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October 2017
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Crown Equipment facility earns recognition from Ohio EPA

Crown Equipment Corporation added another gold-level Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Award from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to its growing list of sustainability achievements. Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler made the...

GRI debuts one of the widest industrial solid tires

From factories to warehouses to logistic centers and ports, GRI offers industrial tires for various applications. Benefited from wide industry experience and expertise, GRI tires are designed, developed and produced at one of the newest manufacturing...

Raymond Handling celebrates 30 years with annual Pink Pallet Jack Project

Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation (RHCC), a materials handling equipment supplier in Northern California and the Northwest, will be holding its fourth annual “Pink Pallet Jack Project” online auction in support of Breast Cancer Awareness...

Toyota Forklifts join to support its own in wake of hurricane

Toyota Forklifts announced a $50,000 donation to Hurricane Harvey relief in Gulf Coast communities. The donations will be a team effort from Toyota with Toyota Industries Corporation, Toyota Material Handling U.S.A., Toyota Industrial Equipment and...

Freight claim denied after Hurricane Maria?
Popular carrier defense may not hold water

Hell and high water doesn’t mean your carrier is off the hook for damaging your shipment. Carriers shipping products that were damaged during Hurricane Maria or Hurricane Irma are eager to deny liability using a common defense known as Act of...

Associated recognized as one of Chicago’s largest privately held companies

Associated has been recognized as one of Crain’s Chicago Business’ Largest Privately Held on their 2017 list.  Tim Combs, President/CEO of Associated said, “We strive to satisfy the needs of our customers and look forward to...

Statement on the passing of former Greenbrier board member Dan O'Neal

The  Greenbrier Companies, Inc. remembers A. Daniel O'Neal, who was a long-time member of the Greenbrier family. Dan O'Neal died at home on October 10 at the age of 81. The Company extends its condolences to his family, particularly his...

AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending October 7, 2017

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending October 7, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 554,826 carloads and intermodal units, up 6.3 percent compared with the same week last year....

Motion Industries names new vp/general manager - Dallas division

Motion Industries, Inc. ,  distributor of maintenance, repair and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has named Stacy Lenard vice president/general manager of the Company’s Dallas division...

Universal Lighting Technologies welcomes new agency partner in Ohio

Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. , leader in lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, announced a partnership with Riffle & Associates, Inc. With offices in Cleveland and Cincinnati, Riffle & Associates will represent Universal...

Women leaders in the heart of commerce

Material Handling: An Important Function of Manufacturing and Logistics. Each and every item of physical commerce must be transported by means of material handling. A purchase on Amazon, the stocking of Walmart’s or Menard’s shelves...

Spend a little – make a lot

There is little doubt that to be successful in the future every dealer on the planet will have to upgrade their operations to include (1) digital systems that apply to all aspects of the business (2) robotics which are sure to become part of every business...

Where are you in the game of sales? Setting standards or making quota?

On March 2, 1962, an unbreakable basketball record was set. I’m a Wilt Chamberlain fan. I have been since the late 1950s. Chamberlain grew up in Philadelphia. (I grew up in Philadelphia’s suburbs.) He went to Overbrook High School...

BEUMER “Made Different” makes a difference for 40 years

For four decades, BEUMER Corporation has been a leader in the North American material handling industry. A subsidiary of the global BEUMER Group, the business is part of both a worldwide enterprise and a family-run operation that provides a wealth...

Delegate authority and don’t interfere

“ Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out. ” - Ronald Reagan  Delegation is many times fraught with difficulty....

Fixing your organizational talent gaps

Talk is cheap, they say. This is especially true in the business world. For example, have you ever purchased an item from a store that claims “We stand behind our products!” only to discover they have all kinds of arcane refund rules when...

Design your own SmartFlex® pallet system conveyor quickly & easily with Dorner’s D-Tools

Dorner’s SmartFlex® pallet system conveyors are now available in D-Tools, Dorner’s online conveyor configurator that includes 2D and 3D CAD libraries and other functions. Using D-Tools, project engineers, plant managers and others...

New auto-leveling attachment improves ergonomics of order picking

The PalletPal Order Picker Load Leveler from Southworth Products attaches to any standard order picking lift to make the job of order picking or stock replenishing faster, safer and easier. Built on the proven design of PalletPal Level Loaders, the...

Metric size, tapped type steel vibration dampening leveling mounts from JW Winco

JW Winco, Inc. , a Ganter Company, supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 342.1/342.2 metric size, tapped and threaded stud type steel vibration dampening leveling mounts. The specified load for these RoHS...

GRI debuts one of the widest industrial solid tires

From factories to warehouses to logistic centers and ports, GRI offers industrial tires for various applications. Benefited from wide industry experience and expertise, GRI tires are designed, developed and produced at one of the newest manufacturing...

LEDtronics new decorative LED post top fixtures bring modern design to area lighting

LEDtronics'®  all-new series of dimmable decorative LED post top fixtures will give your location a modern and attractive look, all while saving you money on energy and maintenance costs! The series features the PTF000 walkway post top...

New camera kits now available from TVH

TVH in the Americas (TVH), has extended their camera inventory with four new high quality camera kits that can be used for a wide variety of applications such as construction machinery, material handling trucks, mining machinery, and other heavy...

National Fleet Products introduces loading ramps for rear and side door applications

National Fleet Products , a North American supplier of loading ramps and other aftermarket accessories for commercial vehicles,  introduced several versions of its unique WM System loading ramps. Designed as a low-cost, maintenance-free alternative...

Shaft collars & couplings eliminate lost screws and assembly delays

A new line of two-piece and hinged shaft collars and shaft couplings with captive clamp screws that eliminate lost screws and assembly issues is being introduced by Stafford Manufacturing Corp. of Wilmington, Massachusetts. Stafford’s captive...

October Calendar of Events

October 1-4 : MHI Annual Conference – Boca Raton Resort – Boca Raton, FL

Manufacturing technology associations launch the China Chongqing International Machine Tool Show (CCIMT)

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and the China Machine Tool and Tool Builders' Association (CMTBA) have announced the launch of the China Chongqing International Machine Tool Show (CCIMT) to be held November 13 – 16, 2017,...

November Calendar of Events

November 2 : Women in the Industry Event November 16: YPN Webinar : Smarter Goals

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