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Febraury 11, 2014

INDUSTRY NEWS

New Quick Reference Guides: TVH in the Americas (TVH) is pleased to announce several new additions to our Quick Reference Guide offering. These handy and easy to use guides will help you find products to fit all of your material handling needs. They contain parts references and pictures along with part features and characteristics. In addition, TVH has also redesigned both the Seats and Meteorlite Quick Reference Guides to ensure we are providing you with the most up-to-date information available. TVH has updated the look and information in the guides to include new part additions to our already extensive product offering. Read full article


Brady Explains the Latest OSHA Safety Sign Standard: Brady, a global leader in industrial and safety printing systems and solutions, today announced the launch of its educational resources on the latest OSHA safety sign standard. Under OSHA’s revised signage standards for general industry and construction, published November 6, 2013, organizations can now use either the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) standard from 1967-1968 or from 2011 for safety signage. “By adding the Z535 signs to its existing regulations, OSHA has removed a barrier for facilities to begin using the newer signage... Read full article


World’s Biggest Goliath Gantry Crane featured on the Discovery Channel: Konecranes was recently featured on the Discovery Channel show Innovations with Ed Bagley, Jr. This episode featured a behind-the-scenes look at the design, manufacturing and installation of the Goliath gantry crane for a Brazilian shipyard. Visit Konecrane’s YouTube channel to view the episode. Konecranes has developed a strong reputation for supplying massive Goliath Gantry cranes to more than 60 to shipyards across the globe. “We want to be known as the long-term partner of the world’s leading shipyards, both today and in the future,” said Jussi Rautiainen, General Manager, Shipyard Cranes. Read full article


Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. Announces Its 2014 “Dealers Of Excellence”: Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), a leading manufacturer of forklifts under the Cat® lift trucks, Mitsubishi forklift trucks and Jungheinrich® brands, announced the recipients of its 2014 “Dealers of Excellence” award. These industry-leading dealers were awarded this honor for delivering the highest levels of customer satisfaction in their sales and support operations. "I am proud to recognize this year’s Dealers of Excellence for their commitment to providing our customers with innovative material handling solutions,” said Kent Eudy, executive vice president of sales and marketing, MCFA. Read full article


LiuGong North America Announces Record Breaking Year: LiuGong North America (LGNA), a subsidiary of Guangxi LiuGong Machinery Co. LTD which manufacturers a full-line of construction equipment and material handling solutions, achieves record breaking numbers for 2013 with a positive business outlook for 2014. LiuGong North America closed the year with a record-breaking month in December in the North American market. This achievement brought about a record 4th quarter for the company making 2013 the most profitable year with four consecutive profitable quarters since North American operations began in 2008. Going into 2014, LiuGong is maintaining a positive outlook as they have received a record number of orders going into Q1 2014. Read full article


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EMPLOYMENT

Savety Yellow Products

Regional Sales Manager
10 year old safety products company seeks a detail oriented regional sales manager with great organizational skills to handle national accounts as well as territory sales staff. Based in Chicago, the responsibilities include hiring sales reps in areas where there are openings, traveling each territory and training reps and dealers as well as doing site visits with end users of our products. A marketing background will be an additional advantage.

Must have 2 years minimum experience in sales management and have knowledge of the materials handling industry, preferable within the rack industry.


Contact Dan Gentile at dangentile@save-ty.com  
*No phone calls please

CREAMER'S CORNER

When Is Enough Just About Enough?: When is enough just about enough? That is, when can you determine to replace your machine? 
Is it when your budget on repair parts have doubled or tripled? This, of course, could be one factor. Could it be the age of the sweeper? Yes, it could. Or, how about the hour meter reading? This is a tell-tale sign of usage. Let’s delve into these ideas and explore when to replace. #1 Budget. #2 Age. #3 Hour Meter Reading. Read full article


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PRODUCT PREVIEWS
Stertil-Koni

Analysis Shows “Next Gen” In-ground Vehicle Lift Design Adds Strength, Cuts Installation Costs Up to 25% for Municipalities: As a growing number of municipalities across North America tackle complex construction projects associated with their new vehicle maintenance facilities, in-ground vehicle lift engineers are increasingly focusing on new designs that substantially reduce costs and expedite the construction process, according to vehicle lift leader, Stertil-Koni. “Fueling the change are multiple factors,” noted Dr. Jean Dellamore, president of Stertil-Koni. “The requirements for modernization, cost-savings and compliance with OSHA are also intersecting with the realities of an aging fleet of heavy duty in-ground vehicle lifts that are now reaching the end of their usable lives.” Read full article

Hamilton Caster

Hamilton Caster Designs New Inline Caster for Aerospace Supplier: What began as a simple inquiry for a wheel spawned into a new Hamilton innovation. The end result was a custom engineered all stainless inline caster for a major aerospace part supplier. The aerospace company ordered two of these special casters designed for a clean room environment and each with an impressive carrying capacity of 15,500 lbs. The caster stands 10 1/8” tall and 21” long equipped with two 8 inch diameter by 2.2” inch wide double flanged track wheels. Four 40 millimeter double sealed precision stainless steel ball bearings were press fit into each wheel with 1-1/4 inch axles. The pivot block used axles 1-1/2 inch in diameter. Read full article

Konecranes Konecranes Offers RailQ Crane Runway Survey to Prevent Premature Wear and Save on Repair and Downtime: RailQ uses Konecranes proprietary visualization technology and a remote controlled robot trolley which runs along the rail collecting data via Bluetooth® technology and transferring the data to a Total Station to determine tracking issues and misalignments—critical problems which can potentially lead to accelerated wear, higher costs, and even failure. At the Total Station, survey software processes the data for straightness, span, elevation, and rail-to-rail elevation. The result of RailQ from Konecranes is a precise, reliable runway analysis that provides cost-effective solutions for any rail system of overhead cranes and takes a fraction of the time to conduct as compared to traditional rail surveys. Read full article


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