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September 24, 2013

INDUSTRY NEWS

Blue Giant Announces Strategic Partnership with MacroAir: Blue Giant Equipment Corporation is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with MacroAir, pioneers of the HVLS fan industry. Under the new arrangement, Blue Giant will be selling HVLS fans under the brand name MacroAir by Blue Giant. “We are very enthusiastic about this opportunity,” says Jeff Miller, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Blue Giant. “MacroAir’s premium quality industrial fans are a powerful addition to the Blue Giant expanding portfolio of innovative loading dock products.”  Read full article


UCH Logistics replaces complete forklift fleet and moves to Baoli: Baoli dealer Neckar Forklifts won a long term hire agreement with UCH Logistics Ltd and delivered in July 2013 in total 18 counterbalanced forklifts to their two warehouse yards close to London Heathrow Airport. Under contract are 15 new Baoli gas and diesel trucks from 2.5 to 7 ton and three refurbished trucks, which replace the complete forklift fleet, as well as services and support. UCH Logistics is specialized on transport services to the airfreight industry offering next day and same day deliveries to their customers. Read full article


Hannibal Industries’ Tuberack Goes Global: Hannibal Industries announced that global demand for its patent pending TubeRack product has led to penetrating the material handling markets in Saudi Arabia and Thailand. Hannibal Industries has ramped up TubeRack production at their Los Angeles steel mills to meet growing demand for this industry-leading product. “The recent orders in Saudi Arabia and Thailand are a testament to TubeRack’s advantages over conventional racking systems. Hannibal Industries is proud to have innovated the rack market by creating the one-of-a-kind TubeRack product,” said Hannibal Industries’ Vice President Steve Rogers. Read full article


Wynright Launches New Wynsoft™ Software for Material Handling: Wynright Corporation, a leading independent, U.S.-based provider of intelligent material handling systems, announced the launch of its new web-based Wynsoft™ software suite. The modular, layered software solution is the first to bridge the gap effectively between traditional warehouse control systems (WCS) designed to direct real-time activities in the warehouse or distribution center (DC) and warehouse management systems (WMS) or ERP systems that control the overall operation.  Read full article


New CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 ‘Young Leaders’ event recognizes future industry leaders: CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 will host the inaugural CONEXPO-CON/AGG Young Leaders Event, which will bring together up-and-coming industry leaders to share ideas and build relationships for the future. The event features a luncheon with keynote speaker. Contractors, producers, fleet managers, distributors and others involved in the construction industries who are under 40 years old are encouraged to participate; it’s also an ideal opportunity for companies to spotlight their emerging leaders.  Read full article


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BUSINESS PROFILES

“Save”ty Yellow Products – Celebrating 10 Years: With every order that leaves “Save”ty Yellow Products, Dan Gentile sends a letter that asks for a rating on the product and delivery, everything from the attitude of the driver to the condition of the packaging on arrival. If the rating is not a 9 or 10 in each category, Gentile asks that he be called personally. “I get two or three calls a year,” said Gentile, the founder, owner and president of “Save”ty Yellow Products. The company, with offices in West Chicago and its factory in Rockford, Ill., makes and sells “safety products to protect employees, facility, products and machinery from impact by forklifts,” its website said. Read full article


Benko Products Announces Its Thirty Year Anniversary: Benko Products, Inc., a leading innovator in material handling and safety products, announces its thirty year anniversary this October. For thirty years Benko Products has invented, designed and manufactured industrial drum warming ovens, tank truck and railcar access and fall protection equipment, mezzanine safety gates, hazmat storage buildings and various other industrial products. Benko Products has made the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America seven times including this year. Benko Products, Inc. is the result of one man’s vision: A vision to provide the highest engineered products at affordable prices. Read full article


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PRODUCT PREVIEWS

Trelleborg Wheel Systems increases range to include large OTR solid tires: Trelleborg Wheel Systems, market leader in industrial tires, announces plans for the global roll out of its Brawler range of large off-the-road solid tires. The Brawler range includes specialist tires for the most demanding environments of waste, recycling and underground mining. The range perfectly complements Trelleborg’s existing range of premium tires for materials handling applications and develops the company’s already successful presence in the construction segment. Roberto Zampieri, Construction Business Development Manager Europe for Trelleborg Wheel Systems, Industrial Tires, says: “Brawler is particularly suited to the waste and recycling industries. Many customers in these industries are making the switch from either pneumatics or foam filled pneumatics to solid tires on large applications. Read full article

quantum_pp_sept13.jpg Yale Launches High-Capacity, Zero-Emissions Electric Lift Truck Series Built for Customer: Yale Materials Handling Corporation has launched the new Yale® ERP080-100VM electric-powered lift truck series in the North American market. Built to exceed customer expectations, the sit-down, electric-powered, pneumatic tire lift truck series is available in 8,000, 9,000 and 10,000 pound models, and offers an environmentally friendly option for industries that have historically been powered by internal combustion engines (ICE). “For tackling both indoor and outdoor applications that require high-lifting capacities while producing zero emissions, this electric truck fits the ticket,” said Bill Pfleger, president of Yale Distribution. Read full article


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