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March 25, 2014

INDUSTRY NEWS Announces Growth From 2013: announces 45% growth from 2012 into 2013 and they have just received a Blue Ribbon Small Business Award as well as an inclusion in the MSPmentor 250 list. was among the award recipients picked from a "record number of applicants" across the country, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which announced the winners this week. The Blue Ribbon program recognizes small businesses that have demonstrated "exceptional business practices" in areas including strategic planning, employee development, community involvement and customer service, the organization said. The MSPmentor 250 list honors the world's top managed services provider (MSP) executives, entrepreneurs and experts. The list is based on their annual global readership survey plus MSPmentor's daily coverage of the managed services market. Read full article

Rental store attendance at The Rental Show 2014 up nearly 5 percent: With increasing momentum and continued confidence for the year ahead, buyers helped fuel more enthusiasm this year on the exhibit floor at The Rental Show 2014 in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 9-12.Anticipation had been building, as the trade show floor had been sold out for the second straight year. The trade show included more than 675 exhibitors — an increase of 10 percent over 2013 — with more than 80 companies brand-new to The Rental Show.That enthusiasm also was reflected by the final attendance in Orlando, as the show marked its fifth consecutive year of increased growth in both the number of rental businesses represented and total attendees. Rental store attendance increased nearly 5 percent over 2013, with attendees traveling from 43 countries to the 58th edition of The Rental Show, the world's largest equipment rental-specific convention and trade show in the world organized by the American Rental Association (ARA). Read full article


Catavolt's Enterprise Mobility Platform for Supply Chain Showcased at MODEX 2014:
Catavolt, Inc. showcased its agile mobile app development platform at MODEX 2014, which is finding wide acceptance across multiple facets of the supply and demand chains at a wide variety of organizations across the world. Catavolt's patented mobile enterprise technology platform is designed to meet the requirements of a wide range of roles typically found in the supply chain process, including executive management, supply chain management, quality management, and business analysts. With mobile apps in the hands of operators, supply chain organizations are finding new opportunities to accelerate the drive toward operational excellence. Read full article

Yale Recognizes Top Performing Dealers with Dealer of Excellence Award: Yale Materials Handling Corporation recognized it's top performing Yale® dealers today with its 2013 Dealer of Excellence awards. The awards are based on the dealers' industry-leading level of business performance and overall service to their materials handling customers. An awards celebration is planned for March 23, in Marana, Ariz., where Yale will officially present the awards in recognition of the dealers' achievements. Yale has now been honoring its top dealers with the Yale Dealer of Excellence Program for 20 years. "The Yale Dealer of Excellence Program highlights dealers that most clearly demonstrate Yale service," said Chuck Pascarelli, president of sales and marketing. "Our dealers serve the customer and exceed expectations through building long-term relationships and providing solutions to a wide range of material handling challenges, making our dealers a valuable and an integral part of Yale's success." Read full article

Hyster Company Names Dealer of Distinction Award Winners for 20th Year: Hyster Company announced its 2013 Dealer of Distinction award recipients today. The 13 top performing Hyster® dealers were chosen for the award based on a range of criteria that enables them to deliver industry-leading materials handling support to their customers. Hyster will honor these top-performing dealers at an awards celebration in Marana, Ariz., on March 20. This is the 20th year that the Hyster Dealer of Distinction Program has recognized its highest achievers. Read full article

GuardRFID and Focus FS partner to deliver Personnel Safety and Accountability solutions: Guard RFID Solutions Inc. of Vancouver, BC and Focus FS of St. John’s, NL have partnered to deliver a unique solution for one of Newfoundland’s offshore oil and gas projects. This innovative system enables accurate tracking and location of tagged personnel for real-time visibility in the event of an emergency incident. The system also supports the tracking and management of materials - such as equipment and tools - which reduces the time required to locate them, assists with maintenance schedules, and prevents loss. This Personnel Safety solution, provided by Focus FS, is the first solution of its kind to be implemented in the Newfoundland offshore oil & gas industry. Read full article

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nms_logo_jan14.png National Maintenance Services (NMS) is looking to add to our staff of Full Time Lift Truck Mechanics, to meet the demands of our growing business. Employee must be able to inspect, troubleshoot, diagnose, repair and maintain all makes and models of material handling equipment.

Immediate openings in:

  • Accomac, VA
  • Topeka, KS 
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Danville, VA 
  • Washington, IN
  • Oakland, CA
  • Dothan, AL

We are looking for dependable employees who possess the following skills and qualities:

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in repair and maintenance of material handling equipment.
  • ICE & Electric Follows all safety procedures in performing work, as well as company policies Able to work independently.
  • Able to manage time effectively, as well as complete service reports, timecards and parts ordering.
  • Communicate well with customers.
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)

NMS offers:
401(k), Health Benefits, Paid Vacation, Boot Allowance and Uniforms. We have good working conditions. Wages are based on the individual’s skills and experience. *We conduct background checks and drug testing on all applicants.

Please Submit Resumes to:
Email -
Fax - 419.422.7457

*Please specify which location you are applying for in the Subject Line.


Become the Exception: Practice. Practice. Practice: I was watching the Olympic Ice Skating Woman's Short Program the other night when it dawned on me. As pretty as these ladies skated, and as perfect each jump appeared, I realized that this did not all come about by accident. Prior to prime time coverage of this event there were countless hours of grueling, boring, repetitive, painful, joyless skating in empty ice rinks somewhere just south of who knows where. Day after day ... week after week ... month after month ... and year after year the practice sessions were scheduled and implemented with one destination in mind ... for one minute. They skate their routines over and over and over again until they probably want to become sick ... and tired. Read full article

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Industrial Wheel & Caster Innovation: Caster Concepts has developed an exciting new motion solution — the TWERGO™ wheel (Multiple Wheel Ergonomic). Designed for a wide variety of industrial applications, casters that utilize TWERGO wheels provide easier movement of loaded carts or vehicles. The TWERGO wheel and caster is a new concept that embodies all the necessities required of an industrial caster. TWERGO's unique tread minimizes friction and eliminates scrubbing and sliding when turning, while providing the impact resistance of normal wheels. Read full article


New Analysis Shows Use of High Lift Wheel Dolly Reduces Fleet Maintenance Injuries by Up to 45% and Increases Alignment Precision: As pressure mounts in transit agencies and heavy duty truck maintenances facilities throughout North America to improve efficiency and reduce workplace hazards, one relatively low tech and unsung hero has emerged — the high lift wheel dolly. According to a recent industry overview by heavy duty vehicle lift leader, Stertil-Koni, the high lift wheel dolly delivers two essential advantages in today's modern, fleet maintenance shop. Read full article


Pettibone Introduces Cary-Lift 154: The new Pettibone Cary-Lift 154 delivers the traditional load handling benefits of the Cary-Lift product line, while introducing new performance benchmarks to meet the evolving needs of end users. Featuring a cost reduced, streamlined redesign and enhanced operator comfort, the 154 offers simplified maintenance and more productivity in a variety of material handling applications. The new 154 retains Pettibone's unique overhead lift arm design, giving the operator full front visibility when lifting, placing or transporting loads. A sloped engine compartment improves line of sight to the rear as well. The addition of wider lift arms and front balers provides greater load stability, while hydraulic frame sway control continues the Cary-Lift's heritage of exceptional load manipulation. A quick attach system increases the machin'’s versatility, with fork frames, pipe and pole balers, log balers and scrap balers all available as attachments. Read full article

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