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September 2017
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H&E Equipment Services, Inc. terminates Neff Corporation acquisition

 H&E Equipment Services, Inc. announced that it has notified Neff Corporation (“Neff”) that it does not intend to submit a revised proposal for the acquisition of Neff, which will permit Neff to terminate...

Unicarriers president discusses essential role of forklifts on commerce with Illinois legislators

Coinciding with the 4th National Forklift Safety Day (NFSD), UniCarriers Americas president and past NFSD chairman James J. Radous III visited legislators in Washington to discuss the critical impact forklifts have on commerce and the importance...

Women In Trucking partners with TransConnect Services (TCS) to offer discounted diesel fuel card

Women In Trucking , a non-profit organization with the mission to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, announces its partnership withTransConnect Services (TCS), a value-added discount fuel card company. Women In Trucking...

Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence higher in August

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

AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending August 12, 2017

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending August 12, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 548,790 carloads and intermodal units, up 2.7 percent compared with the same week last...

Decisiv joins the Inc. 5000

Decisiv, Inc. , provider of a Service Relationship Management (SRM) software platform for commercial vehicle, heavy equipment, and industrial asset service management, announced today that Inc. Magazine has included Decisiv...

Dorner awards 2017 Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship

Vanessa Hinrichs, a student at the University of Wisconsin – Stout, is the recipient of the 2017 Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship, funded by Dorner Mfg. Corp . This $2,000 scholarship, established in honor of Richard Ryan, the...

Pettibone adds 74-horsepower engine option for Extendo 944B Telehandler

Pettibone has introduced a 74-horsepower engine option for its Extendo 944B telehandler, giving end users and rental operators another material handling solution to fit their needs. The 74-horsepower Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier 4 Final diesel engine features...

Applied Machinery Sales growth spurs team expansion

Applied Machinery Sales (AMS-Merlo) , supplier of world class Merlo telehandlers to the USA market is expanding its territory sales team. “AMS-Merlo has experienced strong business expansion throughout the first part of the year, “says...

Universal adds new Southeast regional sales manager

Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. , a global provider of lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, has hired Freddy Preston as a regional sales manager in its Southeast United States territory. In his new role, Preston will work directly with...

Leading instead of controlling

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, worse when they despise him. But of a good leader who talks little when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.”...

The Eiffel Tower: An iconic monument and a critical lesson

We went to visit the Eiffel tower again. Our fourth visit in five years. What do you know about the Eiffel Tower? When it was built, it was, to say the least, the most controversial structure of all time. Hundreds protested it, criticized it, campaigned...

Fielding a successful roster through a competency-based approach

Previously, we discussed certain advantages to developing talent from within an organization, using Major League Baseball farm systems as a point of comparison. Sticking with the baseball metaphor, let’s look to arguably the game’s best...

Dealer finances – always a balancing act

  This month we will discuss Dealer Finances. A topic not nearly discussed enough among C-level dealer personnel. But before we move on to the topic of the month, I need to relate a couple of my personal experiences related to technology...

The Jefferds Corporation celebrates 70 years

When employees with the Jefferds Corporation are working with a client, they are never on site simply to push fork lift truck sales. “We like to think of ourselves as problem solvers,” said K. Richard Sinclair, company president and CEO....

Renting is about profit, not sales

Is your major supplier talking to you a lot more about rental? Of course they are and they know what they are talking about, that’s for certain. Almost every, if not every, manufacturer of construction/industrial equipment knows that more than...

Seegrid announces new driving vision guided vehicle for materials handling

 Seegrid , provider of connected self-driving vehicles for materials handling, expanded the company’s suite of automated solutions with the announcement of the GP8 Series 6 self-driving pallet truck. Further enhancing the...

New metric size, compression latches from J.W. Winco

J.W. Winco, Inc. ,  supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 516.5 Metric Size, Stainless Steel Compression Latches. The RoHS compliant compression latches have a closing mechanism that transfers the rotary...

Club Car introduces improved van boxes for work utility vehicles

As part of its ongoing Transportation Solutions Program, Club Car introduces two new van box systems based on commercial customer and dealer feedback. The boxes address problems such as damaged panels and corners, water intrusion and security....

Self-clinching flush-head studs feature low-displacement head design

PEM® FHL™ and FHLS™ self-clinching flush-head studs from PennEngineering® feature a unique low-displacement head design enabling close-to-edge installation of the fasteners in thin metal sheets.  The studs provide ideal attachment...

Pettibone adds 74-horsepower engine option for Extendo 944B Telehandler

Pettibone has introduced a 74-horsepower engine option for its Extendo 944B telehandler, giving end users and rental operators another material handling solution to fit their needs. The 74-horsepower Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier 4 Final diesel engine features...

Introducing the Slim-Fit™: A breakthrough in stainless steel, tool-less, hygienic product transfer conveyors

The need for a quality, yet affordable, pre-engineered, hygienic washdown system was the driving force in the design of the Slim-Fit by Multi-Conveyor . The tool-less pin-pull approach allows the operator to remove the belt in mere seconds for routine...

Emerson delivers game-changing new LED solution for retrofitting high bay lighting in industrial facilities

Emerson is breaking barriers in the industrial lighting market once again with the new Appleton®  Baymaster ™ LED High Bay luminaire, featuring a patented Quick-Mount pendant system that makes it faster, safer and more cost-effective...

New worklights now available

TVH in the Americas (TVH), has added two new LED worklights to their extensive inventory; the SYLED1500 and SYLED2500. These lights can be used in a variety of applications to fit your needs such as construction machinery, material handling trucks,...

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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