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05-27-2014

Network News: Vallée unveils new lift trucks, E-Z-GO Acquires TUG


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May 27, 2014

INDUSTRY NEWS

3 surprising things you may not know about Social Security: Despite the fact that almost every working adult (and teenager) pays into Social Security, and that millions of us count on it for at least part — if not all — of our retirement income, there’s a lot Americans don’t know about their public financial safety net. “Do you know how much money comes out of your paycheck each week to go into the Old Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund?” asks Allen Smith, professor emeritus of economics at Eastern Illinois University and author of “SOCIAL SECURITY: Will It Be There For You?”. It’s important for Americans to learn about the Social Security system long before they’re thinking about retiring, Smith says. Read full article

E-Z-GO® Acquires TUG Technologies Corporation: E-Z-GO®, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has acquired TUG Technologies Corporation, a leading manufacturer of ground support equipment in the aviation industry. TUG Technologies Corporation, based in Kennesaw, Georgia, manufactures ground support equipment servicing airlines, air-freight companies, ground handlers, government agencies and airports worldwide. TUG’s extensive product line includes cargo tractors, belt loaders, tow tractors, pushback vehicles, air-starts, ground power units, and mobile heating and air-conditioning units. Read full article

Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp. Awarded Excalibur Dealer Award:
Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp. has been awarded the Excalibur Dealer Award from Steel King Industries Inc. of Stevens Point, WI for 2013. Steel King is a provider of steel storage rack systems, mezzanines, guardrails and other storage and safety related products. Jay Anderson, Steel King President said "working so closely with Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp. has allowed us to develop a 20 year relationship with their sales department and field reps. This relationship has helped us to learn what their customer’s needs are and then develop solutions that best meet those needs." Read full article

I.D. Systems Receives Order from Channel Partner to Deploy Wireless Vehicle Management System: I.D. Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDSY), a leading provider of wireless M2M asset management solutions, has received a purchase order valued at approximately $200,000 from Southeast Industrial Equipment, Inc., one of the largest dealers of material handling equipment in the southeast United States. The order is for initial deployment of I.D. Systems’ PowerBox™ wireless vehicle management system (VMS) on a fleet of lift trucks in a manufacturing plant of one of the world’s leading appliance manufacturers, a new end user of I.D. Systems’ solutions. Read full article

New Partnership between Habasit America and Crown Plastics: Habasit is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with Crown Plastics. Habasit America and Crown Plastics have joined forces to supply the Durasurf™ STS product within the Materials Handling and Airport industries. Habasit will be the exclusive distributor of this revolutionary product. The combination of Habasit’s strong relationships within these industries and Crown Plastics superior product, the partnership melds together seamlessly. Read full article

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BUSINESS PROFILE



Applied Plastics Co., Inc. Celebrates 60Th Anniversary In Business: Applied Plastics Co., Inc., one of the original licensed applicators of DuPont Teflon® finishes in the country is celebrating their 60th anniversary. Founded in 1954 by Frank Ring, the firm specializes in supplying hypotubes and forming mandrels to medical manufacturers and in applying DuPont Teflon® finishes and other functional coatings for other industries by using many different methods, depending upon the application. Applied Plastics Co., Inc. is a family business whose president, David Ring started working there 40 years ago while attending college. Read full article

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PRODUCT PREVIEWS

Sovella Concept Workstations Maximize Performance and Productivity: Work is not always confined to a single workstation and tools must be moved around accordingly. Each task is different and requires dedicated tools. Sovella trolleys and carts are ideal for this situation and significantly increase productivity up to 30%. Sovella offers a wide range of trolleys and carts, designed for many different uses and work requirements. Light-duty trolleys provide an additional ergonomic workspace and mobile storage option for lighter loads, while heavy-duty trolleys can withstand weights up to 1320 lbs! All trolleys can be customized from a range of accessories, including bins, drawers, shelves, and tool panels. Trolleys come equipped with 2 locking and 2 non-locking casters. ESD trolley versions are also available. Read full article

Vallée unveils new lift trucks that expand its wide range of material handling equipment: Vallée Inc., a Canadian company specialized in the design and manufacturing of lift trucks and industrial equipment, has unveiled yesterday to clients and the media two new lift trucks. The first one is an addition to its Compact Rigid Chassis Series while the second complements its Heavy Series. The new 2CR18C two-wheel drive rigid-chassis lift truck is a very robust and compact material handling vehicle. Easy to handle, it can squeeze into small places and can lift loads up to 18,000 lb. It has a robust steering axle, full-view cab with overhead window, high-visibility mast, and its cab and engine hood can be completely removed for ease of service. This new lift truck was designed to meet the specific requirements of foundries. Read full article

Herkules New, Low Operating Cost Ceiling Fans: Herkules Equipment Corporation introduces a new light-weight, quiet, and cost efficient ceiling fan for cooling large warehouse and manufacturing facilities. The vertical, tri- pole mount ceiling fan improves air movement, reaching over 300 feet away, efficiently cooling a large working area. Developed to fulfill a common demand, Herkules Ceiling Fans’ unique motor and blade design consumes a small amount of energy, just 500 watts at full power. Add to that, the very competitive purchase price, and Herkules ceiling fans offer any facility long term savings. Read full article

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