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Wednesday February 14, 2018
Talbert Manufacturing names Top 10 Dealers of 2017
Wednesday February 14, 2018
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 ...
Friday February 9, 2018
Volvo Penta names new vp for customer support and training
Friday February 9, 2018
Volvo Penta of the Americas announced the appointment of Tony Kelleher as vice president for customer support and training. “Tony Kelleher will lead the customer support and product training teams to further expand and strengthen our partner ...
Thursday February 8, 2018
CLARK appoints MHE as an authorized dealer
Thursday February 8, 2018
CLARK Material Handling Company  announced it has appointed Materials Handling Equipment, LLC. (MHE) as an authorized distributor of CLARK products in the Fort Wayne Indiana market. “MHE has been servicing the material handling needs ...
Milwaukee Tool announces expansion of Brookfield, Wis. headquarters
Creating over 350 new jobs
Thursday February 8, 2018
With a planned total investment of $32MM, Milwaukee Tool is proposing another major expansion at their global new product development center in Brookfield, WI.  A 114,500 square foot, multi-story building would be built on an existing 3.5 ...
SpotSee hires Joseph Smith as new supply chain director
Thursday February 8, 2018
Joseph Smith has joined  SpotSee  as supply chain director to deploy processes that deliver positive results in the areas of cost, quality, delivery, service and product improvement. “Joseph has a proven track record of finding savings ...
Wednesday February 7, 2018
WIKA Mobile Control presents top sales award to Crane Warning Systems, Inc.
 for 9th consecutive year
Wednesday February 7, 2018
WIKA Mobile Control (formerly Hirschmann MCS), Chambersburg, PA has awarded Crane Warning Systems, Inc. of Lakeland, FL the Top Sales Award for 2017.  This is the ninth year in a row that Crane Warning Systems has received this award. “Our ...
DHL Supply Chain recognized as Top Employer in five countries including the United States
Wednesday February 7, 2018
In an industry first, DHL Supply Chain , the specialist contract logistics arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has received Top Employer certification across five countries simultaneously, including the United States, Brazil, China, Spain and the U.K. ...
Wednesday January 31, 2018
ALL Crane Rental of Tennessee wins “Supplier of the Year”
Wednesday January 31, 2018
ALL Crane Rental of Tennessee  has received the prestigious Supplier of the Year Award from the Knoxville Branch of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Tennessee. Billy Vaughn, general manager of ALL Crane Rental of Tennessee, ...
Tuesday January 30, 2018
MCFA announces 2018 Dealers of Excellence
Tuesday January 30, 2018
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), manufacturer of forklifts under the Cat® lift trucks, Mitsubishi forklift trucks and Jungheinrich® brands, announced its 2018 Dealers of Excellence. MCFA recognizes these dealers for providing ...
Monday January 29, 2018
Taylor Machine Works joins Pettibone as Cary-Lift dealer
Monday January 29, 2018
Pettibone/Traverse Lift, LLC announces the addition of Taylor Machine Works to its dealer network. Taylor will carry Pettibone Cary-Lift pipe and pole handlers for multiple states across the southern U.S., including Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, ...
Thursday January 25, 2018
Purolator International wins Best International Logistics Partner at Newegg’s 2018 Eggie Awards
Thursday January 25, 2018
Purolator International , provider of North American logistics, is honored to have won a 2018 Eggie Award as Newegg’s Best International Logistics Partner. This is the third consecutive year Purolator International has received this award, recognizing ...
Wednesday January 24, 2018
President Trump visits UniCarriers Americas Corporation dealer H&K Equipment, Inc.
Wednesday January 24, 2018
Emphasizing its strong economic impact, President Trump toured UniCarriers Americas (UCA) dealer H&K Equipment, Inc. in Coraopolis, PA, on January 18th. During his visit, the President outlined the benefits of his new tax plan for small businesses ...
Trojan Battery names new president and CEO
Wednesday January 24, 2018
Trojan Battery Co., LLC , manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, has announced the appointment of Neil Thomas as president and chief executive officer (CEO) for Trojan Battery, succeeding Jeff Elder. Elder, who has announced his retirement, will ...
Tuesday January 23, 2018
Heli Americas welcomes new national account manager
Tuesday January 23, 2018
Heli Americas is proud to announce that Drew Braun has joined our team in the position of national account manager, reporting to Bruce Pelynio, president / CEO. Drew will work closely with both national account customers and Heli America’s authorized ...
Monday January 22, 2018
LEEA announces new leadership
Monday January 22, 2018
LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association), the world’s leading representative body for the lifting equipment industry, is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Fulcher as the new LEEA Chairperson and to welcome Dr. Ross Moloney ...
Tuesday January 16, 2018
Twinlode welcomes new director of engineering
Tuesday January 16, 2018
Twinlode Corporation , supplier of high-density storage systems,  announced Angelica Mitranca as director of engineering.  With more than 20-years’ experience in engineering for the material handling industry, Mitranca has joined the ...
Rittal achieves global transparency with JAGGAER’s digital procurement solutions
Tuesday January 16, 2018
JAGGAER , the world’s largest independent spend management company, announced the successful completion of a global digitalization project with Rittal, the world’s leading systems provider for enclosures, power distribution, ...
Three Motion Industries Service Centers become Rexnord Certified
Tuesday January 16, 2018
Motion Industries, Inc. ,  distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, is pleased to announce that its service centers in Charleston, WV; Pensacola, FL; and Salt Lake ...
Monday January 15, 2018
The Manitowoc Company to relocate corporate headquarters to Northwest Milwaukee
Monday January 15, 2018
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. , global manufacturer of cranes and lifting solutions, announced it will relocate its corporate headquarters from Manitowoc, Wisconsin to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Manitowoc will lease approximately ...
Thursday January 11, 2018
Grainger named a 2018 Best Company to Work for Millennials by The Women's Choice Award
Thursday January 11, 2018
Grainger , supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, received recognition from The Women's Choice Award for being a 2018 Best Company to Work for Millennials. The award acknowledges ...
Wednesday January 10, 2018
Caterpillar officially opens HQ in Chicago Suburb
Wednesday January 10, 2018
Caterpillar Inc.  is officially calling Deerfied, Illinois its new global headquarters.  The new headquarters building is minutes away from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, is centrally located near major interstates and ...
SP appoints new marketing executive
Wednesday January 10, 2018
Straightpoint (SP) has named Phil Roch marketing executive, as the load cell manufacturer looks to leverage his extensive expertise in technical content, videography and events. Roch, who has an entertainment technology degree, brings a wealth ...
Meijer Handling Solutions expands
Wednesday January 10, 2018
Growing to meet demand. Meijer Handling Solutions is nearing completion of a 19,400 sq/ft building expansion which will house additional production space for their growing telescopic KOOI-REACHFORKS® line. This new addition means the Meijer Group ...
Chicago-area warehouse leader receives professional designation
Wednesday January 10, 2018
A Chicago-area logistics executive is the first in the state – and the first woman ever – to earn the logistics industry’s Executive Warehouse Logistics Professional (EWLP) designation. International Warehouse Logistics Association ...
Universal Lighting Technologies adds regional sales manager
Wednesday January 10, 2018
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. has announced the addition of Paul Alger as a regional sales manager covering Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Southern Illinois. Alger has a strong track record of sales success, growing market share, ...
Momentum/ Warehouse Management and Inventory Control Academy holds graduation
Wednesday January 10, 2018
Kalamazoo Valley Community College, in partnership with Western Michigan University and Urban Alliance, will hold a special graduation Thursday, January 11 for the Momentum/ Warehouse Management and Inventory Control Academy graduates. Thirteen ...
Friday January 5, 2018
H&E Equipment Services completes acquisition of CEC
Friday January 5, 2018
H&E Equipment Services , Inc. announced it has completed its acquisition of Contractors Equipment Center (CEC), a non-residential construction focused equipment rental company located in the greater Denver, Colorado area. The acquisition is ...
CLARK vp of sales and marketing elected as chairman of the board of directors for ITA
Friday January 5, 2018
CLARK Material Handling Company (CLARK) announced that Scott Johnson, vice president of sales and marketing, has been elected the new chairman of the board of directors for the Industrial Truck Association (ITA). Scott accepted the gavel ...
Thursday December 21, 2017
Encompass expands West Coast service with new Las Vegas distribution center
Thursday December 21, 2017
Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. ,  provider of Supply Chain Logistics, Parts Distribution, 3PL and 4PL solutions for a diverse range of finished goods and replacement parts, announced plans to open a warehouse and distribution center ...
Tuesday December 19, 2017
Dematic announces opening of new monitoring and response center
Tuesday December 19, 2017
Dematic ,  global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announces the opening of its latest Monitoring and Response Center (MARC) at its engineering facility in Holland, Michigan. ...
Habasit announces new distribution hub in Fresno, Calif.
Tuesday December 19, 2017
Habasit , the world leader in conveying and power transmission solutions, announced  the opening of its new warehouse and distribution hub located in Fresno, California. The facility will offer a wide range of belting products, improving service ...
ALL takes delivery of new Liebherr all-terrain cranes
Tuesday December 19, 2017
The ALL Family of Companies will take delivery next month of two 500 ton Liebherr LTM 1450-8.1 all-terrain cranes. In keeping with ALL’s strategy of working with manufacturers to obtain the newest and best machines, the company ordered these ...
Monday December 18, 2017
Raymond gives back by supporting nonprofit and educations organizations
Monday December 18, 2017
In 2017,  The Raymond Corporation  supported more than 150 nonprofit and educational organizations with monetary contributions, forklift donations and voluntary participation in which Raymond employees gave their time and talents. “At ...
Dick Giromini, Wabash National CEO, to step down in June
President & COO, Brent Yeagy, named as successor
Monday December 18, 2017
Wabash National Corporation , a diversified industrial manufacturer and  producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, announced that Richard J. Giromini, chief executive officer, notified the Company that he will step down ...
Hy-Tek Material Handling appoints integrated systems division manager
Monday December 18, 2017
Hy-Tek Material Handling’s Integrated Systems (IS) Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Talarico as business development manager. Talarico joins Integrated Systems’ nationwide team of experienced engineering, sales, logistics ...
Kinedyne LLC certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
Monday December 18, 2017
Kinedyne LLC  ("Kinedyne"), a business specializing in the design, manufacture and distribution of high-quality cargo securement products to the transportation industry for nearly 50 years, announces national certification as a Women’s Business ...
Cimcorp promotes Bradyn Kelly to customer support manager
Monday December 18, 2017
Cimcorp , a manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic gantry-based order fulfillment and tire-handling solutions, has promoted Service Supervisor Bradyn Kelly to customer support manager. In his new role, Kelly will oversee all work and services ...
MHEDA names 2018 MVS award winners
Monday December 18, 2017
The MVS , Most Valuable Supplier, is an annual recognition program exclusively for MHEDA’s Supplier member companies. Achieving the award will give your company a tangible method to brand your excellence in the material handling supply chain. ...
SpotSee names new Central and South America general manager
Monday December 18, 2017
SpotSee , a global internet of things (IoT) connectivity platform and parent company to leading supply chain monitoring brands ShockWatch, ShockLog, SpotBot, ShockTrak, WarmMark and OpsWatch, has announced that Roberto Pinheiro is the company’s ...
Friday December 15, 2017
Wabash National Corporation announces group president for Final Mile Products
Friday December 15, 2017
Wabash National Corporation , a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America’s leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, announced the appointment of Mike Pettit as senior vice president and group president, ...
Wednesday December 13, 2017
Kardex Remstar assumes Alternative Handling Technologies sales territory
Wednesday December 13, 2017
Kardex Remstar has recently assumed the sales territory of Alternative Handling Technologies, LLC (AHT) from Mr. Bob Hutson. Over the past 15 years, AHT has grown to the largest Kardex Remstar distributor in North America. We thank Mr. Hutson for ...
TVH employees support breast cancer awareness with fundraiser events 
Wednesday December 13, 2017
TVH in the Americas (TVH), provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industries, recently supported the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. with a T-shirt fundraiser and bake sale ...
Wednesday December 6, 2017
Raymond Handling values trust at 24K gold
Wednesday December 6, 2017
With trust at the forefront of its business, Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation (RHCC), a leading materials handling equipment supplier in Northern California and the Northwest, today announced its ‘Trusted For Generations’ contest ...
H&E relocates to new facility in Sacramento, CA
Wednesday December 6, 2017
H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announced the relocation of its Sacramento branch to its newly-constructed facility at 4800 Straus Drive, Sacramento, CA  95838, phone 916-638-6700. The new branch provides full-service coverage to ...
eTrack Tech named finalist at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin
Wednesday December 6, 2017
eTrack Tech , a new technology startup that is transforming heavy equipment repair and maintenance, was a finalist at the 2017 TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin’s Startup Battlefield Competition. eTrack utilizes Internet of Things-enabled (IoT) ...
TMHNA university research program funds three projects
Wednesday December 6, 2017
Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA) has generated continued interest and responses for the  TMHNA University Research Program  during its second year. This sponsored research program was created to drive the next generation ...
SP names Scotland-based technical sales engineer
Wednesday December 6, 2017
Straightpoint (SP) has recruited load cell expert Kyle Milne from Scotload; he joins as technical sales engineer based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Milne brings a wealth of relevant experience, having joined the lifting industry as an apprentice almost ...
Tuesday December 5, 2017
MHEDA names 2018 Most Valuable Partner Awards
Tuesday December 5, 2017
MHEDA has named the MVP Award for Distributor Member Companies. Good business partners are the key to success. MHEDA's MVP Award provides  a tangible method of demonstrating  company's commitment to business excellence to important ...
Monday December 4, 2017
Chamberlain Group acquires Systems, Inc.
Monday December 4, 2017
Chamberlain Group (CGI), a global leader in access solutions and products, has acquired Systems, Inc. (SI), one of North America's leading dock-leveler manufacturers. "Online retailers are driving growth in the warehouse space and that growth has ...
Grainger celebrates grand opening of its northeast distribution center in New Jersey
Monday December 4, 2017
Grainger , broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, hosted a grand opening to celebrate its new distribution center in Bordentown Township, N.J. The 1.3 million-square-foot facility ...


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