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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...

Paper And Packaging Prices On The Rise

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

IBISWorld anticipates rising prices for wood pulp...

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...

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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.                           

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.                                

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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.       

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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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Scissor Deck Maintenance Stands

April 9, 2014 10:22 am | by Easy Access Industrial Design, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Scissor Decks may be joined together in line or on 90 degree angles for wraparound maintenance applications.

Columbus McKinnon Releases RFID To Simplify Inspection Process

April 3, 2014 4:04 pm | by Columbus McKinnon | Product Releases | Comments

When integrated with a complete inventory and inspection management system, CM Smart ID can enable faster inventory tracking and serialization, more efficient safety inspections, and improved inventory and inspection data accuracy, says the company.

Hannibal Industries Now Offers Dual-Pallet Handling

April 1, 2014 2:55 pm | by Hannibal Industries | Product Releases | Comments

The new partnership with Twinlode introduces a double-wide design that allows loading or unloading two pallets during one given time while reducing handling costs and trimming warehouse expenses.

New Walkie Pallet Truck

March 28, 2014 3:43 pm | by Yale Material Handling Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The new walkie is designed to increase efficiency and productivity through exceptional operator comfort and innovative performance-enhancing features, says the company.

Bishop Lifting Products Acquires Delta Rigging & Tools

March 27, 2014 4:01 pm | by Bishop Lifting Products | News | Comments

The combined company will go to market under the brands Bishop Lifting Products, Delta Rigging & Tools, Delta Rentals & Rigging, and Morgan City Rentals. The company currently operates 23 branches.         

Floor To Ceiling Storage Solution

March 21, 2014 9:47 am | by Vidmar | Product Releases | Comments

A custom-configured combination of industrial-strength shelves, drawers, roll-out trays, and doors accomodate large and small parts alike by utilizing every cubic inch of available space.

ARPAC Acquires Lambert Material Handling

March 13, 2014 3:48 pm | by ARPAC | News | Comments

Lambert has been an industry leader and manufacturer of conventional palletizers for over 66 years, introducing the first automatic palletizer to the North American market in 1948.            

Workstation Accessories Provide Increased Functionality

March 5, 2014 8:00 am | by Sovella | Product Releases | Comments

The purpose of a workstation determines its basic requirements and accessories. Sovella workstations use a basic slotted upright element for accessorizing the table.

Columbus McKinnon Completes Acquisition Of Unified Industries

March 3, 2014 9:40 am | by Columbus McKinnon | News | Comments

Unified designs, manufacturers, and markets overhead light rail workstations primarily used in automotive and other industrial applications.                   

New Standard Features For Platinum II & GO4 Lift Truck Lines

February 21, 2014 9:53 am | by UniCarriers Amercias Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

With these new standard features, UniCarriers Americas has added a welded assist grip to the right-hand front pillar on most Platinum models.

Grainger CEO: 'The Battle For Great People Is Just Getting Started'

February 12, 2014 11:09 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Blogs | Comments

In a media roundtable at this week's Grainger Show, CEO Jim Ryan addressed multiple topics including Grainger's position in the eCommerce space, it's evolving agenda surrounding safety, and the skills gap. Here are the key highlights from this discussion.

Heavy Duty Electric Vehicle With American Made Curtis Cab

January 15, 2014 10:41 am | by STAR EV | Product Releases | Comments

The Curtis built cab features quick release removable doors, heavy gauge powder-coated steel construction and it has a salt test rating of 400 hours for maximum rust prevention.

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