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October 2016
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Crown Equipment discusses forklift automation at Disruptive Technologies Conference

Crown Equipment Corporation announced that Scott Andersen, general manager – technology business development at Crown, recently spoke on the topic of forklift automation at Deloitte’s Disruptive Technologies global training conference...

Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence eases in September amid U.S. election concerns

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation  (the Foundation) releases the September 2016 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative...

Southwest Materials Handling named Komatsu Forklift’s North Central Texas dealer

A new partnership has been forged between Komatsu Forklft and Southwest Materials Handling Co.  Southwest Materials Handling Company (SWMHCo) is a family-owned and operated distributor of new and used plant and warehouse equipment including forklifts,...

She really knows her stuff

Before people say that, women in material handling often have to prove their knowledge and expertise to skeptics who don’t expect a woman in the field. Material handling is still male dominated, but more women are entering all facets of the industry....

How educating your buyers to make more informed purchasing decisions results in more business

In today’s digital landscape, prospects looking to make a purchase are inundated with choices. With the availability of options within the click of a button, buyers want to be in the know to make the best possible purchase. The same is true for...

Handle your brand with care: 10 ways to get out of a rut

Your brand is in a rut. A stuck-on-the-bottom and not-moving-up-anytime-soon rut. Maybe your customers no longer want you as a friend; or maybe they’ve simply fallen for something shinier and newer. How do brands end up in this position anyway?...

Toyota Forklift launches Louisiana flood assistance program

Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. announced a flood assistance program for Louisiana residents affected by the recent flooding disaster. The assistance program provides rebates and financing assistance and was developed in partnership with Louisiana...

Clark Material Handling Company appoints Hoistlift of Florida as an authorized dealer

CLARK Material Handling Company announced it has appointed Hoistlift of Florida as an authorized distributor of CLARK products for the Orlando, Florida territory. Hoistlift of Florida is a full service forklift dealer supporting CLARK new equipment...

Rite-Hite celebrates 50 years

It all began as a start-up and after a half century of operation, Rite-Hite has grown and transformed into a company with a global presence in loading dock equipment and other industrial products. "Where we were once known as the 'loading dock and door...

A world of constant change

Does it not seem that way to you? To me it does because every month when I read through Forbes I wind up saying "I'll be damned...." or  "Look at what these kids have put together"...at least 10 times per issue.  If you do not read Forbes...

Personality assessments and behavioral interviewing: a winning combination

A personality assessment is a small investment in the bigger scheme of things. You’re attempting to hire someone who will perform critical work for your organization, and once that person is on board, you will spend many thousands of dollars on...

Holes in the boat

Do you ever feel like your dealership is predisposed to give things away?   I have felt this way from time to time and despite great effort to avoid it, it seems that the offer of “free” is almost an inevitability.  ...

Using “pick up” lines in sales

I know. That headline piqued my curiosity too. Actually the one I saw atop a newspaper article was “5 Spiritual Pick Up Lines to Perk Up Your Relationships.” The article was by syndicated columnist, speaker and board-certified hospital...

Great company branding tips

A brand makes customers feel like they know what they are getting. It is familiar, it is comforting and in the best instances, it is trusted. Brands have been around for decades, but they are even more predominant now, with advertising coming at...

New pegboard bin adapters from Akro-Mils

Akro-Mils , a North American provider of storage, organization and transport products, announces the expansion of its plastic storage bin accessories with the addition of new pegboard bin adapters. Available in two models — 30111 (5”...

Purkeys’ TAPS™ solution available through authorized Yale® dealers

Purkeys , a company focused on providing electrical solutions for the heavy-duty truckingindustry,   announces that its Trailer Auxiliary Power System (TAPS™) will now be available through Yale Materials Handling Corporation's...

EnerSys® helps luxury automaker boost warehouse efficiency

Like most manufacturing companies, many of today’s warehouses and distribution centers operate three shifts per day, seven days a week. Some rely on large vehicle fleets with dozens of forklifts, burden carriers and stock chasers to carry and...

FIPA’s Varioflex® bellows vacuum cups ideal for plastics applications

FIPA Inc. , manufacturer of advanced vacuum technology, gripper systems, air nippers, tube lifters and end-of-arm-tooling (EOAT), announces its SP-BX Series Varioflex® bellows vacuum cups for short-cycle automation applications in the plastics...

Direct metal 3D printers' expanding role

Although 3D printing has been around for more than 30 years, metal 3D printing is getting all the attention these days. Manufacturers in aerospace, automotive, medical/dental, defense and other markets are adopting direct metal 3D printing technology...

UniCarriers Americas offers new ZD30 tier 4 advanced turbo diesel engine

UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) now offers the ZD30 Tier 4 Advanced Turbo Diesel (ATD) engine series in its GO4 and FK Series lift truck models. The EPA/CARB-certified, advanced ZD30 engine delivers high power and increased efficiency with...

New marker lights now available from TVH

TVH in the Americas (TVH), provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industry has added marker lights to their impressive inventory. The marker lights in this kit have a vast amount of...

New UTILEV® Class III helps fit customer needs

Retail stores and a variety of other light-duty, pallet truck applications need equipment that is charged and ready to work on demand. However, because space is at a premium, these operations frequently lack dedicated battery changing and charging areas....

Accelerating Change in Supply Chains
2016 MHI Annual Conference

MHI is focusing on the theme of accelerating change in supply chains for its  2016 Annual Conference ,  October 17-19, 2016  in Tucson, Arizona. The Conference will focus on key themes identified by the US Roadmap for Material Handling...

MHEDA announces two new fall conferences for industrial truck dealers

Is your dealership headed in the right direction? Join MHEDA and your industry peers this fall at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare for two new conferences designed for Industrial Truck dealers. If you are a Dealer Principal (or are being groomed...

Material Handling & Intralogistics Solutions

International VDI Conference 2016 Material Handling & Intralogistics Solutions Telematics & Connectivity · Automation · Energy · Digitization November 15–16, 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands • Major...

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...

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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