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May 14, 2013

INDUSTRY NEWS

Plug Power Secures $6.5 Million Strategic Investment From Air Liquide: Plug Power Inc., a leader in providing clean, reliable energy solutions, today announced a $6.5 million (Euro 5 million) strategic investment from its partner Air Liquide, which includes a preferred stock purchase, increased ownership of the companies' HyPulsion joint venture and an engineering services contract. The investment is a significant endorsement of Plug Power's strategy to grow its business of hydrogen fuel cells for forklift trucks and other horizontal markets. The company has seen sales of its GenDrive fuel cells increase by 36 percent in 2012. Read full article

 

Clare HudsonFSIP promotes Clare Hudson to Sales Manager: In April of 2013, FSIP promoted Clare Hudson to Sales Manager. Clare joined FSIP in 2010 as a Sales Associate and in 2012 was promoted to a Dealer Account Manager. In her new role as Sales Manager she will supervise the Sales Associates and continue to oversee and promote the Scrubber Sweeper market for FSIP. FSIP remanufactures controls used on electric and gas-powered vehicles, primarily forklifts, golf carts and aerial lifts. Other platforms include scrubbers/sweepers, NEVs, scooters, mining cars, electric boats and go-karts. FSIP is partnered with many leading OEMs & offers over 6,000 part numbers with superior reliability & turnaround. Read full article

 

Storage Systems Company and Conveyer & Caster - Equipment for Industry Team Up to Form Leading Materials Handling Distribution Firm: Two business have merged to form one of the region’s leading material handling firms. Storage Systems Company (SSC), a leading distributor in the Cincinnati area for nearly half a century, has merged with Conveyer & Caster - Equipment for Industry (CC-EFI), based in Cleveland, Ohio. SSC will be the Storage Systems Division of CC-EFI and the key employees from both companies are remaining with the merged firm. CC-EFI, which has been in business since 1961 in Cleveland, is a third generation, family-owned, solution provider focusing on casters and wheels, power and gravity conveyors, dock and material handling equipment. Read full article


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Graphic Savings Group LLC Announces Company Name Change to GSG Financial LLC: Graphic Savings Group LLC dba GSG Leasing announced that it has completed its company name change to GSG Financial LLC, effective immediately. This change is part of a larger rebranding effort to emphasize the company's commitment to expand its product offering to service its expanding vendor, end user and financial partner base. "The GSG Financial name clearly defines our company focus. Our new name also more accurately reflects our evolution to a financial solutions provider,” said Andrew A. Bender, chief executive officer of GSG Financial. Read full article

 

Jamco Inc. Adds Bulldog Batteries to product lineup: Jamco Inc.has been recently appointed to be the authorized distributor of Bulldog Batteries manufactured in Wabash, Ind. for the Orlando and Florida area. Bulldog's quality, turnaround time and competitive pricing is one of the reasons for Jamco to form this partnership." We at Jamco are excited to be able to offer a full line of Motive Power Industrial and Deep Cycle Golf Cart Batteries, paired with our current extensive line of High Efficiency Eagletronic Chargers as an energy efficient un-beatable combo. At Jamco we continue to advance our line of Opportunity Chargers and this, along with the Bulldog Dealership for the Greater Orlando/Tampa market, will be a natural fit for both companies " said Tim Jamal of Jamco Inc. Read full article

 

LGSTX Services Ground Support Equipment App: Along with Material Handling and Facilities Services, LGSTX also offers Aviation Ground Support Equipment Services. This app was designed to allow aviation professionals the opportunity to browse GSE that LGSTX has available for lease and sale on the go. The exact description associated with the app is as follows: This app allows aviation professionals to quickly and easily browse Aviation Ground Support Equipment (GSE) that LGSTX has available for Lease and Sale. LGSTX GSE is professionally maintained and perfect to supplement current operations or replace failing equipment. Read full article


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Hyster Company Unveiled New Center Rider Lift Truck at 2013 WERC WIRE Show: Hyster Company launched its new LO2.5 center rider lift truck earlier this week at the 2013 Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) WIRE Show. Also on display at the show was the company’s Hyster® Tracker wireless asset management system, introduced earlier this year. “After having introduced Hyster Tracker at ProMat earlier this year, the interest by our customers has been encouraging,” said Jonathan Dawley, president of Hyster Distribution. “The productivity boost through intelligent software combines with the productivity increase from the toughness of our Hyster® trucks, like the LO2.5, to meet our customers’ warehouse lift truck needs.” Read full article

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Konecranes Introduces Its Next-Generation CLX Electric Chain Hoist For Increased Productivity: The new CLX electric chain hoist from Konecranes has been designed and tested to speed up work cycles, enhance safety and extend service life. The new Konecranes CLX Electric Chain Hoist is targeted for manufacturing applications where high-speed load transfers and precise assembly work are required. Currently in capacities of 60 to 2,000 kg (130 to 4,400 lbs) CLX can be paired with workstation cranes, overhead cranes and jib cranes or deployed in an endless variety of fixed configurations. Larger capacities up to 5,000 kg (11,000 lbs) will be available soon. Hailed as the next-generation light lifting device in Konecranes’ current line of proven technologies, CLX is expected to capture significant market share in its segment. Read full article

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