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May/June Digital Edition

May 12, 2015 9:16 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Industrial Distribution's 2015 May/June issue features our 68th Annual Survey of Distributor Operations – an in-depth report highlighting critical issues for distributors with data to help drive business decisions. Other features include a distributor profile on United Distribution Group, Jack Keough's Closer Look at non-residential construction, and a Manufacturer's View on service value.

UniCarriers Americas Acquires Nissan Industrial Engine Manufacturing

April 1, 2015 1:09 pm | by UniCarriers Americas | News | Comments

The transaction represents one of several phases of UniCarriers Americas’ overall strategy to...

Industry Experts Join Dearborn's Material Handling Division

March 12, 2015 5:04 pm | by Dearborn Mid-West Company | News | Comments

Dearborn Mid-West's Material Handling Systems division, launched late last year, recently added...

E-Commerce Shaping Material Handling In 2015

March 4, 2015 8:25 am | by Bob Liebe and Chris Capshaw, Division Presidents at Wynright Corporation | Articles | Comments

Orders are no longer standardized, retailers demand more value-added services, and customers...

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Amazon Wants To Put 3D Printers In Delivery Trucks

February 27, 2015 4:50 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Like drones, the endeavor is another push from the company to get products to the customer faster and save on warehousing costs. The concept could have an impact on industrial distribution in the near future.

U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Drops 19 Percent November

January 14, 2015 3:26 pm | by United States Cutting Tool Institute and Association For Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

Though the monthly volume was the lowest since 2013, the Association For Manufacturing Technology says it is partly due to record breaking sales in October.                           

E-Commerce Growth Drives Control Systems Company's Revenue Recapture Project

December 11, 2014 12:46 pm | by Patti Engineering | News | Comments

Fives Intralogistics, a supplier of automated internal logistics streams for distribution centers, helped Patti Engineering's project that will deliver return on investment in less than one year.               

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Dearborn Mid-West Launches Material Handling Systems Division

December 11, 2014 12:27 pm | by Dearborn Mid-West | News | Comments

The division has the benefit of access to the expertise of the engineers, project managers, and installation technicians, as well as the manufacturing capabilities at DMW headquarters without being burdened by that overhead.       

Is It Time To Go Green In Your Warehouse?

December 8, 2014 10:39 am | by Tom Reddon, Forklift Specialist, National Forklift Exchange | Articles | Comments

Sometimes the simple phrase of “going green” can seem overwhelming. After all, where do you start?                                           

Barcoding Inc. Helps Canton Port Services Set Sail for Data Collection Efficiencies

October 28, 2014 10:24 am | by Barcoding, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Canton, a systems integrator, implements a barcode scanning solution to replace the Baltimore terminal’s manual data collection processes in receiving, load out, and customs clearing operations.                

How To Stay Compliant With OSHA's New GHS Rules

October 27, 2014 3:32 pm | by Chris Palmisano | News | Comments

Besides training employees on the new GHS (Global Harmonization System) labeling elements, new pictograms, and the new SDS (Safety Data Sheet) format, there are more important challenges to compliance, that many employers and Safety Managers may not even realize.

Radians Invests In Automation To Boost Customer Service

October 23, 2014 4:44 pm | by Radians | News | Comments

Radians' new order fulfillment system from Integrated Solutions is fully operational and is now operating as the central hub of their warehouse operations.                           

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Westfalia Technologies Introduces New Conveyor Standardizations

September 30, 2014 1:02 pm | by Westfalia | News | Comments

Westfalia’s conveyor solutions are manufactured to be maintenance-friendly, durable, reliable, and customizable as required by the customer’s application.                           

Going High-Tech To Stop Counterfeit Industrial Parts

September 26, 2014 4:50 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Could DNA marking be the solution to prevent counterfeit industrial parts from hitting the supply chain?                                         

Paper And Packaging Prices On The Rise

September 24, 2014 1:06 pm | by IBISWorld | News | Comments

IBISWorld anticipates rising prices for wood pulp and paper will flow on to a number of paper-based packaging products and services.                                 

RFID Inventory Tracking: A Hybrid Approach

September 22, 2014 3:07 pm | by Tom O'Boyle, Director Of RFID at Barcoding, Inc. | Articles | Comments

There are two types of RFID tags — passive and active — and both lend themselves to track a particular class of assets.                                     

Power Up: What Customers Look For In Battery Technology

September 12, 2014 9:40 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

We spoke with battery experts from top industry brands Rayovac and Duracell for some tips on how to keep your customer in mind when selecting a battery line.                           

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Home Depot Probes Possible Credit Card Data Breach

September 3, 2014 9:39 am | by Anne D'Innocezio, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Hackers have broken security walls for many retailers in recent months, including Target, grocery store chain Supervalu, P.F. Chang's, and the thrift store operations of Goodwill.                     

Government Warns Retailers About Hacking Software

August 26, 2014 9:14 am | by Alicia A. Caldwell & Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press | News | Comments

The government urged businesses of all sizes to scan their point-of-sale systems for software known as "Backoff," discovered last October.                                

SC-integrity Launches Disposable Tracking Program For Supply Chain Protection

August 21, 2014 11:43 am | by SC-Integrity, Inc. | News | Comments

The SC iOn Traxx is aimed at providing a low cost, high value, visibility and temperature sensing solution for the protection of cargo and assets in transit.                       

UPS Contends With Data Breach

August 21, 2014 11:06 am | by David Koenig, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.                       

UniCarriers Americas Realigns Salesforce & Territories

July 10, 2014 11:56 am | by UniCarriers Amercias Corporation | News | Comments

UniCarriers Americas’ field salesforce consists of five regional sales managers for new equipment for the Nissan Forklift by UniCarriers brand and two regional sales managers for the TCM by UniCarriers brand. Regional aftermarket managers will support both brands.

Akro-Tilt Trucks With Forklift Channels

June 20, 2014 12:29 pm | by Akro-Mils | Product Releases | Comments

The new forklift channels allow loaded Akro-Tilt Trucks to be lifted, moved and maneuvered even more easily — saving users time, money and effort, says the company.

First National Forklift Safety Day Highlights Operator Training

June 6, 2014 2:58 pm | by Industrial Truck Association | News | Comments

Properly trained operators mean fewer industrial accidents and a safer work environment. That’s the message the Industrial Truck Association will reinforce at the inaugural National Forklift Safety Day, June 10.       

Hy-Tek Material Handling Expands Cleveland Presence

June 6, 2014 10:18 am | by Hy-Tek Material Handling, Inc. | News | Comments

To better serve customer demand in northern Ohio, Hy-Tek Integrated Systems/Cleveland has added three engineering and sales professionals to its 13-person material handling team.             

America’s Top 4 Forklift Manufacturers And What Makes Them Special

May 8, 2014 4:31 pm | by Tom Reddon, Forklift Specialist, National Forklift Exchange | Articles | Comments

The forklifts made by various manufacturers have differing strengths, depending on the capabilities of each company’s production facilities and the strengths of each company’s designers.              

Compact, Lightweight Reel For Industrial Applications

April 24, 2014 5:08 pm | by Hannay Reels | Product Releases | Comments

The 1000 Series is suitable for power cleaning applications and degreasing as it is capable of dispensing high temperature, high pressure fluids safely, says Hannay Reels. 

U.S. Rules Against Turkey, Mexico In Steel Dispute

April 22, 2014 10:31 am | by Hope Yen, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama's administration on Monday sided with American steel producers in a politically charged international trade dispute, ruling that imported steel reinforcing bar from Mexico and Turkey unfairly undercuts U.S. prices.   

Protecting Workers From Eye Injuries

April 9, 2014 12:30 pm | by The American Academy Of Ophthalmology | Articles | Comments

About 40 percent of eye injuries in the workplace happen in construction, mining, and manufacturing, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. All workplace eye injuries cost an estimated $300 million a year in lost productivity, medical treatment, and worker compensation.

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