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December 2016
How is your year end measuring up? End the year with a 360° review of yourself and your business.

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A charter for Chad – Panalpina donates UNICEF relief flight

In the morning hours, a Panalpina chartered cargo aircraft landed in Chad with more than 80 tons of life-saving goods on board that are essential for water treatment, sanitation and nutrition programs For the fourth consecutive year, UNICEF and...

Columbus McKinnon to acquire STAHL CraneSystems

Columbus McKinnon Corporation , designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, technologies and services, announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase STAHL CraneSystems  (“STAHL”), a business of Konecranes...

TVH certified as a healthy organization

TVH in the Americas (TVH), a leading provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industry, was recently named a Certified Healthy KC Organization by the KC Chamber of Commerce. ...

IMTS and GIE Media donate 3D printers and $8,000 to STEM programs

Miles for Manufacturing (M4M), a series of 5K races aimed at raising funds and awareness for STEM education and manufacturing careers, donated four MakerGear 3D printers and $8,000 to Chicago-area STEM schools and programs with the proceeds from its...

Denso names new director of OE sales, marketing and strategic planning

DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc ., an affiliate of global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., has promoted David H. Williams to director of Original Equipment Sales (OES), marketing and strategic planning. In the newly created position, Williams...

ORBIS welcomes new manufacturing vice president

ORBIS® Corporation , an international manufacturer of reusable packaging and supply chain optimization expert, hired  Todd Mathes  as vice president of manufacturing for its plastics operations. With more than 25 years of manufacturing,...

ALAN seeks industry help for clean up efforts from the Smoky Mountain wildfires

The material handling community is always there for our neighbors in their time of need. In November the eastern Tennessee region particularly in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge areas in Sevier County as they suffered major wildfires and storm damage....

Toyota Forklifts adding high-wage jobs in Indiana

Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A. , Inc. (TMHU), a full-line material handling solutions provider of forklifts and related equipment, announced plans to strengthen its workforce in Columbus, creating up to 71 new high-wage jobs by 2019. “Indiana’s...

How is your year end measuring up?

It is quite common at the end of the year to look back at the year just concluded. How did you do? Did you satisfy your customers? Did you have a good sales year? Did you make money? There is a long list of measures we can consider when we are asked,...

Turning on the “buy- in” switch

In my search for inspiration I many times turn to the quotes of legendary sports figures and coaches. My observation is that in order to rise to preeminent positions of respect in their chosen field, these leaders had to learn the best ways to leverage...

Close it and plan it

I mean let's close out 2016 and get the plan for 2017 finalized so that you can start implementation on January 2, 2017. Are you prepared to do that? What I mean when I say "closed out" is the following, at a minimum: The banks accounts are reconciled...

2016 in review

As we wrap up the calendar year here at Material Handling, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who have participated in the Your Business column in 2016. We designate this space as a place to turn the spotlight on you, our readers, to...

What to do right now to instantly get _____ results 

A new sales rep joined a company in an industry he had never sold to before. Within two months he was kicking major butt and became the number one rep. By a lot. A few of the disgruntled and jealous reps who had been there for a couple...

The “model” salesperson

You’ve seen them … job postings for sales positions that range between wishful and delusional thinking on the part of whoever posted it. The list of demands often reads something like: “Must be a self-starter who is aggressive,...

Gabriel® announces new products for heavy-duty vehicles

Gabriel® (Ride Control, LLC), the inventor and provider of automotive ride control technology, announces that it has introduced new FleetLine® ride control products for a wide range of heavy-duty vehicle makes and models, including...

PAC helps batteries charge through the cold

Purkeys , a company focused on providing electrical solutions for the heavy-duty trucking industry, has developed the 100 amp Pack Accelerated Charger (PAC™) to quickly and safely charge batteries in nearly half the time of other...

Appleton Mercmaster luminaires available in higher voltage

To meet the changing demands of industry, Emerson has expanded its energy-efficient line of Appleton® Mercmaster™ LED Low Profile hazardous and ordinary location luminaries to include a 347-480 Vac model for outsized spaces such as warehouses,...

CM ShopStar electric chain hoist now available with variable speed

When you need a durable hoist ideal for use on production lines, assembly workstations or anywhere precision lifting and load control is required, choose the new CM ShopStar VS electric chain hoist from Columbus McKinnon Corporation , a designer, manufacturer...

EnerSys® redefines high frequency fast charging with Express®EnCore™ modular chargers

EnerSys® , provider of stored energy solutions for industrial applications, recently expanded its charger product portfolio to include new Express®EnCore™ high frequency modular fast chargers. Express® EnCore™ modular...

J.W. Winco offers zinc die-cast hook-type latches lockable

J.W. Winco, Inc. , supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 115.8 zinc die-cast hook-type latches lockable. These RoHS compliant hook-type latches with hook and latch bracket are mainly used for sliding...

Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc. offers new Tri-side safety gate design for doorways and compact area

Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc. , an innovator in the design and manufacturing of industrial safety products for warehouses and distribution facilities, announced that its Tri-Side safety gate is available in several new configurations to accommodate...

Purkeys’ new preventative maintenance products

Purkeys , a company focused on providing electrical solutions for the heavy-duty trucking industry, has partnered with AutoMeter, the leader in heavy-duty electrical system testing and battery maintenance products.  The goal of the Purkeys and...

Intelligrated launches educational On The Move webinar series

Intelligrated ® , a North American-based automated material handling solutions provider, announces the launch of an educational webinar series called "On The Move." The multipart series debuts  Dec. 10  and will continue throughout...

2017 IWLA Convention & Expo: Leadership that Inspires

The International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA), the resource for warehouse logistics, will host the 2017 IWLA Convention & Expo ,  March 19-21, 2017 , in Palm Springs, Calif. The theme “Leadership that Inspires” speaks...

Launching in Europe - The Battery Show 2017

Launching in Europe - April 4-6, 2017 Following continuous growth in North America and high demand from our US partners, we are excited to announce the launch of The Battery Show Europe in Germany,  4-6 April, 2017.  Co-located...

April 2017 Calendar of Events

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,...

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