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November Calendar of Events
November 2 : Women in the Industry Event November 16: YPN Webinar : Smarter Goals
Shining a light on rack selection
Monday November 13, 2017
Member-owned public utility cooperative consolidates operations into warehouse with forklift resistant rack Even before Clay Electric Cooperative sought to build a new warehouse to consolidate maintenance materials from various storage facilities ...
Family leadership and key partnerships guide Bublitz Material Handling to 90-year mark.
Eileen Schmidt
Friday October 20, 2017
It was nearly a century ago that Jeff Bublitz's grandfather started his North Kansas City, Mo.-based construction machinery business, an operation that has since established a track record of diversifying and evolving.  Bublitz Machinery ...
The new manager check list
Caliper Corporation
Friday October 20, 2017
In an ideal business world, all companies would have programs to identify high-potential employees and develop future leaders, and upper management would establish structured training programs to help first-time manager’s transition from individual-contributor ...
People don’t fail. Oh, wait. Yes they do.
Jeffrey Gitomer
Friday October 20, 2017
Ever hear the old saying, “Failure is an event, not a person.” That statement is half right. Failure is an event AND a person. The bigger statements are: Failure is avoidable. Failure is a lesson — a hard one. No one celebrates ...
Welcome aboard
Garry Bartecki
Friday October 20, 2017
No, not a typo. I am not welcoming you aboard my seagoing vessel. I am suggesting a method to improve your operations, better plan for the future and a way to prepare for your transition out of the business. And again, this is one of my “Don’t ...
SOP – The key to efficiency
Dave Baiocchi
Friday October 20, 2017
If your fiscal year runs concurrent with the calendar (Jan-Dec), then this is usually the time of year when the management team begins to put together the battle plan for the upcoming year.  This is can be a painstaking and arduous process and ...
Warehouse technology drives cost down
Susan Miller Hellert
Friday October 20, 2017
Warehouse efficiency has always been an integral part of business systems. As costs and competition increase and profit margins decrease, this efficiency has become essential for the continuation of a company’s existence. Methods of efficiency ...
Nuts & Bolts
Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence higher in November 2017
Friday November 17, 2017
The  Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation  (the Foundation) releases the November 2017  Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry  (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports ...
Weekly rail traffic for week ending November 11, 2017
Wednesday November 15, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending November 11, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 547,480 carloads and intermodal units, up 1.2 percent compared with the same week last ...
Holland driver accepts ATA Mike Russell Trucking Image Award
Wednesday November 15, 2017
The American Trucking Associations honored Herschel Evans of Atlanta, Ga. as one of the ninth annual Mike Russell Trucking Image Award recipients on October 23, 2017 at the trade organization's annual Management Conference ...
Weekly rail traffic for week ending November 4, 2017
Wednesday November 8, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending November 4, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 538,739 carloads and intermodal units, down 0.8 percent compared with the same week last ...
Justrite® acquires First Safety Corporation
Friday November 3, 2017
Established in 1991, the Janesville, WI, company services the industrial, safety, and scientific markets with high-quality equipment designed for handling gas cylinders. Products include: barricade racks, handling trucks, cylinder pallets, cylinder ...
Crown Equipment announces price increase
Friday November 3, 2017
Crown Equipment Corporation  will implement a price increase effective December 1, 2017. New pricing will be available from the  Crown retail network  as of December 1. .    
AAR reports October 2017 as strongest month for intermodal in history
Wednesday November 1, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending October 28, 2017, as well as volumes for October 2017, which was the best month for intermodal rail traffic in history. U.S. railroads originated 1,065,777 ...
Andeavor Logistics completes acquisition of Western Refining Logistics and IDR Buy-In
Tuesday October 31, 2017
Andeavor Logistics LP and Andeavor announced that Andeavor Logistics has completed its acquisition of Western Refining Logistics, LP  in a unit-for-unit transaction and assumption of $280 million of net debt for a total enterprise value of ...
Dematic announces brand consolidation plan for Egemin and NDC into single global Dematic brand
Monday October 30, 2017
Dematic , global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announced the next step in the integration of Egemin Automation and NDC Automation with Dematic by consolidating the brands into a single ...
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending October 21, 2017
Wednesday October 25, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending October 21, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 559,989 carloads and intermodal units, up 3 percent compared with the same week ...
Freight rail industry honors employees for environmental awareness
Tuesday October 24, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) awarded the 2017 Professional Environmental Excellence Award, which is the highest honor for environmental professionals in the railroad industry, to CSX Railroad’s Manager of Environmental and Industry ...
MH Equipment partners with Combilift
Thursday October 19, 2017
Fred Metzger, President of MH Equipment , has announced that MH Equipment will be partnering with Combilift to become a stocking dealer. Combilift, based in Monaghan, Ireland, has grown to become the global leader in the long-handling market. The company ...
LEDtronics releases new LED high mast luminaires
the brightest lights in its 35-year history
Friday November 17, 2017
LEDtronics® introduces its brightest light in company history: a brand new series of LED high mast flood lights. The lumen output of our HPF series ranges from 31,000 all the way up to 118,000 lm. These newly-designed, dimmable LED high mast ...
Hamilton Caster unveils new state-of-the-art powder coating system
Wednesday November 15, 2017
Hamilton Caster , manufacturer of industrial casters and wheels, announces a significant expansion of its manufacturing capabilities with an advanced powder coating system.   The new system was installed in Hamilton’s 100,000 sq foot ...
New oval worklights now available from TVH
Wednesday November 15, 2017
TVH in the Americas (TVH) , has added two new oval LED worklights to their extensive inventory; the SYLED1350 and SYLED1800. Oval shaped worklights are great options for narrow spaces on utility vehicles or machinery where round and square shaped ...
Aussie Eziloader trailer wins Vic WorkSafe Award
Wednesday November 15, 2017
Ron Mileham and Perry Carter decided to join forces to produce a ‘different’ trailer. One that loads and unloads at floor level. No need to use a forklift or manually handle products onto the trailer or to grapple with ramps that can ...
TVH introduces dual color strobes
Tuesday November 14, 2017
TVH in the Americas (TVH) , provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industry is excited to introduce the new dual color strobes in the ML2 LED, ML5 LED and ML55 LED series. These strobes ...
Pivot safety gate now available in a rack-supported design
Tuesday November 14, 2017
Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc. , designer and manufacturer of industrial safety products for warehouses, distribution centers and manufacturing facilities, announced the popular Pivot safety gate model is now available in a rack-supported design. The ...
Seegrid partners with Bell and Howell, expanding service and support for self-driving industrial vehicles
Tuesday November 14, 2017
Bell and Howell  announced that it has been selected by Seegrid, supplier of connected self-driving vehicles for materials handling, for technical service and support in North America. The partnership expands Seegrid’s service capabilities ...
JW Winco offers aluminum angle connector clamps
Tuesday November 14, 2017
JW Winco, Inc. , A Ganter Company and supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 196 Aluminum Angle Connector Clamps in metric sizes. These clamps offer many more application opportunities within the expansive range ...
Introducing the new Magliner ContolPROTM hydraulic brake truck
Monday November 13, 2017
Magline, Inc. manufacturer of innovative material handling equipment, has launched a heavy-duty Hydraulic Brake Truck.  With this new design, the lever stroke required to activate braking power is reduced to the strength of a single fingertip. ...
Emerson upgrades Appleton Mercmaster LED luminaires
Monday November 13, 2017
Emerson announced a major upgrade of its Appleton™ Mercmaster™ LED series, LED luminaries for harsh industrial and hazardous environments. Building upon legacy features and setting an even higher bar for lighting versatility, the new  ...
Fairbanks Scales announces new FB2550 weighing instrument
Wednesday November 8, 2017
Fairbanks Scales Inc.,  the oldest scale company in the U.S., announces the new and improved FB2550 instrument (the FB2558), which maintains its feature set while incorporating faster processing power, an updated operating system, and more memory. ...
ORBIS Corporation introduces new proprietary dual-sided Proluxe™ to protect Class-A parts
Wednesday November 8, 2017
ORBIS Corporation , North American provider of reusable packaging and supply chain optimization, has developed Proluxe™, a laminate-sided foam dunnage designed to protect Class-A parts in the automotive industry. As part of the ORBIShield® line ...
Graphic user interface makes door control safer & easier
Tuesday November 7, 2017
The Graphic User Interface (GUI) by Rite-Hite is an easy-to-operate door control box that enhances worker safety and provides real-time data. The new interface uses low voltage connections from the larger junction box near the motor to provide access ...
Konecranes updated online portal helps customers fine-tune crane maintenance in real time
Tuesday November 7, 2017
Managers can now get critical information on the condition of cranes in their fleet within minutes of concluding a service visit. The  online portal from global lifting leader  Konecranes  emails the customer ...
JLT Mobile Computers launches fully rugged tablet
Monday November 6, 2017
JLT Mobile Computers , developer and manufacturer of reliable computers for demanding environments, is adding the fully rugged MT2010™ tablet to its existing product portfolio. Offering the same high level of support and services ...
WIX® Filters launches groundbreaking Senzit™ smart air filter monitor
Friday November 3, 2017
  WIX® Filters , a global manufacturer of filtration products, is launching the world's first smart air filter monitor, Senzit. Through smart technology, this device provides a new method of monitoring air filter status. Senzit will ...
Smart Vision Lights introduces LXE300 linear light series
Wednesday November 1, 2017
Smart Vision Lights , designer and manufacturer of high-brightness LED lights for industrial applications, introduces its most advanced and brightest linear light yet, the LXE300. The LXE300 series — which delivers up to 100,0000 lux, making ...
Eco Pack unveils next stage of produce containers
Tuesday October 31, 2017
Eco Pack Systems , a groundbreaking maker of transport packaging, is rolling out its new low-weight container solution to the US market. The new container, which is making its debut today at PMA Fresh Summit here October 19-21, enables fully customizable ...
GRI introduces new agriculture tires 
Tuesday October 31, 2017
GRI is proud to introduce its latest product range of Specialty Tires to the world. GRI,  manufacturer of solid tires for forklifts, has embarked its next strategic move to further expand and diversify its products in the lucrative Agriculture ...
Pettibone introduces Cary-Lift 254i to material handling lineup
Tuesday October 31, 2017
Pettibone has introduced the Cary-Lift 254i to its line of pipe, pole and log handlers. Purpose-built to deliver numerous safety and performance benefits over other material handling alternatives, the Cary-Lift is particularly adept at moving and ...
JW Winco offers plungers with push button click-type lock
Tuesday October 31, 2017
JW Winco, Inc.,  supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 414.1 metric size, steel, safety indexing plungers with push button click-type lock and pin in the retracted position. The GN 414.1 safety ...
Fairbanks Scales announces new FB4000 desktop scale instrument
Monday October 30, 2017
Fairbanks Scales Inc. , the oldest scale company in the U.S. and the world’s leader in weighing equipment, announces the new FB4000 desktop scale instrument, available in a NEMA 12 desktop enclosure and a NEMA4X stainless steel wash down ...
How the global logistics software market is growing significantly – and what this means
Monday October 30, 2017
According to Gartner, one of the world’s top business research firms, the global logistics software market is growing at a faster rate with each passing year. Just take a look at the numbers: from 2012 to 2013, the supply chain management (SCM) ...
New Performer™ Dock Seal offers maximum environmental protection, durability
Monday October 30, 2017
Rite-Hite’s new Performer™ Dock Seal uses advanced, durable materials with the latest in dock seal design to effectively seal gaps at loading dock doors and reduce trailer-related wear and tear. The Performer represents the top end of ...
Kubota introduces new products across turf, ag, construction segments
Monday October 30, 2017
Kubota Tractor Corporation announced the introduction of several new products from the field and main stage of the company’s annual dealer meeting this week in Phoenix, Arizona. Adding to all segments of its business, the company announced the ...
ORBIS Corporation adds laminate-wrapped edge protection
Wednesday October 25, 2017
ORBIS Corporation , North American provider of reusable packaging and supply chain optimization, has added edge wrapping to its ORBIShield® capabilities in Mentor, Ohio. This technology provides custom-designed protective dunnage to install ...
New spiral chutes from Dorner provide gentle, economical way to move product down to a lower level
Tuesday October 24, 2017
Gravity has never been more useful! The new Spiral Chutes from Dorner are an economical way to gently move product down to a lower level…with gravity doing all the work. As product enters the Spiral Chute, gravity takes over to safely slide ...
Curtiss-Wright extends paddle joystick family
Tuesday October 24, 2017
Curtiss-Wright Industrial division has announced the launch of the JC1210, a single-axis paddle joystick that extends the company’s recently-introduced JC1200 family by incorporating latching and overpress functionalities and offering multiple ...
Camso launches three new press-on tires for maximum productivity and uptime
Tuesday October 24, 2017
Camso , formerly Camoplast Solideal, introduces three new press-on (PON) tire models to meet the growing demands of forklifts operating in high- and medium-intensity applications. The Material Handling industry has evolved considerably in recent ...
Delta-Q Technologies expands lithium battery chargers family for electric vehicles and industrial machines
Monday October 23, 2017
Delta-Q Technologies  (Delta-Q), provider of battery charging solutions for electric drive vehicles and machines, introduced the new ICL900 lithium battery charger – expanding their family of lithium battery chargers to create the ICL Series. ...

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