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November 12, 2013


Yale Materials Handling Corporation Takes Home Aurora Award for Exceptional Operator Training Program: Yale Materials Handling Corporation received a 2013 Gold Aurora Award for its premier Handle with Care Operator Training Program – a comprehensive instructional and educational program for lift truck operator training. “The Yale Handle with Care Operator Training Program sets a new standard in training excellence as it not only provides operators with the skills needed for professional lift truck operation, but also promotes a safe work environment,” said Bill Pfleger, president of Yale Distribution. “The 2013 Gold Aurora Award further demonstrates this commitment to our customers and lift truck operators.” Read full article

Associated and Peach State announce merger to create one of the largest Supply Chain Solution Companies in North America: Associated and Peach State Integrated Technologies Inc., both leaders in providing integrated supply chain solutions, announced today that they have reached a definitive agreement for Associated to acquire Peach State. Under the agreement, Peach State will operate as a subsidiary of Associated. The transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2014. Peach State, founded in 1975 and headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a leader in providing supply chain consulting, engineering, and automated material handling solutions that enable retailers, distributors, and manufacturers to get their products to market quickly, efficiently and profitably. Read full article

Baoli Expands Its Portfolio To Warehouse Equipment: Baoli Material Handling Europe launches its first warehouse trucks to the European market offering these models in addition to its forklift trucks from 1 to 10 tons load capacity. The electric pallet truck Baoli EP20 with 2 tons capacity as well as the stacker truck Baoli ES15 with 1,5 ton capacity are now available for Baoli distributors across Europe. For reliable transporting and storage in warehouses both trucks are equipped with AC motors and controllers, which ensure efficient operation as well as low cost maintenance. For practical manoeuvrability even in narrow aisles, the German-made tiller is placed in the middle of the compact chassis of Baoli EP20 and Baoli ES15. All control elements are integrated in the tiller, which offers comfortable operation for right- as well as for left-handed users.  Read full article

Shuttlelift Targets Energy Industry With Its Rubber-Tired, Mobile Gantry Cranes: Shuttlelift, a longtime Wisconsin-based manufacturer of rubber-tired, mobile gantry cranes, has been steadily making inroads with the energy industry. According to Kurt Minten, Shuttlelift’s director of industrial sales, operations managers are quickly learning that these cranes are ideally suited to the tasks at hand. Traditionally, companies in the energy market have used conventional lifting methods such as boom cranes, reach stackers and forklifts. According to Minten, all of these methods have two major drawbacks: stability concerns, and the ability of the operator to understand a load chart. Stability accidents can be serious for the operator, and it can be costly to repair equipment and replace a damaged load. Read full article

LiuGong announces new dealer Casa Rivero, S.A. DE C.V.: LiuGong North America is pleased to announce that Casa Rivero, S.A. DE C.V. has joined the LiuGong dealer network for forklifts and construction equipment. Casa Rivero, S.A. DE C.V., located in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, is a privately owned company. They have offices in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon and an exhibition in Santa Catarina, with plans to open branches in Tampico and Reynosa. “We chose LiuGong because we firmly believe that it is a solid company, on of the largest in Asia, with the best quality machines. Its products are manufactured under the strictest quality standards,” says Carlos Rivero, President and owner of Casa Rivero. Read full article

Solid Equipment Planning Saves Contractor Money: Thanks to ALL Erection & Crane Rental’s good advice, the iCON Building and Maintenance Company, LLC was able to shave weeks off a job, saving money and thrilling the client. iCON, which was tasked with the building of a new 234,000-square-foot warehouse in Ashland, Ohio, had initially inquired about renting a less expensive 40-USt rough terrain crane. As a repeat customer who’d always been happy with ALL, iCON was amenable to the possibility of pairing a larger, 50-USt capacity RT crane with an MEC Titan Boom™ 40-S self-propelled boom lift. The Titan offers a 4,000-pound capacity (four riders plus a 3,000-pound load), 40-foot extension capability, 8 x 22-foot platform, and three steering modes: 2-wheel, 4-wheel, and crab steer. The MEC Titan Boom™ 40-S easily outperforms even the largest rough terrain scissor lift. Read full article

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Effective and Efficient:  Managing your service department is probably the most dynamic piece in the dealership. There are many moving parts and communication with other departments is key. It’s important to take some time to develop and work toward servicing your customers efficiently and effectively. This can be accomplished by changes to your dispatching or even how you stock parts on vans. However, it still comes back to communication to make sure things are happening the way you need them to. Dispatching How you dispatch calls is critical to how you take care of customers and how quickly you can get equipment back up and running. The first thing to look at is what technology you already have that can allow you to dispatch more effectively. Read full article


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Kelley® HULK® Series Zero Lift Provides a Level Interface for Ground Level Loading: The HULK® Series Zero Lift is designed to lift palleted materials from ground level to an ergonomic working height without the need of a fork lift or other heavy equipment. The lift lowers to ground level for easy loading of wheeled carts or pallets with just a pallet jack and provides users with a cost-effective and ergonomic solution to increase safety and overall operational efficiency. The HULK Zero Lift offers a versatile solution for safely lifting items inside your facility and by bringing the work to the worker, lift tables not only increase a factory's productivity, they reduce worker fatigue and drastically decrease the risk of serious back injuries and damaged goods that can result from using a fork lift in tight areas.  Read full article


New EDGE® Low Profile Snow Pushes: CEAttachments, Inc., a global supplier of attachments and accessories for compact equipment, announces new EDGE Low Profile Snow Push attachments for skid steer and track loaders. The EDGE Low Profile Snow Pushes have been re-engineered for more efficient and reliable performance in moving snow, flood wastewater, manure or other materials. These new Low Profile Snow Pushes are designed with lower endplates, decreasing the overall height of the pusher to only 25.7 inches and providing greater visibility for operators. The strength of these new endplates have also been significantly increased by angling the cross brace to the lower corner.  Read full article

quantum_pp_nov13.jpg Quantum’s Black Wire Shelving In Big Demand!: By popular demand, Quantum Storage Systems is now stocking black wire shelving. “We had a lot of customers coming to us for this product,” said Ed Granger, Director of Sales for Quantum. “We knew they had to get it somewhere and we just preferred they buy it from us.” Quantum’s black wire shelving has a black epoxy finish which uses a low cost process in which the raw metal is treated with an iron phosphate. The black epoxy is then electrostatically applied, baked and cured to a hard surface. Quantum currently offers eight different shelf sizes and four post heights. “If customer demand warrants us stocking more sizes, we certainly will. We are striving to have the largest volume of wire shelving in stock, and in more places,” he added.  Read full article

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