 2018
Grainger names Kathleen Carroll CHRO
Friday November 2, 2018
Grainger , a supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, announced it has appointed Kathleen S. Carroll as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), effective December ...
PTDA honors Ellen Holladay with Wendy B. McDonald Award
Friday November 2, 2018
Motion Industries, Inc ., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, is pleased to announce that Motion Industries’ Ellen Holladay, Senior Vice President and Chief  information Officer, was named recipient of the 2018 ...
Thursday November 1, 2018
Holland Professional driver Paul Wahlster named as a finalist for the ATA Road Team
Thursday November 1, 2018
Holland professional driver Paul Wahlster is a finalist in the American Trucking Associations (ATA) selection of Captains for the 2019-2020 America’s Road Team. Drivers chosen as Captains for America’s Road Team are the “best ...
YRC Freight Professional Drivers Russ James and Jeff Rose Chosen as Finalists for the next ATA Road Team
Thursday November 1, 2018
YRC Freight is proud to announce that professional drivers Russ James and Jeff Rose are finalists in the American Trucking Associations (ATA) selection of Captains for the 2019-2020 America’s Road Team. Drivers chosen ...
Mitchell elevated to CEO at All Star Rents
Thursday November 1, 2018
All Star Rents , a family-owned equipment rental company based in Fairfield, Calif., with 13 locations in Northern California and Nevada, has announced Kathryn deVries Mitchell as its new CEO. Mitchell, who has served as chief financial officer since ...
Women In Trucking announces its 2018 November Member of the Month
Thursday November 1, 2018
Women in Trucking (WIT) has announced Lana Richards Batts as its 2018 Member of the Month. Lana is the Co-President of Driver IQ and has been involved in the trucking industry for over 40 years. Lana is a nationally recognized expert in the trucking ...
Monday October 29, 2018
Fetch Robotics adds Cloud Expert to Executive Team
Monday October 29, 2018
Fetch Robotics  has announced that Tim Kimmet, former Vice President of Cloud Computing Platform at Walmart, has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering. Tim will lead Fetch’s growing hardware, software, and quality engineering ...
Jim Halverson and Sandy Sullivan to lead PTDA in 2019
Monday October 29, 2018
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) elected its 2019 Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council at the annual business meeting during the recent PTDA Industry Summit in Colorado Springs, Colo. Jim Halverson, manager power products, ...
Friday October 26, 2018
AME names William Holbrook as 2018 Mac McCulloch Lifetime Achievement Award recipient
Friday October 26, 2018
The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) has named William Holbrook as the recipient of the 2018 Mac McCulloch Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to improving the products and ...
Thursday October 25, 2018
iWAREHOUSE® wins 2018 MHEFI Exceptional Contribution award
Raymond's telematics system honored at MHI Annual Conference Awards dinner
Thursday October 25, 2018
iWAREHOUSE , a comprehensive fleet management and optimization system from The Raymond Corporation, was selected as the winner for the 2018 MHEFI Exceptional Contribution Award. iWAREHOUSE was recognized at the MHI Annual Conference Awards dinner on ...
Gary Green Named bidadoo Sales Manager in Midwest Region
Thursday October 25, 2018
bidadoo , a business and industrial auction service on the world's largest online auction marketplace, is excited to announce the appointment of Gary Green Regional Sales Manager. To keep pace with the growing demands of the online auction marketplace ...
Wednesday October 24, 2018
Motion Industries appoints Product Sales Manager of Process Pumps and Equipment
Wednesday October 24, 2018
Motion Industries, Inc ., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, is pleased to announce the addition of Hal Midkiff as Product Sales Manager, Process Pumps and Equipment. With 27 years of experience in the process pumping ...
KCSM's Puente honored for environmental responsibility
Wednesday October 24, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today awarded Kansas City Southern de México’s (KCSM) Miguel Antonio Flores Puente the 2018 Professional Environmental Excellence Award, the industry’s highest honor for environmental ...
Monday October 22, 2018
Martins Industries expands account managers
Monday October 22, 2018
Martins Industries , a tire equipment manufacturer, announces the appointment of new Account Managers for the Canadian and American market to its worldwide growing team. In order to sustain its continuous rapid growth while ensuring to maintain ...
Steve Boecking returns to Shoppa's as Chief Operating Officer
Monday October 22, 2018
Shoppa’s Material Handling is proud to announce Steve Boecking as Shoppa’s new Chief Operating Officer. He brings more than 40 years of experience in the material handling industry and previously worked at Shoppa’s for seven ...
Friday October 19, 2018
Gold Shovel Standard welcomes Josh Hinrichs to its Board of Directors
Josh Hinrichs is currently President of ELM Companies and aims to advance the Gold Shovel Standard program by leveraging his deep experience and passion for damage prevention
Friday October 19, 2018
Gold Shovel Standard  (GSS), a nationally recognized organization committed to improving workforce and public safety and the integrity of vital buried infrastructure, recently announced that Josh Hinrichs has joined its Board of Directors. ...
CNH Industrial extends its TechPro² training program in China to the Xinjiang region
Friday October 19, 2018
CNH Industrial N.V.  has launched the latest edition of its TechPro² Technical Professional Program dedicated to industrial equipment in Changji, near Urumqi. Located in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region, CNH Industrial is already ...
Thursday October 18, 2018
CONEXPO-CON/AGG named number-one in ‘Gold 100’ Trade Show list
Thursday October 18, 2018
CONEXPO-CON/AGG has earned the top spot in the annual Gold 100 list of trade shows as the largest exhibition of any industry in the United States in 2017. In addition to largest show overall, CONEXPO-CON/AGG earned best-in-class Grand Awards for: ...
Fraza hires Wilczek as VP, Strategy and Corporate Development
Thursday October 18, 2018
The Fraza Group has announced the newest addition to its team, Matt Wilczek, as Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development. Matt Wilczek is a results-driven leader with more than 22 years of success spanning the automotive industry, manufacturing, ...
Tuesday October 16, 2018
UK forklift manufacturer snaps up speculative development for UK expansion
Business Desk-Rachel Covill
Tuesday October 16, 2018
A material handling company that has appeared in Forbes’ list of the largest private companies in the US is to open a branch and training facility in Birmingham. Crown Equipment Corporation has agreed to purchase Barberry 46, a speculative ...
Monday October 15, 2018
Wildeck hires new VP of Operations
Monday October 15, 2018
Wildeck, Inc.  has announced Daniel Lorenz will be the new Vice President of Operations. Lorenz will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations of Wildeck's manufacturing department as well as supporting strategic growth goals. ...
Exceptional achievement by Sulzer engineer
Tom Ison lands the 2018 Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) Karsten Moholt award
Monday October 15, 2018
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to a number of projects, Tom Ison, Electrical Engineer at Sulzer , has been awarded the 2018 EASA Karsten Moholt Exceptional Achievement Award. The young engineer’s technical expertise and professionalism ...
Friday October 12, 2018
GSG AMR adds Chris Meeks to Executive Management Team
Friday October 12, 2018
GSG AMR , the asset management and remarketing division of GSG Financial, announced today the addition of Chris Meeks as SVP, Lessor Relations.  Meeks will be responsible for supporting current relationships and expanding AMR’s footprint, ...
Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc. celebrates 35 years with launch of new safety gates
Company continues to innovate and expands further into loading dock safety
Friday October 12, 2018
Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc ., an innovator in the design and manufacturing of industrial safety gates for warehouses, distribution centers and manufacturing facilities, today announced it has designed new dock safety gate models that provide fall ...
Cimcorp Hires Markus Rimmele as new General Manager – U.S. Operations and Technology Services
Friday October 12, 2018
Cimcorp , a manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic gantry-based order fulfillment and tire-handling solutions, announces the appointment of Markus Rimmele as General Manager – U.S. Operations and Technology Services. With more than 20 ...
Paulsen joins Wildeck as new Chief Financial Officer
Friday October 12, 2018
Wildeck, Inc ., has announced that Thomas Paulsen has joined the company as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Paulsen will be responsible for overseeing the company’s accounting processes and providing strategic financial input to members ...
Thursday October 11, 2018
Joe Ruddell new Retail Sales Manager at Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental
Celebrating 20 years with company, ready to capitalize on regional building boom
Thursday October 11, 2018
Joe Ruddell has been promoted to retail sales manager at Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, a member of the ALL Family of Companies . Ruddell is celebrating his 20th year with Dawes, the previous 19 serving as rental sales manager for southeastern ...
Point of Rental names Matt Gaffin to Lead New Mobile Development Team
Thursday October 11, 2018
Point of Rental Software has furthered its mobile programming push by forming a dedicated mobile development team. Senior developer lead Matt Gaffin heads the team, which will build on the company’s award-winning mobile apps to create a unified ...
Point of Rental software adds Myrick as Global Director of Customer Care
Thursday October 11, 2018
Kristy Myrick, the former Senior Director of Guest Assistance and Customer Care at Hilton, has joined Point of Rental Software as the company’s new Global Director of Customer Care. She will oversee in-house support teams in the U.S., U.K., ...
Proseal receives Queen's Award at special ceremony
Thursday October 11, 2018
Tray sealing specialist Proseal UK has received its Queen’s Award for Enterprise:  International Trade at a special ceremony held at its headquarters in Adlington, Cheshire. The award, the most prestigious for business in the UK, was ...
Tuesday October 9, 2018
AAR names Adrian Arnakis to lead government affairs
Tuesday October 9, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has announced  that Adrian Arnakis will be its next Senior Vice President of Government Affairs. Arnakis brings to her new role more than 13 years of Senate experience where she established herself ...
Michael Macht joins the Supervisory Board of KION GROUP AG
Tan Xuguang, Chairman of Weichai Power, stepped down
Tuesday October 9, 2018
Michael Macht has been appointed to the Supervisory Board of KION GROUP AG effective today. He succeeds Tan Xuguang, Chairman of Weichai Power, who stepped down on September 30, 2018. From 2010 to 2014, mechanical engineer Michael Macht was the Executive ...
Friday October 5, 2018
BTX Global Logistics CEO recognized for Leadership by Top Workplaces
Friday October 5, 2018
BTX Global Logistics Chief Executive Officer and President Ross Bacarella was named the winner of the 2018 Top Leadership award for small employers in Connecticut in Hearst Media's Top Workplaces. The honor was announced at an awards ceremony at The ...
Complete Forklift Repair merges with Onsite Lift LLC
Friday October 5, 2018
Complete Forklift Repair LLC in Corinth, KY has announced that Onsite Lift LLC will merge with Complete Forklift Repair, effective October 1st. This move will combine both companies 15-20 years’ experience and excellent reputations which brings ...
Finalists for 2018 Influential Woman in Trucking Award announced
Friday October 5, 2018
Women In Trucking Association (WIT) and Freightliner Trucks announced three finalists for the 2018 Influential Woman in Trucking award. This is the eighth year for the award which was developed in 2010 as a way to honor female leaders and to attract ...
Thursday October 4, 2018
LLT introduces Engineering and Design Leadership team
The company welcomes lighting and technology industry leaders James Rhodes and Doug Luden.
Thursday October 4, 2018
LLT , a newly launched California-based LED lighting manufacturer of high-output commercial and industrial applications, has expanded its product development and technology capabilities with the hiring of Jim Rhodes as Chief Technology Officer and ...
Wednesday October 3, 2018
Seegrid named Top Workplace in Pittsburgh for second consecutive year
Wednesday October 3, 2018
  Seegrid , a provider in connected self-driving vehicles for materials handling, was recognized as one of the  Top Workplaces in Pittsburgh  by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for the second year in a row. Seegrid ranked as the #1 best place ...
Crown celebrates 40 years of material handling excellence in Southeast / North Asia
Wednesday October 3, 2018
Crown Equipment Corporation , one of the world's largest material handling companies, is celebrating 40 years as a leading provider in the Asian market. With the region rapidly rising to become a manufacturing and logistics powerhouse, Crown is ...
Tuesday October 2, 2018
ALAN announces 2018 Humanitarian Logistics Award winners
Tuesday October 2, 2018
Highlighting the critical role of logistics in saving lives in times of natural disaster, the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) just announced its second annual Humanitarian Logistics Awards . “Last year, we launched these awards to ...
Monday October 1, 2018
Women In Trucking announces its 2018 October Member of the Month
Monday October 1, 2018
Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has announced Lana Poveda as its October Member of the Month. Lana is a CRST Expedited Team Driver with 15 years of service.  All of us in the transportation industry can find inspiration in Lana Poveda’s ...
Friday September 28, 2018
ALL Crane Rental of Tennessee wins Governor's Safety Award
Branch honored at Safety and Health Conference in Nashville
Friday September 28, 2018
ALL Crane Rental of Tennessee, located in Knoxville, has been honored with the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health. The branch has worked more than 107,000 hours without lost time or restricted duty due to workplace ...
Thursday September 27, 2018
Shoppa's gives a lift to CANstruction
Thursday September 27, 2018
Shoppa’s Material Handling , one of the largest Toyota forklift distributors in the nation with corporate headquarters in Dallas-Fort Worth and branch locations throughout North Texas and Kansas City, MO., was the proud forklift sponsor ...


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