Industry Announcements

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  • Jacobson Companies, the U.S. 3PL subsidiary of Norbert Dentressangle, a global third-party logistics company, unveiled a strategic partnership with Nulogy, a provider of contract packaging software systems.

    The two companies have been working together to map out an aggressive roll-out of Nulogy's solutions across Jacobson Companies' value-added service facilities nationwide. The strategic partnership will place Nulogy's technology at the heart of Jacobson Companies' packaging operations. Today marks the full implementation of PackManager, a contract packaging software, at Jacobson Companies' flagship 1million-square-foot warehouse facility in Lancaster, Pa.

    More information here. (October 2, 2014) | permalink
  • Norbert Dentressangle's U.S. 3PL Subsidiary, Jacobson Companies, has opened a regional distribution center in Morrow, Ga., for the commercial bakery Pepperidge Farm. The new 146,000-square-foot distribution center will serve as a distribution and packaging site for several major Pepperidge Farms brands and becomes the company's first regional distribution center to handle both snacks and bread products. Additionally, the cross-dock warehouse will function with a high level of case pick and will handle returns.

    More information here. (October 2, 2014) | permalink
  • Storopack, a manufacturer and marketer of protective packaging solutions, has relocated its Somerset, N.J., distribution center to a much larger distribution and manufacturing facility in Edison, N.J. The move positions Storopack at an ideal location central to all of metro New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and will enable faster delivery, more efficient customer service, and greatly expanded production capacity. (October 1, 2014) | permalink
  • Johnson Stephens Consulting Inc., a supply chain operations consultancy, has been selected by The Bon-Ton Stores to implement HighJump Software's Warehouse Advantage and Container Advantage and other applications for the new Bon-Ton Fulfillment Center in West Jefferson, Ohio. The 750,000-square-foot facility, an automated fulfillment center, was also planned and designed by Johnson Stephens Consulting. (October 1, 2014) | permalink
  • Third-party logistics provider Kane Is Able Inc. ( has acquired the southeast and northeast regional hubs of Nexus Distribution Corp., a third-party logistics company headquartered in Bloomingdale, Ill.

    The acquisition of Nexus' Atlanta and Allentown, Pa., distribution campuses reflects Kane's strategic focus on bringing integrated logistics solutions to new markets. Kane customers will immediately benefit from expanded distribution coverage and increased capabilities. Nexus Distribution Corp. will continue to operate its Chicago-area locations.

    More information here. (October 1, 2014) | permalink
  • Kuehne + Nagel has launched the construction of a build-to-suit (BTS) logistics center in the west of Singapore. (October 1, 2014) | permalink
  • Kewill, a provider of software for supply chain execution, has acquired the IBM Sterling Transportation Management System (TMS), a SaaS-based multimodal transportation management system. The IBM Sterling TMS will be rebranded as Kewill Transport and will become part of the Kewill MOVE multimodal transportation management platform.

    More information here. (October 1, 2014) | permalink
  • Interroll and the Italian company G. Mondini SpA, a provider of packaging machines, have been working together successfully for many years now. Interroll has already supplied more than 20,000 drum motors to the company based in Cologne (Brescia) that exports over 90 percent of its machines.

    More information here. (October 1, 2014) | permalink
  • Flexpipe Industries, which creates modular systems for building material-handling solutions, announces the arrival of ALUX, a new product made of aluminium alloy with its surfaces anodized. This structural system of pipes and connectors allows companies to build by themselves some modular solutions like racks, carts, flowracks, and workstations. For more information click here or call Flexpipe at 1-855-406-0253. (October 1, 2014) | permalink
  • Yale Materials Handling Corp. has released a Spanish version of its award-winning operator training DVD program, "Yale Handle with Care," which features Yale Class I-V lift truck products. Developed to meet U.S. OSHA regulations and to be understood by a majority of Spanish speakers, the program contains all the components necessary to conduct the classroom portion of an OSHA-compliant operator training program in Spanish, including instructor guides, class-specific tests, wallet cards, and course-completion certificates. Available in a two-DVD Spanish-only format or a four-DVD English and Spanish combination kit, "Yale Handle with Care" may be purchased through an authorized Yale lift truck dealer.

    More information here. (September 30, 2014) | permalink
  • Pennsylvania-based materials handling company Equipco Division Phillips Corp., recently celebrated its 70th anniversary as a Hyster dealer. Equipco is Hyster Co.'s oldest dealership, tracing its roots back to 1944, when owners Jack and Jim Phillips signed a dealership agreement to become the first independent Hyster dealer in the United States.

    Today, Equipco continues to be a predominant supplier of materials handling equipment, offering a full line of custom-built Hyster lift trucks for tough applications. The dealership consists of 100 employees with an average tenure of 13 years, and is recognized as a top-performing Hyster dealer - earning the Hyster Dealer of Distinction Award six times, most recently in 2013.

    More information here. (September 30, 2014) | permalink
  • Hyster Co. has launched its first Tier 4 Final compliant big truck models with fuel savings of up to 25 percent, ideal for demanding ports, terminals, and heavy industry. The company's aggressive move toward Tier 4 Final compliance is the result of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requiring additional emission reductions over Tier 4 Interim products. These trucks offer excellent fuel consumption, maximum productivity, low emissions, and a long service life, resulting in lower total cost of ownership.

    More information here. (September 30, 2014) | permalink
  • The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has doubled its Toyota export business, as the company is now moving Highlander SUVs bound for Australia and New Zealand through the Port of Savannah's Ocean Terminal.

    Toyota began exporting Venza crossovers via the Port of Brunswick to Eastern Europe a year and a half ago.

    The Japanese automaker will move thousands of Highlanders a year from the car maker's Princeton, Ind., plant through the GPA terminal in Savannah. The right-hand drive version of the truck is known as the Kluger in Australia.

    The vehicles will arrive in Savannah by Norfolk Southern, where they will be staged at Ocean Terminal prior to export.

    More information here. (September 30, 2014) | permalink
  • PECO Pallet named R. Keith Harrison as a senior advisor to its board. Harrison previously served as Procter & Gamble's global product supply officer, responsible for moving more than 250 of the company's products to 5 billion consumers in 130 countries.

    During his 40-plus year tenure at Procter & Gamble, Harrison managed companywide supply chain activities including manufacturing, engineering, purchasing, logistics, and quality.

    More information here. (September 30, 2014) | permalink
  • iGPS Logistics and Nestle Waters' North America have signed an agreement to introduce iGPS pallets as the shipping platform for Poland Spring brand natural spring water to customers throughout the North East.

    More information here. (September 30, 2014) | permalink
  • The Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver welcomes five new Board members, effective October 2014:
    • Bradley Thomas, president of FirstGroup America‚??s division First Transit and First Services,
    • Cynthia Ott, vice president of human resources for Maersk Line in North America,
    • Terry A. Ruhl, president of the transportation market at CH2M HILL,
    • Dean Wise, vice president of Network Strategy,
    • Mary Ellen Russell, chief human resource officer at Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

    More information here. (September 30, 2014) | permalink
  • Crown Equipment Corp., one of the world's largest material handling companies, has designed new hard and soft cabins for the Crown C-5 Series that contain a number of features to help operators gain comfort, greater visibility, and improved performance while working in unpredictable environments.

    The rugged design of the hard cabin, which is constructed from tubular steel, is available for the pneumatic tire model. Available as a factory-installed option, its textured, sound-absorbing surfaces reduce noise; long, bar-style door handles provide strength and leverage for easy closing; and, two-way sliding, locking windows improve an operator's control of their working conditions. Filtered fresh air, heat and defrost controls are built into the door assembly so operators gain more floor space. This design also enables entry and exit on right side of the cabin.

    More information here. (September 30, 2014) | permalink
  • Roll Real Estate Development LLC has closed on a 22-acre land sale at Paramount Logistics Park in Shafter, Calif., with Scannell Properties, on behalf of one of the largest global delivery companies servicing more than 220 countries worldwide. Scannell will develop a new 210,000-square-foot ground sort hub, with a scheduled completion date of mid 2015. (September 30, 2014) | permalink
  • Labelmaster, a provider of solutions for hazardous material transport compliance, has released its 2015 A.I.R. Shipper publication that provides the most up-to-date information on international air regulations for shipments of dangerous goods, including specific requirements for labeling, marking, packaging, and shipping papers.

    Written from the shipper's perspective, the A.I.R. Shipper features extensive content, helpful cross-references, and easy navigation and offers quick, convenient access to critical information. The new edition covers all updates released by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and other national authorities that will be in effect Jan. 1, 2015.

    More information here. (September 30, 2014) | permalink
  • Westfalia Technologies Inc., a provider of logistics solutions for plants, warehouses, and distribution centers since 1992, has introduced several new standardizations for its conveyor solutions. The company is applying these improvements, which includes an airchain with PLC/solenoid valve control and 3-strand turntables, to two Sazerac distilleries in Kentucky. The Sazerac Co., one of the largest family-owned distilling companies in the United States, is the first Westfalia client to receive these standardizations at its Buffalo Trace and Glenmore distilleries.

    More information here. (September 30, 2014) | permalink

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