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October 23, 2013

INDUSTRY NEWS

Daifuku Webb Holding Company Completes Acquisition of Wynright Corporation: Daifuku Webb Holding Company (Daifuku Webb), a subsidiary of Daifuku Co., Ltd., announced it has completed the acquisition of Wynright Corporation (Wynright), which is headquartered in Elk Grove, Ill. Wynright will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daifuku Webb. Wynright is a leading integrator and provider of intelligent material handling systems. “Wynright’s dedication to providing the best service and products to its customers will be a huge asset to the Daifuku Webb family,” said Brian Stewart, Chairman, President & CEO of Daifuku Webb Holding Company. Read full article


Larson Electronics Infrared LED Lights to Appear in Warner Brothers New Film “Run All Night”: Industrial lighting equipment leader Larson Electronics has experienced significant expansion into the film entertainment industry and has again been chosen to supply its extreme duty line of LED lighting products for cinematic use in a major film production. The new Warner Brothers crime drama ‘Run All Night’, starring Liam Neeson and Ed Harris, will begin filming soon and production crews for the film have chosen Larson Electronics’ line of extreme duty LEDLB-24E-IR-S-940 Infrared LED Lights for use in on set filming. Read full article


stertil-koni_indnews_oct13.jpgStertil-Koni Launches New Website Specifically to Serve the U.S. Military: Stertil-Koni, the leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts -- notably bus lifts and truck lifts -- today announced the launch of a new website, www.SKMilitary.com, specifically designed to deliver enhanced service to members of the U.S. Military around the world. In making today’s announcement, company president, Dr. Jean DellAmore, stated, “Stertil-Koni proudly supports the U.S. Military by delivering award-winning, high-performance li¬fting systems ideally suited for servicing light, medium and heavy tactical vehicles. Read full article


Tompkins International Forecasts Aggressive Growth in 3PL Market: Tompkins International experts recently reviewed the 3PL industry for 2013 and agree that it is growing at a faster rate than gross domestic product (GDP). However, Tompkins anticipates more aggressive growth than the 6 percent cited by other sources. “Global GDP is expected to expand by 2.2% and less than 2% in the U.S.,” says Valerie Bonebrake, Senior Vice President, Tompkins International. “Tompkins believes 3PL growth will be three to four times GDP, or 7 to 10 percent for 2013.” What is driving this growth? Read full article


DAP Technologies Partners with Omni-ID to Produce First Rugged Tablet with Both Active and Passive RFID Reader Capability: Auto-identification technology leaders DAP Technologies, a unit of Roper Industries, and Omni-ID, today the launch of a new series of mobile tablets that incorporate both active and passive radio frequency identification (RFID) reader capabilities – an industry first. Because most companies use a combination of auto-identification technologies incorporating both passive and active RFID tagging to track and locate assets, they have been forced to use multiple types of readers to facilitate this process. Now, with the integration of both active and passive RFID technology on a rugged device suitable for harsh environments. Read full article


IBS Business Suite 2014 Untangles Supply Chain Complexities for Mid-Tier, Distribution-Intensive Companies: International Business Systems (IBS), a global leading integrated ERP and supply chain provider, today announced IBS Business Suite 2014, an integrated and synchronized set of software solutions designed specifically to help mid-tier, distribution-intensive companies improve their end-to-end supply chain operations. Each component of IBS Business Suite 2014 was originally developed as a stand-alone solution for a specific aspect of the supply chain, such as Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), Warehouse Management (WM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Read full article


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New IRON HORSE Lift Truck Polyurethane Press On’s from DuraStar Caster: Having manufactured polyurethane tires since 1985 for companies like Toyota Lift Trucks and Bishamon Material Handling Equipment, DuraStar Caster and Wheel is now proud to bring the IRONHORSE brand of polyurethane press on tires for AC driven lift trucks direct to the North American market. Available in many sizes in both 85A and 93A durometers, these tires are engineered for greater load capacities and extended service life over rubber tires in the most severe applications. Optimized polyurethane to steel adhesion eliminates bond failures and we offer a three year product warranty from date of purchase. Read full article

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Mustang Introduces Tier IV Certified Vertical-Lift Skid Steer Loaders in North America: The all-new 2700V NXT2 and 3300V NXT2 vertical-lift skid steer loaders offer Tier IV-certified Yanmar 72 hp diesel engines, meeting emissions regulations through the utilization of proven engine technology. Answering the demands of equipment users, the new generation of vertical-lift skid steer loaders offers a selectable self-leveling option and upgraded cab. The 2700V NXT2 and 3300V NXT2 vertical-lift skid steer loaders fall into the large-frame category. The rated operating capacity on the 2700V NXT2 is 2,700 pounds and on the 3300V NXT2 is 3,300 pounds. Read full article

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