Industry Announcements

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  • Dwight Crawley, the chief financial officer for Kenco—a provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment—will make key presentations at upcoming events for executive leaders and management accountants.

    On March 19, Crawley will be a featured speaker at "Leadership Excellence, Organizational Success," a global leadership summit sponsored by Innovation Enterprise. Then on April 23, he will present at the Carolinas Council of the Institute of Management Accountants 2015 Annual Spring Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC.

    More information here. (March 4, 2015) | permalink
  • The positive outlook for North American industrial real estate continues, according to Cushman & Wakefield's newly released 2015-2017 Industrial Real Estate Forecast. And the connections and interdependence among the economies of the United States, Canada and Mexico reflect in how closely their markets are trending, with key sectors like e-commerce, manufacturing, technology and energy fueling progress across the board.

    More information here. (March 4, 2015) | permalink
  • Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp. has been awarded the MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Status for 2015 in a program from the industry's trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association). To be among the less than 5 percent of the association's membership earning the award, Wisconsin Lift Truck successfully demonstrated a commitment to business excellence, professionalism, and good stewardship. MVP status requires a company's commitment to excellence in industry relations, customer relations, peer-to-peer networking, education for employees, and best practices.

    This is the fourth consecutive year that Wisconsin Lift Truck has been awarded MVP status. To qualify, the company was required to provide evidence of their commitment to their partners in business including their customers, employees and suppliers. (March 4, 2015) | permalink
  • Rootstock Software, a provider of cloud manufacturing and supply chain applications, has chosen Mountain Point, a registered Salesforce consulting partner, to help Rootstock customers reduce integration time between Rootstock's manufacturing, supply chain and distribution ERP and the Salesforce platform.

    More information here. (March 4, 2015) | permalink
  • Amber Road, a provider of global trade management (GTM) solutions, has acquired ecVision, a cloud-based provider of global sourcing and collaborative supply chain solutions. ecVision helps companies manage their relationships with product suppliers, raw material vendors, product testing and social compliance audit firms, and global logistics companies. Amber Road acquired Hong Kong-based ecVision for a net cash amount of approximately $24 million, as well as up to $9 million over the next two years based upon achievement of revenue milestones and employee retention.

    More information here. (March 4, 2015) | permalink
  • Border States Electric (BSE) has chosen Velociti Inc. to implement a flexible electronic logging solution involving multiple devices in 330 vehicles of varying types across 80 locations. Additionally, Velociti is scheduling training on the new systems simultaneously with installations.

    More information here. (March 4, 2015) | permalink
  • Cargo Transporters is equipping its vehicles with EpicVue systems, premium in-cab satellite TV packaged exclusively for the trucking industry. Used as a tool to assist with recruiting, retaining, and improving driver quality of life, the EpicVue package brings more than 100 channels of DIRECTV programming, including premium channels such as HBO/Cinemax, Showtime, and the NFL Sunday Ticket, into a driver's sleeper for a monthly subscription fee and without any upfront hardware costs.

    More information here. (March 4, 2015) | permalink
  • Lawrence Companies has chosen to implement Transportation Costing Group's Truckload Cost Information System (TL/CIS). The diversified transportation services provider is utilizing the TCG solution in its truckload operation to address profitability issues and make more effective decisions.

    More information here. (March 4, 2015) | permalink
  • AFFLINK, which provides sales and marketing solutions to distributors and supplier organizations, has added 3M–Industrial Adhesives & Tape Division (IATD) to the organization. (March 4, 2015) | permalink
  • Akro-Mils, a North American provider of storage, organization, and transport products, is expanding its line of AkroBins with the addition of the new bin model 30237. The new bin—measuring 9-1/4 inches long by 6 inches wide by 5 inches high—can be used back to back as a two-bin Kanban solution on 18-inch deep shelves!

    More information here. (March 4, 2015) | permalink
  • CaroTrans, a global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, has announced a new all-water LCL (less than container-load) import service from Shanghai to Atlanta via the Port of Savannah. It is a 32-day transit. Freight is deconsolidation at CaroTrans' Atlanta CFS (container freight station) for timely cargo availability. Expedited distribution services are available to Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee.

    More information here. (March 4, 2015) | permalink
  • Lista and Vidmar, two storage brands under the Storage & Workspace Systems business unit backed by the STANLEY name, will be on display at Booth #3623 at ProMat 2015 in Chicago on March 23-26.

    Lista will be debuting its newly revitalized Arlink 8000 industrial modular workstation. Arlink offers a definite accessory positioning system, companion storage, electrostatic control, and more.

    More information here. (March 4, 2015) | permalink
  • Brooks Bentz has joined Transplace as president of Transplace Consulting Services, thereby formally launching its North American consulting services practice.

    More information here. (March 4, 2015) | permalink
  • U.S. Gain, a division of U.S. Venture, and Midwest Cargo Systems Inc. are partnering on a new Gain Clean Fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Hodgkins, Ill., a Chicago suburb. The new Gain station at Midwest Cargo's facility, located at 9750 W. 75th Street, Hodgkins, Il., is a half mile south of the intersection of I-294 and I-55, offering easy on/off access to both interstates. Construction is scheduled to begin mid-March 2015.

    Presently, Midwest Cargo is acquiring 10 Class 8 CNG tractors via leases with Ryder Transportation. Midwest Cargo serves a variety of transportation needs in the region including the delivery of intermodal containers and dedicated fleet operations.

    More information here. (March 4, 2015) | permalink
  • Reddaway has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-administered SmartWay Transport Partnership for ranking in the top tier of carbon efficiency among trucking firms. The SmartWay program was created in 2004 to improve fuel efficiency and environmental performance of transportation organizations. Earning this recognition confirms Reddaway's success in its efforts to create a more environmentally friendly operation and fleet. (March 4, 2015) | permalink
  • Financial veteran Debbie Schleicher has joined IronPlanet, an online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks, as its new chief financial officer (CFO). Schleicher joins IronPlanet with more than 27 years of experience helping dynamic organizations meet their compliance and reporting obligations, as well as driving strategy and growth for global public accounting firms.

    At IronPlanet, Schleicher will be responsible for its finance function, including accounting, financial reporting, compliance, planning and analysis, treasury, and tax.

    More information here. (March 4, 2015) | permalink
  • Highly trained master riggers at Portus recently moved the first shipment of next generation SAFE Boats Mk VI Patrol Boats purchased by the U.S. Navy through the heavy lift and specialty cargo berth at JAXPORT's Blount Island Marine Terminal, one of the nation's highest weight-bearing capacity docks.

    The patrol boats, which are 85-feet in length and weigh approximately 70 tons each, arrived at the Jacksonville, Fla., port from the West Coast through the Panama Canal aboard a Stevens Transportation LLC general cargo ship. Portus lifted each patrol boat individually from the arriving vessel before lowering the boats onto the St. Johns River. The boats were then sailed to Naval Station Mayport, Fla. before being sent to Virginia.

    More information here. (March 3, 2015) | permalink
  • Raymond F. Niemeyer III has joined SpaceGuard Products Inc., a manufacturer of wire mesh and steel guarding products, as director of business development.

    Niemeyer has a proven record as a results-oriented sales and business leader within the material handling and industrial storage industries. He has both regional sales management and marketing experience ranging over 22 years for several nationally recognized manufacturers of automated lift and conveying equipment. Niemeyer has similar sales management experience in the distribution and resale of those products as well. (March 3, 2015) | permalink
  • Big Truck Guide.com has launched a new paid membership area that provides access to detailed information on gross weights, payload estimates, axle weights, and dimensions for 27 commonly used truck types across all U.S. states and Canadian provinces.

    More information here. (March 3, 2015) | permalink
  • Crown Equipment Corp., one of the world's largest material handling companies, recently opened a new Crown Lift Trucks sales and service location in Sandston, Va., near the Richmond International Airport. The facility, located at 510 Eastpark Court, Suite 160, provides customers with convenient access to Crown products, expanded service and maintenance offerings, and opportunities for technician and operator training.

    Crown Lift Trucks in Sandston has 23 employees and features a comprehensive inventory of parts, a full-service maintenance department, battery and charger service, rental fleets, and forklift remanufacturing.

    More information here. (March 3, 2015) | permalink

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