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H&E Equipment Services to acquire Neff Corporation

H&E Equipment Services, Inc. and Neff Corporation  announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which H&E Equipment Services (“H&E”) will acquire Neff Corporation (“Neff”)....

Crown Equipment opens new Canadian sales and service center

Crown Equipment Corporation is evolving its Canadian operations. Ryder Material Handling, part of Crown Lift Trucks, has opened a new facility in Brantford, Ontario.  The new sales and service facility is located at 21 Tallgrass Court in...

Prince Lift buys new and refreshed Skyjack units

Linamar Corporation’s (TSX-LNR) Skyjack division is delighted Korean rental company Prince Lift is adding new and refreshed Skyjack mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) to their rental fleet in Yongin, following a trial purchase at the end...

Douglas Lighting Controls introduces next generation lighting control unit

Douglas Lighting Controls , a member of the Panasonic family of companies, today announced the introduction of its next generation Dialog® Lighting Control Unit (LCU) to manage centralized facility or multi-facility lighting applications. The...

AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending July 15, 2017

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending July 15, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 540,005 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.8 percent compared with the same week last year....

Havis releases guide for implementation of ELD mandate

Havis, Inc, designer and manufacturer of computer docking and equipment mounting solutions for mobile applications, has released a new white paper to help fleet managers strategically plan their implementation of the new Electronic Logging Devices...

LEDtronics introduces a new series of UL-recognized LED PLL lamps

LEDtronics®  introduces our latest generation of UL-recognized LED PLL lamps to replace old-technology fluorescent CFLs. They are our most affordable line of PLL lamps yet, which means an even quicker return on your investment. These LED...

Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence in July steady

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

ALL Family of Companies named authorized dealer for Kobelco Cranes

Effective immediately, the ALL Family of Companies has been named an authorized dealer for Kobelco Construction Machinery USA for the exclusive territory of Ohio, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh. The ALL Family will provide...

Holland named 2017 True Value LTL Carrier of the Year

Holland has been named 2017 LTL Carrier of the Year by True Value, one of the world's largest retailer-owned hardware cooperatives. Holland received this inaugural award at the carrier conference held at True Value headquarters in Chicago on June...

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...

Havis releases guide for implementation of ELD mandate

Havis, Inc, designer and manufacturer of computer docking and equipment mounting solutions for mobile applications, has released a new white paper to help fleet managers strategically plan their implementation of the new Electronic Logging Devices...

LEDtronics introduces a new series of UL-recognized LED PLL lamps

LEDtronics®  introduces our latest generation of UL-recognized LED PLL lamps to replace old-technology fluorescent CFLs. They are our most affordable line of PLL lamps yet, which means an even quicker return on your investment. These LED...

Douglas Lighting Controls introduces next generation lighting control unit

Douglas Lighting Controls , a member of the Panasonic family of companies, today announced the introduction of its next generation Dialog® Lighting Control Unit (LCU) to manage centralized facility or multi-facility lighting applications. The...

TVH offers environmentally friendly product offering

TVH in the Americas (TVH), provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industries is expanding its product offering to include high quality reconditioned parts. In order to meet the growing...

Shaft collars, couplings & mounts engineered to conveyor system requirements

A full line of shaft collars, rigid couplings, and mounts for building conveyors with varying load capacities and environmental considerations are available from Stafford Manufacturing Corp. of Wilmington, Massachusetts. Stafford Shaft Collars,...

Portable platform scale wheels to where the weighing happens

  A portable platform scale that has a battery operated digital indicator and can be easily moved around a facility from the warehouse to the loading dock is available from Alliance Scale, Inc. of Canton, Massachusetts. The Alliance/CAS...

Dematic announces release of Dematic IQ® 2.5
Material flow tools provide advanced analysis

Dematic , global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announces updates to the latest release of its Warehouse Execution System software platform, Dematic iQ 2.5. One of the highlights...

C3 Solutions’ presents: Dock scheduling – from A to Z – A practical guide

C3 Solutions , an information technology company specialized in yard management and dock scheduling systems announces the release of its latest White Paper: Everything you need to know about buying and implementing a Dock Appointment...

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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