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June 2017
June 13th is National Forklift Safety Day. Read about industry trends in safety in the June cover story.

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Terex Corporation completes sale of 7.0 million shares of Konecranes Plc

Terex Corporation announced it has completed the sale of 7.0 million Class A shares representing approximately 8.9% of the total shares outstanding of Konecranes Plc at a price of EUR 37.40 per share, a 0.9% discount to today’s closing price....

Leading material-handling industry trends for 2017-2018

More than simple tools of the trade, forklifts are increasingly the focus of true fleet management by their various industrial and commercial owners. Such maturation of the material-handling industry is among the leading trends that were observed by...

Women In Trucking Association CEO named One of the “30 Most Inspirational Leaders in Business”

The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) is proud to announce that Insights Success magazine has named Ellen Voie, its president and CEO, as one of the “30 Most Inspirational Leaders in Business.” Women were selected for their positivity...

AAR reports weekly rail traffic for April and week ending May 20, 2017

The Association of American Railroads ( AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending May 20, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 534,922 carloads and intermodal units, up 5.5 percent compared with the same week last year....

ELFA’s survey of economic activity: April 2017 leasing and finance index

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their...

TVH recycles more than 350 tons of materials

TVH in the Americas (TVH), provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and equipment industries, is proud to announce that it recycled more than 369 tons of paper, cardboard and other recyclable materials in 2016....

Sometimes it's the simple stuff

You hear this many times over, maybe in different terms, but it is always there when it comes to hitting the performance numbers you are looking for. And that statement would be.....the devil is in the details. You hear it or see it many times over....

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...

Listening to the voice of the customer

“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) Listening is a developed skill. Rarely have I seen any truly successful person who did not have to work to cultivate the ability to...

How are you using the power of first impression?

You have THE meeting. The CEO has agreed to give you 30 minutes. This is the opportunity you have been hoping – working – for. Now is the time to hone your presentation to perfection… or is it? Do you honestly think the CEO wants...

The business of baseball: Building a pipeline of future talent and leaders

A  recent article  on MLB.com ranked the top 10 farm systems (i.e., young minor league talent) in professional baseball, placing the Atlanta Braves in the top spot. Good news for Atlanta, which finished last in the National League East division...

Specialized Mail Order, doing what’s right

In 1980, Specialized Mail Order, Inc. sold its first catalog – 84-pages printed in black and white on newsprint. "We started out as a manufacturer's rep. We called our dealers and they told us they could not get enough literature from the manufacturers...

Leading material-handling industry trends for 2017-2018

More than simple tools of the trade, forklifts are increasingly the focus of true fleet management by their various industrial and commercial owners. Such maturation of the material-handling industry is among the leading trends that were observed by...

OnSSI and S2 Security partner on integrated surveillance and access system management

A provider of IP surveillance management software, OnSSI is continually evolving the Ocularis platform to deliver higher levels of performance and value. The integration of OnSSI’s Ocularis 5.3 with S2 Security Corporation’s NetBox software...

New finish for versatile hoist range is environment optimized

J D Neuhaus (JDN) is implementing a new Hydro Coating on its industry-leading hoist range. The coating not only enhances quality and appearance, but is far more environmentally friendly. JDN takes its corporate and social responsibilities extremely...

J.W. Winco introduces metric size aluminum mounting clamps with swivel ball joint

J.W. Winco, Inc. , supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 784 Metric Size, Aluminum Mounting Clamps with Swivel Ball Joint. The GN 784 aluminum mounting clamps, which are RoHS compliant, allow precise and...

New Pipe rack scales from Alliance Scale

Custom manufactured portable rack scales for weighing pipe or bar stock up to 12,000 lbs. inside a facility or at a construction site and accumulating the data are available from Alliance Scale, Inc. of Canton, Massachusetts. Alliance Portable Rack...

New autonomous mobile platform provides modular and flexible solution to optimize smart factory logistics

Comau , a global company operating in the industrial automation field, has commercialized an innovative AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) platform that is flexible enough to be deployed across a wide range of manufacturing and non-manufacturing scenarios....

Kinedyne unveils the E-HOOK wall-mounted, freight loading storage solution

Kinedyne LLC,  designer, manufacturer and distributor of cargo control products for the transportation industry, announced the introduction of THE E-HOOK brand wall-mounted, freight loading storage solution. The unique product holds two patents...

Latest Skullerz® model is low on cost, but high on quality

Ergodyne introduced a new single lens model to its Skullerz® sfety glasses line. Sköll provides all the same safety features as the other Norse God-named, high-performance Skullerz® models at an exceptional value. Like all Skullerz®...

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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