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Thursday June 22, 2017
Crown honors top-performing North American branches and dealers
Thursday June 22, 2017
Crown Equipment Corporation recently recognized the outstanding performance and commitment to customer service by its best North American company-owned branches and independent dealers. The most prestigious honor bestowed by Crown Equipment is ...
Wednesday June 21, 2017
Smart Vision lights expands US operations with appointment of Paul Powers
Wednesday June 21, 2017
Smart Vision Lights , designer and manufacturer of high-brightness LED lights for industrial applications, has expanded its sales and support operations in the Eastern United States with the appointment of Paul Powers. Powers, who will assume the ...
PACK EXPO scholarship showcases PMMI's commitment to the future 
Wednesday June 21, 2017
The new PACK EXPO scholarship program will provide $30,000 annually to support the future packaging and processing workforce. Each year, six $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to students studying packaging and processing at PMMI Partner Schools . ...
Dematic appoints new managing director – Central Europe
Wednesday June 21, 2017
Dematic ,  global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announced the appointment of Jan Vercammen as Dematic managing director for Central Europe effective immediately, replacing Barbara ...
Annual WIT Foundation first pitch opportunity
Wednesday June 21, 2017
Women In Trucking (WIT) Foundation is auctioning off the ceremonial first pitch for an upcoming Cleveland Indians game. This annual fundraiser for the non-profit organization raised $1,000 in 2016.  This fund raiser gives individuals a once ...
Tuesday June 20, 2017
H&E Beaumont, TX hosting grand opening July 20, 2017
Tuesday June 20, 2017
H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announced the upcoming grand opening of its new branch in Beaumont, TX to be held Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 11am to 3pm. Customers that attend have the opportunity to participate in equipment displays ...
Monday June 19, 2017
Caterpillar announces retirements, appointments and organizational changes
Monday June 19, 2017
Caterpillar Inc. announced three vice presidents, Paolo Fellin, Greg Folley and George Taylor, have elected to retire. In connection with these retirements and the company’s previously announced plan to review and update its strategy, ...
Toyota announces organizational changes
Monday June 19, 2017
Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) announced several organizational changes for key positions this year. TMHU President Jeff Rufener said, “This year, we are driven to enhance our customer’s total ownership experience through ...
Briggs & Stratton builds on decades-long commitment to Baja Sae
Monday June 19, 2017
Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power  continues to strengthen its longstanding relationship with SAE International and the Baja Collegiate Design Competition . The company has been the exclusive provider of engines for Baja SAE since the ...
Wabash National Corporation announces leadership change
Monday June 19, 2017
Wabash National Corporation , a diversified industrial manufacturer and producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, announced that Mark Weber, senior vice president and group president of Diversified Products, has left the company ...
Thursday June 15, 2017
CLARK hosts global centennial celebration week 
Thursday June 15, 2017
CLARK Material Handling Company celebrated a historic 100-year milestone with a week of events at its North American headquarters May 15th thru May 1719th. Guests from around the world gathered to tour company facilities & local landmarks, review ...
Tuesday June 13, 2017
Yale celebrates National Forklift Safety Day with safety resources, training 
Tuesday June 13, 2017
OSHA estimates nearly  35,000 serious injuries  happen each year as a result of forklift misuse. To emphasize the importance of proper forklift operation and training, Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces its support of the fourth ...
Monday June 12, 2017
Toyota Forklifts celebrates National Forklift Safety Day with free forklift safety consultations
Monday June 12, 2017
Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc.(TMHU) announces its North American dealerships will offer no-cost forklift safety consultations for customers in honor of National Forklift Safety Day, which falls on June 13 this year. Created by the Industrial ...
Unicarriers Americas recognizes top suppliers at 2017 Supplier Conference
Monday June 12, 2017
Celebrating partnerships, success, and the dedication of their suppliers, UCA honored five top suppliers with Supplier Excellence Awards at its fifth annual supplier conference. More than 100 suppliers attended the two day event, which included golf, ...
Trelleborg supports National Forklift Safety Day 2017
Monday June 12, 2017
Trelleborg Wheel Systems industrial and construction tire operation, provider of industrial tires, stands beside the Industrial Truck Association and its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners in supporting National Forklift Safety Day, held ...
Friday June 9, 2017
Raymond unveils new  RayBuilt® Center of Excellence
Friday June 9, 2017
The Raymond Corporation unveils the new RayBuilt Center of Excellence located in East Syracuse, New York. The RayBuilt Center of Excellence will remanufacture Raymond® forklifts, including the truck body, as well as the truck’s components, ...
Crown Equipment challenges individuals to embrace forklift safety
Friday June 9, 2017
Crown Equipment Corporation is celebrating this month’s National Forklift Safety Day sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), with a challenge to anyone directly or indirectly related to forklift operation. The company’s ...
CLARK appoints new authorized dealer in Central Kentucky
Friday June 9, 2017
CLARK Material Handling Company  announced it has appointed Cornerstone Industrial Services, LLC. as an authorized distributor of CLARK products in the Lexington, Kentucky market. “Cornerstone Industrial Services, LLC. is a local company ...
Wednesday June 7, 2017
Martins Industries open a distribution center and sales office in Europe
Wednesday June 7, 2017
Martins Industries , manufacturer of Tire & Wheel storage pallets, safety inflation systems and tyre handling equipment has open a distribution center and a sales office in The Netherlands. ‘The demand for our ergonomic and efficient products ...
TMHNA now accepting TMHNA university research program applications
Wednesday June 7, 2017
After a successful inaugural year, Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA) announces the second year of the TMHNA University Research Program , a sponsored research program created to drive the next generation of material handling industry technology. ...
OnSSI appoints B&T Sales as manufacturer’s rep for the Rocky Mountain Region
Wednesday June 7, 2017
OnSSI announces the appointment of B&T Sales LLC as their manufacturer’s representative for the Rocky Mountain territory including Colorado, Eastern Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. From their headquarters in Colorado, B&T ...
Founder and former CEO of Fieldglass joins FourKites' board of directors
Wednesday June 7, 2017
FourKites , a provider of real-time supply chain visibility solutions across transportation modes and digital platforms, announces the addition of Jai Shekhawat to its board of directors. Shekhawat is the founder and former CEO of Fieldglass, ...
Monday June 5, 2017
Hawk Measurement announces a new sales director
Monday June 5, 2017
Humberto Gonzalez has joined Hawk Measurement as sales director. Mr. Gonzalez has been in the instrumentation and control world for over 30 years with companies such as Milltronics, Magnetrol and Robert Shaw. Strong communication skills ...
Friday June 2, 2017
Women In Trucking Association announces June Member of the Month
Friday June 2, 2017
Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announces Susie De Ridder (Lyons) as its June Member of the Month. Susie, a Fredericton, New Brunswick-based company driver with Armour Transportation Systems, knew from an early age what she wanted to be when ...
Tuesday May 30, 2017
Skyjack builds a stronger North America sales team for 2017
Tuesday May 30, 2017
Linamar Corporation’s (TSX-LNR) Skyjack division is growing a more competitive sales team for the North American market, with promotions and new hires aimed at developing stronger relationships with customers both nationally and regionally. ...
H&E opens new branch in Fort Collins, CO area
Tuesday May 30, 2017
Effective May 30, 2017, H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announced the opening of its new branch in Fort Collins, CO, joining neighboring branches in Denver, CO, and Colorado Springs, CO, for a total of 79 branches nationwide.  The ...
Friday May 26, 2017
TVH recycles more than 350 tons of materials
Friday May 26, 2017
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. ...
Wednesday May 24, 2017
Women In Trucking Association CEO named One of the “30 Most Inspirational Leaders in Business”
Wednesday May 24, 2017
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 ...
Tuesday May 23, 2017
Fairchild Equipment collects record amount in donation drive
Tuesday May 23, 2017
Fairchild Equipment raised 3,476 lbs. of donated items in a recent campaign to collect clothing and household goods for Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin. 20 bins were placed at designated businesses across Southeast Wisconsin from April ...
Barcoding expands consumables services, supply chain experts 
Tuesday May 23, 2017
Barcoding, Inc.  announces it has brought on three supply chain experts to assist in the expansion of its Consumables by Barcoding™ practice. These new team members will help new and existing customers overcome challenges and comply with ...
Monday May 22, 2017
Multi-Conveyor receives fourth ACUITY Safety Achievement Award
Monday May 22, 2017
Multi-Conveyor LLC was once again presented with the ACUITY Safety Award for businesses that exemplify the partnership with ACUITY that helps ensure a safe work place. This is the fourth award in five years - incredible. The plaque was presented ...
Colorado warehouse exec joins IWLA board of directors
Monday May 22, 2017
Members of the International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA), the resource for warehouse logistics, recently elected Doug Sampson, senior vice president and partner at Acme Distribution Centers, in Aurora, Colo., to a three-year term on the ...
TVH is a healthiest employer in Florida and Ohio
Monday May 22, 2017
TVH in the Americas (TVH), has been recognized by both the Cincinnati Business Courier and South Florida Business Journal as a Healthiest Employer. The award recognizes TVH for its commitment to the health and wellness of its 1000 employees. “We ...
Hyster to electrify big trucks
Testing is underway on high capacity lift trucks with electric motors
Monday May 22, 2017
The scale of electric powered vehicles is about to take a giant leap as Hyster Company announces that testing is underway on high capacity lift trucks with electric motors.  The company suggests that, in the near future, ports and heavy industry ...
Wednesday May 17, 2017
Crown Equipment dealer opens new facility in Washington
Wednesday May 17, 2017
NorthWest Handling Systems, Inc., a longtime Crown Equipment Corporation lift truck dealer, recently opened a new facility near Yakima, Washington, to meet the growing needs of new and existing customers. The facility, NorthWest’s sixth in the ...
Monday May 15, 2017
Universal Lighting Technologies a new regional sales manager
Monday May 15, 2017
Universal Lighting Technologies , a global provider of commercial lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, has hired Richard Smith as regional sales manager for the Midwest region of the United States. Smith’s main focus will be to grow ...
Thursday May 11, 2017
TVH Canada is a National Service Dog sponsor
Thursday May 11, 2017
TVH in the Americas (TVH), is sponsoring two male puppies in training at the National Service Dogs (NSD) organization in Ontario, Canada. This TVHCares initiative takes care of each puppy’s veterinary, training and care expenses for the first ...
Wednesday May 10, 2017
Caito Foods receives first place manufacturing innovation award
Wednesday May 10, 2017
Caito Foods received first place at the awards presentation held on April 5, during ProFood Tech in Chicago. PMMI is pleased to recognize outstanding food and beverage packaging and processing innovation projects via the first annual Manufacturing ...
Monday May 8, 2017
Swift Industrial Power announces new team member
Monday May 8, 2017
Swift Industrial Power has announced the addition of Chad Bevis to the team in its Birmingham and north Alabama regions. Bevis has been hired as a customer service representative for the region, and will work closely with customers to make certain ...
Friday May 5, 2017
CLARK appoints Miner Material Handling as authorized dealer
Friday May 5, 2017
CLARK Material Handling Company announced it has appointed Miner Material Handling as an authorized distributor of CLARK products in Phoenix, Arizona. Miner Material Handling is a division of Miner Company which has a rich history of providing industry ...
Magline honored as Gold Stevie Award Winner in 2017 American Business Awards
Friday May 5, 2017
Magline , manufacturer of innovative lightweight route distribution solutions, was named the winner of a Gold Stevie Award in the New Product & Service category in the 15th Annual American Business Awards. The American Business Awards are the ...
Thursday May 4, 2017
Yale honors outstanding performers with 2016 Dealer of Excellence award 
Thursday May 4, 2017
Though popular movie and music awards have come and gone, this awards season is not quite over. Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces the recipients of its 23rd annual Dealer of Excellence Award, recognizing top performing dealers that have ...
Wednesday May 3, 2017
Raymond donates forklifts to support needs of American Red Cross
Wednesday May 3, 2017
The Raymond Corporation  and its authorized network of Sales & Service Centers are donating 11 lift trucks to support the needs of 10 American Red Cross warehouses across the United States. New and renewed designs of Raymond® Model 8210 ...
Tuesday May 2, 2017
CLARK supports centennial year Habitat for Humanity home
Tuesday May 2, 2017
CLARK Material Handling Company , a global supplier of forklift trucks and parts announced that its fund-raising efforts to support a dedicated Habitat for Humanity house have exceeded target goals. The company which began fund raising for this initiative ...
Toyota recognizes Union Pacific for excellence
Tuesday May 2, 2017
Union Pacific earned the 2016 Toyota Logistics Excellence Award in Customer Service for the ninth consecutive year and, for the first time, the Kaizen Excellence Award recognizing excellence in continuous improvement. This is the first year Toyota ...
Wednesday April 26, 2017
Straightpoint names new product sales engineer
Wednesday April 26, 2017
Force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cell equipment manufacturer Straightpoint has named industry stalwart Mike Neal as product sales engineer. He will utilize over three decades of relevant experience to primarily focus ...
OnSSI appoints new south central regional manager
Wednesday April 26, 2017
OnSSI  welcomes back Lee Duncan to the position of South Central Regional Manager. Mr. Duncan is an industry veteran who has worked for more than 20 years in business development, sales and other management positions. “We are happy to ...
Tuesday April 25, 2017
Raymond's Amber Pratt-Lum honored in 5th annual Step Ahead Awards
Tuesday April 25, 2017
The Manufacturing Institute has awarded Amber Pratt-Lum, project administrator supervisor of total process reliability (TPR) at The Raymond Corporation , with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award. ...
Monday April 24, 2017
Swift Industrial Power announces new Jacksonville territory manager
Monday April 24, 2017
Swift Industrial Power announced the promotion of Brent Behrens to territory manager for the north Florida area. According to Chris Jourdan, Swift Industrial Power General Manager, Behrens will be managing dealer relationships and working alongside ...
Friday April 21, 2017
Camso Manufacturing plans expansion
Friday April 21, 2017
Camso Manufacturing USA plans to relocate to a new, 240,000-square-foot facility in Peosta as part of a $6.37 million expansion project that will add 40 jobs, according to company officials. The expansion is contingent on tax incentives and financial ...


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