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Toyota announces organizational changes

Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) announced several organizational changes for key positions this year. TMHU President Jeff Rufener said, “This year, we are driven to enhance our customer’s total ownership experience through...

Caterpillar announces retirements, appointments and organizational changes

Caterpillar Inc. announced three vice presidents, Paolo Fellin, Greg Folley and George Taylor, have elected to retire. In connection with these retirements and the company’s previously announced plan to review and update its strategy,...

U.S.-based Lineage Logistics acquires Partner Logistics

Lineage Logistics, LLC ("Lineage"), one of the world’s largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics companies, announced it has acquired Partner Logistics (“Partner”), Europe’s cold storage provider and world’s...

Portable dock lifts require no pit

Presto ECOA Trans-A-Dock™ surface mount loading dock lifts deliver all of the benefits and advantages of a permanent dock lift without the need for pit mounting. They are ideal for use in leased buildings, or places where permanent installation...

Wabash National Corporation announces leadership change

Wabash National Corporation , a diversified industrial manufacturer and producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, announced that Mark Weber, senior vice president and group president of Diversified Products, has left the company...

Briggs & Stratton builds on decades-long commitment to Baja Sae

Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power  continues to strengthen its longstanding relationship with SAE International and the Baja Collegiate Design Competition . The company has been the exclusive provider of engines for Baja SAE since the...

H&E Beaumont, TX hosting grand opening July 20, 2017

H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announced the upcoming grand opening of its new branch in Beaumont, TX to be held Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 11am to 3pm. Customers that attend have the opportunity to participate in equipment displays...

AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending June 17, 2017

The Association of American Railroads (AAR)  reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 17, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 543,179 carloads and intermodal units, up 5.2 percent compared with the same week...

PACK EXPO scholarship showcases PMMI's commitment to the future 

The new PACK EXPO scholarship program will provide $30,000 annually to support the future packaging and processing workforce. Each year, six $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to students studying packaging and processing at PMMI Partner Schools ....

 ECCO LED lights combine affordability and functionality in work light 

ECCO , manufacturer of commercial vehicle warning and safety equipment, has announced a new set of dual- and tri-color directional warning lights. Utilizing the latest LED technology, ECCO has released directional warning lights that can also be programmed...

How are you educating and training your employees… and yourself?

I just read a pathetic sales pitch from an email where a “training company” was telling me why training fails, and offering what THEY thought was the best way to approach the process. Seems as though they solicited the opinions of ten...

Let’s get honest about resumes

It turns out a lot of people lie on their resumes. If you work in HR, recruiting, or some other aspect of talent acquisition, this probably isn’t a surprise. It works like this: you post your open position along with a list of qualifications,...

Listen to the voice of the employee

“The ability to listen, and the willingness to stick your neck out and ask the obvious question, are criminally under-rated business essentials. Sir Richard Branson Last month we discussed the importance of listening to our customers in ways...

TVH: Making great strides with customer focus

In 1969, TVH got its start in Belgium when Paul Thermote and Paul Vanhalst began maintaining and selling machinery for agriculture and construction, as well as for forklift trucks. In the near half century that followed, TVH has maintained its Belgian...

Educated staff = more $$

If I had to bet on the title of this column I suspect I would win at least 90% of the time. What do you think? Why do I suggest that spending more time and dollars on training and education will generate more dollars to either the top line or bottom...

Industry tuned to safety issues

June 13, 2017 is National Forklift Safety Day. The Industrial Truck Association (ITA) whose members represent industrial manufacturers of lift trucks, rough terrain vehicles, hand pallet trucks and automated guided vehicles in the US and Canada sponsors...

Philadelphia Scientific introduces a small fleet battery room management system

Philadelphia Scientific has introduced iBOS® Basic, a small fleet battery room management system that provides the convenience of an audible mispick alarm to alert forklift operators when the wrong battery has been selected. iBOS® Lite and...

APEM develops new options for K series rocker switches

APEM’s KR and KL rocker switches feature an up-to-date design with a large selection of colors and markings, extreme robustness and high ratings. KR and KL series new options are: 20 Amp version The KR and KL series are now available with...

New vertical drop lifter

Handling Specialty creates custom lifts in multiple styles and capacities. This mast style belt lift was engineered to transfer an automotive chassis from a fixed height conveyor, raising or lowering its elevation, where the chassis continues on its...

OnSSI’s new Ocularis v5.4 release sets high standards

OnSSI announces the release of Ocularis version 5.4, the latest version to the company’s industry leading Video Management Software (VMS) solution. This newest release further expands Ocularis’ ability to provide end users with a comprehensive...

VPG Transducers introduces extensometer for industrial off-highway vehicle and equipment safety applications

The VPG Transducers brand of Vishay Precision Group, Inc., global designers and manufacturers of standard and custom force, pressure, torque, load, tension and weight sensors, announced the global market introduction of its Model 182 extensometer,...

Portable dock lifts require no pit

Presto ECOA Trans-A-Dock™ surface mount loading dock lifts deliver all of the benefits and advantages of a permanent dock lift without the need for pit mounting. They are ideal for use in leased buildings, or places where permanent installation...

 ECCO LED lights combine affordability and functionality in work light 

ECCO , manufacturer of commercial vehicle warning and safety equipment, has announced a new set of dual- and tri-color directional warning lights. Utilizing the latest LED technology, ECCO has released directional warning lights that can also be programmed...

TECSYS partners with Avalon CSC to address growing demand for supply chain management in the digital economy

TECSYS Inc. ,  a supply chain management software company,  announced its partnership with Avalon CSC (Corporate Solutions Corp.), a Montreal-based systems integration and consulting services firm, to assist TECSYS in addressing the challenges...

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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