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February 2018
Were is the material handling industry headed in 2018? Read the February cover story to learn more.

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December manufacturing technology orders cap a good 2017

Orders for manufacturing technology climbed month-to-month and year-to-date in December 2017, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology . Orders totaled $447 million...

Talbert Manufacturing names Top 10 Dealers of 2017

Talbert Manufacturing  named Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel, headquartered in Voorhees, New Jersey, as its top dealer for the 10th straight year. This award recognizes a Talbert dealer for outstanding performance in selling trailers, service...

Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence remains high in February 2018

The  Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation  (the Foundation) releases the February 2018 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative...

Rail traffic for week ending February 10, 2018

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending February 10, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 519,545 carloads and intermodal units, up 1.6 percent compared with the same week last...

New MotionMeter app enables warehouses to easily identify hidden causes of waste

Newcastle Systems , provider of mobile-powered workplace solutions designed to make warehouses, manufacturing facilities and retail floors more efficient, today announced the launch of a new app called the MotionMeter, a real-time activity...

New HL9200 high speed, inline palletizer

Columbia Machine’s HL9200 is the most advanced and highest speed palletizer in Columbia’s high level, high speed family of palletizers.  The HL9200 incorporates industry-leading safety package, ultimate flexibility and highest performance...

Round two

Last month I attempted to provide an industry specific review of the “NEW” tax reform bill. As it turned out the final version did not appear as expected and consequently I had to ask my equipment tax guy, Steve Pierson, to assist with his...

2018 trends call for tech-savvy, mobile industry

That question necessitates a multi-layered response. Efficiency, customer satisfaction and technology are at the core of the trends for the next year. As e-commerce, labor shortages and demand increase, so do the innovations within the materials handling...

If you would do it later – why wouldn’t you do it now?

I met a guy on the plane who was an area director for a major shoe store chain. "Suppose I went into your store and the shoe I wanted was out of stock in my size - what would happen," I queried. "Well, that shoe store has the capability of finding...

Update your marketing efforts in 2018

How to best market to consumers in a world increasingly saturated with messaging - through various means in print, digital, social media - is an evolving question.  But there are ways to reach through the chatter and build lasting relationships...

Yankees hope a competency-based approach to hiring proves a Boon(e) for the organization

Few jobs in sports compare to managing the New York Yankees. The team is quite simply the most iconic baseball franchise in the world. (Have I given myself up as a fan yet? Too bad!) Based on the latest  Forbes list  of the most valuable...

Details matter – What the customer sees

With all of the things there are to do in the business day it is inevitable that something always gets missed. Getting the big stuff right is necessary. Without that, we have NO business at all. How much of the little stuff can you miss, and still manage...

New HL9200 high speed, inline palletizer

Columbia Machine’s HL9200 is the most advanced and highest speed palletizer in Columbia’s high level, high speed family of palletizers.  The HL9200 incorporates industry-leading safety package, ultimate flexibility and highest performance...

New MotionMeter app enables warehouses to easily identify hidden causes of waste

Newcastle Systems , provider of mobile-powered workplace solutions designed to make warehouses, manufacturing facilities and retail floors more efficient, today announced the launch of a new app called the MotionMeter, a real-time activity...

New 3-series forklifts from LiuGong, designed for North American market

LiuGong North America has released a new line of forklifts designed specifically for the U.S and Canadian markets. The new 3-Series 2020-35G/H forklifts come standard with premium features and increased capabilities that make them one of the most...

Upender conveyor technology wide edge to narrow edge leading orientation

Multi-Conveyor recently built this stainless steel table top system designed to rotate bag-in-box cartons from wide edge to narrow edge leading using simple gravity with minimal guidance for reorientation. A single lane slave driven timing belt...

New stainless steel hygienic design star knobs by JW Winco

JW Winco, Inc. , a Ganter Company and supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced the GN 5435 hygienic design stainless steel star knobs. These specially designed star knobs, which are RoHS compliant, are intended for use in hygiene...

Pettibone introduces next gen T944X telehandler with traversing boom

The new Pettibone Traverse T944X is the industry’s only new telehandler with an extendable, traversing boom that moves loads by traveling horizontally. Up to 70 inches of horizontal boom transfer allows users to precisely and safely place loads...

New BulkPak® from ORBIS® fits 28 positions per truckload

ORBIS® Corporation introduced a new series to its BulkPak® product line: HDMP4845. This series offers maximum packout to eliminate wasted truck space, reduce freight costs and improve throughput. When compared with alternative...

Yale responds to evolving industry landscape with sales training program

The past decade has seen a radical shift in the role of the B2B salesperson. With approximately 60 percent of customers now beginning their buying process online, digital access to product information means control lies in the hands of the customer....

Crane Certification Association of America to hold educational conference March 18-20 in Tulsa

The Crane Certification Association of America (CCAA) is proud to announce the annual educational conference. Each year this conference is held for crane inspectors, engineers, and surveyors with presentations by peers, engineers and safety officials....

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