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Robotics startup lands $20 million for grocery fulfillment system
CommonSense Robotics plans to open automated facilities in U.S. cities this year, firm says.
Pallets as social commentary
Museum installation featuring pallet-based sculptures illustrates the declining role of physical labor.
UPS gets its funny on
Got the wintertime blues? These tweets from UPS (yes, that UPS) will have you laughing out loud.
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The damage is (no longer) done
Complaints about product damage led food and beverage maker Jel Sert to seek out a sturdier shipping platform. A switch to CHEP's pooled half pallets brought an end to the problem.
Goldman Sachs unit sees gold in roaring U.S. industrial property space
Unit focusing on last-mile fulfillment, delivery in urban areas.
Bee Sweet Citrus juices up its packing operations
As business blossomed, the California citrus packer began experiencing bottlenecks in its packing operations. A sophisticated automated palletizing system cleared the jam.
Sealed Air annual contest to pick newest Bubble Wrap design
Bubble Wrap ballot options include four patterns: Toy box, veggie patch, fresh leaves, and awareness ribbon. Contest ends February 5.
Joint venture including Goldman Sachs unit to build first multilevel DC on East Coast
Three-story Brooklyn project seen as vanguard of new era in industrial development.
Safety first: Interview with J. Scott Bicksler
Keeping people safe has been the focus of Scott Bicksler's career, first in the U.S. Army and now with a national temporary staffing agency.
Convenient distribution
A Swiss grocer doubles down on efficiency by filling orders for convenience stores and supermarkets from a single DC.

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