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June 25, 2013


WD-40 Specialist Line Expands With Three New Specialty Products To Help Trade And Industrial Professionals Get Their Jobs Done: To continue to meet the needs of trade and industrial professionals, WD-40 Company is adding three new products to its WD-40® Specialist® line – a Dirt & Dust Resistant Dry Lube, Machine & Engine Degreaser and Electrical Contact Cleaner Spray. Developed at the WD-40 Company Research and Development Center, all of the new WD-40 Specialist products are 50-state VOC compliant and have proven more effective in key performance areas than leading competitors in American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) and other industry accepted testing methods. Read full article

Steril KoniJay Leno’s Garage Features Proper Use of Heavy Duty Vehicle Lifts from Stertil-Koni: When it comes to lifting heavy duty vehicles in Jay Leno’s Garage, there’s one product that’s always up to the task — wireless mobile column lifts from Stertil-Koni. As Jay and his team know well, they’re all about performance and safety. No external power source is required to operate, no interconnecting cables necessary and hence no risk of tripping – all with minimal set up time and maximum access to the vehicle. And, a set of four -- ST 1082 Wireless Mobile Column Lifts -- like the ones featured in the latest episode of Jay’s Leno’s Garage, can lift up to 72,000 lbs. Read full article

FSIP Announces Training Classes: FSIP has announced the dates of two upcoming training class sessions for the Fall of 2013. A three day basic service school session for forklift technicians will be held October 16th through 18th in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, from 8:00am to 4:30pm. This class prepares students with knowledge in basic electronics, motor control theory, panel components, GE SCR controls & troubleshooting, and GE & Curtis transistorized controls & troubleshooting. Read full article

New 45-Seconds Video: Emerging Leaders Conference 2013: Want to give your career a power boost this summer? New from MHEDA and MHI is a fun, insightful and value-filled one-day conference that will take place in the heart of Chicago. This is “Not Your Father’s Conference.” We promise you a fast moving schedule designed to navigate the issues you face every day: managing time, managing people and managing yourself. Gain access to real-world leadership tools, meet with other material handling professionals and challenge yourself to become a leader in your organization. Read full article

LiuGongLiuGong Announces Lift Truck Supply as New Forklift Dealer in Texas: LiuGong Construction Machinery N.A. LLC, headquartered in Katy, Texas, is pleased to announce that Lift Truck Supply, Inc. has recently joined them as a new forklift dealer in Texas, USA. Lift Truck Supply has been serving East and Central Texas material handling needs for over 30 years from their headquarters in Tyler and their full service branch in Temple. Their 50 employees have been factory trained to support LiuGong forklift distribution and service ranging from Austin to Texarkana, including Waco and Shreveport, LA. Read full article

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New Customized Jib Crane Motorization Systems Provide Ergonomic Answer to Worker Back Injuries: New higher capacity Roto-Mate™ Jib Crane Motorization Kits have been announced by The David Round Company. The kits are employed to provide powered rotation to either existing or new wall-mounted or freestanding jib cranes with up to 10 ton loads. By providing motorized rotation, the Roto-Mate kit can reduce or eliminate injuries resulting from workers trying to either start or stop the motion of a swinging crane, a significant source of strains and back injuries. The 10 ton version of the Roto-Mate is a customized product, based on the highly successful smaller capacity units. Read full article


Maintenance Kits for Baker/Linde: TVH is pleased to announce that we now carry maintenance kits for Baker/Linde forklifts. These convenient kits will save you time when it comes to taking care of your equipment. We all know that proper and timely maintenance is the way to get the most out of industrial equipment. These kits allow the technician to have everything on-hand to perform the factory recommended maintenance and repair procedures. No more guessing if you have everything you need, our kits are an exact match of the OEM maintenance kits. Read full article

southworth_pp_jun13.jpg Hand Pallet Truck Accessible Palletizer Makes Loading Easier Than Ever: The PalletPal Roll-In™ Level Loader from Southworth is a manual palletizer that makes loading and unloading full pallets easier than ever. Thanks to its unique low-profile, open-ended platform, the Roll-In allows the forks of an ordinary hand pallet truck to literally roll into it, in between the platform’s outer beams and a center support beam, while the pallet ends up on top of the scissor-lift platform. This innovative design, which accommodates loads on any open-bottom pallet or skid, ensures that the load is evenly placed when the hand truck is lowered and rolled away. Read full article

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