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May 2017
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KION North America Corporation honors top dealers

KION North America Corporation awarded their top dealers based on 2016 performance at an exclusive, private event held at Harry Caray's in Chicago on Apr. 5. The top honor, the President's Award, was awarded to Ameco Services S. De R. L. De C....

Camso Manufacturing plans expansion

Camso Manufacturing USA plans to relocate to a new, 240,000-square-foot facility in Peosta as part of a $6.37 million expansion project that will add 40 jobs, according to company officials. The expansion is contingent on tax incentives and financial...

Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence eases in April

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the April 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both...

Yale recognized for innovative power solutions with SDCE Green Supply Chain Award

This weekend, one billion people in 192 countries will celebrate the 47th annual Earth Day, raising awareness for environmental protection and promoting green practices. Yale Materials Handling Corporation takes a leading role helping operations achieve...

Toyota plans facility expansion at Columbus Campus to improve logistics

Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing plans to expand facilities at its North American corporate headquarters in Columbus, Indiana. Construction on the existing facility, which currently has over one million square feet under roof, will begin...

Nercon expands sales team

Nercon , a manufacturer of custom and modular conveying systems, announces the hiring of sales managers for both the Northeast and Southeast U.S. regions.   Mike Sherwood will be based out of Lancaster, PA and cover the Northeast Region. His...

AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending April 15, 2017

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending April 15, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 519,318 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.9 percent compared with the same week last...

Sunbelt Industrial Trucks of Dallas, TX announces the sale of Houston operations

Sunbelt Industrial Trucks of Dallas, TX announces the sale of its Houston operations to Miner Material Handling.  The sale was closed on the 23rd of March. Miner acquired Dallas based CE-DFW Warehouse Solutions in April 2016. CE-DFW is an...

KION and Illinois Material Handling host product showcase and test drive experience

KION North America and Illinois Material Handling joined together to offer a unique driving experience held at Illinois Material Handling's Bolingbrook location on Apr. 6. The event marked the conclusion of KION NA's product launch at ProMat-the largest...

New head light now available from TVH

TVH in the Americas (TVH), has added a new SYLED1500FH LED head light to their extensive work light inventory. This head light can be used in a variety of applications to fit your needs such as construction machinery, material handling trucks, mining...

MHEDA’s 62nd Annual Convention & Exhibitor Showcase

“The Engagement Experience” April 29 – May 3, 2017 The Grand America Hotel - Salt Lake City, Utah Are you 100% engaged with the customer, your peers and your organization’s mission? Living in the digital age means we are bombarded...

Huddle up for ROI

I don’t know about you but I believe that every issue of MHW supplies dealers with a substantial amount of “profit or ROI enhancing ideas” each and every month. I would hope that you take the time to read and pass around the monthly...

I annoy phone scammers

This is hilarious, but maddening at the same time. I listened to a brief call with a guy trying to pull a computer scam on me. I love getting these calls since I get great joy out of screwing with them. This guy was obviously not cut out for this...

SWOT before you set that goal!

Last month I wrote a column on measurements, and we discussed how important they were especially when treading through difficult times. Good times cover a multitude of sins, and in the intoxication of success we can, many times, find ourselves unhitching...

Hamilton Caster has mastered the key to longevity in business
– a combination of innovation and consistency. This year, the Ohio-based manufacturer of casters, wheels, carts and trailers marks 110 years in business.

Certain aspects of the operation remain the same as when it was founded in 1907. The business is located in Hamilton, Ohio with a decided focus on its roots in American manufacturing, the fourth generation of the founder's descendants are heading up...

Solve for X - ProMat 2017

Discover the latest solutions to move your business forward as the industry’s leading innovators showcase their manufacturing, distribution and supply chain equipment and systems at ProMat 2017 held April 3-6 at Chicago’s McCormick Place....

Juniper Systems releases the Mesa 2 rugged tablet with Android OS

Juniper Systems , provider of ultra-rugged field data collection solutions, recently announced the release of its latest product, the Mesa 2™ Rugged Tablet running Android 5.1. This handheld aims to provide a solution for those seeking a versatility...

Purkeys lights the way to less dropped trailers

Purkeys , a company that has engineered many other innovative electrical solutions for the commercial trucking industry, has developed the 5th Wheel Light, a small LED light device that eliminates shadows on the king pin lock-jaw mechanism, a common...

New head light now available from TVH

TVH in the Americas (TVH), has added a new SYLED1500FH LED head light to their extensive work light inventory. This head light can be used in a variety of applications to fit your needs such as construction machinery, material handling trucks, mining...

Cortec® expands capabilities with on-demand box-making machine

Cortec  has taken another step towards vertical integration, cost cutting, and customization with a new on-demand box-making machine at Cortec Coated Products (CCP) in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. CCP manufactures Cortec’s versatile line...

Crown Equipment unveils two new automation technologies

Crown Equipment Corporation announced two new components within its growing automation solutions portfolio that is designed to help customers increase throughput capacities, optimize existing facilities to meet changing market conditions...

Toyota launches AICHI scissor lifts in North America

Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) recently launched a new line of high-quality scissor lifts manufactured by AICHI , a subsidiary of Toyota Industries Corporation since 2003. Toyota AICHI dealers in the U.S. and Canada now offer five new...

New concept standardizes hoist & crane control

J D Neuhaus (JDN) has developed an innovative and robust new concept for controlling hoists and cranes. The company’s JDN-RC (Radio Control) receiver is designed for long-lasting performance in rigorous operating environments commonly found...

Raymond introduces versatile Model 4460 sit-down counterbalanced forklift for ergonomics, performance

The Raymond Corporation introduces the Model 4460 3-wheel sit-down counterbalanced truck. With dual entry and exit, a lower step height, a larger entry opening and a larger operator compartment, the Raymond® truck gives operators increased...

April 2017 Calendar of Events

May Calendar of Events

May 18 : YPN Webinar – PIVOT : The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One May 22-24 : MHI Spring Meetings – Marriot Center City – Charlotte, NC

July Calendar of Events

July 13 : Emerging Leaders Conference – Chicago, IL

August Calendar of Events

August 24 : YPN Webinar: Gaining Influence Without Authority

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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