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CLARK vp of sales and marketing elected as chairman of the board of directors for ITA

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...

IBTTA names new vp

The  International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) , the worldwide association representing toll facility owners and operators and the businesses that serve them announced that Chris Tomlinson, executive director of the Georgia...

CLARK unveils the new “S-SERIES” line of internal combustion lift trucks

CLARK Material Handling Company  introduced the new SSERIES forklift trucks, the latest advancement of its “heart of the line” family of internal combustion trucks. The S-SERIES is a “clean sheet” design initiative...

H&E Equipment Services completes acquisition of CEC

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...

Caterpillar officially opens HQ in Chicago Suburb

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 offers...

New foot load cells eliminate bulky weigh modules

A new line of foot load cells that can add accurate weighing capability to bins, conveyors, hoppers, tanks, and virtually any other platform has been introduced by Alliance Scale, Inc.  Alliance Anyload® FatFoot Load Cells are compact...

AAR reports freight rail traffic for week ending December 30, 2017

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending December 30, 2017, as well as volumes for December 2017 and all of 2017. U.S. railroads originated 998,168 carloads in December 2017, up 2.5 percent, or 24,606...

New Stainless steel assembly pins offered by JW Winco

JW Winco, Inc. , a Ganter Company and supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced the offering of GN 2342 stainless steel assembly pins. These RoHS compliant assembly pins are characterized by their use in diverse applications. Depending...

Kuebix makes 2018 transportation predictions
Tax reforms, decreased capacity, higher rates, digital transformation

Kuebix , creator of a transportation management system that delivers true freight intelligence, predicts the 2018 transportation market will experience a major shake-up due to recent tax reforms, continued capacity crunch and the focus on the...

Meijer Handling Solutions expands

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...

Dissention in the ranks

“If you don't make a total commitment to whatever you're doing, then you start looking to bail out the first time the boat starts leaking. It's tough enough getting that boat to shore with everybody rowing, let alone when a guy stands up and starts...

Waiting on the tax man

Here I am attending a Currie Performance Group meeting waiting on Congress to make up their mind about a tax bill spelling out the new simplified tax code that is supposed to save us a chunk of cash we can then spend to provide a spike in the economy....

Hiring for “soft skills” in the robotic age

Depending on your level of paranoia, you either think that robots are definitely going to overthrow humanity, Terminator style, or that they’re maybe going to overthrow humanity but it’s too early to tell, Westworld style....

The main goal at "Save"ty Yellow Products is a simple one - value

But the execution of that simple goal is an extensive one. It means "giving the customer options," said Brandon Gentile, general manager. It means knowing customers well enough to anticipate their needs and "making products that make...

This place couldn’t survive without me….Not.

When I was 19, my dad made me production manager of his 75 employee kitchen cabinet manufacturing factory. Before I officially took the job, I worked in the shop at each job, and set production standards based on what I could produce at each station....

The importance of measuring warehouse KPIS and metrics

Measuring warehouse KPIs is one of the most critical components of managing a warehouse, and setting benchmarks for production, quality, safety, or service goals is essential. Whether a process is manual or automated, capturing key warehouse metrics...

ESCO® launches ESCOiQ™ track: attachment management solution

ESCO Corporation , a global provider of mining, construction and industrial equipment, announced the commercial availability of the ESCOiQ™ Track attachment management application. Track is an intuitive mobile application that enables...

New Liftomatic line of portable drum handlers

Liftomatic Material Handling, Inc. , a material handling equipment manufacturer, recently introduced the Ergo-Matic® line of portable drum handling equipment. The Ergo line comprises a range of models and features for repetitive applications. The...

Alien® unveils handheld RFID reader with all-day battery life

Alien Technology® , provider of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), announced the new ALR-S350 RFID reader. “In today’s omnichannel and just-in-time world, product and component availability is critical. ...

JW Winco announces new flat knurled thumb screws

JW Winco, Inc. , a Ganter Company and supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced the offering of GN 653.2 steel & stainless steel flat knurled thumb screws with recessed stud for loss protection. The thumb screws, which...

Smart Vision Lights expands mini ring light product family

Smart Vision Lights , designer and manufacturer of high-brightness LED lights for industrial applications, introduces its most advanced LED mini ring light — the RM140. The compact and powerful RM140 mini ring light is a low-angle ring light...

CLARK unveils the new “S-SERIES” line of internal combustion lift trucks

CLARK Material Handling Company  introduced the new SSERIES forklift trucks, the latest advancement of its “heart of the line” family of internal combustion trucks. The S-SERIES is a “clean sheet” design initiative...

New foot load cells eliminate bulky weigh modules

A new line of foot load cells that can add accurate weighing capability to bins, conveyors, hoppers, tanks, and virtually any other platform has been introduced by Alliance Scale, Inc.  Alliance Anyload® FatFoot Load Cells are compact...

New Stainless steel assembly pins offered by JW Winco

JW Winco, Inc. , a Ganter Company and supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced the offering of GN 2342 stainless steel assembly pins. These RoHS compliant assembly pins are characterized by their use in diverse applications. Depending...

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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